Lego reenactment of the Stratos jump

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in Video on Monday 15 October 2012

For those of you who have missed the extraordinary Stratos Jump by Felix Baumgartner on Sunday, here’s a little recap of it. All done in Lego.

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Lego Olympians by Savage Steel Minifigs

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Products on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Just last year, Caroline and Nick Savage formed an estimate that indicated that nearly 99.9% of all people have no Lego legacy at all. Who better to immortalize in the iconic toy than the Olympic and Paralympic heroes of this last summer.

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Create Lego plots with Google Chrome

Karla Courtney Reader Find

By Karla Courtney in Cool Websites on Wednesday 5 September 2012

This is so cool and out of control I can’t handle it. Users of the Google Chrome browser can visit this website to explore Google maps, build their own LEGO plots with a 3D builder tool, and see other people’s creations. As if getting work done wasn’t hard enough. Come visit me at Karla manor.

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Build Up Japan: 5,000 kids build Lego Japan

Caitlin Sullivan Reader Find

By Caitlin Sullivan in New Art on Tuesday 4 September 2012

The project Build Up Japan asked 5000 children from six regions in the country to build the Japan they wish to see, using Lego blocks to construct the buildings of their imaginations. The structures used 1.8 million Lego pieces, and were arranged over the shape of Japan in a stunning landscape of tall white towers. 

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Retro LEGO canvas tote bag

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 20 July 2012

Mark Errington has created the perfect tote bag for LEGO enthusiasts. The bag features a retro yellow and black design, and it is hand-dyed and hand-printed on 100% natural cotton canvas. There’s only 25 of them, so get one before they’re gone.

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The Lego Festival in Sydney

Chantal Handley Reader Find

By Chantal Handley in New Events on Thursday 12 July 2012

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 […]

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Is this THE greatest marriage proposal ever? Heck, he did it using stop motion Lego!

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Friday 29 June 2012

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.

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Lego 3D Milling Machine

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Thursday 21 June 2012

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.

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Life-sized LEGO Forest built in Sydney’s Martin Place

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 20 April 2012

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.

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Examples of Lego Street Art from around the world

William LeGoullon Reader Find

By William LeGoullon in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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.

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VIDEO: Toy LEGO shuttle sent 21 miles into the sky

Jamie Dwyer Reader Find

By Jamie Dwyer in Video on Saturday 10 March 2012

‘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.

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Stop motion video of Train Graffiti done by LEGO graf artist

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 15 February 2012

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.

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Doctor Who characters made from LEGO

Gerry Mak Reader Find

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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The Art of The Brick: three dimensional LEGO sculptures

Leicha Stewart Reader Find

By Leicha Stewart in New Events on Saturday 24 December 2011

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.

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Lego recreations of iconic moments in 2011

Gerry Mak Reader Find

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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