Even after all my years playing with LEGOs I still can’t get over how awesome they are. We recently talked about how cool this District 9 LEGO ARC Rifle replica is and now someone has gone a step further and created a wearable LEGO replica of Master Chief’s armor from Halo!
Created by a LEGO (and Halo) fanatic named Ben Caulkins, the helmet was finished about six months ago. Since then he’s clearly been hard at work on the rest of this incredible LEGO armor. It may not provide the best protection against alien weaponry but, it sure does look cool!
Everything you see -- other than the visor, which came from a motorcycle helmet -- was created entirely out of those wonderful plastic bricks we call LEGOs. Obviously, there’s some Velcro and fabric straps involved too but that’s a given.
Apparently, Caulkins’ original inspiration for the LEGO armor came from this LEGO Boba Fett costume. Though he clearly chose a different character, from a completely different universe, there is still no denying the awesomeness delivered. Head past the break for more photos of Caulkins’ Master Chief masterpiece! Read More...
London got this whole thing started back in 1988 when they built the first record holding LEGO tower. Since then, places around the world have been chasing the record and 6,000 Brazilian LEGO fanatics have recently built one standing over 100-feet tall, breaking Chile’s previous record.
It took four days and 500,000 bricks to construct the multi-colored monstrosity and its recorded height is 102-feet and 3-inches! It’s so tall and skinny wires had to be put in place so it wouldn’t blow over in the wind. Honestly, in my opinion that’s kinda cheating -- when I built towers in the living room of my parent’s house wires weren’t allowed.
Tokyo, Munich, Moscow Toronto and Sydney have all held the record at one point and now it’s in the hands of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I don’t know about you, but I’d say it’s about time the U.S. jumped in - and there better be a Stormtrooper mini-fig on top when we do.
If you want to see what kind of craziness goes into building a record holding LEGO tower and get a sense of how tall this thing really is, head past the break for a video from The Telegraph. Read More...
Flash drives are a huge collector’s item right now -- everyone needs one and there are literally hundreds of classic and geeky designs we can choose from these days. Whether it’s Star Wars themed, or its a designer Batman flash drive, we have plenty of choices when it comes to geeky digital storage.
Things have just gotten better for us too. Finally, LEGO has released long-overdue officially licensed mini-fig flash drives! The first model may not be the coolest mini-fig around (in fact it’s a pretty poor choice if you ask me) but it’s still a good sign. While the current red shirt/blue pants flash drive doesn’t offer much with a sad 2GBs of storage, there’s no doubt we’ll soon be seeing our favorite LEGO characters making the transition to keychain flash drive.
Not only is LEGO’s first flash drive mini-fig kind of ugly, it’s only got a measly 2GBs of storage and, LEGO is asking for $25 if you want to pick one up! Sure, I wouldn’t mind spending $25 on a Star Wars or other themed flash drive, but a standard mini-fig? Not a chance. What LEGO really needs to do is introduce a whole line of these flash drives -- we all know they would be popular and I’m sure LEGO has something in mind. We’re just hoping it comes sooner rather than later.
Anyhow, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Until then you can head to the LEGO Store online and pick one up. However, I’ll be waiting for a character I actually like and some more storage before I drop the coin to snag one. Read More...
That’s just the math, folks! At this year’s Toy Fair, Lego unveiled a ton of new playsets and vehicles for their Star Wars line, but the Falcon caught our eye straightaway. While Lego released the massive collector-focused Millennium Falcon in the past that looked the part, this new model is all about action! It’s smaller than the original as well, but that just means it won’t break the bank -- allowing your uncontrollable addiction to the plastic bricks to flourish by having more scratch to purchase other sets.
Here’s the rundown on the Falcon from the Jedi over at Lego:
Straight from Episode IV: A New Hope, fans can build the all-new Millennium Falcon, featuring hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior, rotating quad laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover. Includes 6 minifigures.
Yep, this sucker can be opened up so your minifigs can have access to all of the cut-throat games of Dejarik their little yellow heart’s desire! The set includes minifigs of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. This puppy is available in August and is made up of over 1,200 pieces, so don’t toss out those instructions!
This new stop-motion animated short from LEGO -- the sequel to last year's “CL!CK” -- is inventive and cool, and has a great twist ending!
Found via Laughing Squid
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Most of us are under the impression computers are something that came around pretty recently and if someone was to tell us the Greeks built one about 2000 years ago, we would probably just laugh. But, apparently that’s exactly what they did, and they were good at it.
The Antikythera computer is believed to have been built around 150 B.C. and wasn’t rediscovered by modern historians until 1901, when it was found on the Antikythera shipwreck. After that it took just about another 105 years before we even found out, for sure, what the computer was used for. Scientists found that the device was used to calculate celestial events and predict future solar eclipses, the device was more precise than other device of its time. Read More...