I spent several hours on Christmas putting together various LEGO sets for my nephew, Gavin. After the first set, he grabbed the next and the next. I couldn't say no, as I, like Gavin, love the LEGOs. Which is why I'm thinking this LEGO brick toy box might be in Gavin's future. Called
A love of a George Nelson Platform Bench ($700) and approximately 1,400 Legos gets you one too-cool-for-words George Nelson Lego Bench (actually, coffee table). The maker is the husband of a Casa Sugar community member and half-owner
Curbly has seen plenty of Lego art over the years, perhaps some lego furniture, but fundamental built-in domestic structures? It's a first in my estimation...
"The Munchausen Lego Kitchen is based around an Ikea island that has been outifftted with more than 20,000 Lego pieces. Not quite and afternoon in the playroom, the entrie process took the designers more than a week to complete. The results were well worth the effort, which gave way to a...
If you're like me and love/d your LEGO, then this building should give you a little tingle, as it has a very LEGO-esque quality about it.
Lego's architecture series is perfect for those of us who had trouble giving up the blocks as kids. The collection now includes the Guggenheim in all it's crazy-shaped glory (it looks particularly sci-fi in Lego).
Falling Water is also in the range, (though not available yet) and it has me cooing like a lovestruck pigeon (it's like a perfect storm of awesome
Architect and LEGO enthusiast Adam Reed Tucker partnered with everyone's favorite building block maker and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to develop the latest entry in LEGO's Architecture Series, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.
Exclusively from A + R, these vivid, soy Building Brick Candles have a wick in every stud, and they'll make a LEGO fanatic's heart leap with joy, which may or may not make up for the $48 price tag.
If you haven't yet seen it, Legoland's reproduction of today's inauguration is no less than remarkable. From the throng of people, to a sobbing Bush 43* and an army of Porta-Potties, nothing is forgotten. Although, I wonder if they've updated it to depict Cheney in a wheelchair?
"Bears and worms aren't very similar, until you think....gummy." -Demetri Martin, These Are Jokes
Yeah, but bears and worms are SO 1922...and 1981.
So, instead, make your own. SFHandyMan has provided a great detailed instructable on creating your own candies out of a DIY silicon mold. He's chosen Legos as his design, and its remarkable how finely sculpted the results are. The details are more defined than in commercial candies!
Your mum is nearly always right. Remember when she told you not to play with fire? She had a good point, but she'd obviously never seen these.
Blok Candles by Hyock Kwon, soon to be available at emporium-of-hip Charles & Marie. Simple effective awesome.
You mum was right however about running with scissors and waving pointy sticks, you really could take someone's eye out with that thing
Apparently, LEGO have been used to repair crumbling walls in Bocchignano, Italy, a village near Rome. The ‘repair work’ was part of the ‘20 Eventi’ project. Not sure if LEGO are the appropriate addition to a centuries old building? Me either, but it does make one wonder how cool they might look as a decorative element on an interior corner or two. Via.
Earlier this month the world's largest Lego tower was errected at Legoland Windsor. The nearly 100 feet tall structure consists of 500,000 bricks and was designed to mimic a Viking longboat mast. Why a longboat mast? To 'mark the opening of the theme park's new Land of the Vikings, of course. Via.
Bloxes, pl. n, \Ëˆbläks-es\ Building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight — you could build yourself a platform to stand on, and then pick it up and move it wherever you need to.
From CNET: "Bloxes are the latest option in ...
"When it comes to telling stories with Lego, Brendan Powell Smith isn't messing around. He turned to the greatest story ever told for inspiration. The Brick Testament is a collection of photos illustrating [Biblical narratives] using only real Lego pieces from the 60's to today."
In total, The Brick Testament has Legoed over 336 Biblical stories.
Via and quote: Retro Thing.
Eric Harshbarger is a mathematician, computer programer and a professional LEGO artist. Although he’s never been an actual employee of LEGO, he is considered one of the preeminent LEGO sculptors and mosaicists in the world. His works are commissioned and his clients have included the MIT Media Lab, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the LEGO company itself, among others. Apropos to the season is Eric’s 13" army of Santas. For more...
Go to Flickr and check out the fabulous snowflakes made out of LEGO tree leaf pieces, created by "Big Daddy" Nelson. Via Craftzine.
New to the market is this stunning 2 ½ story Town House, which features ample natural light, beautiful landscaping, detached garage and lovely brick work. Customization available to suit your needs. All this and more for only $69.99. Call Creator Realty at 555-LEGO for further information, or visit their website.
Here’s a perfect little something for all of us who started our DIYing with those familiar little nubby blocks. The LEGO key rack is made of authentic Lego parts and includes 2 LEGO brick key chains. The only problem, of course, is that true FOL’s (that’s Fans of LEGO) could probably make our own! From the LEGO Shop ($9.95).
Everybody’s favorite woman in an apron, Betty Crocker, has a tutorial for making these darling LEGO cakes. The Crock’s super-easy technique starts with a box cake-mix, of course. And those round nubby things on top? They’re large marshmallows that have been cut in half!