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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]