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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.


This Website Makes Building LEGO Mosaics As Easy As Uploading A Photo

LEGO gives you unrestricted artistic and architectural expression. That is what’s so great about those tiny blocks of awesome, but not everyone has the time or patience to create a brick-filled masterpiece. One website hopes to change that.


This Is A Fully Functional Microscope Built From LEGO

When something made from LEGO isn’t busting Rubik’s Cube world records, it’s delving deeply into the far corners of science. OK, maybe not the furthest corners, but the fact someone has crafted a working microscope purely from LEGO means almost anyone with time (and a bunch of plastic bricks) can poke around.


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.


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