Most people use LEGO bricks to either build a set model, or just smaller things that don't take up too much time, but 20-year-old Raul Oaida, a self-taught brick master, has built the world's first functional life-sized LEGO car. He used approximately 500,000 pieces and has "four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons." Despite its top speed being 20-30 km, it'll still get you from point A to B, albeit a very slowly. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real homemade backpack flamethrower.
Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.
Akihiro Mizuuchi, an illustrator and designer from Japan, invented a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. In other words, melted chocolate is first poured into specially designed molds that enable the bricks to be popped out in one piece, once cooled. As you can see, these can be used to create just about anything your imagination can conjure up. Continue reading for more pictures.
LEGO fanatic Matt De Lanoy combined his love of the colorful bricks with The Simpsons to recreate the city of Springfield, complete with the Simpson and Flanders residences, Moe's Tavern, Krusty Burger, the Kwik-E-Mart, the nuclear power plant, The Android's Dungeon, the Stonecutter's Club and more. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a child who steals the show during an on-air interview.
LEGO is a popular line of construction toys manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. They began manufacturing interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Today, we take an interesting look inside their headquarters designed by Danish architects Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord. Their main goal was to create a work environment that promotes both innovation and imagination while maintaining a fun factor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy video.
Set to be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con later this week, this new LEGO Batman Dark Knight Tumbler consists of 1,869 pieces, measures 15 inches tall by 9 inches wide, and "includes not only a Christian Bale-style Batman minifig, but also a beautifully crafted Joker styled after the character brilliantly played by the late Heath Ledger," says Hi Consumption. Available here starting July 27th. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog apologizing to a baby in the most adorable way possible.
LEGO began making interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then, a global LEGO subculture has emerged, complete with supporting movies, games, competitions, and six themed amusement parks. All of this began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a skilled carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. Two-years-later, in 1934, his company came to be called "LEGO", which comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well". As of 2013, approximately 560-billion Lego pieces have been produced. Continue reading to see some of the geekiest LEGO tattoos ever.
Sugru (moldable synthetic rubber) and LEGO Minifigs are perfect companions, or at least for securely holding cords. This discovery was made by Andreas, a LEGO fan from Germany. He uploaded a picture of it to Sugru's online gallery last month, and users around the world have adopted the idea. According to company founder, Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, "Since we shared the project on Twitter, we've been getting more and more pics of people copying it. It's so cool to see all the different characters and locations." Continue reading for more pictures.
United States of LEGO by award-winning photographer Jeff Friesen basically reimagines the different states of the USA in colorful brick form. Each of these scenes capture a unique aspect of the place's history, geography, or culture, like the famed UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. Friesen used only construction paper and his daughter's small LEGO collection to create these accurate representations. Continue reading to see all the states and for more information. Product page.
LEGO fans rejoice! A new world record has been set by a group of schoolchildren in Hungary. That's right, this record-breaking tower is situated in the shadow of the famous St. Stephen's Basilica and at approximately 114-feet-tall, smashing the previous record of 112-feet, 9-inches from 2013. Continue reading for a video and more information.