01/31/2012, You cannot go wrong with bricks – they are the building blocks that you see all around us, so much so that even €1.4 billion worth of shredded currency can build you a home. There seems to be a universal love for LEGO, not to mention the strange fascination by certain quarters who are enamored by Moleskin notebooks, so put two and two together and you have a synergy which […]
01/30/2012, The Space Shuttle program might have been scrapped, but that does not mean no one should not have a go at heading towards space. Two 17-year old schoolboys, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad have managed to send a Legonaut – which is actually one of those classic Lego minifigs, out to the edge of space without having to break the bank or dip into their college account. After all, the […]
01/25/2012, What happens when you merge Lego and Minecraft? It is the wet dream of many a fan regardless of which side of the divide you are on. Both companies are said to be collaborating on a bunch of projects together, and after picking up over 10,000 votes on Lego’s CUUSOO site (the place that houses and incubates ideas of future Lego projects), we could very well be looking at a […]
01/24/2012, If you’re a LEGO fan and you’re looking for an outlet to share your creations with a wider audience or you just want to check out work by other people, LEGO has answered your prayers. The 72-year old building block toy now has an official online community where LEGO-heads can get together and discuss and share everything LEGO. Users can sign up for a free LEGO ID to use the […]
01/16/2012, We’ve seen tons of impressive LEGO creations in the past, and today we’ve got one more to add to the list. A “LEGO pro”, Ryan McNaught, recently came up with a behemoth of a creation: a 19-foot tall replica of the Saturn V: the rocket which was used by NASA’s Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973. It took him 250 hours to build the structure which was made […]
01/04/2012, It’s time for more impressive structures created with LEGO pieces again. This time it’s from LEGO builder, Sven Junga, who decided to recreate one of the most popular units from the game, StartCraft 2; the Terran Battlecruiser known as the Hyperion. Using references to artwork from the game, Junga built the model with over 15,000 LEGO pieces, recreating every possible detail as accurately as possible. I’m not even a fan of […]
12/29/2011, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, and is one incredible machine. Designed to test various predictions of physics, the LHC was built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from all over the world. Well, a physicist named Sascha Mehlhase decided to undertake the task of recreating the LHC all by himself – by using LEGO bricks.
12/20/2011, Some games have traditionally targeted boys, while others like a make-believe kitchen favors the ladies. Well, who would have thought that the day would come where LEGO might launch a line that was specifically engineered for women? We are talking about LEGO Friends here, where you will place your little LEGO creations in the imaginary Heartlake City. According to LEGO CEO Jorgen Knudstorp, “We want to reach the other 50 […]
12/05/2011, It is a no-brainer that when you mix both LEGO and Minecraft together, magic happens. Of course, it is not the first time that both names have been mentioned together before, but Mojang, the developer of the multi-million-selling mining and adventuring game decided to place a project on LEGO’s CUUSOO site, where it basically enables ordinary folk like you and I to submit LEGO projects as well as receive royalties […]
11/03/2011, If you love LEGO projects and you’re looking for something challenging to build, you might want to take a stab at this LEGO clock by an inventor named Hans Andersson. Using two LEGO Mindstorm kits, and some extra LEGO Technic pieces; he managed to build a clock that displays the time digitally – without the aid of an LCD screen. Whenever the time changes, each digit painstakingly twists itself to […]
10/21/2011, They say that seeing is believing – well, all I gotta say is, that adage holds true with the CubeStormer II video that you can watch right after the jump. This unique ARM-powered robot was specially designed, built and programmed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday with one objective in mind – to beat the human world record when it comes to solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Easy meat for […]
10/17/2011, Interested in creating a Segway made from LEGO pieces? Well, the folks over at Dexter Industries have what you need. Those guys have come up with something called an Inertial Motion Unit (IMU) Sensor: the combination of an accelerometer and gyroscope into one sensor. Using the IMU, LEGO enthusiasts can build robots that know which way is up, measure tilt, balance themselves, measure acceleration and rotation on all axes simultaneously.
10/07/2011, There really is no limit to what you can create with LEGO building blocks. From faithful recreations of the Death Star, to life-sized Gears of War Lancer Assault Rifles – there doesn’t seem to be a stone left unturned when it comes to creations made by these colorful bricks from Denmark. But even though everything’s been done – that doesn’t mean each successful new project is any less impressive. A […]
10/06/2011, Forget the LEGO Star Wars sets that you see on sale – they don’t even come close to Jay Hoff’s latest LEGO project: a recreation of the Death Star landing bay. Spending six months on his creation, the school teacher used 30,000 LEGO pieces in his faithful recreation of the scene in Return of the Jedi where Emperor Palpatine lands on the Death Star to inspect Darth Vader’s progress. While […]