If you only watch one video today, it should be this one. You will discover that it is footage of a DIY LEGO pancake maker which is, in my expert opinion, the best thing to come out of Norway since the fjords. Created by Miguel Valenzuela, an American maker abroad, the project has been around for a few years but this video shows us how the project works in detail, further proving that the nascent… → Read More
Lego is back with another generation of MindStorms, the company’s consumer robotics line aimed at introducing application programming to a younger generation. Kids these days grow up with so much focus on the virtual self, but MindStorms works as a bridge to connect software programming with real-world, physical actions.
The new kit includes directions for up to 17 different robots, most of… → Read More
Burf aka Simon Burfield is an iOS programmer and Lego experimenter who tries to take building blocks to the next level. Interestingly, if this wild rideable Lego wheelchair is any indication, he’s left the next level and is now firmly in the distant future.
Made with 12 Lego NXT motors and 12 multi-directional wheels, this carefully designed prototype can carry around a 198 pound person and is… → Read More
Are you enough of a photo geek to build your own camera? Maybe. But are you enough of one to build it out of LEGO and some spare bits you had lying around the house? Probably not. But Carl-Frederic Salicath over in Norway is. And he did. He calls it the Legoflex B1. → Read More
While this can’t be the first time LEGO and indie hit Minecraft have been mentioned in the same breath, I think it’s the first time they’ve really been mixed to this degree. Mojang, the developer of the multi-million-selling mining and adventuring game has put up a project on LEGO’s CUUSOO site, which allows people to submit LEGO projects and get royalties from them if they’re selected for… → Read More
What happens when a geek winds up in Legoland? He has loads of unfiltered fun, that’s what.
You can spend hours just looking at the fantastic creations, big or small, go on fun rides or visit some of the movies and exhibitions in the designated areas. I promised myself to come back here when my kids, who is now only 5 months old, grows a few years older.
If you have kids, or you would love… → Read More
For many people, building with Legos brings back fond memories. For Mike Schropp, the memories are still being built. Schropp loves Legos, often incorporating them into technology. For his latest project, Schropp built a 12-core PC tucked into a custom made case he designed using some 2,000 black Lego bricks. The finished product is not only awesome looking, but also energy efficient. → Read More
May the 5th be with you! Yeah, I’m a day late on this one but it’s still worth your time. In fact, it’s totally more watchable than the real prequels. → Read More
Bring the fun of interlocking bricks to the cafeteria. This officially-licensed LEGO lunchbox isn’t anything fancy, but it’s a sure fire way to meet fellow brickheads. (Is that what LEGO nuts are called?) The only downside I can see from my post on top of a LEGO mountain is that it’s only available in certain countries and that doesn’t include the US of A. [Firebox via… → Read More
We first posted about Lego guns back in January and now they’re back and these guns actually fire. That’s right – not only do they completely ignore the pacifist notion that Lego is for creative, constructive play but now you can actually fudge stuff up! → Read More
John, you can have your dumb Lego guns. My army of Lego tanks are going to decimate you and your cats. Sure, you might be able to face stomp a few of them Dead Space 2-style, but they’re going to keep coming and wear your down with a constant barrage of bricks from their laser-aimed high velocity brick cannon. Sorry, you’re going to lose this one, compadre. → Read More
These Lego Spaceman cufflinks are sort of self-explanatory just like the folks who wear them. Fine by me. $16.99 a pair on at this Etsy store where there are about a zillion and quarter more similar Lego cufflinks and tie tacks. I like these the best. [via Cool Hunting] → Read More
Sure you can build little houses and stuff with Lego, but can you build a sniper rifle? Lego for Adults author Martin Martin Hüdepohl wants to show you how in his book Badass Lego Guns. This video teaser shows some of the amazing shooting creations that actually work and are made entirely of LEGO Technic parts. → Read More
Sadly, these Lego Angry Birds by designer Tsang Yiu Keung are not for sale nor would you be able to play with them because they would explode on impact like Lego frag grenades, causing injury and sadness. → Read More
Oh, Friday. Why do you suck so much? I look forward to you all week and then you finally get here, you take forever to end. Thank the almighty Internet Gods that there’s such mind-numbing videos as this stop motion LEGO thing to pass the time. → Read More
In 1998 Lego introduced the MINDSTORMS product line. The NXT is a brick-shaped computer that can take in sensory input, control motors and most importantly in this case, play back sounds. The NXT-606 drum machine is based on this unit and I must say it sounds pretty good. You can even get a set yourself and build your own. And why shouldn’t you do that? Click for the video → Read More
Created by Droog Design, this is table keeps your geek cravings and avant-garde hipster leanings from being mutually exclusive. At 25,000 pieces, it begs the question… do you have to put it together yourself? Rest assured though, that if you begin to lose your geek cred by obtaining this beauty, you could always mount this other LEGO beauty on top of it to KEEP IT REALZ. More items in… → Read More
With a webcam, a digital signaling processing board, and some Lego Mindstorms pieces, Creator Branislov Kisacanin put together what he calls the Tetris-Bot. The way it works is the Texas Instruments DSP board analyzes the screen and then communicates with the NXT robot through LED lights. The Tetris-Bot will then push the buttons on the number bad, which it can do at up to three strokes a second. → Read More
I suppose it’s mixed blessing for LEGO that when I saw the headline “LEGO Prince of Persia” I immediately thought of their successful video game line. I played with LEGOs when I was young, but I wonder how long they’ll remain relevant when even fans like myself cease to think of LEGO as the actual blocks, and think of them more as a brand of toys and games. Ah well. At any… → Read More
Here’s a little DIY project for you Nikon shooters out there. Certain models of the Nikon DSLR support IR remotes, but to buy an actual “Nikon” brand remote from your local camera shoppe will set you back around $40. Why not build one yourself instead? → Read More
Sure, this LEGO creation looks impressive just sitting there, but click the Read More link to see it in action. → Read More
When LEGOs and a laptop can solve a puzzle that I’ve never been able to, it either means our children will be enslaved by evil robot overlords or I need to apply myself a bit more. → Read More
Tip: Do not show your chiropractor your fancy new LEGO wallet. He’ll likely kill you. $24-$32. via OhGizmo → Read More