Obsessed Simpsons fan builds scale model of the entire town of Springfield out of 500,000 LEGO bricks

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Design on Wednesday 13 August 2014

At the start of 2014, LEGO announced the latest in the series of crossovers with successful franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. Now it’s the turn of The Simpson’s to feature in the world of bricks as LEGO released a collection of minifigures in February.

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You’ll never guess what’s been washing up on this beach for the last twenty years

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Thursday 7 August 2014

How’s this for irony! On the south coast of Britain, near the Cornish town of Perranporth, a strange and unique phenomenon has been continuously occurring for the best of 20 years. So much so in fact that it has influenced the course of local culture.

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These LEGO sculptures show us that superheroes are bums too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Superheroes are humans too, you know. Just like you and me. They eat, they sleep, they get hurt, and occasionally, they tend to become useless, good for nothings with no direction in life. ‘Couch Potatoes’ is a series by Pixar director Angus MacLane, wherein he imagines our favorite pop-culture characters to be nothing more than your average bum. He uses LEGO blocks to recreate superheroes like Batman, Iron Man, RoboCop, and Optimus Prime, all enjoying a box of pizza or a glass of beer.

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Everything Is Not Awesome: Greenpeace strike out at Lego’s partnership with Shell in this hard-hitting animation

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Saturday 12 July 2014

In the latest stand in their campaign against drilling for oil in the arctic, Greenpeace have released a viral video aimed at shaming Lego into ending their partnership with Shell. The children’s toy manufacturer is involved in a partnership with the oil giant through which Lego toys are now distributed through Shell service stations.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: Newly constructed in twee Lego form

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 27 June 2014

The world’s largest Lego tower, it appears, is now in Budapest. Which makes it a bit of a merry coincidence that the fictional Grand Budapest Hotel from Wes Anderson’s cinematic universe has now been faithfully replicated in Lego form. Fox Searchlight recruited Ryan Ziegelbauer and his team to build the Lego likeness out of over […]

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Nudity meets LEGO in a revealing world first

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Drew Sneddon is an artist operating in a very new field: he is the first person in the world to create a nude mosaic from LEGO! Now we know what you might be thinking, LEGO are for children, but Sneddon proves definitively that the bricks can produce some outstanding results when used in tandem with some rather nifty planning.

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The world’s largest Lego tower was just built in Budapest

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 30 May 2014

If you’re into Lego and you’re into towers and you’re into breaking records, this article’s for you. This week there was a record broken in Budapest for the world’s largest Lego tower. It’s been ‘certified as the world’s tallest toy brick structure by Guinness World Records’ and comes in at a staggering 34.76 metres.

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You can now build your own Helicarrier. But you’ll need 22,000 LEGO pieces.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 26 May 2014

No, you won’t need an eye patch to be the commander and top honcho of your very own Helicarrier. What you’ll do need are 22,649 LEGO bricks, a lot of money to buy those bricks, time to kill, lots of patience, and a place to store that massive 85-inch floating LEGO fortress. LEGO Ideas user […]

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Old school technology recreated in LEGO blocks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 29 April 2014

If you have fond memories of these devices – except for the Instagram camera – chances are, you’re getting old! Artist and designer Chris McVeigh created LEGO recreations of outdated technology like analog phones, boxy TV sets, and phased out video game consoles.

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Game of Thrones characters and George R.R. Martin are now LEGO mini figs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Here’s your chance to play George R.R. Martin and be the almighty hand that decides who lives and dies in Game of Thrones. ‘Dragon Sword Fighter Force’ is a Game of Thrones-inspired collection of LEGO mini figures that include our favourite characters from the series.

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A LEGOgrapher travels the world and shoots photos in 365 days

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 26 February 2014

‘The Legographer’, or a regular LEGO man armed with a camera, travels the big and mysterious world around him and takes amazing photos along the way. Meanwhile, what he doesn’t know is he’s being captured on camera as well, by UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte.

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A 1984 Apple Macintosh made of LEGO that utilizes an ipad

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 23 December 2013

Oslo-based advertising creatives Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken have managed to combine two iconic products that will make anyone green with envy. They constructed a 1984 Apple Macintosh computer using only LEGO bricks. But wait, here’s the cooler part: you can insert an iPad into the frame to make it fully functional! Simply slide the […]

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Your 3 favourite starter Pokemon as LEGO Poke-Mecha

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 16 December 2013

What’s better than having Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur? Having a LEGO mech version of all three! Flickr user Stormbringer created three geeky versions of the original starter Pokemon by applying LEGO blocks and turning them into robots. It even comes with a cockpit for a pilot! Oh how wish these were real!

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Build your wardrobe, Lego brick by brick

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 20 September 2013

You thought stepping on a Lego brick can do some damage? Wait until you get a whiff of this season’s latest accessory, a £5,000 Chanel Lego Clutch. Now that’s some damage. If you’re not into bags, why not a pair of Lego sunglasses, or Lego heels, or perhaps a Lego bowtie? Though I’m pretty sure […]

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Incredible! Michael Jackson’s Thriller video recreated entirely from LEGO

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By Erin Emocling in Video on Friday 20 September 2013

Annette Jung makes films for Talking Animals, a Berlin-based animation studio. Her latest thrilling stop-motion short features Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Lego blocks, which came next after her Lego Dance video. Full-length versions, please!

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