​The 16 Most Awful Lego Sets Ever Assembled

Lego bricks are generally awesome, and by all accounts The Lego Movie, opening this weekend, is as well. So we thought we'd make sure the folks at Lego didn't get too full of themselves by reminding the world of the worst toys, figures and building sets they've unleashed upon the world. Warning: Construction ahead. » 2/04/14 10:00am 2/04/14 10:00am

Han Solo completely redeems podracing in new Star Wars Lego commercial

Lego is releasing a new line of Star Wars sets called Microfighters, where characters get awesome mini-versions of ships like the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyers to jet around in. The reason you care besides the fact that Star Wars Legos are great, is because this new commercial for them rules. » 1/30/14 6:20am 1/30/14 6:20am

This Batcave made of 20,000 LEGO bricks is fit for Bruce Wayne

But he'd probably make Alfred assemble the entire thing. Weighing in at more than 20,000 LEGO pieces and over 100 pounds, this light-up Batcave diorama by Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey comes tricked out with the Batmobile, Batboat, Batcopter, Batwing, Batplane, and a few Batcycles for good measure. (It took… » 10/10/12 5:10pm 10/10/12 5:10pm

Rivendell from Lord of the Rings, made out of 50,000-plus LEGO bricks

It took 100 hours of prep time, but LEGO builders Blake Baer and Jack Bittner were able to depict the Elven paradise of Rivendell out of more than 50,000 pieces. This diorama weighs 120 pounds and is 40 inches by 30 inches, so you can simply drop this it on any Nazgûl who come a-knocking. Click on the below images for… » 8/24/12 6:20am 8/24/12 6:20am

Until today, you never knew you wanted a LEGO desalination plant

For an electrical engineering project, Gilcelio Chagas built this crackerjack model depicting an island desalination plant. After looking at this motorized homemade playset, it becomes abundantly clear that all engineering exams up to the graduate level must come with a diorama component that is worth 33% of the… » 8/20/12 1:35pm 8/20/12 1:35pm

Homemade Settlers of Catan board game turns your sheep into LEGO bricks

We've seen the venerable "wheat-and-brick-and-yelling board game" Settlers of Catan go gigantic and to the final frontier. Now — in a marvelous act of nerdiness — LEGO sculptor Ryan H. has built a playable Catan board out of little plastic rectangles. Explains Ryan, "I played this every night at Brickworld; I think… » 7/02/12 10:35am 7/02/12 10:35am

These LEGO Prometheus models need tiny, smarmy androids

Prometheus has been out for give or take a month, but that hasn't stopped some intrepid souls from committing the film's eponymous spacecraft to tiny Danish plastic bricks. Here are Niki Dregant and Andrew Lee's respective takes on the USCSS Prometheus — both models incorporate the spaceship's swinging engines, but… » 6/26/12 10:55am 6/26/12 10:55am

Classic science fiction moments, recreated as minimalist LEGO dioramas

For a recent contest, LEGO hobbyist site The Living Brick challenged builders to transform famous scenes from science fiction cinema and television into sculptures that require the bare minimum of LEGO pieces. Here's a round-up of the resulting dioramas — behold such films as Tron, Planet of the Apes, and Return of… » 6/25/12 8:25am 6/25/12 8:25am

These Portal LEGO sets were too nifty for reality

LEGO's CUUSOO program allows builders to submit blueprints for just about any plastic brick recreation under the sun. Although most of these designs never get the green light, there are still plenty of fantastic models consigned to the two-dimensional realm, such as these smashing Portal sets. These models come to us… » 6/19/12 7:30am 6/19/12 7:30am