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 8/20/14 4:50pm

What Happens When You Throw Lego Bricks Into a Washer for Science

It's a tale as old as time: College co-eds get together on a Saturday night. Drinks are flowing. Hearts beat fast with excitement. The wall starts pounding with the steady thump-thump-thump of passion. You know, because some masters and doctoral students decided to see what happens when you toss a bunch of Lego bricks… » 11/11/13 4:44pm 11/11/13 4:44pm

This DIY LEGO Drone Blimp Could Be Watching You From The Sky

If you thought that private, LEGO surveillance blimps were something from some kind of bizarre steampunk dystopia, you'd only be half-right. Two endeavoring LEGO tinkerers, Tyler Westmoreland and Chris Shepard, have brought such a thing into being using nothing but Mindstorms and a couple of balloons. » 2/03/13 10:16am 2/03/13 10:16am

This Vintage Style Camera Is Made From Legos, Cardboard, and Duct Tape

Dominique Vankan wanted to try out some old-school photography, we're talking really old-school, a early 1900s process called Autochrome Lumière. Appartnely he decided not to find an old camera to do it, and instead build one out of modern wonders including cardboard, Legos, and duct tape. » 11/11/12 7:00pm 11/11/12 7:00pm

New Villa Savoye Set Is a Beautiful Addition to the LEGO Architecture…

LEGO has been pumping out a lot of wonderful architecture sets this year, and today they're launching the brand new one, Villa Savoye. At 660 pieces and standing about 3.5 inches tall, it's a lovely little recreation of the French villa designed by Le Corbusier which become one of the most influential buildings in… » 9/01/12 9:00am 9/01/12 9:00am

This Guy Built a District 9 ARC Rifle Out of Legos

There aren't many movies in recent history with more badass weaponry than District 9. And of course, badass weaponry inspires people to make their own models—but not with Legos. Legohaulic has done just that and the results are pretty amazing. I mean, normally it's pretty easy to tell if something is made out of… » 5/02/11 9:40pm 5/02/11 9:40pm

BrickLink Founder (and Mega-Lego Fan) Dan Jezek Has Passed Away

BrickLink.com has been described as the "Craigslist for Lego" by MAKE in the past, and it's not far from the truth. Lego enthusiasts (many members of Gizmodo, I'm sure) will be sad to heard that the founder of the site has passed away this week. The site has a touching obituary to the young Lego fan. [BrickLink via … » 10/29/10 7:15am 10/29/10 7:15am