This past spring, Lego celebrated 50 years in Japan with a whopping 1.8-million-Lego-brick map of the country.
I'm a huge fan of the life-like Lego creations that people dream up. We've giant skylines, portal guns, sci-fi scenes and a gazillion other models we all drool over. Some of them have lights to add greatness to the overall effect of the model, but there's always the same problem: how do you power those little lights?
We're pretty big Lego fans here at DVICE. You've seen all the Lego geekery we've found out there — superhero homages, cityscapes and more. With summer upon us perhaps it's time we saw some Lego sculptures with nature as the subject.
Sure — usually the complex castles and vehicles get most of the Lego lovin' press. A simple tower like this one just finished in Seoul, South Korea might not get much press unless it were for the fact that it now holds the world record as the tallest Lego structure.
Life on Hoth can be pretty rough. Freezing temperatures and some less than savory inhabitants make for a pretty drama-filled existence. Add Lego bricks to the mix as Vesa "Avanaut" Lehtimäki did, and the resulting Hoth action scenes are just awesome.
I don't care whether it's the International Space Station or a time traveling DeLorean, these days you just aren't fully cemented into the pop culture pantheon until someone creates a Lego tribute to you. Now, Game of Thrones is getting its turn.
I hope you've got 1.21 jiggawatts worth of "Great Scott!" all lined up and ready to go, because a Lego* jury is officially pondering the release of a Back to the Future themed DeLorean set.
We all know by now that Legos can be used to create some insanely cool things — from skyscrapers to prosthetic arms. While many makers clearly go for complex designs and functionality, the beauty of this Lego "Omniboat" lies in its simplicity. It scoots across a pond on pontoons like a giant water bug.
Hermit crab housing has just taken on an interesting new turn. Harry, the local resident at the rock pool in Legoland in the U.K. has crawled into a specially crafted shell made of the local building material — Legos. So, adorable hermit crabs enjoy plastic blocks as much as they love 3D-printed enclosures.
The Free Universal Construction Kit (which we are taking great pains not to abbreviate anywhere in this article and will henceforth refer to it as "the Kit"), is a set of about 80 adapter blocks that can be used to connect all of those childhood construction sets you used to play with (Legos, Tinkertoys, etc.) to one another. And it's about freakin' time, too.