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These chocolate LEGO bricks can be played with AND eaten

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Whenever you step on a LEGO brick, exact sweet, sweet revenge by taking a bite out of said LEGO brick and enjoy its chocolate-y body slowly melting in your mouth. Who’s in pain now?! Created by designer and illustrator Akihiro Mizuuchi, the chocolate LEGO bricks can both be played with and eaten.

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Obsessed Simpsons fan builds scale model of the entire town of Springfield out of 500,000 LEGO bricks

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 13 August 2014

At the start of 2014, LEGO announced the latest in the series of crossovers with successful franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. Now it’s the turn of The Simpson’s to feature in the world of bricks as LEGO released a collection of minifigures in February.

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Parking posts are given playful makeovers to look like LEGO minifigs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Everything is awesome – even parking posts! Street artist ‘Le Cyklop’ is turning Paris’ 30,000 dull parking posts into colorful, imaginative characters. His subjects usually take on the appearance of Cyclops, but this time around, he spray-painted the public fixtures into LEGO minifigs.

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These LEGO sculptures show us that superheroes are bums too

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Superheroes are humans too, you know. Just like you and me. They eat, they sleep, they get hurt, and occasionally, they tend to become useless, good for nothings with no direction in life. ‘Couch Potatoes’ is a series by Pixar director Angus MacLane, wherein he imagines our favorite pop-culture characters to be nothing more than your average bum. He uses LEGO blocks to recreate superheroes like Batman, Iron Man, RoboCop, and Optimus Prime, all enjoying a box of pizza or a glass of beer.

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Everything Is Not Awesome: Greenpeace strike out at Lego’s partnership with Shell in this hard-hitting animation

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Saturday 12 July 2014

In the latest stand in their campaign against drilling for oil in the arctic, Greenpeace have released a viral video aimed at shaming Lego into ending their partnership with Shell. The children’s toy manufacturer is involved in a partnership with the oil giant through which Lego toys are now distributed through Shell service stations.

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Lego fans can’t wait to wait for a bus at this Lego-ed bus stop

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 4 July 2014

There is a very special bus stop at Regent Street in London that has fans of Lego from around the world itching to book that flight so they can see and feel it for themselves. And then take a whole lot of pics. It’s made entirely out of Lego bricks, and filled with bright red […]

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: Newly constructed in twee Lego form

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 27 June 2014

The world’s largest Lego tower, it appears, is now in Budapest. Which makes it a bit of a merry coincidence that the fictional Grand Budapest Hotel from Wes Anderson’s cinematic universe has now been faithfully replicated in Lego form. Fox Searchlight recruited Ryan Ziegelbauer and his team to build the Lego likeness out of over […]

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LEGO interpretation of Banksy’s satirical graffiti brings on the smiles

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Banksy is a pseudonymous U.K-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine social commentary with dark humor and can be seen on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world.

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Nudity meets LEGO in a revealing world first

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Drew Sneddon is an artist operating in a very new field: he is the first person in the world to create a nude mosaic from LEGO! Now we know what you might be thinking, LEGO are for children, but Sneddon proves definitively that the bricks can produce some outstanding results when used in tandem with some rather nifty planning.

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The world’s largest Lego tower was just built in Budapest

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 30 May 2014

If you’re into Lego and you’re into towers and you’re into breaking records, this article’s for you. This week there was a record broken in Budapest for the world’s largest Lego tower. It’s been ‘certified as the world’s tallest toy brick structure by Guinness World Records’ and comes in at a staggering 34.76 metres.

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You can now build your own Helicarrier. But you’ll need 22,000 LEGO pieces.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 26 May 2014

No, you won’t need an eye patch to be the commander and top honcho of your very own Helicarrier. What you’ll do need are 22,649 LEGO bricks, a lot of money to buy those bricks, time to kill, lots of patience, and a place to store that massive 85-inch floating LEGO fortress. LEGO Ideas user […]

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Old school technology recreated in LEGO blocks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 29 April 2014

If you have fond memories of these devices – except for the Instagram camera – chances are, you’re getting old! Artist and designer Chris McVeigh created LEGO recreations of outdated technology like analog phones, boxy TV sets, and phased out video game consoles.

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Game of Thrones characters and George R.R. Martin are now LEGO mini figs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Here’s your chance to play George R.R. Martin and be the almighty hand that decides who lives and dies in Game of Thrones. ‘Dragon Sword Fighter Force’ is a Game of Thrones-inspired collection of LEGO mini figures that include our favourite characters from the series.

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A LEGOgrapher travels the world and shoots photos in 365 days

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 26 February 2014

‘The Legographer’, or a regular LEGO man armed with a camera, travels the big and mysterious world around him and takes amazing photos along the way. Meanwhile, what he doesn’t know is he’s being captured on camera as well, by UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte.

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Brace yourself: an air-powered Lego car

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Comprised of more than 500,000 Lego pieces, this yellow and black hot rod can drive at ‘speeds of up to 17 mph’ and links four orbital engines. But you won’t find a fuel tank here–this Lego car is powered by air. In this video, you’ll see the car driving down a Melbourne street with its […]

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