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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 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover

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 The Goonies 30th Anniversary Set

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 LEGO DeLorean Time Machine by Orion Pax

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 400,000-Piece LEGO Hogwarts by Alice Finch

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 LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters by Orion Pax

Original Mac crafted from LEGO Bricks

the Apple that Steve Jobs built has no doubt made history and with that, we also witness the birth of the great, great grandaddy of all-in-one computer – the original Macintosh. having said that, what better way to immortalize this icon then by crafting a ‘replica’ (albeit a scaled and non-working example) with an equally big name like LEGO? but no. LEGO is not offering an official Apple Macintosh LEGO set (and we all know the Playmobil Apple Store was a good joke some years ago) but this particular cute example was a creation of an individual by the name of Chris McVeigh which brings us to the bad news Continue reading Original Mac crafted from LEGO Bricks

Rolls-Royce LEGO Trent 1000 Engine

Rolls-Royce LEGO Trent 1000 Engine
Rolls-Royce LEGO Trent 1000 Engine | US$na | www.rolls-royce.com

what you see here is the biggest Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine created from LEGO bricks. yes. you heard that right. it is the handy work of aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce and was presented earlier this week at the Farnborough International Airshow. this impressive LEGO work of art measures 2 meters (6.56 feet) long, weighs 307 kg (677 lbs) and is made up of a mind-boggling 152,455 LEGO bricks. Continue reading Rolls-Royce LEGO Trent 1000 Engine

LEGO Land Rover Defender 110

LEGO Land Rover Defender
(photos: Sheepo) LEGO Land Rover Defender 110 | US$tba | www.lego.cuusoo.com

lets face it: men can’t get enough of LEGO and cars, no matter what age they are in. therefore, by combining both of these loves is like the ultimate in men’s heavenly playground. well, may be the car in question is not your typical exotic or supercar but a classic like the Land Rover Defender, still it is something to behold, especially if it is huge (1:8.5 scale), built with almost 2,800 parts, including seven motors, three infrared receivers and features a selectable 2WD or 4WD system, high and low range system, live axles, working five-speed sequential gearbox complete with reverse gear, fully automatic clutch, two-speed transfer case, and working doors, hoods, and tailgate. Continue reading LEGO Land Rover Defender 110

Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props

Custom LEGO The Avengers' Props
(photos: Ken Robichaud) Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props | US$na

like we said, not everything we feature here is to tempt you into spending your hard-earned dough and you certainly won’t be able to buy these awesome fan-made Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props. skilled LEGO builder Ken Robichaud created these brick-based full-scaled props inspired by the movie, The Avengers, which include Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Hawkeye’s bow and a set of specialty arrow heads, and Black Widow’s equipment. and for those who are wondering… no, there’s no Hulk’s fist, which we thought would be an awesome addition (though technically speaking, that’s no weapon) and we are missing a repulsor too. Continue reading Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props

cool stuff: custom 15,000-piece StarCraft II Battlecruiser

Custom LEGO StarCraft II Hyperion Battlecruiser
(photos: Sven Junga)

though i have a special affinity for LEGO, i admit that i don’t have the natural ‘LEGO hands’ to custom anything at all and that leaves me with the option of just admiring the great works done by true LEGO masters – like Sven Junga who lovingly created this huge 15,000-piece Hyperion battlecruiser from the game, StarCraft II. though it may not be as enormous as the LEGO Ventator-class Star Destroyer but it is not lacking in the details department. it took Junga six months to complete this beauty and he’s not about to stop there as it looks like his Terran army is growing. treat yourself to some awesome images of this beautiful creation after the break. trust me, LEGO fans (StarCraft fans or not) won’t want to miss it. Continue reading cool stuff: custom 15,000-piece StarCraft II Battlecruiser