As part of Lego’s partnership with NASA, three aluminum minifigs will be placed aboard the Juno spacecraft! The minifigs will represent Jupiter, Juno and Galileo. Lego Press release: Three LEGO® Minifigures leave earth on the Juno deep-space probe today on a five-year mission to Jupiter to broaden awareness of the importance of planetary research. The Continue reading →
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Tim Goddard has built an excellent model of NASA’s rover, Curiosity. The details on the rover itself are incredible and the martian landscape jumps right out at you!
As we reported back in November, LEGO and NASA signed a deal to release sets like 3368 Space Center and even send LEGO up in one of the final Shuttle missions. Endeavour launched earlier this week and is now docked at the International Space Station, where astronauts are using a specially built, clear glovebox to Continue reading →
LEGO Mindstorms (and indeed regular technic) are a not unusual sight in science laboratories. Unfortunately I’m not lucky enough to need ‘work LEGO’ but I have looked jealously into labs that do. Typically it’s used to automate simple procedures or make quick reconfigurable rigs. The Kim Laboratory of the University of Washington use LEGO in Continue reading →
Image from CollectSpace.com NASA issued a press release yesterday stating that they have signed a Space Act agreement with LEGO. The partnership will focus on promoting interest in science, technology, engineering and math. At the launch event, NASA will actually be launching a shuttle built from LEGO bricks. It will be aboard the Space Shuttle Continue reading →
Over the past several weeks I’ve been building gifts to thank various people of my university for the role they’ve played in my undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. The past four years have been an intellectually stimulating journey in my study of arts and sciences and the biology major. At the same Continue reading →
Michael Jasper is one of our favorite builders here on The Brothers Brick. He has recently updated his Characters gallery with major contributors to the sciences: Alfred Nobel and Carl Zeiss.
Reasonably Clever has announced their latest contest. So get to building your Good Scientists, Bad Scientists, and especially those Mad Scientists!
Ochre Jelly (MOCPages, blog) apparently caught a piece of science celebrity news that I missed. Eminent physicist and A Brief History of Time author Stephen Hawking will be taking a ride on a plane that will help him experience weightlessness. To commemorate this extraordinary man and his extraordinary moment, OJ has created a “miniland” scale Continue reading →
Alan Saunders adds another scientist to his minifig ranks with “Ivan Petrovich Pavlov”: Ding-a-long! *drool* (Via VignetteBricks.)
A less disturbing monkey-themed creation, this one by Michael Jasper, is this scene featuring Charles Darwin: Mmmm … science… *zzzzzz* (Via Moyblik. Also don’t miss Van Gogh.)