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Nintendo Switch LEGO Upgrades

Nintendo Switch LEGO Upgrades

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.

LEGO Ideas: Anatomini

LEGO Ideas: Anatomini

Clearly taking inspiration from the work of Jason Freeny, Stephanix’s LEGO concept is a 10x-size minifig with a removable layer of skin and clothing, allowing curiosity- and gore-seekers to poke around the skeletal structure and organs inside.

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LEGO x TRON Legacy Light Bikes

LEGO x TRON Legacy Light Bikes

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.

DIY LEGO Prosthetic Arm

DIY LEGO Prosthetic Arm

Eighteen-year-old David Aguilar was born with an underdeveloped right arm. When he was 9 years old, he tried to make a prosthetic arm out of standard LEGO pieces. Recently, he was able to build a stronger and more functional arm using LEGO Technic pieces.

Working LEGO Zamboni

Working LEGO Zamboni

After building a functional LEGO snowblower, The Brick Wall shows off another amazing custom LEGO machine. This one can smooth out lumpy, snow-covered ice and make it slick enough for minifigs to skate on.

360º LEGO Spiral Train POV

360º LEGO Spiral Train POV

We’ve seen this sweet LEGO train set before, but never like this. Here, BANANENBUURMAN shares an immersive 360° ride along hntrains‘ impressive 22 level spiral railway, which measures about 10 feet tall. VR headset wearers, ride the rails at your own peril.

LEGO Music

LEGO Music

Musician and YouTube celeb Andrew Huang got his hands on a sweet electric guitar built from LEGO by Jay Jillard, and decided to give it some appropriate accompaniment with some rhythm-making instruments which make sounds using only LEGO bricks. More LEGO music here.

LEGO Hot Dog Truck

LEGO Hot Dog Truck

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 Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO enthusiasts Alexis Santos and Luis Baixinho paid homage to the classic podracing game Star Wars Episode 1: Racer with a one-of-a-kind arcade machine. Made entirely out of LEGO, the machine has you avoiding obstacles while you speed across the desert.

LEGO Fortnite Minigun

LEGO Fortnite Minigun

LEGO weapons specialist ZaziNombies presents one of his largest scale models yet. It’s based on the minigun from the hit battle royale game Fortnite. The scale model is made of about 6,500 pieces, measures over 4ft long and weighs over 18lb.

LEGO NASA SLS Rocket Sculpture

LEGO NASA SLS Rocket Sculpture

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.

LEGO Plant Harvester

LEGO Plant Harvester

When The Brick Wall’s mom requested that he pick some fresh fruits and veggies from their backyard, he set about it the only way a LEGO fanatic knows how – by building a Technic machine to do the work for him. The harvester can pluck, pick, and cut stalks.

Meta-LEGO Brick

Meta-LEGO Brick

Master builders at LEGO America HQ paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of the brick by constructing a 10-foot-tall, 1200 pound statue of a red 2×4 brick, using over 133,000 bricks. Now they just need to build a bunch more of these to build an even bigger LEGO brick.

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If Minifigs Turned into Zombies

If Minifigs Turned into Zombies

VFX artist and LEGO fanatic Nicholas “Nixolas” King envisions how a zombie uprising might go if all of the undead were minifigs, along the way proving that World War Z would have been so much better as a LEGO movie.

Heavy Duty LEGO Lifter

Heavy Duty LEGO Lifter

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.

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster POV

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster POV

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 Spinning Gimbals

LEGO Spinning Gimbals

Brick builder Sheo shows off a slick LEGO Technic build that uses three independent rings which allow each one to rotate on its own perpendicular axis. We’d love to see it running at a higher speed, but it’s still an amazing contraption. More build details here.

LEGO Color Millennium Falcon

LEGO Color Millennium Falcon

Artist and LEGO fanatic Mike Marrocco of Funk Blast Art created this amazing model, which does away with the drab shades of grey and replaces them with oranges, blues, yellows, greens, purples, and more. This needs to be an official LEGO kit.

LEGO Voyageurs Automaton

LEGO Voyageurs Automaton

Jason of JK Brickworks shows off another slick mechanical LEGO build – a canoe being paddled by a pair of brick-built French-Canadian fur traders. Like his other models, it can be hand-cranked or run with a LEGO Power Functions motor. More build details here.

LEGO Minifig Roller Coaster

LEGO Minifig Roller Coaster

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.

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LEGO Spiral Train Tower

LEGO Spiral Train Tower

If you happen to spend any time in Baia Mare, Romania, you might get to see this impressive LEGO build up close and personal, otherwise, sit back and enjoy the wonder that is the world’s tallest LEGO spiral train. hntrains‘ 22 level construction measures nearly 10 feet tall.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle

Born from the LEGO Ideas website comes a 962-piece set which lets you build an old-timey ship inside of a clear plastic bottle with a LEGO cork. The ship features sails, cannons, and a crow’s nest, and the bottle sites on a stand with compass and globe details. Drops 2/1/18.

LEGO Mecanum Ring Vehicle

LEGO Mecanum Ring Vehicle

LEGO machine builder Yoshihito Isogawa’s latest motorized build is super slick. It uses roller-style Mecanum wheels to allow it to freely roam in any direction without a traditional steering mechanism.

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Ideas member demon1408 made this kickass proposal for a 1/60th scale model of Gundam Barbatos Lupus from the hit anime Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. It’s fully articulated and comes with a sword-mace and guns. DIY instruction video here.

Star Trek TNG Minifigs

Star Trek TNG Minifigs

Make it so awesome with these sweet custom Trek characters from Minifigs.me. The set includes Picard, Riker, Troi, Data, Worf, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, Wesley – and his epic rainbow sweater. Available in flesh tone or traditional LEGO yellow. Individual figures also available.

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

LEGO enthusiast Sariel modified the LEGO BB-8 kit to make it move via remote control. It doesn’t roll exactly like the droid does, but it’s still a cool mod. Sariel used SBrick and Power Functions parts to make the mod. You can download the instructions on his website.

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