Monthly Archives: January 2008

Sharp Indy 4 Pics

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.

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.