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How Does He Take Selfies When He's a Toy?

Meet the Lego Pilot. Circling the globe from the flight deck.
posted by Xurando on Apr 17, 2014 - 0 comments

Disco pants and haircuts

The Blues Brothers mall car chase recreated in Lego. Comparison. Making of. (MLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 4, 2013 - 48 comments

My Legoleg

Christina Stephens, the woman behind Amputee OT, builds herself a prosthetic leg out of Legos.
posted by dancingfruitbat on Jul 3, 2013 - 16 comments

An unexpected gathering of bricks

What It Takes to Build a Lego Hobbit [cached version] - How Lego's An Unexpected Gathering was designed from the 2,700 pieces of the modern Lego "system of play", which remains compatible with a brick design that goes back to 1958. Despite worries that the stacking brick system has become less creative, a persistant series of complaints that have spawned their own bingo card, it remains hugely popular, in part through quality control and clever licensing. The Lego Bag-End house also comes in a life size version.
posted by Artw on Dec 23, 2012 - 41 comments

F.U.C.K. - for the replicator of the future, today

An article about the Free Universal Construction Kit -- for connecting Legos to Lincoln Logs to Tinker Toys to Fischertechnik to Duplos to Krinkles to Zometool to K'Nex to Zoob to gears. Designs at Thingiverse. A PDF page displaying all parts.
posted by Greg Nog on Jun 25, 2012 - 43 comments

Do-it-yourself bar codes

Has there ever been any advance in retailing that didn't in turn create a new opportunity for fraud? Take barcodes, for example: You can go to the store, buy a cheap box of Legos, and take it home. Then you use your computer to create peel-and-stick stickers with that same barcode on it. Now you go back to the store, pick up expensive boxes of Legos, and put your own stickers over their barcodes. Voila! You can now buy them for low price, and resell for a profit. That is what Thomas Langenbach is accused of having done, and it seems that he made over $30,000 reselling them on eBay.
posted by Chocolate Pickle on May 22, 2012 - 127 comments

The year in Lego pictures.

2011 in Lego Pictures. From the royal wedding to the death of Osama bin Laden, the English summer riots and the fall of Gaddafi, here are some of major news stories of the past 12 months captured in Lego by Flickr members.
posted by OmieWise on Dec 19, 2011 - 13 comments

CHIPMUNK ADVENTURES!

Hungry chipmunks + toys = CHIPMUNK ADVENTURES! [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Sep 3, 2011 - 17 comments

Leg Godt!

Jim Hughes loves illustration and graphic design, as witness his gorgeous and eclectic blog Codex xcix. He also loves Lego, as you can tell from his delightfully detailed Brick Fetish site. His newest blog post combines these two loves into Lego: A Natural History of Package Design. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Mar 10, 2011 - 7 comments

Teeny little blocks of art

There are 9 Lego Certified Professionals. Nathan Sawaya, Rene Hoffmeister, Sean, Kenney Nicholas Foo, Dan Parker* , Robin Sather, Adam Reed Tucker, Beth Weis and Dirk Denoyelle. [more inside]
posted by IvoShandor on Aug 24, 2010 - 23 comments

sinkable

Enjoy videos of RMS Titanic models sinking? How about Lego Titanic sinking? Perhaps you'd like your own sinking Titanic model? Historical accuracy not included: Titanic meets sink faucet & Titanic (anticlimactically) strikes cargo ship.
posted by Hoenikker on Feb 26, 2010 - 15 comments

There are no small parts. Only small sets.

On the Set: Miniature recreations of famous television studio sets such as Cheers, Seinfeld and The Price is Right built by Charles Brogdon. Each complete with its own lighting rig and indexed by studio.
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 29, 2009 - 12 comments

Flatpots, Fire Corals, and Four Blasters

A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families.
posted by Iridic on Nov 5, 2009 - 49 comments

legoloverman

There are many good swooshing opportunities here.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 14, 2008 - 45 comments

My eyes!

Paul Nylander's home page is garish and busy, but full of interesting tidbits about fractals, insects, physics, and other things.
posted by owhydididoit on May 29, 2008 - 16 comments

Brickmate!

Cool. Cooler. Awesome! Using Lego bricks as a medium to design chess sets seems absolutely logical to anybody that grew up playing with them. Fans have gone low-tech, the inevitable Star Wars, and a few more. Lego offers a virtual cowboys-and-indians version as well. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Apr 14, 2008 - 11 comments

Famous photographs re-shot with Legos

Famous photographs re-shot with Legos.
posted by Slithy_Tove on Mar 31, 2008 - 39 comments

Lego my lego.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first Lego brick...A timeline...How they're made... and The Google/Lego connection (see their homepage today.)
posted by uaudio on Jan 28, 2008 - 77 comments

8-bit Graphics and Lego for the win!

