While the real Mars Science Laboratory, called Curiosity, is still on Mars, you could have your very own rover exploring the habitability of your home with this LEGO version of it. Designed by Stephen Pakbaz, an engineer who worked on the real Curiosity Rover, this LEGO model carries some of the high-tech features of the […]
Ooh, wicked. Italian designer Marco Sodano recreated three classic paintings with the use of Lego bricks: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Lady with an Ermine, plus Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. These are so brilliant, the lack of details hardly hurts.
Oslo-based advertising creatives Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken have managed to combine two iconic products that will make anyone green with envy. They constructed a 1984 Apple Macintosh computer using only LEGO bricks. But wait, here’s the cooler part: you can insert an iPad into the frame to make it fully functional! Simply slide the […]
What’s better than having Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur? Having a LEGO mech version of all three! Flickr user Stormbringer created three geeky versions of the original starter Pokemon by applying LEGO blocks and turning them into robots. It even comes with a cockpit for a pilot! Oh how wish these were real!
Before you think this kind of lego masterpiece is irreverent or disparaging, just know that the work here is being given ‘pride of place’ at Bessels Green Baptist Church in Sevenoaks, Kent. And why shouldn’t it? These lego creations are fantastic, depicting the birth of Christ like never before. And with never-before-seen characters, too. Like […]
This amazing panel installation uses shadow casting techniques to change from a portrait of Yoda to Darth Vader when the lights change. The LEGO masterpiece is an accurate representation of the dual nature of The Force, both the good and evil. This ambitious piece was designed by Drzach & Suchy and took over ten hours of hard […]
This is Schildi the bionic tortoise. He was found abandoned and helpless in Germany. The poor little guy was missing a leg and very scared, so some kind veterinarians patched him up and equipped him with a prosthetic wheel. Now he’s probably the speediest tortoise around. This story renewed my hope in humanity.
True love shouldn’t cost a thing. True love comes from the heart. And what better way to express your undying love and devotion to your soul mate than a ring where you can possibly build a LEGO Death Star or LEGO pirate ship? Starting at $41 (read: savings for every male in the world), you […]
The humble Lego block has come a long way since its inception in the 1940s and in a new book titled Beautiful LEGO, Mike Doyle brings us 200 pages of extraordinary Lego art. Yes, art. Take a look at these incredible structures that put our 40-block “masterpieces” to shame.
There are LEGO recreations of famous movie scenes, then there’s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ Helm’s Deep battle scene LEGO recreation. Built by Rich-K & Big-J, this monumental and jaw-dropping piece is meant to deliver excitement and goosebumps to Lord of the Rings fans and LEGO fans everywhere. It took them four […]
You thought stepping on a Lego brick can do some damage? Wait until you get a whiff of this season’s latest accessory, a £5,000 Chanel Lego Clutch. Now that’s some damage. If you’re not into bags, why not a pair of Lego sunglasses, or Lego heels, or perhaps a Lego bowtie? Though I’m pretty sure […]
Annette Jung makes films for Talking Animals, a Berlin-based animation studio. Her latest thrilling stop-motion short features Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Lego blocks, which came next after her Lego Dance video. Full-length versions, please!
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 […]