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LEGO Tube maps made from 1,000 bricks

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 13 September 2013

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 […]

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Christina Stephens builds a prosthetic leg from, erm, LEGOS

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By Sara Halas in New Trends on Thursday 11 July 2013

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 […]

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A Lego facehugger? Sure, why not

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 29 May 2013

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.

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The opening of Casino Royale in Lego

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By Dawn Schuck in Video on Wednesday 22 May 2013

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!

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LEGO fashion stilettos by Finn Stone

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 9 May 2013

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.

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Amazing LEGO stop motion made with Vine app

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

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.

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Brilliant LEGO fighter planes by Jon Hall

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By Hendrik Gericke in New Art on Thursday 18 April 2013

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.

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Realistic Lego sculptures of naked women

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 4 April 2013

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 […]

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Minimalistic Lego posters by Jung von Matt

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 18 March 2013

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.

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Lego Coffee Mug: work hard, play hard

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 28 February 2013

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 […]

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Construct LEGO creations all over the globe with Google Chrome

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Tuesday 26 February 2013

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.

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Life-sized Lego creations meets large-scale photos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2013

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 […]

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Crystal: Lego from Mars

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By lidi in New Art on Monday 14 January 2013

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’.

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LEGO release a Back to the Future set

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Wednesday 9 January 2013

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.

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Turn your iPhone into a LEGO brick

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 9 January 2013

If you don’t already find your iPhone fun enough to play with, you can now turn it into a LEGO brick thanks to design company Tinkerbrick. Users can make LEGO creations, using their phone as a base or as part of the design. Some have even built structures to support their phone while recording video. For just $33 it sounds like a good investment to us. Check out what iPhone/LEGO enthusiasts have been up to below.

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