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Illegal LEGO Building Techniques

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These “illegal LEGO building techniques” won’t land you in jail, but are rather unconventional ways of using the plastic bits. To be more specific, these are “LEGO building techniques that break the ‘rules’ for connections between LEGO elements followed by official LEGO set designers — particularly connections that stress the LEGO elements. (e.g. inserting a plate upright between the studs on a brick.)”. On a side note, did you know that the LEGO Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891–1958), a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932? That’s right, in 1934, his company simply came to be called “Lego”, derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”.Read more to see a few that might help you out.

LEGO Creator 10253 Big Ben

The LEGO Creator Expert (10253) Big Ben Building Kit contains over four thousand pieces, and it’s being offered for $199.99 shipped, Cyber Monday deals week only, originally $249.99. The Great Bell was first started on May 31st 1859, and its first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. Standing 23” (60cm) tall, this LEGO interpretation features a detailed facade, complete with statues, shields, windows, a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials, a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, and buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn as well as a tree depicting the building’s location. Product page. Read more for a speed build video and additional information.

LEGO Technic 42096 Porsche 911 RSR
The 1,580-piece LEGO Technic 42096 Porsche 911 RSR has been officially unveiled, and it’s loaded with functional parts, including an authentic rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, detailed cockpit, working differential, as well as an independent suspension. It measures 5-inches high, 19-inches long and 7-inches wide, while also offering realistic placement of the engine. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

LEGO Forma Adults

LEGO sets are fun for all ages, but now, the Danish company introduces the Forma line, which promises “a premium LEGO experience designed for adults looking for a fun, engaging way to reconnect with their creative side.” The Koi fish set, priced at $46 (currently sold out), boasts 294 pieces, while replaceable skins enables you to transform the model into a shark as well as other creatures. These sets “are designed to help you reconnect with your imagination and disconnect from the stress of life (and) discover the simple satisfaction of building with your hands,” according to the LEGO Forma site. Read more for another video, additional information, and the Indiegogo page.

Distracted Boyfriend LEGO

Photo credit: Dylan Maithonis / Antonio Guillem
For those who have no idea what the “Distracted Boyfriend meme, also known as “Man Looking at Other Woman”, is about, it’s basically a stock photo series in which a man looks at the back of a woman walking by while his significant other looks on disapprovingly. Northern California-based Photographer Dylan Maithonis decided to recreate this scene using nothing but LEGO bricks. Read more to see the entire LEGO setup, which consists of three minifigs and lots of makeshift props.

LEGO Batman Halloween

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Let’s face it, many celebrities can be recognized in public even with disguises on, that is unless…they’re in full costume on Halloween. This year, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake took their 3-year-old son, Silas Randall Timberlake, trick-or-treating, or “fighting crime in these streets,” in New York City wearing life-sized LEGO Batman costumes. Continue reading for more.

LEGO Pip-Boy

Fallout 76, an online multiplayer action role-playing game, features an open world four times the size of that of Fallout 4. The game world is called “Appalachia” and is a representation of West Virginia. Featuring recreations of real locations in the region, including the West Virginia State Capitol, The Greenbrier, Woodburn Circle, New River Gorge Bridge, and Camden Park. This gamer decided to recreate the Pip-Boy 2000 MK VI wrist computer from the title using LEGO bricks. Continue reading to see the individual components and for more information.

Apple Park LEGO

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The real Apple Park, also known as the spaceship campus, is located at 1 Apple Park Way in Cupertino, California, United States, and spans 175-acres. LEGO fanatic Spencer Rezkalla decided to create a 1/650 scale version using thousands of bricks, right down to the surrounding trees. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

LEGO Wind Turbine

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Consisting of 826-pieces and priced at $199.99 (Nov. 23 release), the LEGO Creator Expert 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine set is fully motorized, and captures the elegance and graceful movement of a traditional wind turbine. It stands approximately 39″ (1m) high, towering above a wooded hill and a house with furnished patio, mailbox, flowers and a white picket fence. Turn the nacelle left or right and switch on the included power function motor to rotate the adjustable wind turbine blades and illuminate the cottage’s porch light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

LEGO Bugatti Chiron

Not just a static model, this replica of the $2.6 million Bugatti Chiron is made from over 1-million LEGO pieces, generates 5.3 horsepower and can hit 12 miles per hour. This 3,000 pounds creation took approximately 6-months to complete, and boasts 2,304 Power Function motors, 4,032 gear wheels, and 2,016 axles. There’s even a functional LEGO speedometer, complete with a working active rear spoiler that pops up on the back. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.