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LEGO Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

LEGO Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

what’s more iconic than the red brick Ghostbusters HQ building and the Ecto-1? the Marshmallow Man, of course; it is kind of the next logical addition for a Ghostbusters-themed LEGO set – if there’s going to be a series dedicated to this cult comedy/horror flick. following up to his successfully nominated LEGO Cuusoo set, the LEGO Ghostbusters Set, Brent Waller is at it again, introducing you the LEGO Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. it stands at a magnificent 13 inches (34 cm) tall and is composed of roughly 1,800 pieces. what you have here is an unmistakable silverscreen icon immortalized in LEGO bricks, featuring articulated head and limbs, along with details like sailor hat with red ribbon, plus the traditional sailor’s collar and red neckerchief. Continue reading

Custom LEGO Martini Porsche Racing Set by Malte Dorowski

Custom LEGO Martini Porsche Racing Set

i know it is kind of cruel by curating a bunch of stuff that money can’t buy. however, this custom LEGO Martini Porsche Racing Set is way too cool and it would be criminal not to share it. created by one Malte Dorowski, the Martini International Team comprises a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo, 935/76 Turbo, 935/78 Moby Dick, 936/77, Volkswagen T1, plus a Ford C-Type race car transporter. each LEGO custom vehicle is given the iconic Martini livery treatment and no corners were cut in creating this magnificent set. just look at those arches and curves. those are put together with multiple elements to replicate the curves instead merely using curved parts. Continue reading

LEGO Computer Keyboard

LEGO Computer Keyboard

LEGO is a bit like smartphones. what it can do (or in this case, build) is limited to one’s imagination and LEGO aficionado Jason Allemann just went out to prove this point; he has created a working LEGO computer keyboard, well, albeit having a rather ancient PS/2 connector membrane keyboard as the base, but it is fantastically awesome in our books, nonetheless. the innards is obviously inherited from the generic keyboard, while the rest was made up of clever mix of LEGO and Technic parts. in order to align the keys precisely over the membrane, Allemann uses a grid of Technic connectors and axles which allows precise alignment of the keys “floating” above the corresponding membrane. the “bounce” or the returning of the keys is achieved naturally by the virtue of the ‘rubbery’ property of the membrane. Continue reading

LEGO Ghostbusters Set

LEGO Ghostbusters Set

we, or rather i, have been a fan of LEGO enthusiast Brent Waller’s works. it started when Waller created his own iteration of the The Dark Knight‘s Batmobile nicknamed ‘Tumbler‘. thanks to Waller and the blueprint he willingly shared with fellow LEGO lovers, i was able to build a LEGO Tumbler myself. the details that went into Brent’s Tumbler were nothing short of amazing. that said, i am more than thrilled to know that one of Brent’s work, the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is going be an official LEGO set. the 21108 LEGO Ghostbusters Set, as it will be known as, will hit the shelves this June, just in time for the 30th anniversary of the iconic blockbuster film. Continue reading

Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

the Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car is where your love for LEGO and RC cars come together, but in a way that will get you a little more involved then just opening the box and assembling the various bricks and technic parts together. drawing its inspiration from another fellow contributor ‘sath02′, this dragster-like vehicle combines two sets of LEGO Technic sets, Dune Duster (#8207) and Power Pack (#8720), and has a Arduino UNO R3 as its ‘brain’, while a XBee wireless control undertakes the remote control duty. so, no. this is not something you can buy off the rack; it is an instructables project by contributor ‘nfrith’ that goes beyond your usual Technic RC knowledge and dive into the wonderful world of Arduino and stuff to get it going. Continue reading

LEGO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Set

LEGO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

since August 2012 right through to 2013, the biggest thing to happen in science would be Mars Curiosity Rover – the historic space vehicle that would answer mankind’s question, at least in part, of whether the Red Planet could be a habitable planet or otherwise. and hence, it couldn’t be more fitting to kick off the Danish toy company’s 2014 toy line with the model of this “miracle of engineering”, the 21104 LEGO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Set. Mechanical Engineer Stephen Pakbaz who worked on the actual Mars Curiosity Rover at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is man behind this detailed 295-piece which features a set of 6-wheel rocker-bogie suspension, articulated robotic arm and multiple camera sets. Continue reading

LEGO The Goonies 30th Anniversary Set

LEGO The Goonies 30th Anniversary Set

remember The Goonies? we suppose you do and would also have pretty fond memories of it, if not you won’t be reading this. no? anyway for the uninitiated, it was a 1985 action-adventure-comedy flick starring mainly child actors (among them were Corey Feldman, Sean Austin, and Josh Brolin), helmed by Richard Donner with Steven Spielberg being one of the executive producers. the combination of comedic scenes, cheesy lines, and Indiana Jones-like action and adventure signature to the 80s films were all in there, making The Goonies a hit back then (it raked in some $9 million domestically on the opening weekend, surpassing the original Indiana Jones). the funny thing is, we didn’t think it to be as cult or iconic as Back To The Future, or Indiana Jones franchise to warrant a LEGO set. however, LEGO Cuusoo member Lyonsblood begs to differ and hope to let adults and kids alike a chance to relive the adventure of Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth, Andy and Sloth, collectively known as The Goonies, with this LEGO The Goonies 30th Anniversary Set. Continue reading

LEGO DeLorean Time Machine by Orion Pax

LEGO DeLorean Time Machine by Orion Pax

thanks to LEGO whiz like Orion Pax aka Alex Jones, we are beginning to shy away from official LEGO movie franchise products. if you haven’t strayed like us, then you must not have seen the LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters or this LEGO DeLorean Time Machine. by the look of the images, we hardly need to explain why Alex’s rendition of Doc Brown’s 88 miles an hour DeLorean is absolutely cool and this LEGO enthusiast’s version will definitely put LEGO’s own official sets to shame. some of the features include a metallic spray painted “chassis”, working gull wing doors, working fold-up wheels, and of course, a display stand to proudly display Orion Pax’s work of art, complete with a vehicle information board – just like what you would find in the beloved LEGO UCS items. Continue reading

400,000-Piece LEGO Hogwarts by Alice Finch

400,000-Piece LEGO Hogwarts by Alice Finch

money can buy you a lot of objects of your desire, but one thing that it probably can’t buy is this awe-inspiring, 400,000-piece LEGO Hogwarts custom by LEGO enthusiast and mother of two, Alice Finch. the project started way back in 2011 and it took Alice a good one year and loads of money to complete. it showed up at last year’s Brickcon 2012 where Alice’s creation snagged both the ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Best in Show’ awards. but it was only a couple of days ago that this majestic Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry did its official online unveiling. man, this is definitely going to go viral very quickly. Continue reading

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax

we said it before and we are going to say it again: not everything we featured here is to tempt you to part with your money. there are times when we kicked and stumbled upon stuff that makes us go ‘wow’ and that’s when money-can’t-buy-stuff gets featured here. the LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax is one such prime example. it is definitely a ‘wow’. no doubt about it. conceived by one Alex Jones aka Orion Pax, who spent countless hours watching the movies and the animated series, just to get the details of this red brick building over at North Moore Street in NYC perfectly right. Continue reading