Amazing Lego SR-71 Blackbird Is Motorized, Controlled by Joystick

The Blackbird SR-71 is a legendary Cold War spy plane, faithfully recreated here with Lego. Built by Lego Technic expert Pawel "Sariel" Kimiec, it features "motorized elevons, rotating and illuminated engines, motorized control mast and custom stickers." Clocking in at 73.6 cm long, this is one badass and beautiful… » 6/26/13 5:52pm 6/26/13 5:52pm

How One Man Made a Double-Lens Camera Out of LEGO and Old Binoculars

With the breakneck speed at which new DSLRs are released, photography seems to have traded a bit of its soul for the pursuit of ever more megapixels. So, Carl-Frederic Salicath of Norway has taken a step back from the digital revolution and has built his own working retro 120mm-film camera. Here's how. » 2/21/12 11:20pm 2/21/12 11:20pm

The largest LEGO Technic ever is a Unimog

The European truck most noted for its complete badassedness is the Mercedes-Benz Unimog — a vehicle so large the company determined Americans would find it offensively huge. Now LEGO is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the truck by building a scale 2,000+ piece version that's the largest Technic set ever sold. » 6/01/11 6:00pm 6/01/11 6:00pm

Theophile Lego Technic "Walking Machine" Slowly, Inevitably Invades My…

If I didn't really, really » 9/14/08 11:00am 9/14/08 11:00am love Lego and Technic, like many of the staff here at Gizmodo, I might very well be running in terror at the sight of this eight-legged, Theo Jansen-inspired monstrosity. It barely makes a sound as it claws its way across the floor, aside from the slight hiss of the motor that drives this…