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The Lego Movie Oscars Snub Is Garbage

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!) — has decided that The Lego Movie, which was animated for the most part by Australian studio Animal Logic, is not one of the five best animated movies of last year. This is not a snub. This is a brickin’ joke.


Watch A Trailer For Top Gear Season 22 Made Entirely Out Of LEGO Animation

You loved The LEGO Movie, so why not LEGO-ify more things? BBC’s motoring extravaganza, Top Gear decided that’s exactly what the trailer for the new season needed.


I Had No Idea The LEGO Movie Was So Hard To Make

If you’ve watched The LEGO Movie, you were probably too busy laughing/reminiscing to actually think about the work that went into production. That’s a shame, because as this behind-the-scenes clip shows, it takes a lot of effort to make little plastic men talk.


Tiny LEGO Hardsuits Are Both Cool And Extremely Cute

LEGO is all things: majestic, technical and even big-budget, but by far their best quality is the fact that anybody can dump of bag of the popular plastic blocks on their floor and just build whatever. When you add a bit of creativity and talent though…


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?


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