A father and his eight-year-old daughter worked together (with a lot of dad's friends) on this three-minute homage to Jurassic Park, which used some $100,000 worth of Legos to recreate the dino classic (the real movie cost $63 million, so ...). See the fruits of their labors below, followed by a making-of video.
The Large Hadron Collider is not only a particle collider of awe-inspiring power capable of revealing the atomic connections underlying our basic reality — it's also the inspiration for this charming Lego build from a CERN scientist, which includes all four particle detectors.
Insects are fragile, and scientists researching them have to be very careful with their specimens. Unfortunately, the devices out there are expensive and size-specific. So a group of entomologists have turned to that most customizable of materials to serve their needs: Legos.
The helicopter, the elevator scene, the hyper-articulated six-pack abs, the breathy dialogue ... they're all here in this meticulously detailed trailer for Fifty Shades of Bricks. For the full effect, check out the side-by-side comparison between live-action and Lego parody trailers here, and ask yourself: which…
You might be forgiven for thinking that what you're seeing here is a very well-constructed toy. But it's also a fully operational watt balance, the tool that's used to set the standard measurement of a kilogram.
Lego bricks are generally awesome, and by all accounts The Lego Movie, opening this weekend, is as well. So we thought we'd make sure the folks at Lego didn't get too full of themselves by reminding the world of the worst toys, figures and building sets they've unleashed upon the world. Warning: Construction ahead.
Lego is releasing a new line of Star Wars sets called Microfighters, where characters get awesome mini-versions of ships like the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyers to jet around in. The reason you care besides the fact that Star Wars Legos are great, is because this new commercial for them rules.
The Lego Movie is funny. Really funny. Don't believe us? Check out these nine clips. If you don't (at least) chuckle, you're dead inside. Also, they introduce the greatest character ever made — Princess Uni-Kitty!
Take a listen to The Lego Movie original song "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, and get ready to have your brain assimilate to the Lego lifestyle.
We've been patiently waiting for more news about The Simpsons LEGO home, complete with nosey-doodly-doo neighbor Ned Flanders. And now, it's really real! Behold the first piece of what we hope will become a complete LEGO Springfield.
But he'd probably make Alfred assemble the entire thing. Weighing in at more than 20,000 LEGO pieces and over 100 pounds, this light-up Batcave diorama by Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey comes tricked out with the Batmobile, Batboat, Batcopter, Batwing, Batplane, and a few Batcycles for good measure. (It took…
It took 100 hours of prep time, but LEGO builders Blake Baer and Jack Bittner were able to depict the Elven paradise of Rivendell out of more than 50,000 pieces. This diorama weighs 120 pounds and is 40 inches by 30 inches, so you can simply drop this it on any Nazgûl who come a-knocking. Click on the below images for…
For an electrical engineering project, Gilcelio Chagas built this crackerjack model depicting an island desalination plant. After looking at this motorized homemade playset, it becomes abundantly clear that all engineering exams up to the graduate level must come with a diorama component that is worth 33% of the…
For a diorama depicting the Nazgûl hunting some hapless Hobbits, builder Xenomurphy transformed their moment of silent self-preservation into a full-blown nature scene. As Xenomurphy explains of this tableau:
When it comes to literary characters to depict in LEGO, you can't beat Jones, the cybernetic, heroin-addicted dolphin from William Gibson's 1981 tale Johnny Mnemonic. Explains sculptor Cole Blaq:
It's unlikely LEGO will ever produce an H.P. Lovecraft-themed line of LEGO sets — what with the cosmic abominations and the creeping madness and unholy geometry and all that jazz —but that hasn't stopped several intrepid builders from constructing their own eldritch play sets.By By A homage to…
We've seen the venerable "wheat-and-brick-and-yelling board game" Settlers of Catan go gigantic and to the final frontier. Now — in a marvelous act of nerdiness — LEGO sculptor Ryan H. has built a playable Catan board out of little plastic rectangles. Explains Ryan, "I played this every night at Brickworld; I think…
Fantasy team-up of the century! The more we hear about Warner Bros' strange LEGO movie, the more excited we get. And now that the studio is dumping a ton of their trademarked properties into the picture and casting folks like Will Arnett to voice Batman? We're losing it.