Lego Robotic Arm

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 25 February 2012

I wonder if the Terminator would have been as scary if he had been made out of Legos. Well, this robotic arm is still pretty creepy, despite being made out of brightly-colored plastic bricks.

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Lego TIE fighter and Death Star set

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Saturday 25 February 2012

This 65-piece Lego set of a TIE Interceptor complete with pilot and mini-Death Star is only $10. Not too shabby for the broke geek.

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Win a Moleskine Lego Notebook

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By Lost At E Minor in New Prizes on Wednesday 22 February 2012

Our friends at Aussie stationary shop Notemaker have given us 10 Moleskine Lego Notebooks to give away: an assorted mix of 5 large and 5 pocket ones with mixed covers. To enter, tell us the first thing you’d write in your new notebook, along with the city you live in.

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Doctor Who characters made from LEGO

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Saturday 28 January 2012

Flickr user Mr. Spielbrick makes some pretty excellent custom sets of lego people. His latest is a really extensive set of Doctor Who characters that includes Daleks.

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National Geographic photos of the Lego factory

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Thursday 19 January 2012

National Geographic just published awesome photos from inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark. I’ve wanted to go there since I was a kid.

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Lego recreations of iconic moments in 2011

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 21 December 2011

The Guardian just posted a series of Lego recreations of iconic moments in 2011. I’m glad the UC Davis pepper-spraying made it on here.

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The amazing work of LEGO professional Sean Kenney

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By Christopher Stribley in New Art on Friday 16 December 2011

Who doesn’t love LEGO? I don’t think anyone loves Lego more than my friend, Sean Kenney. Kenney holds the distinction of being a certified full-time Lego professional artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times and on BBC News. He was commissioned to do a sculpture of the Yankee Stadium, as well as the New York Stock Exchange building. At last count, Kenney owns over 1.5 million LEGO pieces.

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CubeDudes: by the Pablo Picasso of block builders

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By Mike Langlie in New Design on Wednesday 14 December 2011

Nothing inspires artists like the challenge of limitations. If LEGO is an artform, then Angus MacLane is the Pablo Picasso of block builders. His signature CubeDudes are made on a tiny scale with strict structural parameters and very few colors. Mini abstract versions of iconic characters delight with the details. It’s a refreshingly creative response to the toy company’s overly complex and brand-conscious direction these days.

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LEGO stills inspired by iconic movies

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Thursday 25 August 2011

Here are some pretty clever stills from iconic films recreated with LEGOs. The one for American Beauty is particularly funny.

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The coolest damn business card ever? Yes! Unbeatable

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 25 August 2011

The LEGO reinvention as a wonderful play thing of the hip and creative continues unabated with the news that those lucky souls who actually work at the company get to hand out these impossibly clever figurines as business cards with features that have been specially tailored to suit the card’s owner. Lust.

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LEGO Barad-dur: made from 50,000 pieces

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 27 June 2011

LEGO artist Kevin J. Walter created a replica of Sauron’s fortress, Barad-dur, using over 50,000 LEGO pieces. The finished sculpture is almost as tall as Walter himself! Pretty amazing.

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Awesome LEGO movie posters

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Saturday 11 June 2011

A few creative cats at Next Movie took the liberty upon themselves to revamp this season’s most anticipated movie posters. Their LEGO-fied touches truly give blockbusters a whole new meaning.

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Death Star hanger made of LEGOs

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 16 May 2011

The hangar in the Death Star was one of my favorite design elements in Star Wars, so I’m really stoked someone paid homage to it in the form of a LEGO replica.

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LEGO spaceship by Niels Bugge

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 9 May 2011

Danish sci-fi nerd Niels Bugge builds incredible, unique spaceships out of LEGOs. He’s not a mere fanboy, many of his creations are completely his own design.

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Amazing LEGO stop motion by Studio Shelter

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 30 April 2011

In the long, storied history of marketing, product promotion, and brand reinvention, has there been a better case study than LEGO? I mean, really. This ubiqitious childhood staple has somehow bene re-pitched as an essential Gen Y toy, and a favourite of animators everywhere. This video by Studio Shelter is one of the best LEGO […]

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