Lego builder Baron von Brunk has shared one of his most recent projects and it's a doozy: a working 5-foot NES controller made out of Legos!
For those of us who celebrate Christmas, the distinctly non-techie icons of the season have stood the test of time despite the forward march of digital culture. However, one inventive designer came up with a way to merge science fiction aesthetics with the upcoming holiday, resulting in one bad-ass Santa Claus.
Well, here's a difficult-looking trick we rarely see done with Lego: making an elaborate structure of blocks blossom up from a flat board like a pop-up book.
If there was ever a time to do a big-budget stop-motion Lego Batman movie, it's now. Right here's an enormous Batcave, built by two men. Standing shoulder to shoulder, as you'll see in the gallery below, their creation is wider than the both of them combined. Editor's Note: We'd like to give a shout out to this amazing tweet here, which immensely improves on our headline.
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.