- by: Staff
It's time for our weekly Top 10 list and this week our editors bring you the "Top 10 Strangest (or Coolest...) Lego Creations". Leave us a comment with your own favorites.
10. Lego iPod Case
This interesting BrixPod Classic iPod Shuffle case gives your Shuffle the appearance of a full-sized iPod made of Lego bricks.
9. Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite
Nathan Sawaya used over 10,000 Lego pieces and spent 3 months making this "Han Solo in Carbonite" masterpiece.
8. Lego Volvo XC90
Built by Lego Master Model Builders, this Volvo XC90 is the official car of Legoland California.
7. Lego NES Case
If Nintendo came out with a Lego NES case, this would be it. Everything is 100% Lego - power/reset buttons, controller ports, LED light cover, and even the vents up top. One more picture here
6. Lego Harpsichord
This Harpsichord was constructed entirely from Lego parts (over 100,000!), including keyboard, jacks, jack rack, jack rail, plectra, soundboard, bridge, hitch pins, tuning pins, wrestplank, nut, case, legs, lid, lid stick, and music stand. It has a range of 61 notes and weighs 150 lb.
5. Lego Pinhole Camera
This person took a Polaroid 95a, stripped it down, and than reassembled the camera with all Lego parts. Like a real mechanical 35mm camera, it includes a manual crank which takes 23 clicks to advance one frame.
4. Lego Knitting Machine
Rarely do we come accross something so interesting yet odd, take a look at this fully functional knitting machine made entirely out of Lego pieces.
3. Lego Difference Engine
One of the most imaginative Lego creations ever. Made by Andy Carroll, this difference engine is able to solve mathematical problems (2nd/3rd-order polynomials) and calculate the answers to 3 or 4 digits.
2. Lego Air Conditioner
Behold, a functional Lego replica of Carrier's latest air conditioner, complete with valves, compressor, and working fan.
1. Lego Pinball Machine
Created by Lego fanatics Gerrit Bronsveld and Martijn Boogaarts of the Netherlands, this fully functional pinball machine was made using over 20,000 of these colorful blocks. The Lego Pinball Machine features an operational coin slot, rotation bumpers, auto kickback, 5-digit mechanical display (for points), 13 RCX Mindstorms computers, and even a ramp.
Honorable Mention - Lego gMac 475
If you liked the Lego PC
, check out this Lego gMac 475 (constructed from a Macintosh LC 475 ), an oldie but goodie. (Thanks, Jeff)
Honorable Mention - Lego Brick USB Drive
Lego blocks can be used to build just about anything these days, including this USB drive. Its even got clear backing so you can view the innards. Instructions on how to build your own can be found here