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Of Course Someone Has Recreated The New Star Wars Trailer In LEGO

Video: I’m just taking it as read by this stage that you’ve seen the trailer for the new Star Wars movie. But you can’t claim true nerddom until you’ve seen this incredible LEGO recreation.


This Robot Thinks It's A Tiny Little Worm

Artificial intelligence researchers have started looking to some of the simplest creatures for inspiration. Cyborgs who think like humans are still just a sci-fi dream, but scientists have had success recreating a less complicated brain. They have already created LEGO robot with the artificial mind of a worm.


A Working Particle Accelerator Made From LEGO

As evidenced by our continued existence, the activation of the Large Hadron Collider did not result in the end of life as we know it. But then, the scientists and engineers involved in building the LHC knew how to minimise the chances of creating a singularity, opening a portal to an alternate dimension or triggering a regular old explosion. The eggheads of the LEGO world, on the other hand? Yeah, they’re just winging it.


So This Is What Inspires Someone To Build A Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child’s toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they’re an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya’s most ambitious projects — this mammoth T-Rex skeleton, for example — and the inspirations behind them. The following is an excerpt from the book.


72 Seconds Is All It Takes To Tell The Hobbit With LEGO

Few movies rival the intensity — or duration — of the extended cuts of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But you know, we don’t all have time to sit around developing carbuncles so obscene they’d make a trauma surgeon faint. When your moments (and unwounded body) are precious, you need clips like this one. Yes, it’s The Hobbit, the whole story, condensed into 72 seconds. Spoiler warning for those who haven’t read the book!


Can You Name This Famous Movie Scene Just By Its LEGOs?

For any fan of classic cars, watching this beautiful automobile — one of ten ever built — meet its demise is one of the more gut-wrenching moments in recent cinematic history. Anyone? Anyone?


Gawk At The Detail In This LEGO Fawlty Towers Hotel

Just… what? We’ve seen some mighty impressive LEGO creations over the years, but this diorama of the hotel set from the BBC’s Fawlty Towers is the first I’ve seen where if you squint enough, it almost looks real. Well, except for the potted plant on the couch.


The Futuristic Jets, Humans And Star Wars Designs Of Stephen Chang

Stephen Chang tells me he loves to think about how the future will weave technology into humans. He has done a lot of cool art so far and I’m sure he’ll get far. If he doesn’t, that’s fine: He got his design for the Rogue Shadow ship — from the game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed — turned into an official Lego set.


Lego's Amazing New HQ Is Finally Underway (And You Can Build Your Own)

Lego maniacs have another pilgrimage destination to add to their list: The brand’s new “experience centre” broke ground in Billund, Denmark yesterday. As you’d expect, the building itself looks like it’s constructed from a pile of Lego. And thanks to a new Lego Architecture kit, you can start building your own version at home today.


These Smart, Bendable Bricks Could Build Truly Flexible Robots

These may look like Lego pieces, but don’t be deceived: the smart building blocks are made of flexible plastic and stuffed with fluidics channels and electronics, designed to build simple, adaptable robots in double-quick time.