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

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

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…

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 every… » 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 the … » 6/25/12 8:25am 6/25/12 8:25am

This Breaking Bad meth lab LEGO set is unsuitable for children

If you've ever wondered what the taut methamphetamine drama Breaking Bad would look like as an innocent plastic brick diorama, ponder no longer. Redditor GaryIsYouDotCom recently posted his friend's reconstruction of the show's state-of-the-art clandestine drug lab. » 6/20/12 8:30am 6/20/12 8:30am

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