Monthly Archives: January 2008

LEGO brick 50th-birthday roundup

The worldwide response to the 50th birthday of the LEGO brick today has been amazing.

As Nathan posted late last night (our time), Google LEGO’d their home page. Naturally, somebody (namely Antonio Manfredonio) had to build it with real brick:

Finally, LEGO Certified Professional Sean Kenney made a cake:

Joel Johnson builds the UCS Millenium Falcon in 3:38

Well, not really. Boing Boing Gadgets editor Joel Johnson created a time-lapse video of himself building the Ultimate Collector’s Millenium Falcon:

Joel wonders what to do with all that LEGO now that the Falcon is done. I vote for more ships of his own design. You’ve got some skills, dude!

Thanks for the tip, Xeni!

EDIT: I didn’t read the whole post earlier, but Joel also has a great list of his nine favorite LEGO sets. From 497 Galaxy Explorer to 7036 Dwarves’ Mine, it’s a great list indeed.

7036 Dwarves’ Mine, remixed and extended by Alex Eylar

Each of us has our obsessions, and it should be fairly clear from my posts over this past year that one of mine is 7036 Dwarves’ Mine (sadly, currently sold out from The LEGO Shop; UPDATE: 7036 Dwarves’ Mineicon is back!)

As a sucker for anything related to this wonderful set, I couldn’t pass up Alex Eylar‘s take on it:

That’s Alex’s favorite shot, and mine as well. Click the picture for the full gallery on MOCPages.

Exciting new podcasts from LAML Radio

LAML Radio has produced several episodes recently. James has been such a prolific host that I’ve not managed to keep up with the headlines! Here is the latest episode, featuring Aaron (Darkspawn) and me for the first time. We had an interesting discussion about the latest LEGO news and our observations and opinions regarding sharing MOCs online. Click here for this episode of the podcast.

Don’t miss the other recent episodes in January, with content including YouBrick, Blockland, minifig customization, and the book The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide.