The latest Lego modular building feels like a perfect piece of old NYC

Each year Lego puts out an exclusive modular building and they are always pretty special. In January of 2015, Detective's Office (10246) hits the shelves. Pricing is set at $159.99 for this 2,262 piece kit that measures over 10" high and is packed full of awesome play and gorgeous design. » 11/21/14 10:11am 11/21/14 10:11am

The Lego Micropolis standard and why you should build in it

Collaborating on huge builds for a display or convention is one of the hardest things that we AFOL can do; Making time for meetings virtually or in person is difficult. The modular building scale did wonders in the Lego convention world because everything was built to a standard. The Micropolis standard does the same… » 10/29/14 9:13am 10/29/14 9:13am

An Ecuadorian Home Made From 900 Lego-Like Blocks

Modular construction is as old as settled civilization and as ubiquitous as Lego, but it's less than common to see an architect literally reinventing the brick, as Jose María Sáez and David Barragán have. The pair of Ecuadorian architects are the subject of a recent profile in Dwell, where they discuss how they built… » 4/18/13 12:00pm 4/18/13 12:00pm

RED Unloads Modular Cameras, a DSLR, 3D and 28k

Rumors of a RED DSLR had been confirmed a long time ago » 11/13/08 5:40am 11/13/08 5:40am, but what of the Scarlet and EPIC übercamcorders? On the , RED CEO Jim Jannard has explained it all: Scarlet and EPIC the DSLR — all cameras are "part of the same DSMC system", so each and every camera will be part of a modular, build-your-own, still and video…

JVC's Sound Garden Concept Is Modular, Bonsai'd-Up Concealed Speaker…

Check out JVC's Sound Garden concept: it's come leaping forth like a delighted lamb from the creative spring that is Tokyo's Design Week, and just like a newborn lamb finding its legs, it sure looks funny. An attempt at blending eco-friendliness with interesting design, it's a full hi-fi speaker system with… » 10/31/08 5:35am 10/31/08 5:35am

Modular Workspace is an Obsessive Compulsive Organizer's Dream

The “Out of Sight Out of Mind” (OSOM) table concept has everything a neat freak could possibly want in a workspace—plenty of space, tons of modular storage units and ergonomic design touches like an writing/typing space that can be angled for comfort. You can even customize the layout to suit your needs. Again, it is… » 10/28/08 6:20pm 10/28/08 6:20pm

Microsoft Puzzle Piece Patent Combines GPS, Camera and Phone

We love the modular equipment from Bug Labs » 9/18/08 2:20pm 9/18/08 2:20pm, but this patent from Microsoft takes the enthusiasm of interchangeable tech and cranks up the practicality. In a long, somewhat convoluted patent application, Microsoft pitches a modular GPS system. But through their explanation, the device becomes increasingly…