LEGO portrait changes from Yoda to Darth Vader with light changes

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

This amazing panel installation uses shadow casting techniques to change from a portrait of Yoda to Darth Vader when the lights change. The LEGO masterpiece is an accurate representation of the dual nature of The Force, both the good and evil. This ambitious piece was designed by Drzach & Suchy and took over ten hours of hard […]

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Injured tortoise gets a LEGO wheel prosthetic

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 11 November 2013

This is Schildi the bionic tortoise. He was found abandoned and helpless in Germany. The poor little guy was missing a leg and very scared, so some kind veterinarians patched him up and equipped him with a prosthetic wheel. Now he’s probably the speediest tortoise around. This story renewed my hope in humanity.

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Extraordinary Lego art from around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 16 October 2013

The humble Lego block has come a long way since its inception in the 1940s and in a new book titled Beautiful LEGO, Mike Doyle brings us 200 pages of extraordinary Lego art. Yes, art. Take a look at these incredible structures that put our 40-block “masterpieces” to shame.

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LEGO Tube maps made from 1,000 bricks

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 13 September 2013

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, London Underground commissioned several self-portraits to be made of LEGO. Each map consists of over 1,000 LEGO bricks and took about four days to build. The LEGO Tube maps represent different points in history, almost a sort of historic time-line or family tree. The first map features the London Underground as it […]

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LEGO fashion stilettos by Finn Stone

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 9 May 2013

LEGO is no longer just for the kids. Now fashionable businesswomen can take them to work with these colorful stilettos by artist Finn Stone. Not only are these shoes the perfect ice-breaker or conversation piece, they may also come in handy if you need to distract a grumpy child on the go.

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Amazing LEGO stop motion made with Vine app

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

Mark Weaver likes to play with LEGO. Seriously, this isn’t just a children’s hobby anymore. Weaver takes the universal building blocks to a new level of art using the Vine app which lets the user create short, stop motion films. Check out his brilliant stop motion shorts here.

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Brilliant LEGO fighter planes by Jon Hall

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By Hendrik Gericke in New Art on Thursday 18 April 2013

These brilliant Lego fighter concepts by Jon Hall are a testament to the potential that millions of kids (such as myself, back in the day), were allowed to explore and unlock when playing with the little bricks. Some of his sketches can also be seen here.

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Lego Coffee Mug: work hard, play hard

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 28 February 2013

Who said work and play don’t mix? This clever Lego Coffee Mug is proof that they most certainly do. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of a well known symbol of adulthood and office life with toys from childhood. The mug let’s you maximize your time by combining a stress relieving, creative activity with your everyday coffee […]

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Life-sized Lego creations meets large-scale photos

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Lego artist Nathan Sawaya recently teamed up with Aussie photographer Dean West to collaborate on In Pieces, which debuted late last year at the Columbus Museum of Art. The seven-part series shot in various parts of North America combines Sawaya’s life-sized toy brick creations with West’s large-scale photography, forcing you to look closely in order […]

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Lego T-800 bust

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 21 December 2010

I saw Terminator 2 in the theaters with my non-English-speaking grandmother. She had never seen a science fiction or action film before. She had no idea what was going on and cackled hysterically through the whole thing. Anyway, here’s a T-800 bust made out of Legos.

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