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If you can’t beat them, join the Space Marines

The LEGO Group have wandered into the realm of wearable LEGO with things like the LEGO Friends Friends Jewelery Set #853440, but this helmet and shoulder armour by Timofey_Tkachev takes wearable LEGO to a whole other level. Tomofey’s  LEGO cosplay is inspired by the Space Marines from  Warhammer 40K, originally the tabletop miniatures game and now a video game.

Space Marine 1

The shaping of the helmet is particularly impressive, especially around the eye sockets and the mouth where accuracy has been maintained despite the difficulties when using LEGO pieces to build curves.

Space Marine 3

Life-sized LEGO Batmobile made from over 300,000 bricks [News]

Apparently Batman drives a Chevrolet, as LEGO and Chevrolet have teamed up to build a life-sized version of 70905 The Batmobile complete with Chevy bowtie emblem, and it is exactly as awesomely black (and very dark grey) as the Dark Knight might hope.

Batmobile Front

This huge “Speedwagon” from upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie was unveiled today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was built as a life-sized, 1-1 scale replica of the LEGO Batmobile, much like the Star Wars X-wing from a few years ago.

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And we won’t be mad when worn in bad weather

My Adidas — or more correctly Jimmy Fortel‘s Adidas — the classic Superstar 3-stripe trainer, built in LEGO. The overall shaping here is excellent, with a nice mixture of curved, sloped, and tiled bricks to capture a shape that doesn’t immediately lend itself to brick construction. The best bit? The way Jimmy has used angled sections to create the iconic white stripes. Excellent work.

Adidas Superstar

Jimmy’s on something of an 80s kick at the moment — don’t miss his wonderful LEGO 80s boombox which we covered recently.

To drink deep and eat of joy, that is life’s truest pleasures

You would be forgiven for mistaking this still life scene by J.B.F. as the real deal. In fact, everything here is LEGO (besides the labels, of course), from the finely crafted hors d’oeuvres to the smooth black platter and bottles of craft beer and red wine.

Vinochope

This was built as a tribute to the builder’s favorite wine shop and bar, the Vinochope in Perpignan, France. The selection of tapas includes olives, cheese and what appears to be papas arrugadas – a delicious Spanish specialty of which I am quite fond. Even in bricks, this spread looks good enough to eat.

Functioning LEGO hammer drill [Video]

While the 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is an amazing collector’s item, there’s no denying that it makes a fantastic parts pack, especially with all those orange Technic panel pieces. František Hajdekr has used those panels in a unique way, fashioning them into a cordless drill hammer.

Cordless Hammer

If you look closely at the build, you may notice the Technic power functions XL-Motor. This isn’t a flashy model; under all those orange panels is a working mechanism that causes the chisel to move back and forth. While it might not help you in your next home improvement project, it’s certainly a fun idea! You can see it in action below:

Bank shots around corners with a LEGO Infinite Warfare CLAW [Video]

Though I was initially disappointed to see Call of Duty yet again tackle the futuristic war setting in Infinite Warfare, I was pleasantly surprised by the plethora of inventive weapon designs. YouTuber ZaziNombies shows some love for the Warfighter combat rig’s signature weapon with his LEGO replica of the Collapsible Lightweight Automatic Weapons System (CLAW). The skeletal look of the weapon was achieved well with the use of ladder elements, angled tiles, and arrays of circular tiles on the inside of the prongs. Watch the builder discuss his replica CLAW in the following video.

Blast from the past with the 80’s Boombox

The boombox (aka “Ghetto Blaster”) that graced every music lover’s shoulders is an indisputable icon of the 80’s. Jimmy Fortel‘s mastery in capturing the essence of this historical music making machine takes the bass beat up 10 notches and would burst our eye-drums, if we had any.

Ghetto Blaster

The beauty of this creation lies in the clean lines and construction without a visible LEGO stud, from the equalizer, to the radio antenna, to the inserted cassette tape, and the depressed Play button. If you close your eyes hard enough, you can almost hear the sound of Michael Jackson’s Beat It pumping from those speakers, taking you back to a time when loud music in public streets was all the rage.

LEGO Star Wars Death Trooper helmet is fully wearable

LEGO Death Trooper helmet

Director Krennic’s Death Troopers are as intimidating as they look in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This elite armor design comes to life in LEGO bricks with a wearable helmet constructed by YouTuber Spencer Hubert. Spencer utilizes techniques I used on my LEGO Halo helmet for the dome on top, and the results are instantly recognizable. See an overview of the helmet and Spencer himself trying it on in this video.

Assist your Titan in the present and past with a LEGO Titanfall 2 Alternator

Titanfall 2 added several new weapons to its line-up of futuristic firearms, and my favorites are the multi-barreled weapons like the Alternator for their uniqueness. My LEGO replica of the Alternator started with the grip and mag well, as this area was the most difficult to build for two reasons: First, I wanted the letter “A” shape the body, mag well, and grip form to be spot on. Second, the mag well is sand blue on the in-game model, which has a limited selection of LEGO elements to work with. Considering these limitations, I think my solutions work well for the look of the submachine gun in-game.

Alternator - Titanfall 2

Though I favor the insanely fast pace and competitive nature of Titanfall 2 multiplayer, its single player mode was a pleasant surprise, and its middle mission “Effect and Cause” is an instant classic. When you retrieve this device and slip it on your left hand, the prompt “Press A to time travel” caught me off guard. Several other players have praised this level, and after building a wearable helmet I wanted to build more wearable objects in full size, so I thought this time travel device would be a fun build.

Alternator & Time Device - Titanfall 2

The Alternator SMG model has a moving trigger, sliding ambidextrous charging handle, and removable magazine. See all these functions demonstrated with some time traveling effects in the following two minute video.

Track the Xenomorphs hunting you down with a LEGO Aliens Motion Tracker

The Alien franchise is home to some of the greatest sci-fi tech on screen, one of which is the bulky handheld motion tracker. Builder W. Navarre replicated this classic prop in 1:1 scale with LEGO bricks, and it is incredibly detailed throughout. Small details such as wires of varying thicknesses, screw holes, and side key pad with slightly spaced out keys make his replica believable.

Motion Tracker

My favorite detail of course is the readout screen itself, with a mosaic of cheese slopes representing the distances from the tracker… or the aliens in the room with you. Remember to look up.

Motion Tracker