If English mathematician and "father of computer science" Alan Turing was alive tomorrow, he'd be celebrating his 100th birthday. Here's two tributes to the man's genius in the form of a Lego Turing Machine and an interactive Google Doodle.
It defies Lego scripture for a brick creation to be this curved. Even the titanic 111-pound Lego Battlestar Galactica starship isn't this smooth. Somehow, Ben "Benny Brickster" Caulkins rendered this Convenant Assault Carrier for Brickworld without messing up its shape. Video of the curvilicious creation inside.
This is Paul Vermeesch's Star Wars-themed interpretation of M.C. Escher's "Relativity" (with Lego). You can't get much better than this.
Strange doesn't even begin to describe Silicon Valley tech executive Thomas Langenbach's arrest. Langenbach was arrested swapping barcodes on Lego boxes at several Target retails, buying them at huge discounts and then selling them on eBay to turn a profit. It was all working out so well, until he got caught.
When I was a kid my Lego creations were usually pretty sad, but I expect that this Spanish Lego fan named Sheepo made awesome ones.
For the premier of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D, Lego professionals (can you believe that's a job?) Rene Hoffmeister and Axel Al-Rubaie developed a new way to play the Star Wars theme song with a barrel organ made out of Lego, themed with four Star Wars worlds. Mind blown.
Massive Lego creations are always cool, but none is cooler than this incredible collection of the world's tallest skyscrapers recreated using a grand total of more than 15.5 million Lego blocks.
This summer, Christopher Nolan delivers The Dark Knight Rises, the final Batman movie to star Christian Bale. Gotham's vigilante will be accompanied by Catwoman and Bane. How do we know? It's in the awesome trailer. Duh! One excited fan took to his Lego bricks and recreated the epic trailer in full. Yowza!
Did you like that 56-pound Battlestar Galactica Berzerk Lego model made by Garry King? Scrub that creation out of your memory. King's back and he's built an even bigger and heavier starship out of Lego bricks. Say hello to King's 111-pound Lego Battlestar Galactica Valkyrie.
It's happening. It's finally going to happen. Lego has finally caved in to demands for an official R2-D2 brick set. Come this May, you can buy the cutest astromech in the galaxy in brick form.