Nick Quaranto has done a great job on his version of a
5x5 Lego Carcassone set. My original renders from 2011 had 9x9, 7x7 and 3x3 (and a bonus 4x4 version from Michael Buffington), but I never tried a 5x5 set.
The way he uses full-height blocks for city walls looks great, especially when tiles are combined to make enclosed cities.
This set seems pretty practical to actually make too - under 1000 pieces for an entire tile set. A little more if you want to add in the river. I've not installed SR 3D on my current computer, but maybe it's time.
It probably seems that about 50% of then things I think about are Lego related, but it's probably closer to about 40%. That being said,
Pleygo looks amazing.
Netflix-style Lego rental. Why aren't there more subscription rental services?
Architecture Studio set (#21050) looks like a lot of fun. You can download a 400 MB PDF of the instruction booklet to see what you'll be getting into.
Lego-releated post number 3 in a series. Making
great ball contraptions is a pretty common Lego thing now, but this 17-module creation is a king among princes.
some notes - this thing is amazing.
Lego post number 2, in a series. This amazing sci-fi city build in Lego is made of over 200,000 pieces and has an incredible amount of detail. I wish I had this many bricks to play with.
The first of a series of excellent Lego-related links - a study of
the price of Lego bricks over time.
Does anyone know anything more about the amazing Lego Christmas tree at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. I've only come across a single tweet, saying it was made of 350,000 bricks. Pretty impressive.
recreation of Japan in a mere 1,800,800 Lego bricks is pretty impressive. With 5000 builders, that's only 360 bricks each. With a relative scale, most of these buildings would be in space.
Reminds me (in scale, if nothing else) of the
Lego house from the BBC's Toy Story series.
This custom Lego creation a simply amazing - more than 80,000 bricks to re-create the 1884 Chicago
Home Insurance Building, the world's first skyscraper.
You can view the full
photo set to see the 60 individual segments.
cuusoo is like kickstarter for lego. perhaps it's time to dig out the carcassone designs
lego sculpture is like manual minecraft
wow. i now have a new
lego hero. new weekend(s) project!
working bolt-action rifle in lego. watch up until the end to get a demo of the mechanism. very well done
lego sniper rifle is very well done. keep watching for the mechanism demo
this weekend's project -
lego letterpress is a great idea - easy re-configuration and registration
very very cool
lego recreation of the antikythera mechanism. the explanation of using the differential to make a 5/19ths mechanism blew my mind.
a really nice
lego stop motion. i want to make something like this
this person makes
amazing lego. makes me want to give up computers and just build bricks all day
anyone know who does
lego's ads. some really excellent work in there
this investigation into
lego nomenclature is excellent. remember having similar issues building something with a friend when young. you know, a "light frame"!
brickbattles is a table-top war game in lego. bogan sent this to me forever ago, but just found it again
lego arcade is awesome
i find it amusing that i already have about half of these
items styled on lego bricks. the sofa would make an excellent addition to my collection though
brickarms is super cool - custom weapons for lego minifigs
frank lloyd wright
lego is more than a little pretentious, but i kinda want it
lego stargate model is awesome. lights up, rotates and the symbols lock in. hot
album covers are pretty awesome
lego wall-e is really well done. makes me want to build lego for a living. hmm
looks like a new lego model is taking the prize for most pieces - the
taj mahal is huge
talk on lego from interesting 08 is great. anyone know if the slides are on slideshare?
new lego death star with
stuff inside it? bah. i might have to get it
and i thought our 15 foot lego tower was
impressive. i need more bricks
i'm already a fan of large lego, but one that
walks? oh hell yes
towers are beautiful - i'd love to work on something like that (bonus time-lapse vid here) [via the hamster]
i want a
lego rubber-band chain-gun. so cool [via chub]
build your own version of the prisoner/portmerion
omg omg omg.
next generation mindstorms. anyone know where i can pre-order it?
i had forgotten how awesome the
brick testament was.
lego mechs are amazing. very nice work
i was looking for the lego version of 2001 from awhile back, but came across
this version which is both a 2001 parody in lego, and a commentary on the evolution of lego itself.
cosplay. even e might not be too weirded out by that one. via jc via serge
spiderman 2 in lego movie is fucking awesome - must have taken aaaaaages to make.