Hundreds of instruction booklets for LEGO kits, organized by year, theme, number and name. If you're like me, just seeing the covers of some of these old kits will make you teary-eyed. (#268, the 1979 Family Room kit did it for me.)
posted by Lucinda
on May 29, 2007 -
The next Turner Prize winners? Art Craziest Nation
is a mini-gallery of (in)famous pieces by modern artists, accurately reproduced with Lego by a duo called The Little Artists (John Cake and Darren Neave). The exhibition is at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool
until next January. See the Lego version of Damien Hirst's Shark Tank
, Tracey Emin's Bed
, Jeff Koons' Balls
, Andy Warhol's Money
, Salvador Dali's Lobster Telephone
, and many others
. It's all in one single piece, with some of the artists themselves in Lego version - and others whose work is not exhibited, like Matthew Barney
and Gilbert & George
- hanging around sipping their Lego wine (ok, air) from Lego cups (or even throwing it
at the Lego person standing next to them). Liverpool Football Club star Gerrard
also featured in a tribute to the team's victory of this year's European Cup.
posted by funambulist
on Sep 13, 2005 -
Lego® — The Type Designer's Friend
Renowned typographer Mark Simonson, in a quiet post to his lovely website, displays genius in a solution to a problem created by a need to capture thirty-five year-old fonts stored on spools of negative film so they can be revived in digitized form.
posted by tenseone
on Oct 15, 2004 -
Lego that solves the rubik's cube, the towers of hanoi, is a vision command enabled, four-shot rotary cannon but probably still really hurts when you step on a single block.
posted by Spoon
on Feb 13, 2002 -
Maori challenge Lego to stop using Maori words for its toys
Certain Maori objected to what they claimed was Lego's inappropriate use of Maori words, and the way Lego's Bionicle game mixed together strands of many cultures. So what's next? No syncretic philosophy/art? Although I suppose marketing Jesus or Mohammed or Buddha as crappy plastic superheroes might cause a little stir.
posted by phartizan
on Oct 29, 2001 -