This video of the blazingly fast CubeSolver II setting a new world record for solving a Rubik's Cube is all the more impressive given it's built with LEGO Mindstorms and powered by a Samsung Galaxy S II.
I really really really liked the Lego Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, but after watching this cute timelapse of its construction, I couldn't resist it anymore and bought it. You can buy one too, for £80, if you're similarly entranced. [Lego]
Caltech engineers built an ingenious Petri dish from Lego blocks that uses a cell phone image sensor and a smartphone light to send pictures of what's happening inside the dish directly to scientists' laptops.
Say what you will about the rabidness of Star Trek and Star Wars fans, Battlestar Galactica has fans like Gary King who build incredible six-foot-long, hyper-detailed models of obscure ships entirely out of LEGO.
Rebrickable is a database of known LEGO set pieces, which uses box codes from collections you already own to tell you which other LEGO things you can build from the raw materials already in your possession.