In this charming stop motion animation, YouTubers BrickBros created a lovely children's toy, shooting it in a way that makes it seem as if their woodshop consisted only of LEGO-based items. Some very clever uses of small pieces throughout. Read the rest
Photographer and designer Helen Sham of Taiwan has constructed a Hasselblad 503CX film camera with LEGO blocks. As if that wasn't impressive enough, it's functional. No, it doesn't take actual photos but watch this video to see what pieces move just like the real thing.
I made this in about 2 hours, consisting of 1120 parts. It includes a mirror, a spring-loaded shutter button and a running counter had the camera have actual film.
The build is an entry in LEGO Ideas contest, which means, with enough supporters, it could become a real product in the future. The project currently has 700 supporters and needs 10,000 to be considered for review by LEGO.
My daughter has sculpted our likenesses as LEGO Brickheadz.
The LEGO Brickheadz Brick Me kit is fairly awesome. My 11 year-old spent an hour or so on each of these, and was excited to point out she put a cool surfer logo on my hat.
Amazon currently has these 708 piece sets for $24, which is below list price.
40-year-old Raji Afife Azar ran a LEGO theft and fencing operation in Portland, Oregon. Aided by the Fred Meyer market's Retail Theft Unit, Portland PD put a stop to this brick bandit.
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This investigation began in early 2018 when Fred Meyer's Organized Retail Theft Unit Investigators learned Azar was the leader of a fencing operation that involved the theft and sale of merchandise from multiple stores in the Portland metropolitan area. During the investigation, the Fred Meyer's Organized Retail Theft Unit worked with the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance and learned Azar had solicited multiple people to steal from various business throughout the area.
During this investigation, undercover investigators were contacted by Azar on multiple occasions. The undercover investigators posed as theft suspects that would sell stolen merchandise to Azar at a fraction of the manufacturer's retail suggested price. On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Azar requested undercover investigators, who he believed were theft suspects, sell him approximately $13,000 in stolen merchandise. The undercover investigators met Azar in the 10300 block of Southeast Washington Street with the supposed stolen merchandise. After Azar purchased the stolen merchandise from undercover officers, he was taken into custody without incident.
Once Azar was taken into custody, a search warrant was served at his family's residence in the 2000 block of Southeast 102nd Avenue. During a search of the residence, investigators located a large quantity of stolen Legos and other stolen merchandise (photograph provided with press release). Investigators with the Fred Meyer's Organized Retail Theft Unit estimate the recovered stolen value of the Legos and other toys taken from Portland area Fred Meyer stores to be approximately $50,000 -- this estimate does not include merchandise that was recovered at the residence that came from other retail stores.
Missing my favorite Doctor, the War Doctor, this set is remains amazing and a must have.
Lovely and fairly accurate, these "not-a-minifig" fit just fine on my my Lego brick mug. My daughter likes building, I just like collecting mini-figs.
I understand there are a few new Doctors, but I stopped watching after the War Doctor.
Growing up in Southern California instilled a love of all things camper van in me. My daughter loves our VW Westy so much that she cried when I suggested selling the ol' bus last year.
There were peals of joy when she saw this kit!
Back in 2016, LEGO aficionado Hugh Scandrett wasn't able to get his Addams Family mansion replica into review as an official box set because it used 7,000 pieces, which were 4,000 too many according to rules at LEGO Ideas.
His new build uses almost 3,000 pieces and qualifies to be voted for in the crowdsourced portion of the competition. (You might remember seeing the LEGO ship in a bottle that recently won.)
Scandrett's new build is also equally as incredible, with many of the same details as the first.
Here's a top-down look at the mansion's interior on the first level:
And here's the Addams Family as creepy and kooky mini figs:
There are lots more photos of this build over at LEGO Ideas. While you're there, cast your vote for it. It needs 10K votes to get into review and, as of this writing, it's got 4133.
This LEGO Space Shuttle kit is pretty awesome!
My daughter really loved the LEGO Women of Nasa set, so this $29 Space Shuttle was a no-brainer.
285 pieces and several recommendations for things to build other than a Space Shuttle.
LEGO says you are go with throttle up.
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