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This real-life LEGO Minifigure Costume will fuel your nightmares for years [Video]

Adam Savage and the crew of Tested have been dabbling in the world of LEGO lately, including visiting BrickCon and building Jason Allemann’s Sysiphus Kinetic Sculpture. Their latest LEGO hijinks, though, are sure to leave you appalled — they’ve designed a “real-life” interpretation of a LEGO Minifigure as a cosplay costume. If you’ve ever wondered what a happy yellow minifig head might look like if he was made of flesh and blood, wonder no longer. It is disturbing, and looks fresh out of Area 51.

Can’t find Pikachu in Pokemon Go? Just build one with LEGO!

Chris Maddison has brought everyone’s favorite new game to the brick with this adorable Pokemon Go Pikachu and Poke Ball. This reality is even more augmented than usual though, with the scenery and even the phone being made of bricks!

Pokemon Go


A Little Preview

Like LEGO Pokemon? Check out these other great brick-built Pokemon creations.

LEGO Ash and Pikachu by Combee!
Rapidash by Mike Nieves
Arcanine by Mike Nieves
Scizor by Mike Nieves
LEGO Pikachu by zkdlalsxm
Charizard by Zane Houston
LEGO Pokemon Group by Carson Hart
LEGO Pikachu Superman by Greed

How to make LEGO mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are awfully tasty, aren’t they? Or diced, fried potatoes. Or baked potatoes. Really, potatoes any way I could have them are awfully tasty. That doesn’t seem to be good news for our friend on the cutting board, does it?

TBB staple Barney Main gives us a delightful scene, preparing potatoes for their delicious end. Though I don’t think our appreciation is shared by the subject on the cutting board, if those large eyes and worried face are any indicator.

While you ponder the potato’s fate, check out the other details: the skin peeler, the book, the knife, and the gas stove top. The potato masher is particularly ingenious!


Illustrating culture with LEGO

ArzLan shows us there is beauty in simplicity with this stunning build. Included are various representations of Chinese culture, with a seated figure playing the Ehru (a two-stringed fiddle). Also pictured is a Go board, and supplies for calligraphy and painting.

There are a number of eye catching things here; the seated figure stands out in bright red, and the scroll background has brick-built calligraphy.

I particularly love the dragon brush holder. It’s so fragile and perfectly executed.


Life-sized scale models in LEGO

Wait…I know what you are thinking, The Brothers Brick lets another sister start blogging and she gets distracted and starts posting about fashion and sewing machine techniques! Look again: the items adorning this table are life-sized scale models all built with LEGO bricks. The Singer sewing machine, glasses, scissors and tailor’s chalk are very accurately depicted using LEGO as part of an exhibition called the Tiong Bahru Show by The Brick Collective that took place at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.

The Brick Collective: Tiong Bahru Show

Another scene from The Brick Collective show is a typical cafe in the 1980s  with some snacks, drinks and the classic Coca-Cola sign on the wall.  When I say typical, clearly this is location dependant as Green Spot, Egg tarts, Siew Mai were not on the menu in my hometown of Glasgow, Scotland in the 1980s.

The Brick Collective: Tiong Bahru Show

If you want a closer look and images of further scaled LEGO builds that appeared in the show, then you will find more within crayonbricks album on Flickr.

Game on! LEGO D.Va’s Light Gun from Overwatch

I never would have guessed before playing Overwatch that I would build a pink gun for my LEGO arsenal. D.Va quickly became my favorite hero to play in Overwatch, and her pistol used outside her mech looked rad. Plus, the bunny charm hanging from the mag well was too adorable. I find building a pistol or similarly sized 1:1 scale build harder than larger rifles, swords, or launchers due to the limited space for structural stability and that weapons of this size can be held with one hand. Combine this with the limited selection of LEGO elements in pink, and you have quite the building challenge.

D.Va's Light Gun - Overwatch

Working parts include a moving trigger and removable magazine. These features, a 360° view, and a small breakdown of some paneling are shown in the following video.

See all photos of D.Va’s Light Gun in its Flickr album.

You can actually wear these life-sized LEGO props from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

LEGO builder takamichi irie has designed these awesome life-sized props of Poe Dameron’s flight gear from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A hollow, wearable helmet is a tricky shape to create from LEGO, but takamichi makes it look easy. These will go great with the life-sized LEGO lightsabers and Rebel blasters others builders have made. Now all we need is a life-sized LEGO X-Wing—oh wait, that exists!

Wearable Poe's Helmet

Poe Dameron's Flight Gear

Plus, takamichi’s even built an adorable little not-quite-life-sized BB-8 to go along with them.

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LEGO hamburgers this good are rare

We’ve featured some of nobu_tary‘s fabulous LEGO recreations of food in the past, and here’s another excellent meal-based model—a burger with an egg topping.

Hamburger steak with Egg

The individual elements of the build are spot-on, and the overall presentation is excellent. Just looking at the image is making me hungry. This burger definitely came with a side of awesomesauce.

When you accidentally brick your phone

Maybe you were trying to jailbreak your iPhone, or maybe you were rooting your new Samsung. Or, if you’re clever like Ordo, “bricking” your phone means something entirely different—something a whole lot more fun. This artful still life looks like the real deal at a glance, but inspect more closely and you’ll see that not only is the phone LEGO, but the charger, outlet and even the countertop are too.


Quick! Hide your chrome LEGO pieces from this curious magpie!

Birds have already become an independent genre of brick-built sculptures. And whether they’re redoubtable birds of prey or it’s a sly magpie — as built by AnActionfigure here — they all look fascinating and wonderfully realistic.


The title picture of the model barely reveals its main peculiarity. Besides an astonishing, instantly recognizable shape for the bird, its color scheme is much more interesting than one may think. Dark green and dark blue pieces, which are clearly visible from another angle, create the same play of colors as real feathers.


Justice will be done with this 4,500-piece LEGO Overwatch Rocket Hammer [Video]

Gaming weaponsmith ZaziNombies takes a swing at the most massive weapon in the popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch. His latest build, Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer, is quite an impressive feat in LEGO engineering. It can be lifted, swung around, and hit against light objects without snapping in half or having any noticeable bend in the handle. Watch ZaziNombies swing his replica Rocket Hammer around and show a few of his construction techniques in the video, and then check out this awesome LEGO version of D.Va’s mech we featured last week.