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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

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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

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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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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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Rolls-Royce Unveils World’s First LEGO Jet Engine Made from 152,455 Bricks!

Rolls-Royce Unveils World’s First LEGO Jet Engine Made from 152,455 Bricks!

Rolls-Royce debuted the world’s first ever LEGO Jet Engine at the Farnborough International Airshow this week in England. The model is a half-size replica of the enormous Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 that

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Street Artist Megx Paints German Bridge to Look Like Giant LEGO Bricks!

Street Artist Megx Paints German Bridge to Look Like Giant LEGO Bricks!

It took Martin four weeks to complete the project, which required a lot of help from the municipality who cordoned off the space while the artist completed the vibrant transformation. As a result, the

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Larger-Than-Life LEGO Forest Springs Up In Australia’s Living Desert!

Larger-Than-Life LEGO Forest Springs Up In Australia’s Living Desert!

The life-sized LEGO Forest consists of 15 iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees, each sized 4 meters in height, and 15 sets of flowers.  Rising from Broken Hill's distinctive red soil, the LEGO Forest pieces

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Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

This was the second edition of Fresh From Brasil, which showed its first collection at the Wanted Design show in 2011.  Jordão first showed pieces from his collection of Lego art last year in São

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Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

Thomas Poulsom’s Stellar Birds Elevate LEGOs To an Art

From a family that built part of their NYC apartment out of LEGOs to the world record-shattering tower that was just completed in South Korea, we've seen some pretty incredible LEGO creations here at

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Harry the Hermit Crab Gets A Lego Home of His Own

Harry the Hermit Crab Gets A Lego Home of His Own

Harry the hermit crab has the same problem as all of his kind; his soft belly leaves him vulnerable to the elements so he must seek out his own sea shell for safety. But unlike other hermit crabs, Harry

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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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