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Toronto Teens Send LEGO Man into Space Using DIY Weather Balloon

Toronto Teens Send LEGO Man into Space Using DIY Weather Balloon

Two Toronto teens have taken the LEGO man to new heights by launching the iconic yellow figure into space using a homemade weather balloon. High school students Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad lifted the

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Watch as LEGO Superman Flies Across an Animated LEGO TV!

Watch as LEGO Superman Flies Across an Animated LEGO TV!

Whether or not you're a LEGO geek, you have to admit that this is pretty incredible. LEGO pro Rod Gillies took the new Superman mini figure by LEGO and constructed a vintage TV set with big rabbit ears

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Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

LEGO rang in 2012 by launching a new line of toys, LEGO Friends, which are aimed at girls 5 and up. No big deal, right? Actually, to some it is a big deal. A petition was launched at Change.org is

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RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

Apenheul is a unique open-air zoo for primates that rests in a heavily forested area east of Amsterdam. The De St@art (The T@il) was designed for the zoo as a multi-use facility to house a visitors'

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LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

LEGO Rolls Out a Line Targeted at Girls – Progressive or Regressive?

Over the holidays, Lego released their Lego Friends series - a selection of colorful new building sets geared towards young girls. While some may consider Lego to be gender neutral, the company's

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

There used to be a time when finding inspiring eco art was harder than getting a llama to wear a scarf, so we were thrilled that 2011 saw such an abundance of it. From old books carved into intricate

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Peter Marigold’s Log Chess Set is Made from a Single Branch

Peter Marigold’s Log Chess Set is Made from a Single Branch

The Log Chess Set is a handmade, woodland version of the classic board game. Designed by British designer Peter Marigold, the set was made using only a single tree branch. Originally created for use

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David Cole’s Taxidermy-Free LEGO Deer Head Gives Bambi a Break

David Cole’s Taxidermy-Free LEGO Deer Head Gives Bambi a Break

You don't need to go out hunting helpless animals if you want to mount something beautiful and majestic on your wall - David Cole has created a clever cruelty-free alternative to animal taxidermy using

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Frank Lloyd Wright Biopic “Taliesin” to be Directed by Bruce Beresford

Frank Lloyd Wright Biopic “Taliesin” to be Directed by Bruce Beresford

Beloved architect Frank Lloyd Wright is finally the subject of a biopic film to be directed by Driving Miss Daisy’s Bruce Beresford. The father of “organic architecture,” a term he coined, Wright

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The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

Bright Bricks, the only Lego®-certified professionals in the UK, started the construction of the monstrous tree on November 8th. The tree branches were built by a team of Bright Bricks builders off-site

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Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

LEGO bricks are still as much fun as they were when we're kids, and we're especially fond of the LEGO Architecture series, which pays homage to some of the great buildings of the world. Right now LEGO is

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UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help tackle this

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Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme measures 10x26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the

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3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

A trainee surgeon in the UK has developed a program that will save his hospital thousands of dollars - and potentially many lives as well - by 3D printing bones. Traditionally, bone models were not made

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Herb Williams’ Flaming Sculptures Made From Thousands of Crayons Increase Wildfire Awareness

Herb Williams’ Flaming Sculptures Made From Thousands of Crayons Increase Wildfire Awareness

Five curling flames blaze to larger-than-life heights in Williams’ new piece, “Unwanted Visitor: Portrait of Wildfire.” The installation has been created outside the National Heritage Center in

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Timber Treehouse Addition Adds Almost 200 Sq Ft of Living Space to Moscow Flat

Timber Treehouse Addition Adds Almost 200 Sq Ft of Living Space to Moscow Flat

Timber was chosen for its sustainability, but also to match the unique color of the marble tiles that can be found throughout the penthouse apartment. The timber addition adds a labyrinth of different

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Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Have you ever wanted to live on water, but don't see yourself  swinging an anchor over a boat's hull? Isola System has created a new and simple  floating housing solution that allows you to build up a

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Incredible Decaying Victorian Home Made From 110,000+ LEGO Blocks!

Incredible Decaying Victorian Home Made From 110,000+ LEGO Blocks!

Standing five and a half feet tall and six feet long, the crumbling façade could have been lifted from many of the aging neighborhoods around the country. Doyle estimates that the house incorporates a

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SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

Working for Inhabitat doesn't feel like work when we get to check out the best talent coming out of 100% Design, or when we get to hang around a functioning greenhouse made entirely out of thousands of

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

The latest range of Plant & Moss lamps have transformed filters into these great light fixtures! Each one is unique and elegantly emits a warm soft glow through its delicately folded white

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Rebrickable Offers New Things to Build with Old LEGO Sets

Rebrickable Offers New Things to Build with Old LEGO Sets

It's always tempting to buy the newest set of legos despite the huge collection you have at home, especially if your child is insistent.  The new website Rebrickable helps you repurpose all of the LEGO

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World’s First LEGO Greenhouse Unveiled at the London Design Festival!

World’s First LEGO Greenhouse Unveiled at the London Design Festival!

The pitched LEGO Greenhouse is installed on Covent Garden's NE Piazza facing James Street - the main entrance to one of the city's most deluxe destinations. This is no mistake. Covent Garden plays a

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Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and Texture

Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and Texture

The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has invented a 3-D printer that not only allows you to print food, but lets you create almost any design imaginable with your favorite ingredients. Working with experts

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Architect Santiago Calatrava Pulls Out of Denver International Airport Redesign

Architect Santiago Calatrava Pulls Out of Denver International Airport Redesign

The Denver International Airport (DIA) is no longer getting the starchitect treatment. DIA officials received notice that noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and his firm will be pulling out of the

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LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

We've seen lots of incredible designs made from LEGO bricks lately - from a ten-foot-tall replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower to life-size animals at the Bronx Zoo. But now enthusiasts at home - who

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Sean Kenney Uses 65,000 LEGOS to Create a 10 Foot Tall Replica of the Trump Tower!

Sean Kenney Uses 65,000 LEGOS to Create a 10 Foot Tall Replica of the Trump Tower!

The Trump Tower may have been Kenney’s most difficult project to date, not taking into consideration its immense size. The actual building is covered with a skin of highly reflective glass, which blurs

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9 Green Design Books to Add to Your Recommended Reading List

9 Green Design Books to Add to Your Recommended Reading List

Check out these 9 must read green design books The Green Roof Manual The Small House Book Green Interior Design The Vertical Farm Design Revolution Container Atlas Prefab Architecture Cradle to

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Intricately Carved Gourd Lamps Cast Magical Shadows on Your Walls

Intricately Carved Gourd Lamps Cast Magical Shadows on Your Walls

We normally associate gourds with fall and Thanksgiving centerpieces. The curly squash, usually in oranges and greens,  fill baskets around the USA, decorating doorsteps, porches and interiors. Calabarte

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Rainbow-Hued oLE KiRk Lego Lamps Cast Fascinating Shadows

Rainbow-Hued oLE KiRk Lego Lamps Cast Fascinating Shadows

While we’d never thought of it before, it turns out that our favorite building blocks also make for excellent lamp shades that cast fun patterns of shadow and light onto the surrounding

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