To avoid inadvertently posting spoilers, I will merely link to the page with the awesome new Indiana Jones 4 LEGO sets. But trust me, the risk of spoiling Indiana Jones and the Crystal of the Crystal Skull is well worth drooling over the LEGO.
EDIT (AB): I’ll just add a belated thanks to Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo for sending us a link to his post this morning (when we were still having technical difficulties). This was the first thing I was going to blog when I got home from work, but Nathan beat me to it. ;-) Oh, and I’ll add the cool banner because it’s just too awesome.
Steven Marshall is known for his realistic models of everyday objects and vehicles. Check out his most recent two works of a pushchair and tractor.
Great use of those orange treads!
Check out this amazing Predator bust by misterzumbi. Great use of those tentacles and nice work on the base as well.
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:
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.
Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo has put together a fantastic LEGO timeline:
Click the pic to check out the larger version in Jesus’ post, along with a whole bunch of cool facts and figures about the LEGO brick.
Today (Monday, January 28) is the 50th birthday of the LEGO brick as we know it today.
You’ve come a long way, our favorite little plastic brick! Happy birthday.
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’ Mine 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.
The search engine Google joins the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick:
Special thanks to Jail for grabbing a screenshot.
Thankfully, Jerac has a fleet of very tiny ships, led by the cruiser Van Helsing, to hunt them down and stake their ice-cold hearts.
(Via Brick Blogue.)