This Lego Toyota pickup is better than Marty McFly's

First things first: Paul Kim's self-designed Lego 1983 Toyota Hilux is not the truck from Back to the Future. But when you build a black '80s Toyota on beefy tires with a rollbar and yellow fog lights, comparisons tend to be made. And given the details in Paul's Lego truck, his would beat Marty's any day of the week. » 12/26/14 5:59pm Friday 5:59pm

Do you want to build a snowman? Where to find the Lego Frozen set

Combine Lego and Frozen and you have a recipe for one of the most sought after toys this Christmas. The problem is that Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle (41062) isn't slated for release by Lego until January 1st of 2015. Fortunately, if you know how to look and where to look, you might just find this set buried in the… » 12/23/14 5:23pm Tuesday 5:23pm

Figure painters will appreciate this Lego build

Having done some some miniature painting in my day, I really appreciate this build. Peter Reid has done an amazing job of giving the impression of these Lego minifigures, still on the sprue, being customized for the Exo-Suit. The scene here is perfect, from the tools and paintbrushes to the amazing tile work for the… » 12/23/14 8:30am Tuesday 8:30am

This working Lego zoetrope creates fighting ninja action

Constructed for the round 7 of the MOC Olympics, Ian Spacek has given us the ultimate in old tech moving pictures. Spin up this early animation technique and peer through the slots in the brick and you will see fighting ninja. I've never seen anything like this done for a building contest. Awesome build! » 12/18/14 4:12pm 12/18/14 4:12pm

Combine littleBits and Lego to make a rudimentary copy machine

littleBits is one of the coolest products to hit shelves in recent years. With their interlocking modular electronics you can create tiny machines to build a myriad of projects, from simply learning about basic electronics to developing web attached systems to start your coffee in the morning, open your blinds, even… » 12/15/14 6:32pm 12/15/14 6:32pm

Turn your Lego fire house into a construction site

With the exception of a few of the Creator, Technic and Lego Movie sets, company suggested alternate models have all but disappeared from Lego instruction books. It may be best to use your imagination when making something new out of your existing bricks, but fans in the Lego community have started making alternate… » 12/15/14 10:13am 12/15/14 10:13am

One of the rare times Lego makes me hungry

Kosmas Santosa is known for some amazing builds and also the wonderful photography of his creations. The above build, done for the FOODcember building challenge, is brick that somehow makes my mouth water for fried chicken. There are not a lot of pieces here, but it is perfectly executed and the subject matter is… » 12/10/14 7:33pm 12/10/14 7:33pm

The amazing, incredible, invisible Lego lift

The YouTube channel for akiyuky hosts a slew of Lego machine videos from rigs that actually clean Lego balls to incredible Rube Goldberg contraptions. The latest video is a great watch. Maybe it's the sound of the mechanics or my love of watching complex machinery churn, but it is truly mesmerizing. » 12/10/14 9:45am 12/10/14 9:45am