This Lego wedding cake really takes the cake

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 4 July 2015

What, a triple-tiered edible Lego cake? This stuff is for real. A family in London recently baked up a geeky Lego-inspired brick cake for a cousin’s wedding, and now they are inundated by numerous requests from complete strangers who all want a slice of that cake. The Lego cake isn’t the only geeky bake they’ve […]

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Here’s the Golden Girls Lego concept set everyone’s talking about

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Even though the Golden Girls stopped filming back in 1992, nobody has ever really forgotten about that zany foursome: Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. So it comes as no surprise that someone went out of their way to design a conceptual LEGO set in their honor.

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Girlfriend told him to keep all his geeky stuff in the basement, he rebels with these hidden toys

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 16 April 2015

When his loving girlfriend banished all of his geeky stuff down in the basement, Imgur user ‘Ohhaibroadcast’ decided to get some payback and wage some guerilla warfare. His troops? A LEGO X-Wing pilot and a couple of other toys who know a thing or two about stealth.

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These zany ‘LEGO’ bags will surely lift your mood and brighten up your day

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion, New Products on Thursday 9 April 2015

Poland-based Agabag has decided to make their bags as fun as the LEGO bricks that have inspired their latest collection’s design. For the brand’s new and explosively-coloured range, they have handcrafted ‘LEGO’ bricks onto each bag and clutch, combining them in vivid and playful combinations guaranteed to cause a deluge of Instagram envy.

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Huge animals made of Lego bricks have been spotted across gardens in America

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Lego fans may just want to make a trip to selected botanical gardens and zoos located in the USA, as New York artist Sean Kenney’s solo exhibition, Nature Connects, is touring, showcasing whimsical foxes, frogs, butterflies, and bees made entirely of Lego bricks.

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It took 400,000 Lego pieces to build this magical Hogwarts Castle

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 23 February 2015

The films may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean Harry Potter fans have quit making incredible displays. This homemade Hogwarts Castle was created by Alice Finch from Seattle, who wanted to surprise her kids.

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Hipster Lego people were created just for Copenhagen fashion week

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 5 February 2015

At the request of The Guardian, and to mark the start of Copenhagen fashion week, Lego created a totes amazeballs line of hipster Lego characters.

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The Hobbit in 72 seconds (33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you really can’t afford to spend 8+ hours watching all of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, you can just buy the books and take your time reading through them… or you can watch 72 seconds of The Hobbit and be caught up with the entire story. Kinda.

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

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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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