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.
Walking can be such a chore sometimes. You've got to move your legs. Ugh. It's unbearable. Now if you had this motorized wheelchair built from Lego Mindstorm parts, maybe that sprint over to the fridge to grab an ice cold beer wouldn't be so much effort.
Daniel Z recreated the battle of Helm's Deep with Lego bricks. Check out more of his work here.
The good people over at Rolls-Royce love Lego blocks, too. How do we know? The company's engineers created a half-size replica of its Trent 1000 jet engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner using 152,455 of the plastic bricks.
It took one year of planning and several weeks to build, but in the end YouTuber ferlessleedr completed his Lego Portal gun. The best part is that it "functions," sort of. It's got working prongs and lights that are controlled by a Lego Mindstorm hidden inside the arm unit.
Do you know why train underpasses are so boring to look at? They're gray, gray, and usually more gray. But if more train underpasses were transformed into giant Lego bricks, like this one by artist Megx, we'd be more apt to stare at them.
Picture your favorite sci-fi movie. Got it in your memory? Now, imagine a scene from it built with Lego. Then, imagine the same scene built in Lego form. Finally, toss the Lego creation under a shrink gun. These cute as hell micro dioramas of famous sci-fi movie scenes are what you'd probably end up with.
Forget about the latest Android rumors for a second and take a look at what Google and Lego just released for Chrome. It's called Build, and it lets you build virtual brick creations with official Lego bricks on a plot of land. So long social life!