Congratulations Sean Kenney, you win this week's bragging rights for building this incredible 10-foot tall Chicago Trump International Hotel and Tower out of Lego. This isn't just a Lego brick for brick replica of The Apprentice reality show celeb's Chicago digs. Kenney went all out, even building the exterior's "glass reflections" right in. This is taking Lego building to the next level.
Three super-secret Lego minifigs are stowing away on NASA's Juno spacecraft, which heads off to Jupiter this Friday.
Out of all the characters in the Star Wars universe, R2-D2 has to be the only one that gets so much love. Custom Xbox 360s, projectors, headphones, swimsuits, smartphones — the list goes on. Motorized Lego replicas? Well, that's just a tribute of love. Peter "Ickelpete" Salter's Lego R2-D2 is more than meets the eye. You'd be forgiven for thinking Salter's 15.7-inch wide by 23.6-inch tall creation was just a plastic statue, but it actually moves. It has a retractable leg, lights up, makes authentic "beep-doop" sounds and has a head that rotates — just like in the movies. All it took was 18 months of hard work.
With the Space Shuttles officially retired and the "Soyuz era" underway, the end of an incredible space program and iconic symbol didn't hit us until well into the weekend. As a tribute to the space vehicle, Lego's rereleasing its 1,000-plus Space Shuttle set.
Lego is one of the greatest toys ever invented, but the shiny colorful plastic blocks mean that your Lego buildings don't exactly look very realistic. Now someone has done the obvious, by making Lego style blocks built from real concrete.
I'm just eye-ballin' it, but I'd guess that Kevin Walter, pictured above, is only a little taller than 5'9". How would I know? Because that Lego masterpiece next to him is five foot nine. Pretty crazy, and crazier still: he made it using 50,000 Lego bricks. That's five times the pieces of that Lego Sandcrawler we saw recently.
Usually when we see a Lego something this big, it's from a brick-crazed enthusiast who either has a ton of creativity, or a ton of coffee. This time around, it's an official Lego Star Wars playset, part of the company's Ultimate Collector Series, and it's being billed as the longest Lego creation the company has ever released.
Ahh, Legos — those wonderful colored bricks, blocks and plastic pieces created by Ole Kirk Christiansen in Denmark all those moons ago that seem to inspire creativity and make the best toys ever created. Incredible as the official Lego sets (i.e. Burj Khalifa), the best creations aren't the ones that are sold in stores or sit on a bookshelf looking spectacular. Nope, the best Lego creations are the ones derived from the depths of the creative mind — the ones that function, move and work. Legos aren't just toys, they're toys that can be used to build real stuff, like printers, guitars, foosball tables and robotic Sudoku solvers. If you can dream it, you can build it with Legos. Follow us through 33 fantastic working Lego creations that do more than just look cool.
For what's essentially a big brick with treads, the Jawa Sandcrawler from Star Wars is pretty damn cool. Lego whiz "Marshal Banana" has faithfully recreated the boxy vehicle using 10,000 pieces over nine months of hard labor, and it's even fully remote controllable to boot — inside and out.
If a trip to Dubai isn't in the cards for you, the closest you're going to be able to get to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, is this: a Lego set of the monstrous skyscraper.