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.
Are you suffering from March Madness fever? Well if you do get bored and want to relive some of the tournament's classic moments, check out this video showing four of the greatest moments in NCAA tournament history, only Lego-ized.
Most people think bricking an iPhone is the kiss of death for your beautiful phone, but now bricking can become child's play when you add a little Lego to the mix. This skin, or back, or whatever you might call it, lets you run wild with your imagination, by adding Lego compatibility to your iPhone 4.
I can pretty much guarantee that this is the most impressive Lego Terminator you'll see today, and if I'm wrong, well, the world is a more wonderful place than I previously believed.