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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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LEGO Denmark office has a two-story slide

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Monday 24 December 2012

Who says work can’t be fun? At the LEGO Denmark office, you can find a to-story-high slide, colorful wall graphics, and bonzai gardens on the tables. Copenhagen-based Rosan Bosch designed the LEGO office with playfulness in mind. Of course, you can always find some LEGO toys lying around, if you’re still not satisfied.

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The Wire adapted into a Lego stop-motion animated film

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By Brice Budke in New Film on Wednesday 5 December 2012

It’s David Simon’s The Wire adapted into a Lego stop-motion animated film. That’s all you really need to know. Created by Joe Nicolosi and the team behind another great adaptation, CSI: Legoland.

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The Lego-like, concrete landscape of Singapore

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 28 November 2012

The city I live in, Singapore, regularly gets flake for its densely concrete landscape — our land covers just 704 km2 of the world — so it’s quite refreshing to look at this classy architectural photo series by Lithuanian artist Aiste Stancikaite. Everything looks so beautiful.

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Lego reenactment of the Stratos jump

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Monday 15 October 2012

For those of you who have missed the extraordinary Stratos Jump by Felix Baumgartner on Sunday, here’s a little recap of it. All done in Lego.

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Lego Olympians by Savage Steel Minifigs

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By Denimu in New Products on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Just last year, Caroline and Nick Savage formed an estimate that indicated that nearly 99.9% of all people have no Lego legacy at all. Who better to immortalize in the iconic toy than the Olympic and Paralympic heroes of this last summer.

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Create Lego plots with Google Chrome

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By Karla Courtney in Cool Websites on Wednesday 5 September 2012

This is so cool and out of control I can’t handle it. Users of the Google Chrome browser can visit this website to explore Google maps, build their own LEGO plots with a 3D builder tool, and see other people’s creations. As if getting work done wasn’t hard enough. Come visit me at Karla manor.

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Build Up Japan: 5,000 kids build Lego Japan

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Art on Tuesday 4 September 2012

The project Build Up Japan asked 5000 children from six regions in the country to build the Japan they wish to see, using Lego blocks to construct the buildings of their imaginations. The structures used 1.8 million Lego pieces, and were arranged over the shape of Japan in a stunning landscape of tall white towers. 

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Thomas Poulsom’s Lego birds

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Who says that playing with Lego is just for kids? After seeing the lovely British Bird Series by Thomas Poulsom, we should be positive that letting your creativity flow is one of the healthiest and most beautiful things you can do. And by supporting his birds on Cuusoo, they can even become an official Lego model.

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Retro LEGO canvas tote bag

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 20 July 2012

Mark Errington has created the perfect tote bag for LEGO enthusiasts. The bag features a retro yellow and black design, and it is hand-dyed and hand-printed on 100% natural cotton canvas. There’s only 25 of them, so get one before they’re gone.

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The Lego Festival in Sydney

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By Chantal Handley in New Events on Thursday 12 July 2012

I’m a huge fan of LEGO, so to say I’m excited about the Lego Festival being held in Sydney this year is an understatement. LEGO is celebrating 50 years in Australia by having a huge nine month lego playtime. I’m looking forward to seeing the largest ever scale model of Rome’s famous Colosseum, built entirely […]

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LEGO bridge constructed by Megx

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By Jonathan Terhaar in Architecture on Tuesday 10 July 2012

I’m not sure I would attempt driving across this bridge, as it’s constructed of LEGOS. No problem: the bridge is actually an old railroad line re-designed as a foot and bike road, and, no, they’re not real LEGOS, but still really cool. Megx, a German artist, designed and constructed the wonderous structure.

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