Way back when in 100 BC, Greek engineers developed a machine called the Antikythera mechanism that allowed them to predict celestial going-ons such as solar eclipses. Turns out it was pretty accurate, though it was lost at sea for a good 2,000 years. Now, one man has created a faithful replica of the thing using only Legos.
Intel's been messing around with Kinect-style 3D cameras lately. Using object recognition and projectors, they've come up with a system that does the imagining for you while you're playing with Legos....
This here is a Master Chief helmet straight out of the Halo series built out of Lego bricks. Impressive! Even more impressive? This bad boy is wearable. Awesome, awesome, awesome.
All I remember about dissecting frogs in biology class, is all the girls screaming, and the foul smell of formaldehyde. This awesome Lego dissected frog lets you get pretty much the same experience, but without all of the gross stuff.
Once robots have figured out how to replicate themselves, we're in trouble. So why did someone build a Lego machine that can then build stuff out of Legos, such as another Lego-building machine? Are you crazy?!
It looks like a Nintendo Wii Remote and works like one. Color us surprised when we got wind that Lego is producing a Nintendo Wii Remote — that in typical Lego fashion can be customized. Why didn't Lego think of this sooner?
This is Space Habitat Adams, named after science fiction author Douglas Adams (of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame). Designer Hillel Cooperman put so much love and detail in it, it's almost as good as a real space station.
Ed "Lego Monster" Diment, with the help of his wife Mrs. Monster (we're not calling her that, mind you — that's her handle!) and fellow Lego enthusiast Mad Physicist has managed to assemble a 1:40 scale model of aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.
Excitebike is a classic NES game, one of my all time favorites. Despite it being relatively simple, the addition of a course editor added hours upon hours of replay value. You know what other toy allowed be to use my imagination to build anything I wanted? Lego bricks. So you can imagine how much I love this Lego Excitebike.
Playing with regular Lego is fine for little kids, but once you've grown up most people want their toys to be life-sized. Still, the owner of this car didn't want to give up his childhood passion, so he built a fully driveable car from giant Lego blocks.