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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

Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

During the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) last month, American automaker surprised visitors with a unlikely ‘concept car’: a life-size LEGO Batmobile straight out of LEGO animated flick The LEGO Batman Movie. Created in collaboration with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and First LEGO League, this bricksomeful crimefighting vehicle, which stretches 17 feet long (a little shorter than Sawaya’s creation), measures 9.25 feet across and stands 6.92 feet tall (about 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 meters), is made up of a whopping 344,187 LEGO bricks and weighs in at a hefty 1,695.5 pounds (769 kg). The tires alone account for 400 pounds (181 kg), each weighing no less than 100 pounds (45 kg!). Continue reading Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

We Want This Life-size BMW Motorrad LEGO Technic Hover Ride So Bad!

Oh, wow. This came as a surprise to us. You know that beautiful, first-ever BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic collaboration, the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure we featured last year? Well, the thing is, we did not realized it was a 2-in-1 kit, something which is typical of LEGO Technic sets. Interestingly, the alternative model included in the kit was fictional concept called Hover Ride. Hover Ride is exactly what it sounds like; a R 1200 GS Adventure without wheels, AKA a bike that hovers, AKA a vehicle that will make futurists drool all over. Continue reading We Want This Life-size BMW Motorrad LEGO Technic Hover Ride So Bad!

The Ultimate Batmobile Set’s Batmobile Is A Strange-looking 4-in-1 Vehicle

You probably already saw (or even bought) movie tie-in LEGO sets from The LEGO Batman Movie and you are probably wondering where the hell is the protagonist’s Ultimate Batmobile… well, the answer is, it is coming soon! So I guess it is a ‘yay!’? Maybe? Anyways, according to Market Watch, The Ultimate Batmobile Set is due to hit the shelves this June 1, priced at $129.99. As you can see in the images, the set features the caped crime fighter’s automobile that looks more like a mad scientist’s contraption – complete with oddly colored yellow-tinted cockpit canopies. Continue reading The Ultimate Batmobile Set’s Batmobile Is A Strange-looking 4-in-1 Vehicle

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

LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

What you see here is the LEGO Boost 17101 Robotics System, a newly introduced learning toy set from the Danish toy maker that sits between the simplicity of regular LEGO and LEGO Technics sets, and the complexity offered by LEGO Mindstorm kits. Targeted at pre-teens, LEGO Boost lets kids put together a range of interactive toys, such a robot you see pictured above, using a mix of 3 sensing bricks called Boost bricks and aplenty of other LEGO elements (843 pieces, to be exact). Like Mindstorms, the fun and learning does not end when the construction is complete. Continue reading LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

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

LEGO Minifig Got Hit By Growth Ray, Turned Into 7-inch Jumbo-size Minifig

Danish toy maker LEGO may have these jumbo-sized, not so minifig, minifigs in their stores (somewhere, I think) and if LEGO really do have them, I am sure they are not yours to buy; they will be just display pieces to spruce up the stores. Anyways, if you desire to own one oversized minifig (and why the hell not, right?), you can cobble up one unconvincing example from standard LEGO bricks, or you can look to Etsy seller MLARTS Vinyl Graphics to fulfil your dream. This particular example here, called Jumbo 3D-printed LEGO Original Minifig, was 3D-printed from ABS and towers at 7-inch tall – which is over 4.5 times larger than the original minifig. Continue reading LEGO Minifig Got Hit By Growth Ray, Turned Into 7-inch Jumbo-size Minifig

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