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.
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.