Lego wrangler Lwelyk has put together a little blog featuring his video game Lego creations. Each piece is an exact recreation of the original 2D sprite artwork where one pixel equals one square Lego block. Aside from Mother Brain we also get Phanto, Mushroom Block, Flying Shy Guy, Tingle and tons of others. The Mother Brain is by far the most impressive but the Twinrova piece definitely gets an honorable mention. [more inside]
posted by jcterminal on Jan 26, 2008 - 5 comments

The tiny pieces are under the sofa cushions

MeFi™ Lego Set #67169 : The Animated Music Video [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Dec 4, 2007 - 9 comments

Escher prints in 3D LEGO versions

Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu build faithful, 3D versions of Escher prints using LEGOs: Relativity, Ascending and Descending, Waterfall, and Belvedere. (Only one of those four images required any photo manipulation to create its "Escher effect" -- can you tell which one, without scrolling down to see the descriptions on each page?) Other people's LEGO adventures: a playable harpsichord, the Golden Gate Bridge, and a portrait of Catwoman.
posted by allterrainbrain on Jul 8, 2007 - 17 comments

Hundreds of instruction books for old LEGO sets

The Brickfactory. 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 - 67 comments

Makes me wish I had time and money for another hobby

Bricklink: Random images of Lego creations Go to Brickshelf and hit the Random link. You never know what you might find: A Lego Steven Colbert, brandishing a lightsaber; a nifty AFV; a cool-looking Lego wargame from Hong Kong (alas, the rules aren't public); some great character designs; a nifty little satirical comic about saving the future by defeating the Rethuglicans in the past; some things that are just very cute; some that are kinda disturbing; nifty creatures; and of course some really interesting and cool-looking, beautifully-detailed starships (and some pretty nifty water-going ships, too). Really makes you want some bricks, doesn't it? (Previously.)
posted by jiawen on Feb 4, 2007 - 22 comments

LEGO my... wait.

Oh, you never would believe where those LEGO bricks come from. Well, you might. It turns out it's a pretty awesome process. BuisnessWeek gives us the behind the scenes info on LEGO bricks. Did you know LEGO is the world's largest tire manufacturer?
posted by SansPoint on Nov 29, 2006 - 29 comments

"Hang on, lads. I've got a great idea. Get my Legos!"

"You must have shot an awful lot of Legos sir." The Italian Job trailer, done in Legos. It's amateurish and it's YouTube, but it's only 50 seconds and it's really charming if you're a fan of the movie. There's a serialized version of the whole movie (part 1 and part 2). Part 2 is much better because it has the heist and the aftermath. Lorna, Big William and Camp Freddie are miscast, but otherwise it's pretty good.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 8, 2006 - 14 comments

No DUPLO version available

The LEGO Suicides. A series of tragic deaths, built block by block. (flickr slideshow; non-slideshow link here)
posted by brain_drain on Feb 13, 2006 - 22 comments

Spiderman 2, Lego Style

Spiderman 2, Lego Style (quicktime)
posted by jcruelty on Jul 7, 2004 - 18 comments

Theory fun

Social theory trading cards, action figures and legos! [Via Boing Boing.]
posted by homunculus on Mar 16, 2004 - 5 comments

if a reddish-white sore appears on the scalp or forehead ...

the brick testament
posted by mrgrimm on Mar 15, 2004 - 11 comments

Speaking of LEGO...

LEGO Escher is an amazing collection of some of the more famous prints by famous surrealist M.C. Escher rendered in LEGO. There's tons more like this at LUGNET (LEGO International Users Group Network).
posted by Mr_Spook on Oct 15, 2003 - 14 comments

Lego Master Builder search

Lego Master Builder search
"After kicking off at The Art Institute of California – San Diego on Thursday, Oct. 30, the official LEGO Master Model Builder Search will head to Art Institutes in Washington D.C., Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles before its final stop in Orange County, California. Winners from each city will be invited to travel to the LEGOLAND theme park in Carlsbad in 2004 to interview for the ultimate job – and the chance for the coveted spot as the seventh LEGO Master Model Builder." Ladies and gentlemen, start your brick building!
posted by Irontom on Oct 15, 2003 - 6 comments

Amy Hughes spent a lot of time building a church. For her cat. Out of legos.
posted by donkeysuck on Apr 18, 2002 - 52 comments

Lego Serious Play

Lego Serious Play "is the first application of Lego for the serious world of adults at work. The method combines 'play' and Lego bricks for the purpose of enhancing business performance." Cute.
posted by ubique on Apr 4, 2002 - 8 comments

Lego-lovers

Lego-lovers beware...because this is fun to play with. (I haven't seen this link before, but if it's a double-post, my apologies. I live in fear of making a double-post)
posted by Badmichelle on Mar 28, 2002 - 20 comments

From March 17 through June 30, 2002, The Jewish Museum in New York will present "Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art". This exhibition features art of several young artists including this Lego concentration camp.
posted by nonharmful on Jan 29, 2002 - 3 comments

What happens when a LEGO fanatic becomes bored? Or, perhaps the question should be "what should one do with about a quarter million Modulex bricks?" You might remember Eric of LEGO Desk fame...
posted by heather on Jan 25, 2002 - 7 comments

a silly place...

a silly place... either someone has waaaaay to much time on their hands or this is the coolest thing i've seen for ages. For those of you who want more explanation think Monty Python but in Lego. it's a movie - so time taken to view this movie is depending on whether your connection to the interweb is butane or coal fired. I've searched the archives and not found this particuar link - but it is a few months old, so apologies to any who have seen it before. I've not been accused of anything for a while.
posted by Spoon on Dec 5, 2001 - 13 comments

Battle Over Blocks

Battle Over Blocks
These essays offer a thoughtful insight into the Lego bricks we grew up with, and how the toys have changed with the times to reflect an absence of creativity in our society. Features Jeff Bates, cofounder of slashdot.
posted by johnjreeve on Oct 29, 2001 - 25 comments

Lego porn

Lego porn is good for the soul.
posted by geir on Feb 10, 2001 - 8 comments

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