Lego Jurassic Park Is Everything We Wanted It To Be, And More

A father and his eight-year-old daughter worked together (with a lot of dad's friends) on this three-minute homage to Jurassic Park, which used some $100,000 worth of Legos to recreate the dino classic (the real movie cost $63 million, so ...). See the fruits of their labors below, followed by a making-of video. » 3/20/15 6:00pm 3/20/15 6:00pm

Behold! A Scale Model Of The Large Hadron Collider In Lego!

The Large Hadron Collider is not only a particle collider of awe-inspiring power capable of revealing the atomic connections underlying our basic reality — it's also the inspiration for this charming Lego build from a CERN scientist, which includes all four particle detectors. » 2/26/15 10:29am 2/26/15 10:29am

Researchers in London Are Using Lego Bricks On Its Bug Specimens

Insects are fragile, and scientists researching them have to be very careful with their specimens. Unfortunately, the devices out there are expensive and size-specific. So a group of entomologists have turned to that most customizable of materials to serve their needs: Legos. » 2/09/15 10:30pm 2/09/15 10:30pm

Watch This Hilarious Lego Homage To The 50 Shades Of Grey Trailer

The helicopter, the elevator scene, the hyper-articulated six-pack abs, the breathy dialogue ... they're all here in this meticulously detailed trailer for Fifty Shades of Bricks. For the full effect, check out the side-by-side comparison between live-action and Lego parody trailers here, and ask yourself: which… » 2/09/15 10:20am 2/09/15 10:20am

These Scientists Rebuilt Lab Equipment Out Of Legos -- And It Works!

You might be forgiven for thinking that what you're seeing here is a very well-constructed toy. But it's also a fully operational watt balance, the tool that's used to set the standard measurement of a kilogram. » 12/10/14 11:49am 12/10/14 11:49am

​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

Lego Movie clips are way funnier than they have any business being

The Lego Movie is funny. Really funny. Don't believe us? Check out these nine clips. If you don't (at least) chuckle, you're dead inside. Also, they introduce the greatest character ever made — Princess Uni-Kitty! » 1/27/14 7:40am 1/27/14 7:40am

Listen to the Lego Movie song that will dominate your life

Take a listen to The Lego Movie original song "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island, and get ready to have your brain assimilate to the Lego lifestyle. » 1/24/14 8:20am 1/24/14 8:20am

First Look at The Simpsons LEGO House is insanely detailed

We've been patiently waiting for more news about The Simpsons LEGO home, complete with nosey-doodly-doo neighbor Ned Flanders. And now, it's really real! Behold the first piece of what we hope will become a complete LEGO Springfield. » 1/06/14 10:20am 1/06/14 10:20am

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

An epic LEGO recreation of the Ringwraiths' hunt for Hobbits

For a diorama depicting the Nazgûl hunting some hapless Hobbits, builder Xenomurphy transformed their moment of silent self-preservation into a full-blown nature scene. As Xenomurphy explains of this tableau: » 8/06/12 10:35am 8/06/12 10:35am

This is how you make Helm's Deep out of LEGO

If the official LEGO Helm's Deep play set seemed a twinge minuscule to you, check out builder Daniel Z's recreation of this epic battle. It's an excellent companion piece to these miniature versions of the Battle of Isengard and Mordor. You can find more of his tiny fortresses here. » 7/19/12 7:00am 7/19/12 7:00am

A world with more William Gibson LEGO sets is a world we can live in

When it comes to literary characters to depict in LEGO, you can't beat Jones, the cybernetic, heroin-addicted dolphin from William Gibson's 1981 tale Johnny Mnemonic. Explains sculptor Cole Blaq: » 7/17/12 11:40am 7/17/12 11:40am

LEGO Star Trek equipment may not work, but is fascinating nonetheless

Tommy Williamson has done up classic Star Trek gadgets in LEGO — behold adorably nonfunctional versions of the tricorder, phaser, and communicator. All that's missing is a full-sized wall for Kirk to jump off of and deliver some airborne pain. » 7/10/12 4:45pm 7/10/12 4:45pm

These Cthulhu LEGO sets will drive you insane with little plastic bricks

It's unlikely LEGO will ever produce an H.P. Lovecraft-themed line of LEGO sets — what with the cosmic abominations and the creeping madness and unholy geometry and all that jazz —but that hasn't stopped several intrepid builders from constructing their own eldritch play sets. » 7/06/12 2:00pm 7/06/12 2:00pm

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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

Channing Tatum and Will Arnett to play (LEGO) Superman and Batman

Fantasy team-up of the century! The more we hear about Warner Bros' strange LEGO movie, the more excited we get. And now that the studio is dumping a ton of their trademarked properties into the picture and casting folks like Will Arnett to voice Batman? We're losing it. » 6/27/12 8:00am 6/27/12 8:00am