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Making a LEGO Bass Guitar

Making a LEGO Bass Guitar

In the past, Burls Art has shown off his guitar-building abilities by making instruments out of jawbreakers, Himalayan salt, coffee beans, and more. This time, he’s changed things up by building an electric bass guitar, using about 2,000 LEGO bricks to form its body. We love the colorful pattern he came up with.

LEGO Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3

LEGO Technic Ferrari Daytona SP3
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An awesome LEGO representation of Ferrari’s limited-run Daytona SP3 supercar. This intricate 3778-piece model features the car’s dramatic butterfly doors, a V12 engine with a working 8-speed sequential gearbox, accurate Ferrari wheels, and prancing horse logos. The 1/8th-scale model measures 23″ long when complete.

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LEGO Ideas x Van Gogh’s The Starry Night

LEGO Ideas x Van Gogh’s The Starry Night
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An official LEGO kit inspired by one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works, The Starry Night. The 2316-piece kit lets LEGO artists paint those swirly skies with bricks. The finished piece measures 15″w x 12″h x 5″d and includes a Van Gogh minifigure at his tiny canvas. Drops 6.1.2022 with VIP access starting 5.25.

LEGO Creator Expert Optimus Prime

LEGO Creator Expert Optimus Prime
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This official LEGO Transformers kit lets you build a 13.5″ tall Optimus Prime. Not only do its 1508 bricks accurately capture the look of the Autobot, but it transforms between robot and truck modes. The figure has 19 points of articulation and stores the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in its chest chamber. Drops 6.1.22.

Interlocking LEGO Circles

Interlocking LEGO Circles

Expert LEGO builder Brick Bending loves to make complicated geometric structures using repeating patterns. In this clip, they wanted to see how large of a structure they could build using interlocking circles. Watching the 3200-piece build come together is quite satisfying and reminded us of the Olympic rings more than once.

LEGO Bicycle

LEGO Bicycle

LEGO builder SleepyCow came up with this awesome design for a miniature bicycle, complete with working steering, spinning pedals, a drive chain, a kickstand, and pneumatic front and rear disc brakes. The design uses 999 authentic LEGO bricks and is currently up for consideration on LEGO Ideas for a production run.

Flintstones Car of the Future

Flintstones Car of the Future

Instead of regular wheels, Fred Flintstone’s car had cylinders like a steam roller. It was also powered by feet. Brick Technology built a LEGO Technic vehicle that preserves the cylindrical design but updated everything else, adding a powerful motor drive and the ability to corner and drift by flexing its front and rear sections.

LEGO UCS Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder

LEGO UCS Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder
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The Ultimate Collector’s Series version of the Landspeeder is the most accurate LEGO model of Luke’s daily driver yet. The 1890-piece has a screen-correct color scheme, a custom-molded windscreen, a detailed dashboard and driving controls, and comes with updated Luke and C-3PO Minifigures. It drops May the 4th, 2022.

LEGO Flip Walker Machine

LEGO Flip Walker Machine

After seeing footage of a rare 1980s model from Bandai Japan, JK Brickworks wanted to see if he could replicate its unique walking mechanism using LEGO parts. The unusual vehicle has a motorized trolley at its center which drives along the inside of a loop, causing it to continuously flip over and walk forward.

LEGO x The Muppets Minifigures

LEGO x The Muppets Minifigures
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LEGO is finally releasing the Muppets Minifigures we’ve always wanted. Act out your favorite scenes with Kermit, Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, Fozzie, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, and Janice, while Statler and Waldorf critique from the balcony. Sold as blind-bagged individual minifigs or in a six-pack.

LEGO Classic 90 Years of Play

LEGO Classic 90 Years of Play

To celebrate 90 years of LEGO, the Billund, Denmark toymaker is releasing a unique set that includes 15 mini builds based on iconic models. The 1100-piece set #11021 incorporates classics like the 1932 LEGO Duck, the 1998 Secret of the Sphinx, the 2020 Pineapple Pencil Holder, and the 2013 NINJAGO Golden Dragon. Drops 5.1.2022.

LEGO Master Builder Notebook

LEGO Master Builder Notebook
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LEGO Master Builders plan their projects before snapping together a single brick. This deluxe notebook has gridded and dotted pages for sketching ideas, along with building tips, goal trackers, and LEGO facts to help get your creative juices flowing. Its customizable cover helps set the mood for your idea sessions.

LEGO The Art of the Minifigure

LEGO The Art of the Minifigure
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Author Brian Barrett looks back at the history of the LEGO Minifigure, and how it has evolved from a simple yellow figure into a pop culture icon. The 144-page hardcover book examines the evolution of the Minifig, along with interviews, essays, photos, infographics, and archival visuals celebrating these beloved little plastic people.

