Dream Cruises has just completed its 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship, so they decided to mark the occasion by building a large-scale replica out of LEGO. This "World Dream Ship" replica was built using over 2.5-million LEGO pieces, and it weighs over 2,800 kg, while measuring in at 8.44 m (27.7 ft) long, 1.33 m (4.36 ft) wide and 1.53 m (5 ft) tall. More than 1,000 cruise line guests and members of the public, along with the help of Greater China's first LEGO certified professional, Andy Hung, helped construct the model. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Studio NINE teamed up with Corian to create LEGO-compatible furniture with integrated building plates that let you build directly on their surface. The surface itself is made from a Corian material, ribbed with LEGO-studs, and offers a three-dimensional canvas to build to your heart's delight. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Besides building transportation tunnels, Elon Musk's Boring Company also offers quirky gadgets on the side, like this flamethrower, and now, a giant LEGO-inspired brick made from stone recovered from an excavated tunnel. Just like its plastic counterpart, these blocks are designed to be interlocking, which means if you're lucky enough to score a few of them, you may be able to actually build a structure of sorts. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there's no word yet on when these will become available for sale, nor what they'll be priced at. Continue reading for another video and more information.
LEGO fans rejoice! Ryan "Brickman" McNaught, a LEGO master builder, received permission from NBC Universal to recreate the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, and he used 65,143 bricks in the process. It's not an exact 1:1 replica, but this massive model does feature working lights and smoke dispensers for added authenticity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Harry Potter fans rejoice! LEGO has just revealed an all-new 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall set, which consists of 878-pieces, complete with special minifigs of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Nearly Headless Nick, and Professor Quirrel/Voldemort. Standing 14 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 11 inches deep when built, the set boasts four levels, a spiral staircase leading to the potion room, treasure room and Mirror of Erised. Expect it to set you back $99 when it hits stores on August 1. Continue reading for another video, hands-on pictures and additional information.
The LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052 set not only has motorized functions, contra-rotating rotors as well as a working winch, but 1,042-pieces to boot, all for $98.88 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. This advanced building toy also features movable elevator and rudders, a multidirectional nose wheel and a buildable cargo accessory. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video, more pictures and information.
LEGO Technic fans rejoice! Green Gecko Technic Workshop has built a LEGO Technic Pneumatic Hot Rod powered by a working V8 engine. That's right, in addition to an independent front suspension, pneumatic steering, a full body kit with opening doors, the pneumatic engine runs on compressed air and can rev up to 1500 RPM at 55psi. Continue reading for more geeky LEGO creations you probably haven't seen before.
Residents of Tel Aviv rallied and sourced more than 500,000 plastic bricks to honor the memory of an eight-year old boy by building the world's tallest LEGO tower, which stands 118-feet tall. The multi-coloued 'Omer Tower', named after LEGO fan Omer Sayag who died from cancer in 2014, was completed with the help of cranes in the City's Rabin Square. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The LEGO Super Star Destroyer is a behometh of a set, coming in at a whopping 3,152-pieces, but what if you decide to crash one into a wall at 67mph? Brothers David and Henrik Windestal, who live outside Toreboda in Sweden, decided to find out. After spending countless hours building the Destroyer, they attached it to a 'rocket sled,' capable of accelerating the craft to 67mph. Henrik is quite excited that the Destroyer explodes into 'a big pile of LEGO pieces everywhere," while David said the outcome was far better than previous projects they worked on together. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.
LEGO's Star Wars TIE Striker Walker 75154 set is great to pick up ahead of The Last Jedi movie release, and it's being offered for just $34.29 shipped for Prime members (free 30-day trial), today only, originally $69.99. The TIE Striker features large, adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold, and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.