Why make your own pancakes when you can let machines do it for you? The Brick Wall shows off another impressive LEGO factory they built that cracks eggs, mixes them with flour, pours the batter on a hot griddle, and flips pancakes. Now they just need a LEGO syrup and butter robot.
Engineering geeks will get a kick out of this video from the Brick Experiment Channel. Using LEGO Technic components, they demonstrated various mechanical principles, including a Schmidt coupling, a Scotch yoke, and a Chebyshev lambda linkage. Even if you don’t know what any of that means, it’s fun to watch.
At Brickworld Chicago 2022, LEGO builder Jarren Harkema turned up with an amazing display – a castle with a blue-green water fountain that flows up and over its structure – except the water is LEGO diamonds moving on conveyor belts. Joshua Hanlon from Beyond the Brick’s gets us up close with this impressive creation.
A while back, LEGO expert Akiyuki showed off a series of mechanisms called mangle racks. Now they’re back with a much more complicated build based on the same principles. This fascinating clock uses a mangle rack to gradually spin its hands around the dial. A time-lapse at the end shows how remarkably accurate it is.
LEGO celebrates a legendary Marvel superhero with this impressive 19″ tall bust. The model captures Black Panther’s shiny, silver-accented helmet, spiky necklace, and gloved hands in the iconic “Wakanda Forever” pose. The 2961-piece kit is designed for intermediate and advanced LEGO builders.
If you spin a fluid-filled vessel fast enough, you can get the liquid to form a vortex. Brick Technology wanted to see if they could produce such an effect using LEGO mechanisms, so they created a series of machines to experiment with fluid dynamics. The one at the end is impressively stable for how fast it spins.
One of the most iconic images of the last decade has to be artist KC Green’s This Is Fine meme. Hong Kong-based LEGO builder Truman pays tribute the meme with an awesome diorama that features the dog sitting in a room on fire enjoying his coffee. Cast your vote and help it get turned into a set we can buy.
Inspired by a fan submission to LEGO Ideas, this 2,065-piece kit lets you assemble a 19.7″ tall model lighthouse. It has great details like a lighthouse-keeper’s cottage, a rowboat, and a hidden treasure chest. But the literal highlight of the set is the rotating, lighted beacon at its top, complete with a LEGO fresnel lens.
It’s possible to make saw blades out of materials other than metal. GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines not only built a saw blade out of LEGO Technic parts, but an entire working table saw. It uses 14 motors to cut through objects and is definitely not something you’d want to stick your finger into. Here it is using a skinnier blade.
LEGO enthusiast Brick Technology is back with another cool LEGO vehicle video. This time, they created a series of remote-controlled mechanisms that move inside clear plastic spheres, allowing them to roll around like BB-8 or a Sphero robot. They then put the designs to the test to see which was most agile, fast, and powerful.
LEGO enthusiast Dr. Engine shows off a Technic machine that demonstrates how magnets can transmit energy through walls. Each of its spinning blades can turn without connecting to a central drivetrain thanks to magnetic fields. A gear-drive mechanism places each section in its precise sweet spot.
Woodworker Frank Howarth was wanted to turn a slice of a fir tree into something different than a typical coffee table. So he set out to create a giant version of a LEGO gear. After patching a crack in the wood with bacon-shaped ties, he encountered a frustrating obstacle while cutting the pattern but persevered.
We’ve seen some pretty epic LEGO railroad builds over the years. This simple figure eight track won’t win any awards for complexity, but it’s the precise length of its train that makes it noteworthy. Every time it passes through the intersection, it comes within millimeters of ramming into itself. Ramp up the anxiety at 10x speed.
Just like a real car, the tires on LEGO vehicle can make a huge impact on grip. LEGO expert Sariel built a motorized and weighted test rig to see how different official LEGO and third-party tires perform on different surfaces to figure out which ones are the best for traction. Place your bets now.
There are a few kits out there that allow you to add lights to LEGO models, but this is the coolest take on the idea we’ve seen. Cultural Gutural created LEDO, light-emitting bricks that use wireless induction to illuminate. Move them near the base plate and they light up thanks to tiny coils and LEDS inside of each brick.
It might cost more than an actual Atari 2600, but this 2532-piece LEGO kit is still awesome. The brick-built 8-bit console and includes a joystick and switches that move. Plug in the Asteroids, Adventure, and Centipede cartridges and enjoy the accompanying 3D vignettes. Slide open the console to reveal a tiny basement scene.
You can build all kinds of interesting machines using LEGO Technic parts. In this video, Brick Technology shows off a series of progressively more complicated machines they built using a motor, a chain wound around gears, and barriers to guide its path. The higher-level machines are truly fascinating to watch in action.
This official LEGO version of big bad Bowser has your princess in another castle. The 12.5″ tall, 2807-piece model features brand new LEGO parts for his spikes and has articulated hands and fingers, a head and neck that move, and a fireball launcher in his mouth. It also interacts with LEGO’s Mario, Luigi, and Peach digital figures.
In 1916, French and German armies battled each other in one of the bloodiest fights of the first World War. JD Brick Productions reenacted a portion of this lengthy and grueling confrontation using LEGO bricks and minifigures in one of the most epic stop-motion shorts of all time.
Expert LEGO builder JK Brickworks shows off another incredible automaton from his collection. This motorized machine features a LEGO worker whose only job is to retrieve balls from the lower bin and deliver them to the upper bin. The video shows the mechanism on the backside so you can see how it works.
When engineers want to test a vehicle’s suspension, they use a variety of methods, including test tracks, hydraulic posts, and treadmills. Brick Technology built a miniature version of the treadmill test using LEGO Technic components and used it to see how different motorcycle suspension setups absorb shocks.
LEGO has a sweet new model of Doctor Strange’s residence. The 2,708-piece Sanctum Sanctorum offers action inside and out. The three-story set includes minifigs of Doctor Strange, Wong, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Ebony Maw, Master Mordo, Sinister Strange, Dead Strange, and The Scarlet Witch. Drops 8.1.2022.
LEGO Technics and Mindstorms geek Munimuni Bekkan shows off a series of unusual devices they built trying to figure out the most efficient design for a machine which could drill itself into a bin of bricks. Drill-kun no. 6 works the best, but the one with all the gears looks the coolest.
This 3756-piece Loop Coaster set sends passengers up an elevator, down a thrilling vertical drop, and through loops and twists. The set includes 11 Minifigures, a park bench, balloon cart, hot dog stand, pretzel cart, and a height marker sign. Upgrade with a LEGO Powered Up motor to automate the ride. This roller coaster drops 7.2022.
Ever wonder what a LEGO Minifigure might look like if it was a living, organic creature? Well, wonder no longer. Adam from North of the Border sculpted this character with a dad bod, clamp hands, a flattened scalp and jawline, beady black eyeballs, and the look of perpetual ennui.
Celebrate your love for rock and roll royalty with this official LEGO wall art based on The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips logo. As you build the 1998-piece kit, you’ll find a hidden 60th-anniversary logo inside the tongue. An included QR code gives you access to a one-hour playlist of Stones music to enjoy while you build.