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Petition Calls for More Gender Equality in LEGOs

Petition Calls for More Gender Equality in LEGOs

Young boys and girls across the world grow up playing with Legos, but for some reason, most of the Lego people -- known as "minifigs" -- are male. But a growing movement to add more female minifigs is

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LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

As the 3D printer revolution picks up speed, the price of the machines is beginning to drop—but shelling out several hundred bucks for a desktop printer is still out of the reach of many would-be

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Hans Rosling Uses LEGO Bricks to Explain Climate Change and Population Growth

Hans Rosling Uses LEGO Bricks to Explain Climate Change and Population Growth

We’ve seen LEGO bricks used to build tons of unexpected creations - from wheelchairs to chandeliers. But everyone's favorite toy brick can also be used to teach - Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor and

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NASA and LEGO Launch Design Competition to Create Futuristic Spacecraft

NASA and LEGO Launch Design Competition to Create Futuristic Spacecraft

There are no two greater names in the worlds of adventure and imagination than NASA and LEGO. Now the famous toy-maker and space agency have teamed up to launch a design competition to help inspire the

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LEGO to Release Star Wars Ewok Village in September

LEGO to Release Star Wars Ewok Village in September

The Ewoks’ forest abode is recreated with cool features like a tree-trunk hideout, spider web, net traps and a slide for quick getaway. No stand-off would be complete without the secret Lightsaber stash

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Thomas Poulsom Makes Wonderful North American Birds Using LEGO Bricks

Thomas Poulsom Makes Wonderful North American Birds Using LEGO Bricks

Among Poulsom’s amazing creations made from the famous Danish blocks is Arnie, a flying American robin. Benny is the LEGO image of the black-crested titmouse standing still on a “wooden” branch. A

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World’s First LEGO School to Open in Denmark this August

World’s First LEGO School to Open in Denmark this August

The owner of one of the most successful toy companies on earth is opening a LEGO school in Denmark this August. Grandson of LEGO's original founder and a multi-billionaire, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

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Giant LEGO Kraken Attacks Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer

Giant LEGO Kraken Attacks Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer

When you flirt with the Dark Side, bad things can happen; lava burns you, offspring return to kill you, and giant space cephalopods attack your ships. In a massive tentacled disturbance in the Force, Iain

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Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

We've seen 3D printers fabricate vehicles ready to for the open road - and now California-based Signal Snowboards has shown that printers can produce quality boards for the slopes! Working with GROWit 3D,

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10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in NYC

10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in NYC

A new batch of Nathan Sawaya's delightful LEGO sculptures recently popped up at New York City's Openhouse Gallery and we stopped by to take a gander. Unlike some of Sawaya's previous works, many of which

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DARPA to Use Shipping Containers to Create Floating Platforms for Disaster Relief

DARPA to Use Shipping Containers to Create Floating Platforms for Disaster Relief

Shipping containers have emerged as a popular material for building everything from backyard retreats to temporary shelters and coffee shops. Now DARPA has harnessed the giant metal boxes for use in

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LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

LEGO building blocks may arguably be the best toy ever - and they'll soon be getting the "best museum ever"! Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the Danish starchitecture firm, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates

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LEGO PancakeBot Pushes the Boundaries of Brunch Technology

LEGO PancakeBot Pushes the Boundaries of Brunch Technology

If you love pancakes but hate making them, then the LEGO PancakeBot is your dream come true. Designed by Miguel Valenzuela, the LEGO robot pushes the boundaries of brunch technology by using an X and Y

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Thibault Malet Carves Iconic LEGO Man from Sustainable Wood

Thibault Malet Carves Iconic LEGO Man from Sustainable Wood

Malet’s “LEGO en Bois” toys were lovingly hand made, from the carving of each part, down to the stamping of the packaging. The Montpelier, France based designer also recycled all of the waste made

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Mind-Blowing LEGO Temple Folds Together Like a Pop-Up Book!

Mind-Blowing LEGO Temple Folds Together Like a Pop-Up Book!

LEGO bricks were some of our favorite toys as children - hidden in those brightly-colored blocks was the potential to build practically anything, so long as that something involved a lot of right angles.

