LEGO stories

Mention the European debt crisis, and most American's eyes will quickly glaze over. So Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon figured he could get us to pay attention by trying to reenact things using his Lego collection, plus a few Toy Story figures thrown in for good measure.
Building huge starships from the Star Wars universe with Lego seem to go hand-in-hand — not that we're complaining — and I0mede's 8-foot long Star Destroyer is no exception. It's a monster creation that uses 43,000 Lego pieces, weighs 180 pounds and faithfully replicates Erik Varszegi's Star Destroyer from back in 2005 — without any glue, steel frames or wooden structure support. You have to really see these pics to appreciate it — you'll be blown away. The dedication it takes to build something like this would completely overwhelm me.
Summer is winding down, which also means the end of cookout season. But wait! Don't roll your grill into the shed just yet! You still have time to make your propane tank seriously awesome.
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.