To follow up on the production of LEGO’s 1/8th-scale model of the hybrid electric Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, the toymaker and automaker teamed up to create a life-size version. It took a 15-person team more than 8,600 hours to build the lime green supercar, comprising 400,000 LEGO Technic bricks and weighing over 4800 pounds.
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.
We’ve built our share of LEGO models over the years, but we’re nowhere nearly as obsessed with the bricks as Jordan aka Bricksie is. In this video, he shows off his collection, which includes a massive LEGO city in the center of the room, surrounded by hundreds of LEGO cars, spaceships, and sculptures filling his bookshelves.
Remember the LEGO Volkswagen T1? There’s a new camper van in town, and this one has the iconic pop-up fabric tent. Details include a custom windshield, steering, a sliding door, a surfboard, folding chairs, and 1960s “flower power” stickers.” The 2207-piece model measures 13.5″ l x 5.5″ w x 6″ h. Drops 8.1.2021
Climbing a tall and curved object like a flagpole or a tree isn’t an easy task. Brick Experiment Channel tested out three designs for LEGO robots that perform the task and demonstrates the physics at play when creating a vehicle that can scale vertical and cylindrical objects. We were totally transfixed by the spinny third robot.
Brickit is an ingenious smartphone app that uses machine learning tech to analyze a photo of random LEGO bricks, count and identify them, then provide ideas of things you can build with your available inventory. it’s available for iOS now, with an Android version on the later in 2021.
The LEGO Seinfeld set is real, and it’s spectacular. Based on a concept by LEGO fan Brent Waller, the 1326-piece kit lets you replicate Jerry’s apartment, and includes minifigs of Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, and Newman for acting out your favorite scenes from the classic sitcom. Drops 8.1.21. LEGO VIP members can get it 7.21.
Now that we’ve seen how the real Statue of Liberty was built, you can make your own tabletop version using 1685 LEGO bricks. The LEGO Architecture 21042 Statue of Liberty depicts America’s iconic statue along with its intricate pedestal. The statue includes the golden torch, crown, and tablet.
We love the creative ideas that LEGO builders come up with for Great Ball Contraptions. In this video, NDL-GBC shows off a machine that feeds miniature basketballs to minifig players who shoot them through a hoop. His design was inspired by a similar carousel by Charles Pascale. Build guide on Rebrickable.
If there’s one kind of toy that we wish LEGO would make more of, it would be shape-shifters. Moko Brick Laboratory shows off an awesome custom LEGO series that looks like a Rubik’s cube, but transforms to form a mech. Among the designs are an Iron Man Hulkbuster, Aliens Power Loader, and Super Mecha Mario.
It took the Brick Experiment Channel quite a bit of work to put together this over-the-top LEGO creation. What they ended up with was a crazy, trackless train of sorts, driven by a total of 100 wheels, 50 axles, 11 motors, and 4 battery boxes. It’s not the most reliable or agile ride, though.
Jason from JK Brickworks shows off a nifty LEGO machine inspired by the design of particle accelerators. Instead of zooming protons and electrons around its ring, this one accelerates and collides tiny plastic spheres. A build kit will be crowdfunded on Bricklink, with limited time pre-orders kicking off 7.1.2021.
Green Gecko shows off an impressive LEGO Technic build which replicates the functionality of a V8 engine. Running on compressed air, it even sounds like a real engine as it starts to pick up speed towards its 1500 RPM redline. Like what you see? Buy the complete kit on the Green Gecko Workshop website.
Jason of JK Brickworks built this wonderful mechanical LEGO plaything inspired by an equally great retro Japanese battery commercial. It features a fire-fighting robot dog that climbs to the top of a tower, then smoothly descends to the bottom to repeat the task over and over.
LEGO mechanical wizard Akiyuki shows off a hypnotic Great Ball Contraption module that carries miniature balls to the top of a series of five stacked and tilted rings. We wish we could shrink down to tiny basketball size and take a ride on this thing. Stick around to see two more variants which ride on a spinning base.
This LEGO kit is based on a design submitted by LEGO fan Steve Guinness. The production version of the kit has 2,079 pieces with moving carriage and working keys. Its platen can hold paper and the set includes a typewritten letter signed by LEGO Group chairman Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. Drops 7.1.2021.
LEGO and railroad fan BananenBuurman teamed up with collector Pet van de Luijtgaarden to arrange for a journey through Pet’s extensive collection of LEGO and Playmobile toys. The finished ride is over 130 feet long and incorporates lots of colorful lighting effects. We love how they used all the old CDs and disc cases.
LEGO presents a miniature version of the expensive and elusive McLaren Elva. This 263-piece kit does a nice job capturing the spirit of the open-cockpit performance car, and won’t demolish your bank account. In addition to the sweet blue ride, it includes a McLaren driver minifig with a race suit, helmet, and a wrench.
LEGO machine makers The Brick Wall have outdone themselves with their latest construction. This enormous and complex Technic machine is engineered to automatically install a bridge. It first deploys and positions its support towers, then gradually adds the bridge deck and roadway for vehicles to drive over.
GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines created this unusual LEGO Technic vehicle that gets around on eight tank-like continous tracks. It’s driven by eight large Powered Up motors, and its articulated outer tracks allow it to climb stairs and maneuver on uneven, rocky terrain.
The biggest LEGO Art set yet creates a pixelated map of the world. It comes with an insane 11,695 round 1×1 LEGO studs which come together to form a 26″ x 41″ piece of art. After you place the continents with your preferred nations centered, you can fill the oceans with your own custom patterns. Drops 6.1.2021.
This colorful 3-dimensional wall art from WLWYB is the perfect gift for LEGO lovers. The chart features a grid of 65 genuine LEGO bricks, including 12 different shapes. Each one is annotated with its LEGO and Bricklink IDs, the number of sets it appears in, and its years of manufacture. Measures 15.7″ x 11.8″.
We’ve previously seen a LEGO machine that could neatly distribute and space wooden dominoes. But this one works a bit differently. JK Brickworks‘ machine carries stacks of LEGO bricks in a cartridge then dispenses them to form perfect lines of dominoes. Its drivetrain allows it to be driven in straight lines or curves.
Because of the need for durability, axe handles are usually made from wood, fiberglass, or metal. But DiesInEveryFilm wanted to incorporate LEGO bricks into his design. The head of his tomahawk and center of the handle are still made from steel, but the LEGO-covered handle really adds a nice splash of color to the design.
Spider-Man fans will love this massive 3,772 piece LEGO kit that comes together to form the iconic Daily Bugle tower. Outside, battles play out between Spidey, Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Mysterio, and more. Inside, it’s editorial business as usual between Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson. Drops 6.1.2020 on LEGO.com.