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Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

LEGO blocks have been around for over half a century, offering a creative outlet in the form a colorful stackable brick. While some of us have since put those smiling, yellow plastic men aside, others

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Relive Felix Baumgartner’s Breathtaking Stratos Space Jump… In LEGO!

Relive Felix Baumgartner’s Breathtaking Stratos Space Jump… In LEGO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFU774q6eVM People are still talking about Felix Baumgartner's incredible Stratos jump. OK, most of them are moms who will have to spend the next three months forbidding

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Amazing Bat Cave Made From 20,000 LEGO Bricks is Lit Up with Energy-Saving LEDs

Amazing Bat Cave Made From 20,000 LEGO Bricks is Lit Up with Energy-Saving LEDs

The Bat Cave is fully furnished with all of Bat Man's necessities, including bats that hang from the cave ceiling, motorized platforms, a bat mobile, boat, copter and plane, and even a Bat Bicycle for

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Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks!

Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks!

The Southbank Centre teamed up with LEGO to help out Duncan Titmarsh—the UK‘s only certified LEGO professional—and a team of volunteers bring to life a giant map of the world. Exhibited from 23rd

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Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

One of our favorite finds, COLORS' Chiba is a Japanese take on classic Danish LEGO bricks made from recycled coffee beans, tea and wood chips—and it smells great!. Ground coffee was pretty big at

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6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing structures

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Universidad Cardenal Herrera’s SML System House is a Solar Decathlon Entry that Adapts to its Occupants

Universidad Cardenal Herrera’s SML System House is a Solar Decathlon Entry that Adapts to its Occupants

The design entered into this year's competition represents the "medium" design, so the students can show both how the original blocks fit together, and how the house could be expanded. In terms of

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Fully-Functional Go Kart Built Entirely From LEGO Bricks!

Fully-Functional Go Kart Built Entirely From LEGO Bricks!

Remember how long it took you to build a house or car with LEGO bricks? In a matter of minutes you could slap together four walls and a roof, or four tires and a steering wheel, and your LEGO person would

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Michael McCooey’s Amazing LEGO Spiderman Does Whatever a Spider Can!

Michael McCooey’s Amazing LEGO Spiderman Does Whatever a Spider Can!

LEGO fans rejoice! Gadget guru Michael McCooey just unveiled a super cool flexible Spiderman action figure made entirely from LEGO bricks. McCooey is an active member of the Lego Cuusoo network, which

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NASA Engineer Makes Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Out Of LEGO Bricks!

NASA Engineer Makes Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Out Of LEGO Bricks!

The successful landing of the Mars Curiosity rover last week has inspired people around the world. A few enterprising geeks at BattleBricks decided to immortalize it in LEGO form, and now a NASA designer

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Kids Build Epic Model of Japan from 1.8 Million LEGO Bricks!

Kids Build Epic Model of Japan from 1.8 Million LEGO Bricks!

The building festivities celebrated LEGO’s 50th year in Japan. Using ivory pieces, kids of all ages gathered in workshops in six different locations to assemble the dream landscape. Once each work group

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Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Made Entirely of LEGOs by BattleBricks

Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Made Entirely of LEGOs by BattleBricks

On Sunday, America watched with bated breath as the Curiosity Rover successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. For two years, the highly advanced, nuclear-powered rover will explore the surface of

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MVRDV’s Porous City is a LEGO Model Used to Explore Urban Planning in Europe

MVRDV’s Porous City is a LEGO Model Used to Explore Urban Planning in Europe

MVRDV has teamed up with Winy Maas and The Why Factory to create a model of Europe made with hundreds of LEGO pieces. This is a multi-layered project that will be on display starting August 29th at the

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Nicolas Lespour’s Automated LEGO Loom Can Weave Fabric!

Nicolas Lespour’s Automated LEGO Loom Can Weave Fabric!

From a giant LEGO chair to a LEGO jet engine, we've profiled plenty of inventive LEGO creations here at Inhabitat, but this loom by Lego Technic expert builder Nicolas Lespour is one of the most

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Incredible LEGO Colosseum Made from 200,000 Bricks Unveiled!

Incredible LEGO Colosseum Made from 200,000 Bricks Unveiled!

Drawing upon his expertise, McNaught accomplished a near-impossible feat: building a giant oval shape out of Lego square bricks. Half of the structure is represented in its original splendor, with Roman

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