I'm still in love with the Lego Volkswagen Camp Van, but my brick heart has been stolen by the new 1,077-piece Lego Mini Cooper. I'm very happy that Lego is continuing to release iconic automobiles within their Creator line. Next we need a vintage 911.
Bartek Elsner, an artist who uses cardboard to build things far more awesome than your childhood fridge box fort, created this monstrous paper boombox for a Mini Cooper dealer in Zurich, Switzerland. What's even more awesome is that the creation works, and is powered by the car battery from a Mini that's actually…
This Mini Cooper opens up to become a beautiful entertainment chair. It's perfect for games (especially racing games) but also does well with movies and music because the seat has a vibration pad (called the 'Butt Kicker' no less) to get you in the action.
Unlike the electric Chevy Volt, BMW's Mini E doesn't have a heater to keep the battery at optimum temperature when it gets cold outside—sounds like a minor problem, but it halves the Mini E's range. Eep.
This car has 43% battery life remaining, but I wonder if that gauge depletes linearly or, as on my laptop, surprisingly quickly near the end.
See this remote-controlled Mini in Racing Green from Solid Alliance? You're probably not that impressed with it, are you? (I admit, the headlights are just shonky.) Well, you should see what it comes with: a garage that acts as a charger and connects to your computer's USB port. Find out how to control the car and…
Now isn't this something right out of Minority Report? Last month, Mini placed interactive electronic billboards advertising its upcoming new Mini Cooper models at locations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, and they're able to read RFID information off a key fob the company's distributed to Mini owners.
Those Brits are a wacky bunch, decorating with tacky wallpaper and now topping it off with some of the most unusual light switches on the planet. Just turn this pool ball, dolphin or Mini Cooper clockwise to turn the lights on, and as you turn, it adjusts brightness, too.
Are you a "fun" boss that insists on being called by your first name? Do you manage a Chili's? If you answered yes to either of those questions (or better yet, both), I have the perfect desk for you.
Usually found in BMWs, it looks like the Mini Cooper will be getting a simplified version of the hate-it-or-love-it iDrive driver assistance system. Starting with the 2007 model year, Mini Cooper drivers will get to control some of their car's different system—like climate control, audio system and navigation—with…