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standard.co.uk 08/27/2017

Legoland's mini Big Ben silenced in honour of Westminster clock tower

LEGO Big Ben silenced.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/legolands-mini-big-ben-silenced-in-honour-of-westminster-clock-tower-a3616531.html

standard.co.uk Legoland Windsor is carrying out repairs on its mini Big Ben to coincide with the Westminster clock tower’s four-year maintenance work. The theme park, which features mini Lego models of landmarks from across Europe and the USA, said it is taking advantage of real Big Ben's maintenance work to carry...

cnet.com 01/15/2017

Chevrolet helps bring Lego Batman's ride to life at the Detroit Auto Show - Roadshow

Batmobile!
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/chevrolet-helps-bring-lego-batmans-ride-to-life-detroit-auto-show/

cnet.com The latest Batmobile patrolling Gotham City is a Chevy.

5thingsilearned.com 11/27/2016

5 Things I Learnt as a Designer at LEGO

Interesting.
https://5thingsilearned.com/5-things-i-learnt-as-a-designer-at-lego-25705816376d#.g80cfm597

5thingsilearned.com At 5am on a cold, misty morning, my plane tumbled to a stop in a strange land where I didn’t speak a word of the language. I was about to…

10/12/2016

LEGO

Fun!
https://www.facebook.com/LEGO/videos/10154059969713403/

When a sea monster and fisherman tangle, it is up to John, Paul, George and Ringo to come to the rescue! In their iconic LEGO® Yellow Submarine, The Beatles must use their building skills to face a few out-of-this-world challenges. Full speed ahead November 1st!

bbc.com 05/23/2016

Lego 'arms race': Bricks growing more violent, study says - BBC News

Lego Arms Race.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36356604

bbc.com Lego products are growing more violent as toy makers engage in an 'arms race' to catch the attention of children in a digital age, a new study says.

bbc.com 04/26/2016

Lego's 2,704-piece Porsche is not a toy

LEGO Porche
http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160425-legos-2704-piece-porsche-is-not-a-toy

bbc.com The Danish brickmaker's new Technic 911 GT3 RS set is beautiful, desirable and slightly scary — not unlike the actual car.

makezine.com 04/19/2016

Working Lego Particle Accelerator | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

LEGO particle accelerator:
http://makezine.com/2016/04/18/working-lego-particle-accelerator/

makezine.com Playtime just got a lot more physical and experimental with this Lego "Large Brick Collider."

forbes.com 04/17/2016

LEGO's 'Idea Conference' Is About More Than Just Bricks

LEGO Idea Conference
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2016/04/17/legos-idea-conference-is-about-more-than-just-bricks/#1c1cfc9c7526

forbes.com It seems like the older I get, the more time I spend with Lego bricks. Sure, I say that I buy the kits for my kids, but I’m always sitting on the floor next to them within minutes of opening the box. What’s more, the grown up part of me [...]

04/17/2016

The Beginning - Stories - How did Technic get started? - Technic LEGO.com

The origin of LEGO technics:
http://www.lego.com/en-us/technic/history-page/stories/the-beginning

lego.com How did Technic get started? We have been fortunate to talk to Jan Ryaa, one of the founding fathers of Technic back in the 1970s, where he worked with another designer, Erik Bach. At some point, these two stopped treating a brick as simply a brick, and they went to work with no more than their tool…

nerdapproved.com 04/07/2016

Watch What Happens When A LEGO Brick Goes Under A Hydraulic Press [Video]

Interesting.
http://nerdapproved.com/toys/lego-vs-hydraulic-press/

nerdapproved.com We all know what happens when a LEGO brick meets a foot – swearing and pain. But what happens when it meets a hydraulic press? Sweet, sweet revenge. YouTub

02/04/2016

LEGO Paper Plane Machine - Arrow Electronics commercial.

This is very cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-7sqMBzSW8

It is a behind the scenes of a really nice project. On July of 2015 I was hired by Elevation Digital Media to build a LEGO machine that could fold and launch...

lego.gizmodo.com 01/25/2016

65,000-Piece Lego Concorde Reveals all the Plane's Inner Workings

This is cool.
http://lego.gizmodo.com/65-000-piece-lego-concorde-reveals-all-the-planes-inner-1754958202?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

lego.gizmodo.com In addition to wowing us with a heartbreaking 120,000-piece model of the Titanic breaking in two, Ryan McNaught also spent the month of December building an incredibly-detailed model of an Air France Concorde that reveals all of the supersonic plane’s inner workings and details.

bbc.com 01/13/2016

Lego changes bulk buy policy after Ai Weiwei backlash - BBC News

LEGO Story
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35299069

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whio.com 12/29/2015

Report: Lego bricks better investment than gold

Interesting.
http://www.whio.com/news/news/national/report-lego-bricks-better-investment-gold/npr7Q/?ecmp=whiotv_social_facebook_2014_sfp

whio.com The rate of return on the average Lego set is 12 percent while gold is value roughly at 9.6 percent, according to the report.

nerdist.com 12/23/2015

LEGO Machine Ices Those Holiday Cookies For You | Nerdist

Very nice!
http://nerdist.com/lego-machine-ices-those-holiday-cookies-for-you/

nerdist.com You had such good intentions for this holiday season. “Send me your address if you want some homemade Christmas cookies!” you posted across all of your social media accounts. Seventy-eight replies later you knew you had made a horrible mistake. How could you possibly pull this off? It just so happen…

