I don’t want to be one of those people saying you were either a Lego or K’nex kid growing up because I had and loved both. But as a rent paying, 401k having adult, I’m gonna go ahead and take a stand.
A father and his eight-year-old daughter worked together (with a lot of dad's friends) on this three-minute homage to Jurassic Park, which used some $100,000 worth of Legos to recreate the dino classic (the real movie cost $63 million, so ...). See the fruits of their labors below, followed by a making-of video.
The Large Hadron Collider is not only a particle collider of awe-inspiring power capable of revealing the atomic connections underlying our basic reality — it's also the inspiration for this charming Lego build from a CERN scientist, which includes all four particle detectors.
Insects are fragile, and scientists researching them have to be very careful with their specimens. Unfortunately, the devices out there are expensive and size-specific. So a group of entomologists have turned to that most customizable of materials to serve their needs: Legos.
The helicopter, the elevator scene, the hyper-articulated six-pack abs, the breathy dialogue ... they're all here in this meticulously detailed trailer for Fifty Shades of Bricks. For the full effect, check out the side-by-side comparison between live-action and Lego parody trailers here, and ask yourself: which…
You might be forgiven for thinking that what you're seeing here is a very well-constructed toy. But it's also a fully operational watt balance, the tool that's used to set the standard measurement of a kilogram.
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…
Ask and ye shall receive! Here is nice music video that uses stop-motion to animate (or maybe reanimate) a horde of under-payed, zombie, lego workers. The song is "Night of the Living Wage," by Pedals On Our Pirate Ships, and the video itself was made by Adam Volerich and Nikolas Long. It's topical too, considering…
Lego bricks are generally awesome, and by all accounts The Lego Movie, opening this weekend, is as well. So we thought we'd make sure the folks at Lego didn't get too full of themselves by reminding the world of the worst toys, figures and building sets they've unleashed upon the world. Warning: Construction ahead.
Lego is releasing a new line of Star Wars sets called Microfighters, where characters get awesome mini-versions of ships like the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyers to jet around in. The reason you care besides the fact that Star Wars Legos are great, is because this new commercial for them rules.
The Lego Movie is funny. Really funny. Don't believe us? Check out these nine clips. If you don't (at least) chuckle, you're dead inside. Also, they introduce the greatest character ever made — Princess Uni-Kitty!
Take a listen to The Lego Movie original song "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, and get ready to have your brain assimilate to the Lego lifestyle.
We've been patiently waiting for more news about The Simpsons LEGO home, complete with nosey-doodly-doo neighbor Ned Flanders. And now, it's really real! Behold the first piece of what we hope will become a complete LEGO Springfield.
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…
Be honest, when was the last time you actually listened to a CD? Granted, it's not exactly hard to throw one into the drive; it's just that streaming is soooo much easier. Well with just a little bit of help from Lego, a tinkerer named Ralph gave his CD collection a second chance at usefulness.
It's really sad. No one can just build a chandelier anymore because their patron commissioned it for his feast hall. They all need a gimmick. Gauche. But this floor-to-ceiling design is made of 8,000 clear-plastic legos and looks pretty amazing, so let's let it go. This time.
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.
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.
But he'd probably make Alfred assemble the entire thing. Weighing in at more than 20,000 LEGO pieces and over 100 pounds, this light-up Batcave diorama by Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey comes tricked out with the Batmobile, Batboat, Batcopter, Batwing, Batplane, and a few Batcycles for good measure. (It took…