According to Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, we live in a throwaway society. We live in a world where products aren’t made to last long and aren’t easily fixable. Case in point: your smartphone. One broken part and it’s all gone. You’ll throw it away and buy a new one. He wants to change all this. […]
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, London Underground commissioned several self-portraits to be made of LEGO. Each map consists of over 1,000 LEGO bricks and took about four days to build. The LEGO Tube maps represent different points in history, almost a sort of historic time-line or family tree. The first map features the London Underground as it […]
Even though a Lego prosthetic is hardly practical, the building of one that is comfortable and actually fits is a feat to be comended. Christina Stephens, an occupational therapist and researcher, had her left foot amputated last year after it was crushed beneath the car she was rebuilding. The idea was suggested by a co-worker […]
Just when we decided the world had exhausted all the possibilities for using Lego, we chanced upon this crazy Alien-inspired Lego facehugger by Spain-based DeviantArt member Carlos Valero. Never mind just how horrifically silly it looks, we can see how it might come in handy as a sleeping eye mask one day.
James Bond (and Lego) fans will no doubt get a kick out of this re-make from Bricktease. Created using scenes and figures entirely composed of Lego, the first few minutes of the opening scene of Casino Royale is surprisingly accurate and super-clever. The fight scene is particularly brilliant/hilarious. Go Lego-Bond, go!
LEGO is no longer just for the kids. Now fashionable businesswomen can take them to work with these colorful stilettos by artist Finn Stone. Not only are these shoes the perfect ice-breaker or conversation piece, they may also come in handy if you need to distract a grumpy child on the go.
Mark Weaver likes to play with LEGO. Seriously, this isn’t just a children’s hobby anymore. Weaver takes the universal building blocks to a new level of art using the Vine app which lets the user create short, stop motion films. Check out his brilliant stop motion shorts here.
These brilliant Lego fighter concepts by Jon Hall are a testament to the potential that millions of kids (such as myself, back in the day), were allowed to explore and unlock when playing with the little bricks. Some of his sketches can also be seen here.
Now this is truly Lego for adults. The arched backs and suggestive poses of these pixelated Lego sculptures of realistic female forms — virtually all nude except for stilettos and g-strings — give the innocuous building blocks a decidedly adult spin. Fun. Photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne teamed up with 3D artist Pierrick from Spark for a […]
German ad agency Jung von Matt were recently in cahoots with Lego to launch this pretty minimalistic series of ads for the toy giant. Look and guess which cartoons each one’s from.
Who said work and play don’t mix? This clever Lego Coffee Mug is proof that they most certainly do. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of a well known symbol of adulthood and office life with toys from childhood. The mug let’s you maximize your time by combining a stress relieving, creative activity with your everyday coffee […]
Thanks to Google Chrome, now you can build LEGO creations all over the globe. From the comfort and convenience of your computer, you can create and build anywhere on the map. Just find an empty plot and commence construction. The world is your LEGO set.
Lego artist Nathan Sawaya recently teamed up with Aussie photographer Dean West to collaborate on In Pieces, which debuted late last year at the Columbus Museum of Art. The seven-part series shot in various parts of North America combines Sawaya’s life-sized toy brick creations with West’s large-scale photography, forcing you to look closely in order […]
Each crystal is made out of a salt solution that grows around a LED. Wirelessly charged via a special power mat, the crystals come alive at night when visitors start adding, moving or sharing them. Crystal is the Lego from Mars, says Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. He’s referring to its ‘spacey’ design and share-ability. ‘Crystal allows people to express their stories in a very public way. You can either share or steal them’, says the Dutch artist. ‘I see both actions as a compliment’.
LEGO just announced the release of their official Back to the Future set designed by Masashi Togami of Team BTTF. Togami will donate all of his 1% royalty from the sales of the set to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The set will be available in stores towards the end of 2013, and will include the DeLorean, Doc, and Marty.