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 [...]
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.
Have your toy and play with it! Yes, it actually seems possible to be creative and productive while playing with what is essentially a toy. This awesome Lego milling machine takes DIY to a whole new level. I want. Now.
Sydney’s iconic Martin Place in the bustling CBD has undergone somewhat of a transformation lately. It now resembles a magical, mystical LEGO Forest made up of 15 LEGO ‘pine trees’ (each an impressive 4 metres tall) and 15 flower sets. If you’re in town, pop by and get your fix of the sticks.
Street art has gone through many variations over the years, with lots of off the wall ideas. But whoever was the first to start using Legos on the street should really be paid his or her due. Check out these seriously fun examples of what people are doing with Legos on the streets all over the world. And this is only the beginning.
‘My name is Raul Oaida (from Romania) and this is my LEGO tribute to the end of the space shuttle era’. Oaida sent this toy shuttle 21 miles into the sky on a weather balloon, complete with a camera and GPS. The result: this simple, dramatic and uplifting video of the toy’s flight.
Just when you think you’ve seen everything that can be done with LEGO comes this: a LEGO train graffitist. OK, mind firmly blown. The song by Skream ain’t bad, either.
Nathan Sawaya’s newest collection is currently showing at Sydney’s Town Hall. The exhibition, The Art of The Brick, runs until February 5 and showcases his three dimensional LEGO sculptures and over-sized portraits. Sawaya’s largest sculpture is a dinosaur skeleton measuring about 20 meters long. It took him a whole Summer to complete.
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 this, LEGO that, LEGO and make something clever, just like British artist Aaron Savage did. He recreated seminal album covers out of his childhood obsession. Hmmm, Aaron, please do a LEGO version of Coldplay next. It would probably have more charisma than the real thing.
The final battle between Neo and Agent Smith recreated in LEGOs. Do you need more info than that? Umm … The Matrix. You know, the little movie franchise from a couple years ago.