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LEGO Sunflower Worm

LEGO Sunflower Worm

The Brick Bending channel has made some really creative LEGO builds, often by combining lots of flat bricks into geometric patterns. For this construction, they assembled more than 3100 1×6 plates into star-shaped sections, then layered them together to create a jiggly rolling structure lovingly known as the Sunflower Worm.

LEGO Death Star Trench Run Diorama

LEGO Death Star Trench Run Diorama
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LEGO continues to bring their Star Wars game with some creative new sets. We just saw a Luke and Yoda on Dagobah playset, and now we have a tiny version of the Death Star trench run scene. This 665-piece set includes tiny versions of Luke’s X-Wing fighter, pursued by a duo of TIE fighters and Vader’s TIE Advanced fighter.

LEGO Mindstorms Pen Plotter

LEGO Mindstorms Pen Plotter

LEGO builder and coder ord shows off a machine they built using Mindstorms components that can draw images on paper. They programmed it using Pybricks, a framework for controlling LEGO motors and hubs. While it’s not as precise as an off-the-shelf plotter, it’s impressive for a LEGO build. It also looks like a tank.

Wall-Climbing LEGO Cars

Wall-Climbing LEGO Cars

Inspired by the LEGO car builds on the Brick Experiment Channel, the guys at Brick Technology wanted to see if they could create a motorized LEGO vehicle that could drive over a wall. It took quite a bit of trial-and-error to come up with a design that could scale even a fairly short wall, and the final vehicle is a bit of a cheat.

LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine

LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine
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Over the years, there have been many fan builds based on Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine. Now, LEGO has made it official with this 1872-piece kit that can be configured to look like the versions of the car from BTTF, BTTF II, and BTTF III. It includes a light-up Flux Capacitor, a Mr. Fusion, a Hoverboard, and more.

LEGO Suck It! Vacuum

LEGO Suck It! Vacuum

If you’ve got kids, you can bet LEGO bricks will be scattered all over the floor at some point. Inspired by David Wallace’s idea on The Office, Matty Benedetto of Unnecessary Inventions built a shop vacuum attachment that sucks up all of the loose LEGO bricks and automatically sorts them by size.

LEGO Mystery Minifigure Mini Puzzles

LEGO Mystery Minifigure Mini Puzzles
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Everything is awesome with these LEGO Mystery Minifigure puzzles from Chronicle Books. Each 126-piece puzzle features one of six mystery Minifigures, adding to the fun. Collect them all!

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LEGO Automated Toilet Paper Dispenser

LEGO Automated Toilet Paper Dispenser

Smoothly dispensing toilet paper is definitely a first-world problem. In fact, we’re not even sure it’s a problem that needs to be solved at all. But that didn’t stop LEGO maker Technic Brick from engineering a solution using a variety of gears, connectors, a motor, an ultrasonic sensor, and an Arduino controller.

Hand-Powered LEGO Speed Experiments

Hand-Powered LEGO Speed Experiments

It’s pretty easy to get a LEGO wheel spinning fast with a motor, but what about with human power? The Brick Experiment Channel set up a LEGO flywheel and gear mechanism which he proceeded to spin using only his fingers and a piece of string. He measured the rotations using a laser and a marker to calculate its speed.

100-Cylinder LEGO Car

100-Cylinder LEGO Car

Most cars have a 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder engine. Even a $3 Million Bugatti tops out at 16 cylinders. But this LEGO vehicle has an insane 100-cylinder powertrain. Brick Experiment Channel built this monster which is so long that it needs a 10-point turn to turn a corner. Fortunately, there is a fix – stacking the engine vertically.

LEGO Batman Jim Lee Collection

LEGO Batman Jim Lee Collection
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LEGO expands its series of pixelated portraits with this three-in-one kit that lets you create images of Batman, The Joker, or Harley Quinn from the same set. Combine two or three of the 4,167-piece sets to create larger wall art pieces by DC Comics artist Jim Lee.

Wicked Brick LEGO Displays

Wicked Brick LEGO Displays
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UK outfit Wicked Brick makes all kinds of great stands, cases, and wall mounts for LEGO models and minifigs. In addition to displays for assorted pieces, they make cases and bases for specific LEGO sets like the Titanic, Star Wars AT-AT, and VW Camper Van, each with a custom backdrop.

LEGO Ideas Polaroid OneStep SX-70

LEGO Ideas Polaroid OneStep SX-70

LEGO builder Minibrick Productions created this accurate replica of Polaroid’s iconic SX-70 instant camera. The 538-piece model features an opening front drawer, a mechanism that ejects a LEGO photograph, and a box of Time-Zero Supercolor film. It’s already hit 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, so it’s one step closer to production.

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