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!
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.