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.
Six months ago, Benny Caulkin earned Internet fame with his wearable Lego Halo Master Chief Helmet. Six months later, he's built himself the rest of the space marine's body armor entirely out of Lego bricks as well. We've got two words for Caulkin: lookin' good!
Audio books are great for long car journeys or other places where you can't physically read a book, but I'm not sure if they're a great idea for kids who are still building their reading skills. This Lego helmet lets kids simply look at the pictures while the stories are read aloud to them.
This isn't the first giant Lego tower we've seen, but I think it's extra cool because most of the builders were Lego's primary customers, kids.
This Lego 4x5 camera is made from real-deal Lego bricks, plus a 127mm f4.7 lens. And all you ever made from Legos were a few spaceships and a pirate ship.