7 Iconic Computers and Consoles Reborn As Lego Microscales

I have to admit, custom microscale builds are the things that amuse me the most when I wander through in the infinite world of Lego. Miniatures are just more fun—especially when these tiny builds are actually recreations of classic gadgetry. » 6/18/14 9:00am 6/18/14 9:00am

This Amazing Lego Instant Camera Even Pops Out Lego Polaroids

We couldn't be happier that Lego master Chris McVeigh—aka Power Pig—is continuing to use his formidable skills to create brick versions of iconic cameras. Following up on his Leica M9-P he brings us this gorgeous Lego version of the Polaroid Land Camera 1000. » 4/30/13 1:44pm 4/30/13 1:44pm

The Most Perfect Lego Recreation of the Original Macintosh Humanly…

You've seen out good friend Power Pig's work around Giz before, but he's totally outdone himself here. This is his Mona Lisa. (PUN. THAT WAS A PUN.) It's an absolutely perfect recreation of the original Mac, exactly as it was pictured in that first ad. » 1/24/13 4:00pm 1/24/13 4:00pm

This Delicious Lego Turkey Platter Will Feed No One on Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, you could spend six hours cooking a stuffed 18-pound turkey for a bunch of ungrateful family members. Ugh but so much waiting—not to mention the tedious preparation. Instead, spend considerably less time on following the step-by-step instructions for this 102-piece Lego build just posted by international man… » 11/21/12 5:20pm 11/21/12 5:20pm

How To Build a Lego Super Mario Question Block To Power-Up Your Weekend

Chris McVeigh's Lego creations are some of the most impressive out there, and since he shares his plans, you can construct them yourself. McVeigh's latest is a Super Mario-inspired build, which is simple enough that even a Lego novice can get in on the fun. » 3/09/12 1:40pm 3/09/12 1:40pm

Lego's Ornaments Leave Everything To Your Imagination

Compared to Chris McVeigh's festive creations, Lego's official offering leaves something to be desired. But at the same time, it's nice to see them encouraging imagination and creativity, which is what makes Lego so awesome in the first place. » 12/03/11 12:00pm 12/03/11 12:00pm

The Essence of Christmas Distilled into One Adorable LEGO Gingerbread…

I don't know what the true meaning of Christmas is, and I don't have a schmaltzy holiday special to figure it out. But this delightful LEGO Gingerbread house Christmas ornament must be pretty damn close. » 11/29/11 3:20pm 11/29/11 3:20pm

Build the Lego Ornament That Can Do the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

Placing this Lego Millennium Falcon ornament on your tree will certainly guarantee that you'll have the coolest tannenbaum in town. Oh, and if your Wookie knocks it down, you can quickly rebuild it. Why do you think they called him Chewie? » 11/22/11 4:00pm 11/22/11 4:00pm

Build Your Own Lego Ornament for the True Meaning of Christmas

Jesus wasn't born so you could throw tacky popcorn garlands and chintzy glitter balls all over the tree. Christmas is about bravery, tiny plastic parts, and being able to follow instructions. So, Lego mastermind PowerPig is back with DIY ornaments. » 11/09/11 3:20pm 11/09/11 3:20pm

How to Share Photos of Your Adorable Child or Pet Without Annoying Your…

That picture of your baby/dog/child on the couch is almost as cute as the one of her on a chair! Which is almost as cute as the one of her sleeping! Which is almost as cute as… OK STOP. » 5/27/11 10:30am 5/27/11 10:30am

Google's Real-Life Babelfish Will Translate the World

The tough thing about translation: You need someone who actually speaks both languages. Easy for Spanish to English, not so much for Swahili to Inuktitut. In the Plex by Steven Levy illustrates how Google's machine translations will revolutionize human communication. » 5/12/11 2:16pm 5/12/11 2:16pm

The Art of Disguising Cellphone Towers

What would you rather have: crappy cellphone service, or cellular towers scarring every visible surface? The two are at odds, but, thankfully, there are companies whose entire business is making those radio-wave spreaders disappear. And they're great at it. » 5/12/11 11:00am 5/12/11 11:00am

How Do You Boost Weak Water Pressure?

Low water pressure sucks. You hop in expecting a wonderful deluge, but you get a pathetic drizzle. It can be a day-breaker. But the good news is, you're not helpless. » 5/09/11 12:00pm 5/09/11 12:00pm

The Proper Way to Talk with an Internet Helpbot

The self service world is a beautiful thing. Self-checkout lines. Vending machines. Amazon. Long gone are the days of being afraid to buy, say, a carton of whipped cream chargers, an oversized balloon and the newest Glee Soundtrack, because some dowdy employee's gonna give you the stinkeye. » 4/22/11 4:00pm 4/22/11 4:00pm

One Man's Nearly Impossible Quest to Make a Toaster From Scratch

In 2008, designer Thomas Thwaites decided to build a toaster from scratch-and not the "from scratch" that would land him in Home Depot for a couple of hours. He was interested in the seemingly magical process that turns what we pull out of the earth into the stuff that litters our houses. So Thwaites decided to take… » 4/21/11 4:00pm 4/21/11 4:00pm

The Lego iMac Could Only Be More Perfect If It Actually Worked

Our friend PowerPig has made this beautiful Lego rendition of an iMac. I love the retro-looking pixelation—or brixelation—while he perfectly captures the essence of Apple's desktop machine. If you want to build one, here are the instructions. » 2/23/11 5:00pm 2/23/11 5:00pm

How Anyone Can Fake an ATM and Steal Your Money

There's no dearth of sophisticated gear for the aspirational ATM thief. But skimmers don't exactly have an aisle at Wal-Mart. In this Gizmodo investigation, we take a look at the scary internet black market where fraudsters get their tools. » 12/02/10 12:00pm 12/02/10 12:00pm

Build a Lego Death Star Ornament With Powerpig

Our friend Powerpig hadn't meant to do any more Lego Christmas tree ornaments, but apparently he couldn't resist this slightly-evil bauble: A DEATH STAR tree garnish. His website shows you how to make your very own. [Powerpig via Brothers-Brick] » 11/30/10 7:40am 11/30/10 7:40am

Build a Lego Santa's Sleigh with Powerpig

Santa's sleigh doesn't need to be wooden, painted, or up at the North Pole. Skip the snow and elves and bring it to life in your living room, lego-style. This is Santa's sleigh, the final installment of Powerpig's holiday model series. » 11/18/10 9:20pm 11/18/10 9:20pm