Harris had an assignment in Science class to create a model of a plant cell using any materials he wanted. He chose LEGO bricks, of course.
Each of the elements is represented. Part of the assignment was to create a key to the model. For this Harris decided to use Bricksmith, a LEGO CAD program for [...]
H-Bare and I have each put in our entries for the current contest at Lego Universe to create an in-game pet. The top prize is to have your pet actually put in the game! H-Bare’s entry is above. It’s a Minotaur that can walk on all fours (which the contest rules require) and can also [...]
Blue Bard over at Flickr has undertaken a major renovation of a LEGO town building. Check out this great diorama – and look for the especially elegant cement mixer.
The new Tower Bridge set from LEGO is one of the most impressive sets ever released, with thousands of pieces creating a finished model over 40 inches long and 17 inches high. What could be better? How about a tower bridge 50 inches long and 21 inches high?
While it was never released as a set, [...]
You’ll look twice, but yes – this model is made entirely of Lego pieces! Mike Doyle has created an amazing affect using just black and white elements. Check out the detail at his MOCpage
Here’s another way to use 1×1 plates on the underside of the 1×4×5 arch pieces. Eight of the clip plates will fit securely. There is room for another on each end, but they don’t lock into place as securely.
Vertical dials have faces on a vertical surface rather than a horizontal one. They are often constructed on the sides of buildings, usually on the south side. However it is possible to construct them on surfaces facing other directions. A vertical dial on a wall facing directly east can be used during the morning hours, [...]
Polar sundials, like equatorial dials, have the gnomon and face tilted to accomodate for the lattitude where they are to be used. These kinds of dials are especially adaptable to construction from Lego bricks because they use parallel lines to mark that hours rather than the angled lines used on a more traditional horizontal [...]
Canadian builder Dave DeGobbi coined the term “Eco-punk” to describe this self-sustaining crawling city. The size of this model is what strikes you first, and DeGobbi’s excellent sense of proportion and great photography only accentuate it. You can really imagine this city-sized behemoth rising hundreds of feet into the air.
Check out his Flickr set for [...]
This equatorial sundial takes advantage of a happy accident of LEGO geometry.
As it happens, the inside bow of a 1×5×4 half-arch brick can be divided almost exactly into 6 sections of one stud unit each. That makes a full circle of 24 equal sections – ideal for sundial construction!
This dial is angled at 41 degrees [...]