It's no drone, but this custom LEGO robot is designed for something much cooler...folding and launching paper airplanes automatically. Arthur Sacek, a LEGO enthusiast and designer, used the colorful bricks to create a machine that could not only fold the planes, but launch them automatically as well. That's right, once folded, the machine shoots it down a 'runway' directly into flight. LEGO Mindstorms computers were used to precisely calculate the folds and just how quickly the airplane is folded. Continue reading for another behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus custom LEGO creations.
The LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R is modeled after its real-life counterpart, and it can be picked up for just $55.01 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Features a removable nose cone, engine and engine cover, and an opening boot containing four axle stands. Place the car on the axle stands to remove the wheels like a mechanic. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure kit is a must-have for motorcycle fans, but what if BMW created a futuristic version of the bike? Well, BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic teamed up to do just that, and this design is what they came up with. What's even cooler is that they re-purposed the 603 pieces included in the kit specifically for this machine, while the front-wheel rim was modified to form a propeller. For those who happen to be in Denmark, you'll be able to see it live in person starting today at LEGO World Copenhagen, that is until it gets sent off to BMW's Munich headquarters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of life hacks for drawing circles.
The DJI Mavic Pro is great for hobbyists and professionals alike, but for those looking to just get started with drones, Kitables has the LEGO kit that can easily be pieced together at home. "Many of you probably want to be a person who builds 'things' but don't know where to begin. Our kits offer an all-around better building experience that challenges both novice and experienced users," said the company. You can pre-order one now for just $50 on their Kickstarter page. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, this life-sized Batmobile, from "The Lego Batman Movie" measures 17 feet long, sits over 9 feet wide and stands nearly 7 feet tall. It's made from 344,187 bricks in 17 different colors to be exact, built around a frame composed of 86-feet of aluminum tubing, which means the vehicle tops the scales at 1,695.5-pounds. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack 75138 set just might hold you over until the Rogue One release next month, as it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $24.99. Features a foldout Echo Base with a rotating tower with opening hatch and flick missile, trench, Imperial Probe Droid and an Imperial stud shooter. Weapons include a blaster rifle, blaster and a blaster pistol. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.
Italian photographer Domenico Franco has captured larger than life LEGO vehicles parked around the streets of Ancient Rome for his latest series, titled "LEGO outside LEGOLAND". Whether it be a LEGO Lamborghini, or just simple helicopters, tractor trailers, or camper vans, they've been seamlessly integrated into famous landmarks of the capital. Continue reading to see more.
The LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker 75153 not only has dual spring-loaded shooters, but also an opening cockpit, and it's being offered for just $32.82, today only, originally $39.99. Join the hunt for rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front. Includes 3 minifigures. Product page. Continue reading for speed build and review videos.
LEGO's Star Wars 75059 Sandcrawler is 3,296-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for only $262.98 shipped, today only, originally $299.99 (even more if you check other online auction sites). Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sand crawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there's R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4, a Treadwell Droid, Gunk Droid and even C-3PO. Prodcut page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.
LEGO fans rejoice! Students from New York's School of Visual Arts created a LEGO shopping bag that turns you into a minifig character, sort of. Basically, the handles come with two extra pieces of material that look like the hands found on a LEGO minifig. Simply grab the handles, and you're ready to play the part. If you decide to dress up as a LEGO character for Halloween, this would be the perfect accessory. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Kengoro, a robot that actually sweats.