I'm constantly floored by what people choose to make with Lego. Why craft a life-sized Halo sniper rifle or a Saturn V and not something else? I've got plans of my own, and now Moleskine's got the perfect, fanboy-ready notebook to document them in.
Captain Kyle Ugone isn't just a Navy bruiser—he's a man of finesse, and a lover of small plastic bricks. So much so that he's erected a staggering 1,091 Lego sets, earning him the title of world champion.
The folks at BrickIt were commissioned by a company called Dynaway to build this miniature, but impressive, Lego sorting factory to demonstrate the firm's manufacturing execution system. And lucky for us, they created a mesmerising video of it in action.
Lego geeks around the world, rejoice! You are not alone, even though you actually are alone, in your room, playing with tiny blocks. There is now a social network for Lego aficionados, and it's called ReBrick.
This looks like an ordinary Lego construction of a retro TV but it's not. See that Superman? It flies on screen, zooming through the landscape. The screen is mechanised and made entirely with Lego. [Flickr via Brothers Brick]
The cool space fighter above was created with bricks from Lego Friends' Butterfly Beauty Shop; Olivia's Invention Workshop; Stephanie's Cool Convertible, and Emma's Fashion Design Studio. It proves one thing: feminists criticising the new Lego Friends sets just don't get it.
I'm glad Lego allows children (not to mention adults) to indulge in some escapist fantasies. But what they really need is a hard dose of reality served up in brick form. Slate's imaginary Lego Civil Unrest series is the perfect example!
This is the Addis family and their 100,000-brick Lego Christmas-themed Dalek—Dr. Who's enemy cyborgs. Every December, the Addis—Mike, Catherine and their three children, Tom, Holly and Christopher—spend hours creating something massive out of bricks.