Tag Archives: Custom LEGO

SmartBrick Adds Bluetooth To Your LEGO Technic, Boasts 300 Feet Range

LEGO Technic kits are awesome. in fact, it is so good that those kits hardly need any change, or is it? if you dabble with LEGO Technic kits long enough, you will soon realize that its communication component, namely the infrared, is a tad dated as compared to say, Bluetooth technology. IR has limited range and demands line-of-sight, which seriously limits the fun. before LEGO acts on it, there is a new Kickstarter project that aims to give your LEGO Techno creations a piece of the Bluetooth action. the SmartBrick is basically a Bluetooth LE receiver that replaces the IR unit of your Technic kit, if it has one, that lets you control your creation using your iPhone. Continue reading SmartBrick Adds Bluetooth To Your LEGO Technic, Boasts 300 Feet Range

LEGO Lightsabers Hits 10K Supports, We Sure Hope The Force Is With The Duo

if there is one thing missing from LEGO’s comprehensive Star Wars collection, it would be Lightsabers, well, the Lightsaber hilts to be exact. submitted to LEGO Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) by LEGO builder scott34567, this ‘life-size’ hilts are none other than Vader’s and Luke Skywalker’s, as used in the Return of the Jedi. well, the good news is, this project has garnered 10,000 supporters and is set to have a shot at being an official LEGO set after being reviewed by LEGO Ideas. though that would take a while, since the next list of creations to be reviewed is already announced. according to the LEGO Lightsabers creator, the hilts are sturdy enough to be handled and like the ‘real-deal’ each hilt features the crystal necessary for the Force to manifest into the shaft of superheated plasma. Continue reading LEGO Lightsabers Hits 10K Supports, We Sure Hope The Force Is With The Duo

This Is How A 2-meter, 50 KG LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer Without Studs Looks Like

part of the beauty of LEGO structure or sculpture is attributed by the studs of the finished product. still, there are times when no visible studs makes the finished product all the more awesome. case in point: the Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera by one LEGO guru Jerac. employing Studs Not On Top, or S.N.O.T for short, LEGO building technique which involves hiding away studs, Jerac makes his iteration of LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera looks more like a model kit than a LEGO set. in any case, the stunning images of the product you see here are described by Jerac as ‘barely finished’. what? ‘barely finished’? man. this dude is a hopeless perfectionist and a master in the art of LEGO, no doubt about it. all told, this LEGO creation stretches over two meters (6 feet 6.74 inches) long, weighs in around 50 kilograms (110 lbs) and is composed of roughly 40,000 bricks. Continue reading This Is How A 2-meter, 50 KG LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer Without Studs Looks Like

This LEGO The Avengers Helicarrier Is The Result Of Over 22,000 Bricks

the thing about LEGO is, the bigger the set, the more detail and majestic it will be (the custom Starcraft II Battlecruiser is one good example, though it never was an official set). there’s no other way, but the LEGO The Avengers Helicarrier by ysomt submitted to LEGO Ideas (formerly LEGO Cuusoo) kind of takes bigger a few steps too far. ysomt has created this monstrosity consisting of 22,694 bricks (!) and would measures 85.4 by 45.3 inches (217 by 115 cm) when built. and if it ever did garner the number of votes required for it to be considered by the Danish toy maker and eventually be made official, it would be the biggest official LEGO set ever to grace planet Earth, both in number of bricks and built size, and it would be one hard to beat. Continue reading This LEGO The Avengers Helicarrier Is The Result Of Over 22,000 Bricks

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 LEGO Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

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 Custom LEGO Martini Porsche Racing Set

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 Computer Keyboard

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 LEGO Ghostbusters Set

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 Arduino-powered LEGO Technic RC Car

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