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MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will soon present a paper describing algorithms that could eventually enable “smart sand”; self-sculpting sand that can take on any

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Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Buildings From Thousands of LEGOs

Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Buildings From Thousands of LEGOs

For over a decade, artist Sean Kenney has been recreating his hometown, New York City, using tens of thousands of LEGOs. From a detailed West Village street scene, complete with tiny food carts and taxi

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6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

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

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Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Designers everywhere continue to wow us with LEGO creations like robotic arms and fully functional printers, and now a group of engineers is even working on using the bright stacking blocks to grow

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Denmark Announces Plans to Produce 100% of its Energy From Renewable Sources By 2050

Denmark Announces Plans to Produce 100% of its Energy From Renewable Sources By 2050

Here at Inhabitat, we are big fans of Denmark - not only did the country give the world LEGO bricks, but it has also fostered innovative green designers and major renewable energy projects. This week, the

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Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

Colonel Recycles Beach Chairs into Gorgeous Retro Lanterns

60s-era beach chairs had a fabulous look to them, although their brightly colored strips of weather-resist fabric perhaps held more visual charm than comfort — which is what makes these recycled

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Inhabitat Exclusive Pics: Newcastle University Invites the Public to Build a Model LEGO City

Inhabitat Exclusive Pics: Newcastle University Invites the Public to Build a Model LEGO City

The Great North Build project marks the public launch of Newcastle University's new Institute for Social Renewal - a research center that will be dedicated to resolving many of the pressing issues that

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Melbourne’s Advanced Technologies Centre by H2o Architects Looks Like a Gigantic LEGO Brick

Melbourne’s Advanced Technologies Centre by H2o Architects Looks Like a Gigantic LEGO Brick

Much of the design of Swinburne University of Technology's Advanced Technologies Centre is about openness, circulation, and adaptability. The lower labs are glassed on all sides

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Evo Love Upcycles Vintage Junk Into Creepy Tableaus

Evo Love Upcycles Vintage Junk Into Creepy Tableaus

Evo combs thrift stores and trash bins in the Miami area for old toys, pulp fiction, religious memorabilia, comic books, newspapers, heirlooms, and vintage junk. Using these pieces that are rife with

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NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

To make the striking dividing wall, staff at NPIRE brought their own childhood LEGO bricks and mixed them with about 80 new packs. Using assorted colored blocks they created a playful pixelated design

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LEGO Space Shuttle Boldly Goes Where No Toy Has Gone Before

LEGO Space Shuttle Boldly Goes Where No Toy Has Gone Before

What is it with LEGO these days? They seem to be constantly making the headlines. If the company isn't investing in wind farms, then the general public is using their products to make printers or sending

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie To Build Eco-Friendly Theme Park for Their Six Kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie To Build Eco-Friendly Theme Park for Their Six Kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the parents every kid wishes they had. The celebrity super-couple is reportedly finalizing plans to build an underground, eco-friendly theme park for their six kids. What

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Incredible LEGO Printer Invented by 14-Year-Old Boy!

Incredible LEGO Printer Invented by 14-Year-Old Boy!

We've seen LEGO wizards create some pretty amazing projects lately by combining the iconic blocks with technology. One fourteen year old LEGO genius, Leon Overweel, has used his skills to construct his

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Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

It's no surprise we are big LEGO fans here at Inhabitat - the iconic building blocks can be used to create everything from cameras and furniture to apartments and massive cathedrals. Now the toy maker is

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CF Salicath Builds Fully Functional TLR Camera from LEGOs

CF Salicath Builds Fully Functional TLR Camera from LEGOs

Norwegian photographer Carl-Fredric Salicath yearned for the mechanical simplicity of traditional film photography. So when he set about building his own camera he used the most elemental construction

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LEGO’s Next Architecture Series Release Will be the Sydney Opera House

LEGO’s Next Architecture Series Release Will be the Sydney Opera House

Hold onto to your seats because LEGO has just announced its newest Architecture Series release - and it's a model of Jørn Utzon's iconic Sydney Opera House! The beautiful building - which is a

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Guests Can Sleep Under a LEGO Chandelier at Brighton’s Harrington Hotel

Guests Can Sleep Under a LEGO Chandelier at Brighton’s Harrington Hotel

If you’ve ever coveted the privacy of your own hotel, head to Brighton’s posh The Harrington. You’ll be left utterly alone, as the hotel only has one room! The clandestine digs are also chock full

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I-Beam Design Playfully Renovates a New York City Apartment Using 20,000 Legos

I-Beam Design Playfully Renovates a New York City Apartment Using 20,000 Legos

Looking for some inspiration to renovation their 1,500-square-foot New York City apartment for them and their 10-year-old son, Melissa Marks and Vicente Caride, called in I-Beam Design for help, and with

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Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

The groundbreaking Telexitstance Robot Telesar V from researchers at Japan's Keio University could bring us a step closer to a real out of body experience. The creators of Telesar V claim that the robot

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PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of

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Student Max Shepherd Creates an Incredible Prosthetic Arm from LEGOs

Student Max Shepherd Creates an Incredible Prosthetic Arm from LEGOs

This remarkably dexterous prosthetic arm goes far beyond the accomplishments of many an advanced level LEGO Technics buff. The LEGO constructed limb uses LEGO motors, pneumatics and the classic blocks, to

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LOOS.FM Creates Gigantic LEGO-Inspired Church Pavilion in the Netherlands

LOOS.FM Creates Gigantic LEGO-Inspired Church Pavilion in the Netherlands

As for Abondantus Giganticus' church-inspired design, LOOS.FM wanted to create a space where festival goers could congregate - a structure that would be instantly recognizable from its form as a public

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Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

LEGO blocks are one of the most enduringly popular toys around. With endless possibilities for reinvention, they challenge minds and cultivate creativity. But as much as we love these colorful little

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Miniwiz’s Biodegradable ‘Re-Wine Classic’ Wine Totes Snap Together Like Legos

Miniwiz’s Biodegradable ‘Re-Wine Classic’ Wine Totes Snap Together Like Legos

Taiwanese design firm Miniwiz is putting an elegant new spin on a classic party-going gift with their new Re-wine Classic: a biodegradable, recycled wine tote that makes any gift of the good stuff a whole

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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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