LEGO wind-up clock

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

This clock keeps accurate time using two LEGO pull-back motors for power. More pictures and video here

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Lego Monster Chess

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Team Hassenplug has completed an astounding Mindstorms “Monster Chess” set with robotic pieces controlled by computer.
In building this room-sized set, which contains over 100,000 bricks, special care has been given to the motion of the pieces. The proportions are such that the square-based pieces can simply rotate 45 degrees and clear a path for [...]

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Classic Lego TV Ads from 1973

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The Duke University Libraries have developed a collection of vintage television ads and placed them online via iTunes. Included in the collection are two Lego ads from 1973.
To view the ads, click here – you will need iTunes to watch them following this link.
The ads are part of the AdViews Digital Collection, John W. Hartman [...]

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Lego Building Lego

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The Lego Mindstorms system was a basic but versatile robotics system that opened up a whole new area of exploration. In 2008, the robotics group of VHG Bogen, a German technical school, used 25 of the programmable RCX robotics bricks to create an automated robotic assembly line that builds airplanes – out of Lego.
The [...]

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Lego Augmented Reality

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Lego has been testing an augmented reality video system in its stores that allows you to hold a set up to a video monitor and see a virtual reality version of the completed set appear as if on the surface of the box. The sets are animated, with sound and motion. Pretty cool, we say.

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Lego Stilzkin Bridge Launcher

Monday, May 17th, 2010

It has happened to all of us. On the way to the store in our armored transport vehicle when – WHAM! – the bridge ahead washes out. Peer Kreuger has solved the problem:

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Click: A Lego short film

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Check out this excellent short film – not your average Lego animation.

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