We can't exactly explain in words why we're so Lego obsessed, but this amazing piece of work may just do it with one image.
There's a Lego fan out there named Akiyuki and he's created a gift for the world: a 100-foot long machine made from Legos that moves 500 hundred little balls around through various mechanisms. It's one of those things that once you see it start, you stick with it just to see what the balls are going to do next.
Is it any surprise that sci-fi nerds love Lego? If they aren't going out on hot dates, they might as well spend their Friday nights recreating props, locations and scenes from the science fiction world using toy bricks. Kidding! These creations are enormously impressive, demonstrating superb engineering and creativity. With Danish toymaker Lego celebrating its 80th birthday this year, we figured we'd commemorate the occasion by highlighting fan creations. Given it's us, we decided to showcase ones with a sci-fi bent. Last week, we took a look at 11 colossal Lego starships. Now, here are 32 fan-built Lego tributes to science fiction, both famous and obscure.
Fantastic as the official Lego play sets are, nothing beats the creations built by hardcore enthusiasts. Over the years we've seen a ton of impressive fan-made Lego starships that were either too big or too heavy for their own good. After scouring the Internet high and low, we concluded that these 11 are — what we think — are the biggest and baddest Lego starships in the universe.
People like to build huge models of stuff using Lego, but most of the time they don't actually work. That wasn't acceptable for Dutch Lego fan Eric Steenstra, who has been perfecting a go-kart that's actually big and strong enough to carry around his tween son.
Some guys have all the luck. Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo got a tour of the ultimate Lego fanatic's dream collection, in the private vaults at the company's Danish headquarters.
Continuing our week of adorable overload is another set of extremely minimal Lego creations. Look at that cute little Batwing — it's just waiting for you to scoop it up and put it in your pocket.
The International Olympics Committee guards its rights to footage of Olympic events much like a 10-year-old protects his Halloween candy stash, so stations that don't own the rights have to resort to tricky ways to show viewers how the events went down. That hasn't changed for the 2012 Olympics, and it's forcing media outlets to get creative.
There seems to be no end to the monstrous Lego starships that can be built. Whereas most Lego creations only look smashing on the outside, Drake's 70,000 piece Serenity starship from the TV series Firefly has sweet decked out interiors that even the poshest Minifig wouldn't protest.
The amazing Curiosity Rover landed safely on the surface of Mars just a few hours ago, so now we're anxious to see how this puppy works once they get it out and running around on the Martian surface.