Gallery: 6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

Photo © LEGO Master builders
Colorful and versatile, Danish LEGO blocks are toys that also have unlimited uses in product design, art, and even fashion. Although they are made from non-renewable plastic, these popular bricks are strong, weatherproof, long-lasting, and can be used and reused again and again. From animal replicas to fabulous working machines and playful interior decorations, check out 6 of our favorite unconventional uses for LEGO bricks!

The Great Summer Zoofari

Located next to real life counterparts at the Bronx Zoo, ¨The Great Summer Zoofari¨ is a series of animal sculptures made from our favorite Danish building blocks. Designed by LEGO Master builders, the colorful pixelated creatures include bear, flamingo, tiger, gorilla, frog, and giraffe statues drawing smiles from kids and adults.

LegoFlex B1 is a Fully Functioning LEGO TLR Camera

Designed by Norwegian photographer Carl-Fredric Salicath this TLR camera is built entirely from colorful LEGO blocks and some standard photography and repurposed parts. Colorful, fully functioning and unique, Salicath’s camera can be built from instructions he kindly uploaded to his blog.

LEGO Robot is a Smart Rubik’s Cube Solving Machine

Created by David Gilday for ARM, LEGO Robot solves Rubiks Cubes in only 25 seconds! Controlled by a Droid phone and equipped with an LED display that shows the time spent, this amazing bricked-toy solves the Hungarian 3D cube faster than any human ever will.


PriNXT is a Fun LEGO Printer

Built by a 14-year-old LEGO genius called Leon Overweel, PriNXT combines technology with the iconic colored blocks. Using three motors to control an attached marker pen, this fun drawing machine is a LEGO robotic tool.

LEGO Christmas Tree is a Massive Festivity Faux-Fir

Constructed by Bright Bricks, the only LEGO-certified professionals in the UK, LEGO Christmas sprouted last year at London’s St. Pancrass Train Station. Using 600,000 dark green miniature building blocks, it was built off-site and brought in during the night to surprise thousands of lucky expectations about to take a train to celebrate with their families.

Marks Residence is a Pixelated NYC Interiors from LEGO

Designed by local I-Beam and built by artist Sean Kenney, Marks Residence was created within a family home in a NYC apartment. Using 20,000 LEGO bricks and a lot of imagination, the new stair railing and wall is colorful, fun and a very unconventional design to live with.


or your inhabitat account below

1 Comment

  1. a steve April 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Let me have one!

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home