At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed that concluded earlier this month, McLaren had quite a bit to show off. Among the fleet, there was something particularly intriguing. Something a little more jagged than the British automaker’s usual offerings. It was a full-size LEGO McLaren based on the all-new beastly 720S. Yes. It was a 1:1 LEGO replica of the 720S. Obviously, what McLaren pulled off isn’t new. We have seen a number of full-size automobile replica in the past, including the likes of Ford Explorer, LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile, and even a fully-functional camper – just to name a few. But McLaren 280,000+ pieces example was a tad different. Continue reading Full-size LEGO McLaren 720S Finished By Fans At Goodwood Festival of Speed
The LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) with 1,969 pieces was the biggest LEGO Ideas set when it was first made official, but not for long because, as it turns out, another LEGO Ideas has since snatched the title from it. Announced on May 31 is the LEGO Ideas The Old Fishing Store (21310), a MOC submitted by the Netherlands-based LEGO Ideas member Robert Bontenbal (RobenAnne), is a massive set coming in at a grand 2,049 pieces! Continue reading With Over 2,000 Pieces, The Old Fishing Store Is The Biggest LEGO Ideas Set
If there’s one genre that has not received as much love from LEGO, it would be steampunk. Ok. I know steampunk is totally fictional, but so are many other LEGO sets, and therefore, it is not entirely audacious to think the Custom LEGO Steampunk Battleship by A.Graham LEGO Design, submitted to LEGO Ideas, deserves some serious love. There’s something about high-tech setup in an era that weren’t suppose to that tickles our imaginations and the allure of steam-powered technology that powers familiar, everyday machines is beyond words can describe. Continue reading Custom LEGO Steampunk Battleship Really Should Be An Official LEGO Set!
With so many campers/camper trailers going around, you hardly find anyone wanting to build one, but that’s not to say nobody does it. In fact, occasionally you will find home-built gem like the Atomic Camper, but have you seen one a functional caravan built entirely out of LEGO bricks? Well, if you haven’t, now you have because the LEGO Brick Caravan, constructed by UK-based professional LEGO builder Bright Bricks (the same folks who was responsible for the awesome Rolls-Royce engine from a few years ago), you see here is the world’s first and set the record as the Largest Caravan Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks back in 2015. Continue reading Watch A Functional Camper Built From LEGO Bricks Come To Live
Ridley Scott’s Aliens (20th Century Fox, 1979) was one of the movies that got me hooked to sci-fi and it is also one of the sci-fi movies that got me started in doodling crazy out-of-this-world stuff. Obviously, it was the weapons, equipment and vehicles that drew me to it, not so much of H.R. Giger’s alien design (though that was equally awesome). Having said that, nothing captured my imagination more than the UD-4L Cheyenne dropship and the M577 Armored Personnel Carrier – however impractical they were in space and on crazy alien terrains. Continue reading The Details That Goes Into This Aliens LEGO Technic M577 APC Is Insane!
I am sure many folks have their hands in building the iconic Macintosh out of LEGO bricks, but have you seen one that’s that tiny and functional? Yes. You heard that right. Functional. Well, that’s exactly what Berlin-based programmer, by the name of Jannis Hermanns, did. But being a LEGO size, Jannis can’t possibly stuff a CRT into it, let alone squeezing the original processor and mainboard in it; instead, this wonderful miniature has a 2.7-inch e-paper display for the monitor and a raspberry PI Zero paired to a tiny WiFi module as its CPU to enable it to be functional. Continue reading Programmer Built A Miniature Working Macintosh Using LEGO Bricks
What do you think of the official LEGO Hulkbuster set (LEGO Super Heroes The Hulk Buster Smash 76031)? Not so great, eh? I know it is a LEGO set and hence it has limitations, but still, it is a far cry from the hulking, hulk’s ass kicking monster machine depicted in the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Having said that, you can only imagine the excitement in me when I first lay eyes on Raymond Chow AKA Raychow’s custom LEGO Hulkbuster UCS. I was totally blown away by this true hulking Hulkbuster and obviously, many LEGO and Marvel fans do too. How so? Continue reading This LEGO Hulkbuster UCS Surely Deserves The 10K Votes It Has Gotten
There’s no lacking of MOCs that revolves around avid creators’ favorite cars, but one that’s designed to showcase the car catching some air? Well, that is something you don’t see everyday and as such, it is easy to see why it got picked up by our source rather enthusiastically (maybe ‘enthusiastically’ is an understatement here). As it turns out, I am on the same page as Stef Schrader because the custom Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 LEGO Speed Champions, which depicts all wheels up in the air at a section of the rally course (which is its natural ‘habitat’, really), had me at hello too. Also, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 Rally car in LEGO form is ridiculously cute. Absolutely gorgeous. Continue reading LEGO, Please Make This Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Catching Air A Reality
Straight out of the planet “why we didn’t think about it” is this LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape called Nimuno Loops and it is probably the best thing to happen since LEGO and also, duct tape. From the product name, you know it is an adhesive tape, but it ain’t no ordinary adhesive tape; it has two by infinity studs on it, it is flexible, bendable and shapeable, and cuttable, so this craziest thing to happen in the toy world can pretty much turn any surface, even curved profile like the soles of your sneakers, into a LEGO-compatible surface. And you know what this means, don’t you? Continue reading LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape Is The Best Thing To Happen Since LEGO
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