Tuesday, March 28, 2006

SpongeBob is Coming this Summer!

Lego SpongeBob Squarepants
Lego SpongeBob Squarepants The Krusty Krab #3825

Lego SpongeBob SquarepantsLego SpongeBob Squarepants Spongebob & Plankton's Adventure #3826

Lego SpongeBob Squarepants
Lego SpongeBob Squarepants Adventures at Bikini Bottom #3827

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Top 10 Strangest Lego Creations from techeblog.com

It's time for our weekly Top 10 list and this week our editors bring you the "Top 10 Strangest (or Coolest…) Lego Creations". Leave us a comment with your own favorites.


10. Lego iPod Case

This interesting BrixPod Classic iPod Shuffle case gives your Shuffle the appearance of a full-sized iPod made of Lego bricks.


9. Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite

Nathan Sawaya used over 10,000 Lego pieces and spent 3 months making this "Han Solo in Carbonite" masterpiece.


8. Lego Volvo XC90

Built by Lego Master Model Builders, this Volvo XC90 is the official car of Legoland California.


7. Lego NES Case

If Nintendo came out with a Lego NES case, this would be it. Everything is 100% Lego - power/reset buttons, controller ports, LED light cover, and even the vents up top. One more picture here.


6. Lego Harpsichord

This Harpsichord was constructed entirely from Lego parts (over 100,000!), including keyboard, jacks, jack rack, jack rail, plectra, soundboard, bridge, hitch pins, tuning pins, wrestplank, nut, case, legs, lid, lid stick, and music stand. It has a range of 61 notes and weighs 150 lb.


5. Lego Pinhole Camera

This person took a Polaroid 95a, stripped it down, and than reassembled the camera with all Lego parts. Like a real mechanical 35mm camera, it includes a manual crank which takes 23 clicks to advance one frame.


4. Lego Knitting Machine

Rarely do we come accross something so interesting yet odd, take a look at this fully functional knitting machine made entirely out of Lego pieces.


3. Lego Difference Engine

One of the most imaginative Lego creations ever. Made by Andy Carroll, this difference engine is able to solve mathematical problems (2nd/3rd-order polynomials) and calculate the answers to 3 or 4 digits.


2. Lego Air Conditioner

Behold, a functional Lego replica of Carrier's latest air conditioner, complete with valves, compressor, and working fan.


1. Lego Pinball Machine

Created by Lego fanatics Gerrit Bronsveld and Martijn Boogaarts of the Netherlands, this fully functional pinball machine was made using over 20,000 of these colorful blocks. The Lego Pinball Machine features an operational coin slot, rotation bumpers, auto kickback, 5-digit mechanical display (for points), 13 RCX Mindstorms computers, and even a ramp.


Honorable Mention - Lego gMac 475

If you liked the Lego PC, check out this Lego gMac 475 (constructed from a Macintosh LC 475 ), an oldie but goodie. (Thanks, Jeff)

Honorable Mention - Lego Brick USB Drive

Lego blocks can be used to build just about anything these days, including this USB drive. Its even got clear backing so you can view the innards. Instructions on how to build your own can be found here.

Let Go of my LEGO...Eggo Both!

LEGO has teamed up with Eggo to make food you can placy with. Add syrup and this makes for some sticky fingers that's for sure!

There's a coupon in your latest LEGO magazine and they are just as good as the standard Eggo only much more fun.

Batman LEGO Sets

Look slike Lego.com has the sets available now. While I have not found them at retail stores as of yet. [bummer] Guess I will break down and buy them from Lego Shop at Home. [wish they had free shipping though]

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

LEGO-ish Stress Bricks

Companies love to promote themselves by giving away useless stuff. Squeezy stress balls and shaped items are among the best things they give.

Found these stress bricks on an imprint site....now to find a company to slap their logo on them and sell or give me a bunch! Hey BrickLink.com here's a promotional item made for you!

They look just like your standard bricks [and come in the regular LEGO bold colors too] but these are over sized and squishy! They do stack up and stay together too.