Dutch artist M.C. Escher was famous for his drawings of structures that appeared normal at first glance, but which then seemed impossible once you studied the image more closely.
Yesterday afternoon Lego celebrated the grand opening of its Rockefeller Center store in New York City. The big event climaxed with the final assembly of a 16-foot-tall, two-ton Big Apple that 17,000 people helped build. The store also houses Lego versions of over two dozen classic New York landmarks and scenes.
OK, I know that, technically speaking, Legos are for kids. They're toys! But this 28-inch-tall, 22-inch-wide Star Wars Imperial Shuttle coming out in September? It's made for much bigger kids.
Building a hand out of Lego bricks is pretty cool, I guess. One that moves using a series of gears and motors? OK, you're getting there. One that's controlled via a separate exoskeletal hand controller? Yes, that qualifies as awesome.
Run for the hills! The robot uprising is coming, and it's built from Lego bricks! OK, not really, but this is pretty crazy nonetheless.
Sure, this saw is made out of Lego bricks, which are a children's toy. But it's got a real blade in there, and it really works. Yep, this is a Lego saw that could cut through a 2x4. For safety...
A fellow who goes by the name "squirrelfantasy" (we're not going to ask) has put together a working printer that uses felt-tip pens instead of ink cartridges. The most impressive part, though, is that he built it entirely out of LEGOs.
I like earbuds. I like Lego bricks. But when you combine those two things? Get out of town.
If you're a fan of Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, then you've no doubt already recognized the model above as the massive Citadel space station, which serves as the HQ for the galaxy's government. Brandon Bannerman brought the station to life using LEGOs — twice.
Remember when you were a little kid, and the word work meant sorting all of your Legos by shape and color? Well, if you spend most of your day slaving over a hot keyboard, you can now get at least a bit of that feeling back using these Lego style keycaps that stick right over the boring silver keys on your MacBook.