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Watch: LEGO Paper Plane Launcher Folds And Launches A Paper Plane

A contraption that feeds on paper and spits out paper plane is not new, but one that does the same using only LEGO elements, now that’s news. Granted that this particular work of art coming from Arrow Electronics is not news. It was posted on Arrow’s YouTube channel a little over a year ago, but hey, like I always say, if you haven’t heard of it, it is news. Am I right? Anywho, if you have seen it, I am sure you are beyond awe to be bother by its age, and if you hadn’t, well, enjoy this wonder LEGO creation conjured up by designer Arther Sacek. Continue reading Watch: LEGO Paper Plane Launcher Folds And Launches A Paper Plane

Industrial Designer Turns Regular Shoe Into A Self-Lacing Shoe With LEGO

Not everyone can afford to dish out $200K for a high-tech self-lacing shoe. Hell, even 720 bucks is overly excessive for a pair of sneakers however high-tech it may be. So, what do you do when you really want a Back to the Future II self-lacing shoe? Cobble up one with LEGO, of course. Wait, what? Is that even possible? Well, as it turns out, it can be done by combining some LEGO elements with other materials – as demonstrated by industrial designer, Vimal Patel. Armed with a dremel and a hot glue, he managed to retrofit a LEGO-powered self-lacing mechanism onto a worn out shoe and had it working like the real-deal, albeit a little slower. Continue reading Industrial Designer Turns Regular Shoe Into A Self-Lacing Shoe With LEGO

Custom LEGO Factory Playset Fulfils Your Fantasy Of ‘Working’ At LEGO

LEGO bricks. You played with it. You have built your own creations and you probably even visited its headquarters at Billund, Denmark, but wouldn’t it be nice to pretend that you actually worked there? That will be totally dope, right? Well, you know what? You may be able to do that – if Jonas AKA BrickJonas’s latest creation, LEGO Factory Playset has enough support on LEGO Ideas. Modeled after the famous Danish maker’s buildings in Billund, Denmark, this proposed playset is made up of three modules: the main building, a design studio, and a factory building. Continue reading Custom LEGO Factory Playset Fulfils Your Fantasy Of ‘Working’ At LEGO

Functional NERF Blaster Made Out Of LEGO Is Absolutely Awesome

There’s no arguing that the world’s famous bricks, AKA LEGO, spur creativity like no other. Heck, even grown ups find these plastic bricks a blast to tinkle with outside of official sets. Speaking blast, YouTube channel Astonishing Studios’ has created a LEGO replica of Hasbro’s NERF Maverick REV-6 foam dart blaster which is yet another testimony of LEGO’s versatility. The most impressive part about Astonishing Studios’ LEGO NERF Gun is, beyond striking resemblance to the original NERF foam dart shooter, it actually works. Continue reading Functional NERF Blaster Made Out Of LEGO Is Absolutely Awesome

This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia introduced between 50s and 70s may not be as iconic as the VW Camper or the Beetle, but it was actually a very well received car of its time, having seen a production of no less than 445,000 cars and that’s not including the 41K or so made in Brazil for the South America markets. Despite so, it remains largely as an enthusiast thing, which means you ought to be a huge VW nuts to actually know this car and appreciate its beauty. And I guess that kind of makes LEGO builder Mandylion777 one such enthusiast cos’ he actually put together a detailed LEGO model of the iconic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Continue reading This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set

Just when we thought Ozzyeatingbats’ LEGO Ideas contender, the Jaguar E-Type Roadster, rivals LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, in comes another LEGO Ideas contender that could the LEGO Technic set a run for its money and it should totally be made into an official set. This one here, a VW Golf Mk1 GTI, created by LEGO Ideas user hasskabal, looks so brilliant that we wanted so bad for it to be made an official LEGO set and we implore the community, the Internet to up vote it so it will have a shot of being considered by LEGO. Come’on, LEGO, this is a classic deserved to be immortalized with the world’s most famous bricks. Period. Continue reading This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set

Vote So This Ultra Realistic LEGO Jaguar E-Type Roadster Can Be A Reality

LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS took realism in scale LEGO model to the next level, but can the same level of realism achieved or surpassed without Technic parts? As it turns, it can, as proven by LEGO Ideas contributor Ozzyeatingbats’ (no prize for guessing who this talented pal idolizes) creation called Jaguar E-Type Roadster. Continue reading Vote So This Ultra Realistic LEGO Jaguar E-Type Roadster Can Be A Reality

LEGO UCS Tie Fighter Turned Into UCS Tie Interceptor Is Beyond Awesome

When it comes LEGO UCS (Ultimate Collector’s Series) Star Wars, they are pretty much as good as any LEGO Star Wars can get, but not all are without flaws. Personally, I have quite a handful of LEGO UCS Star Wars, which I am cool with, but not to imgur user jazzbass’s son. Starting with a UCS TIE Fighter set, jazzbass junior worked to turn it into a TIE Interceptor, paying attention to the aircraft wings, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. The details that went into the wings, which are the main mod here, are simply mind-blowing. Continue reading LEGO UCS Tie Fighter Turned Into UCS Tie Interceptor Is Beyond Awesome

Digitally Rendered LEGO Transformers T-Rex Grimlock Have To Be Made!

LEGO Digital Designer has come a long way. The last time I used it, I thought simple LEGO set is all it can do and to be honest, I have absolutely no idea it is capable of building exceedingly complex projects such as the one you see here, the T-Rex Grimlock, the leader of the Dinobots straight out from the movie, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. I am a huge fan of complex LEGO sets and this 4,410 pieces LEGO Technic set sure tickles my fancy (like a lot), but alas, to my dismay, it ain’t a real set. It is not even a one-off set; it is a virtual LEGO set created by Flickr user Nicola Stocchi. Damn it, Nicola Stocchi for creating such a beautiful Transformers Grimlock which I couldn’t stop dreaming about it since I first laid eyes on it a couple of months ago. Continue reading Digitally Rendered LEGO Transformers T-Rex Grimlock Have To Be Made!

Incredibly Detailed LEGO Kennedy Space Center Had Our Minds Blown

LEGO is amazing. It can recreate so many things in incredible realism that sometimes we wonder, why real things aren’t made of LEGO bricks? Of course, real things can’t be made of LEGO bricks. That’s a fantasy that no one wants to come true. Anyways, the Custom LEGO Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, created by one LEGO MOC enthusiast Lia Chan, is yet another example. Paying tribute to the now defunct NASA Space Shuttle program, Chan recreated the iconic and memorable Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in all its brick glory – completing it with details like the launch platform with the catwalks and the works, crawler transport system, and of course, NASA’s retired Space Shuttle Atlantis. Continue reading Incredibly Detailed LEGO Kennedy Space Center Had Our Minds Blown