Jason over at JK Brickworks came up with this fun idea – a kinetic sculpture which features two airplanes flying through the air. After lots of positive feedback, he created an alternate version based on the trench run in Star Wars. Vote for The Pursuit of Flight kit on LEGO Ideas.
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This wonderful LEGO VIP set is sure to be a collectible. The 4,124 piece roller coaster features a chainlift that can be upgraded with a motor, and tons of little details like a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, and coaster cars with movable lap bars.
Berthil van Beek shows off one of the cooler LEGO Great Ball Contraption modules we’ve seen. This one uses a complex series of gears and chains to count how many balls pass through it. We wonder if he timed the balls just right, if it could actually work as a clock.
Taking inspiration from the professional wire-bending machines used in factories, LEGO master Yoshihito Isogawa created this Mindstorms EV3-based machine which can be programmed with designs and then bends pipe cleaners into the shape shown on its screen.
Kids love to leave their toys lying all over the floor, and while most of them are innocuous enough, LEGO bricks can be downright painful under foot. The Brick Wall has come up with a solution – a LEGO Technic machine that sweeps up the pieces – at least on hard floors.
The Nintendo Switch is a pretty nifty gaming system all on its own, but there are a couple of ways in which it could be improved. LEGO builder vmln8r shows off a few accessories they built to enhance the system. The controller rail is a 3D printed part you can download here.
Inspired by a LEGO Ideas reader submission, the LEGO TRON: Legacy set includes a pair of the film’s iconic light cycles with minifig seats, a grid display base, and minifigs of Sam Flynn, Quorra, and Rinzler. We can already hear Daft Punk playing in our heads. Drops 3/31/18.
Many of the kits that turn up on the LEGO Ideas site are based on popular franchises. Those often don’t get made due to licensing issues. So we were tickled to see this fun design from Hsinwei Chi for a totally-doable LEGO kit – a hot dog truck with a big weiner dog on top.
LEGO Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught and his team recently completed this replica of NASA’s SLS Rocket. The model measures nearly 25 ft tall, weighs 1100+ lb, and was built using 460,323 LEGO bricks, and took over 563 hours to complete.
We always assumed that LEGO constructions were fairly delicate, and certainly not capable of lifting more weight than we can. But the Brick Experiment Channel shows off a contraption they built that can lift 102.2 kg, or about 224.8 lb, using only LEGO Technic parts and string.
After wowing us with his 90,000 piece LEGO roller coaster model, builder Tomáš Kašpařík aka Chairudo shared this footage that gives us a look at what minifigs see when they go for a ride. We wish we could go through the shrinker ray and hang out at his theme park.
LEGO fanatic Shadow Elenter created this sweet Technic setup – a thrill ride for Minifigs that combines elements of a roller coaster, a spinner, and other amusement park rides in a small footprint. This should be an official LEGO Technic set. POV footage at 1:45.