The futuristic jets, humans, and Star Wars designs of Stephen Chang

Stephen Chang tells me he loves to think about how the future will weave technology into humans. He has done a lot of cool art so far and I'm sure he'll get far. If he doesn't, that's fine: He got his design for the Rogue Shadow ship—from the game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed—turned into an official Lego set. » 8/21/14 7:26am Thursday 7:26am

Lego's Amazing New HQ Is Finally Underway (And You Can Build Your Own)

Lego maniacs have another pilgrimage destination to add to their list: The brand's new "experience center" broke ground in Billund, Denmark yesterday. As you'd expect, the building itself looks like it's constructed from a pile of Lego bricks. And thanks to a new Lego Architecture kit, you can start building your own… » 8/20/14 4:50pm Wednesday 4:50pm

This Cyborg Arm Is the First Step to a Badass Lego Mech Suit

At some point in your nerdy childhood, you surely imagined what it would be like to build an entire exoskeleton out of Lego. How much fun would that be to have a Lego creation you could actually climb inside and drive around?! Well, award-winning Lego enthusiast Diavo Voltaggio is well on his way to that bright future. » 8/12/14 11:24am 8/12/14 11:24am

Lego Trains Are the Worst Value Sets in Per-Brick Pricing

Exhaustive analysis into the price of Lego bricks has revealed that parents of children who like both Lego and trains are getting the metaphorical brick in the sole of the foot treatment—with train sets bucking the trend and costing more than their less thrilling equivalents. » 8/05/14 8:02am 8/05/14 8:02am

Holy crap, check out the awesome new Lego Batman Tumbler!

Behold the Lego Ultimate Collector's Series Batman Tumbler, a 1,869-piece vehicle built to minifig (mini-land?) scale. That means it's huge: 15 by 9 inches long, with a gorgeous interior cockpit. It'll come with Dark Knight Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version) minifigs for $200 this September. » 7/21/14 12:36pm 7/21/14 12:36pm

Thousands of Lego Pieces Have Been Washing Up On This Beach Since 1997

On the quaint coast of Cornwall, near the town of Perranporth, there's a beach that's constantly covered in Lego. Tiny flippers, little plastic dragons, a brick here and there—these pieces have been washing ashore since a shipping accident in 1997 sent 4.8 million pieces into the sea nearby. And one-by-one, out they… » 7/21/14 10:48am 7/21/14 10:48am

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear enamel recommended by aquarists to protect fish." I love all the little details. This is such a cute build and totally makes me want to build a Lego aquarium. » 7/18/14 11:23pm 7/18/14 11:23pm

The Next Record-Breaking Lego Tower Could Be Built By a Lego Machine

To claim the Guinness World Record for the world's tallest Lego tower now requires the use of cranes and other machinery to stack over half a million bricks to a height of well over 100 feet. It's a daunting challenge that might have just gotten a whole lot easier through the use of—you guessed it—Lego. » 7/14/14 11:59am 7/14/14 11:59am

Nobody can survive walking barefoot on the diabolical Lego Firewalk

The Lego Firewalk has to be the most twisted, most diabolical, most cruel invention ever created by humankind. There's no way in heaven or hell that anybody can survive this walking barefoot without collapsing into a sobbing mass of trembling flesh, furthering the excruciating pain. » 6/21/14 2:51pm 6/21/14 2:51pm

Massive Lego 'Grand Budapest Hotel' is 50,000 whimsical bricks

Ryan Ziegelbauer, a LEGO Master Model Builder, designed this Lego replica of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel with over 50,000 bricks. This two-minute video is condensed from hundreds of hours of design work and construction. The result is every bit as whimsical and charming and beautiful as a Wes Anderson… » 6/16/14 5:26pm 6/16/14 5:26pm

The Lego Movie creators make hilarious action movie trailer

The animators of The Lego Movie created this spoof grindhouse trailer featuring Abraham Lincoln and painter Michelangelo as crime fighters in a supposed flick called History Cops. The Lego Movie hits Blu-ray next week but one of the special features is online now and it's a lot of fun to watch. » 6/14/14 12:06am 6/14/14 12:06am

Why Stepping On LEGO Hurts So Much

Right up there with how the gun on the original Duck Hunt game worked, why it hurts so much to step on a Lego brick is one of the questions we're asked the most, so it's high time we answered it. As anyone who's done it knows, stepping on a Lego block is something akin to being shot in the foot by a knife soaked in… » 6/11/14 5:45am 6/11/14 5:45am

The biggest, most accurate Lego Imperial Star Destroyer ever built

More than 40,000 bricks. 110 pounds (50 kilograms). 6.62 feet long (2.02 meters). 4.1 feet wide (1.25 meters). 1.9 feet tall (58 centimeters). Eight months of design and building. Those are the stats for the biggest, most accurate Lego Imperial Star Destroyer ever built. It's truly amazing. » 6/03/14 2:37pm 6/03/14 2:37pm