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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Perhaps, my friends, perhaps. After all, not everyone can create a stop motion Lego proposal with dramatic twists and turns and a sweet, sweet finale. Watch on in awe, and all you guys getting ready to pop the big one, take heed! You’ll need to something pretty damn impressive these days to get a reaction.