12/15/2015

Producing a papercube with LEGO® Mindstorms® Education EV3

This is awesome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xezxxImg64&feature=youtu.be

papercube is a production line producing a paper cube from one piece of paper. The special feature: the students of the Engineering and Management study prog...

lego.gizmodo.com 12/10/2015

Don't Pretend You Wouldn't Want a Lego McNuggets Vending Machine at Your Desk

Wow!
http://lego.gizmodo.com/dont-pretend-you-dont-want-a-lego-mcnuggets-vending-mac-1747286089?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

lego.gizmodo.com Despite their sketchy pink goop origins, those consistently-shaped McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets are too addictive to ever give up. And you can lie to yourself all you want, but deep down you know you want this Lego McNuggets vending machine sitting in the corner of your office.

jkbrickworks.com 11/27/2015

Sisyphus Kinetic Sculpture | JK Brickworks

Coolio!
http://jkbrickworks.com/sisyphus-kinetic-sculpture/

jkbrickworks.com

sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com 09/13/2015

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wargamesillustrated.co.uk 08/28/2015

The Battle of Waterloo With 2,134 Lego Minifigs - Wargames Illustrated

Waterloo
http://wargamesillustrated.co.uk/the-battle-of-waterloo-with-2134-lego-minifigs/

wargamesillustrated.co.uk Battle of Waterloo in lego.

08/28/2015

The Brick Room Blog

Check out this new blog!
https://www.facebook.com/thebrickroomblog

This is the page for the blog that features images of the creative domains and storage areas of LEGO enthusiasts from around the world.

[08/10/15]   Happy birthday Lego!

lego.gizmodo.com 08/09/2015

This Lego Model Reveals the Beauty of a Crashed Star Destroyer

Fun!
http://lego.gizmodo.com/this-lego-model-reveals-the-beauty-of-a-crashed-star-de-1722506469?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

lego.gizmodo.com The second teaser trailer for Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens opened with a haunting shot of the deserts of Tatooine slowly swallowing a crashed Star Destroyer. And Lego builder KevFett2011 succeeds in capturing all the beauty in that destruction with this 12,000 piece diorama.

lego.gizmodo.com 05/05/2015

Smashing an $800 Lego Super Star Destroyer in slo-mo is heart breaking

Fun!
http://lego.gizmodo.com/smashing-an-800-lego-super-star-destroyer-on-purpose-i-1702026482

lego.gizmodo.com For May the Fourth the folks at Wired decided to recreate one of the final scenes in Return of the Jedi where Vader’s Super Star Destroyer crashes head first into the Death Star and explodes. Except that instead of using a CG simulation, or even a movie-caliber model, they simply dropped the hard-to…

today.com 05/04/2015

Designer Creates Working Replicas of LEGO World Computers

Interesting.
http://www.today.com/money/designer-creates-working-replicas-lego-world-computers-t18951

today.com If you played with LEGO as a kid, you probably remember the little computers and consoles that the minifigs were apparently operating inside

wired.com 04/30/2015

How We Can All Be Like Lego Master Builders | WIRED

Fun read.
http://www.wired.com/2015/04/lego-master/

wired.com Using a list of Lego sets you own, Rebrickable can generate a list of other sets you can build.

04/30/2015

This is Happening

Wow!
https://www.facebook.com/JukinVideo/videos/882012711887000/?fref=nf

Wow. This is insane. 30,000+ Lego bricks and this was made.

cebit.de 03/17/2015

Logistikdemonstrator 2.0 - Produkt - CeBIT 2015

Fun!
http://www.cebit.de/produkt/logistikdemonstrator-2.0/591225/A813255

cebit.de FIR an der RWTH Aachen stellt das Produkt Logistikdemonstrator 2.0 auf der CeBIT vom 16.03. bis zum 20.03.2015 in Hannover aus. Planen Sie Ihren Messebesuch und suchen Sie nach weiteren Produkten.

npr.org 03/14/2015

Lego Says You Can't Build That — Because Of Politics

Interesting.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2015/03/13/392871323/lego-says-you-can-t-build-that?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150314

npr.org LEGO rejects submission of women Supreme Court justices as product, reflecting view that the high court has become political.

thisiscolossal.com 02/10/2015

An Impressive Piet Mondrian Painted with Stop-Motion Lego by Jon Rolph

Fun!
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/lego-piet-mondrian/

thisiscolossal.com Watch as Lego enthusiast Jon Rolph deftly recreates a Piet Mondrian using stop-motion animation. While it may seem like a pretty straightforward idea, the attention to detail here is astounding, even PES was impressed. (via Stellar)

brickanimation.com 02/04/2015

Paint

Paint:
http://brickanimation.com/2015/02/paint/

brickanimation.com Why don't more people make brickfilms like this? The other day I was thinking to myself,

01/12/2015

Lego Congreve Rolling Ball Clock (WIP)

LEGO Clock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en0DEl1r3rQ

A lego congreve clock mechanism using a ball to cadence the period. This is the first step to test the mechanism. The next will be set up a longest path for ...

01/12/2015

Kinetic Sculpture - Yes / No By Nico71

Yes/No
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDZ1cPc7G6g&feature=youtu.be

A Kinetic sculpture based on Yes / No Letter Transformation. Do you like my creations ? Please subscribe friend ! https://www.youtube.com/user/nico71240?sub_...

bbc.com 01/03/2015

Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

Where to find the LEGO.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28582621

bbc.com Members of the public are helping a beachcomber map where Lego has been found since millions of pieces were lost in a 1997 container spill.

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