JK Brickworks, AKA Jason Allemann, is an avid LEGO enthusiast who have the penchant for creating intricate kinetic sculptures out of LEGO. His latest work, the LEGO Lawnmower Man Kinetic Sculpture, is based off fellow LEGO enthusiast/YouTuber Josh David’s lawnmower kinetic sculpture, entitled LEGO Lawn Mower. Like Josh’s variant, Jason’s version uses a combination of LEGO Technic and non-LEGO Technic parts and in the usual JK Brickworks fashion, Jason makes a great LEGO kinetic sculpture greater by refining what Josh has done by throwing in his very own figure from his Sisyphus model into the mix – in addition to several other tweaks. Continue reading I Think I Can Spend All-Day Watching This LEGO Person Mowing The Lawn
Getting a job after graduating is the toughest. More so if you are switching career like Andy Morris. You see, Morris, who have recently graduated from University of South Wales with a degree in Interior Design, is making a mid-career switch from the finance sector to the creative industry. As you can see, the two are vastly different areas of expertise which a person like Andy would find it hard convincing new employers of his artistic and creative capabilities. And being 34 years of age doesn’t quite help either. He knew it will be a tall order even to just make an interview and so Andy did something nobody did before to make himself stand out from the competitions. Continue reading Design Graduate Created A Minifigure Of Himself, With Packaging, As His CV
It is a good thing that Transformers isn’t part of the LEGO collection since the sets will probably not be able to transform, which would be pretty damn lame because transforming is kind of the highlight of any Transformers toys. However, a recently approved LEGO Ideas submission may change all that. I am not saying it will, but it could. Anyways, the set that could possibly pave way for transformable LEGO sets is the LEGO Ideas Voltron: Defender of the Universe Transformable Set submitted by Malaysia-based Philippine software architect, Leandro Tayag AKA len_d69. Continue reading LEGO Ideas Voltron Transformable Set Gets LEGO Nods Of Approval!
There are countless number of insanely awesome LEGO builds and therefore, it is hard to say who is better. However, as far as amateur and the pop icon Aliens goes, artist Blair Archer could easily rank among the top, if not the best. Archer’s creation, a custom 1/3th scale LEGO Alien Xenomorph Bust is loaded with so much details that I can assure you that it is guarantee to blow your mind even if you are non-fan of the horrifying, acid spitting extra-terrestrial life form. No, seriously. This work of art here is beyond awesome. Just look at it. It is almost as if it was alive even though you know they are made out entirely from LEGO elements. Continue reading This Super Detailed LEGO Alien Xenomorph Bust Will Blow Your Mind!
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