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Lego helmet reads comics for you

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

Do you love comics, but don’t particularly want to flex the brain muscles required to actually read them? Then suit up spaceman, because this helmet is for you. Jonathan Robson has designed this Lego minifigure-inspired helmet, just for you.

The helmet has volume control and even a page skipping button on the side. On the back, there’s even a port for plugging in a USB flash drive loaded with audio content. Sadly the helmet is designed just for kids, but if you have a tiny head then go for it.

Lego Star Wars Alarm Clocks from ThinkGeek

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

ThinkGeek knows what geeks want and they are not afraid to give it to them. If you love both Star Wars and Lego, these are the alarm for you. They look like Lego minifigures, but function as an alarm clock. They come in Darth Vader or a Storm Trooper.

Both have an alarm clock in the chest and feature movable arms and legs. They are 8-inches tall and can sit or stand on your desk. Only $29.99.

Lego Dissected Frog is the grossest Lego project ever

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2010

We’ve seen plenty of Lego creations around here, but this one is probably the grossest. This dissected frog is made entirely out of Lego bricks. The creator made the dissected frog for the MOC Olympics where it was entered into the anatomy category.

It’s pretty cool, but also pretty creepy. It reminds me of biology class. I can smell the formaldehyde. Good times. Not! Even the tablet, pins, tweezers, and scalpel are all made from Lego.

Lego Headphones

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2010

I don’t think we’ve ever seen an actual set of Lego headphones before. This Instructables DIYer didn’t just glue a few Lego bricks onto an old pair of headphones either. If you look at the detail, this guy has some awesome skills.

The whole project took about a month and a half to complete. The creator claims that they are sturdy enough to be “tossed around in a bag”. And he can take it apart any time he wants to make repairs that may be needed on the go.

Lego Minifig Ice Cube Tray

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2010

We love Legos around here and at this time of year we also like some ice in our drinks. So when we find something that involves both, it makes our day. Lego Minifig ice cubes are awesome. Put a whole bunch in your drink and it will look like a Lego maritime disaster.

The Lego Minifig Ice Cube Tray will make eight Lego Minifig ice cubes at a time and will cost you just $8. It goes with all of the other Lego themed stuff around your home.

Circular Lego saw really works

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2010


A saw made out of Lego bricks, but with a real blade is a hospital trip just waiting to happen. This thing really works. So I hope they’ve alerted the local ER. This Lego saw can cut through a 2×4, so limbs should be no problem.

Just to be extra safe, the tips have been removed from the blade and it’s set to stop if you touch it. But still. I don’t trust this Lego saw one bit. But it is a cool creation. I’m now looking forward to the Lego nail gun and jackhammer. Once those are ready, I can make my own Lego themed construction site where our hard hats snap onto our heads and the buildings are many colored bricks.

Turn your keyboard into a Lego keyboard

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on May 15th, 2010

It would be cool to have a keyboard where the keys are all Lego bricks, but the downside is that those keys would be painful to type on with those nubs digging into your fingertips. Well, there is a simple solution.

For just $15 you can get these keyboard decals on etsy. Your keyboard will look like Lego-land and it won’t be painful at all. The best of both worlds. I’m no Lego geek, but the colors seem slightly off however.

Lego Star Wars Alarm Clock

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

Lego and Star Wars. Two things that go great together. The latest Lego/Star Wars item is this new Lego Star Wars Alarm Clock.

This alarm clock is really created with Lego pieces. There are 21 pieces all together, along with Chewbacca and Stormtrooper mini figures. Plus you can put your own lego stuff on it as well any way you like. Put several figs on top if you want. Or all droids.

Five-foot tall Blackberry Tour made out of LEGOs and a Flatscreen TV

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2010

LEGO sculpture Nathan Sawaya is at it again with his newest creation, a five-foot tall LEGO model of the Blackberry Tour 9360. He could have cheaped-out on the display, but he didn’t. He integrated a large flatscreen TV into the model to simulate the screen of an actual Blackberry.

And that’s what gives this creation so much authenticity and personality. Still lacks Wi-Fi. As usual, Nathan proves that he has the right stuff as a LEGO master.

Steampunk sequencer generates audio from Legos

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2010

Musician Yoshi Akai is an unorthodox musician. He dreams up ways to turn color into sound, and other unusual ways of producing music. Like this Lego Sequencer MR II, which uses three-dimensional Lego structures to emulate a three-channel, eight-step sequencer.

Each differently colored plastic brick produces a different sound and complex combinations (including tremolo and overdrive) are possible when the blocks are stacked. It works using resistors in every block, with parallel networks of resistors formed as the bricks pile up, equalling lower resistance, which means a higher frequency sound is generated.

Star Wars foosball table made entirely with LEGOs

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2010

You have to be a real Lego fan to make a Star Wars Foosball table entirely out of Legos and Flickr user 2×4 is just such a fan. He has created a Lego Star Wars foosball table that is functional and playable.

The table features C-3PO as the goalie against a whole bunch of storm troopers. Everything is made from Legos, even the table itself is made from LEGOs. Pretty great work. I wonder how sturdy it is.

Make your own Lego iPad tablet

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Are you an Apple fanboy who absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on Apple’s latest high tech/low capacity creation? No need to wait. You can have yourself a pretend iPad right now.

Made from Lego. This Lego iPad is the work of Joe Meno, editor of the Lego fan site Brick Journal. This is how the iPad looks in plastic brick form. Now you can have one months ahead of everyone else. While you are at it, you can add some much needed functionality, like say USB ports.

Lego router works, delivers Wi-Fi

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

Lego makes all things possible. So it isn’t surprising that someone named Luke has ripped open the WRT54GL and transplanted it into a Lego case. The best part is that it looks great. I wouldn’t mind this sitting in my living room.

Want to try your hand at this Lego creation? Go for it. Full instructions are available. You can likely get it done during a quiet weekend.

Lego Polaroid Camera

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

It’s no secret that we love Lego around here. We also have a special place in our hearts for the Polaroid camera. So it goes without saying that we have fallen in love with this adorable mashup.

Sadly, this Lego Polaroid 1000 instant camera doesn’t actually work. If it did it would sell like crazy. Maybe Polaroid and Lego can team up and offer us a working model, but we won’t hold our breath.

15 awesome Star Trek Lego creations

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on October 1st, 2009

15 awesome Star Trek Lego creationsIt’s a shame that Lego doesn’t have the Star Trek license. There are so many cool ships and scenes from the Star Trek universe that could be built by kids and adults. Instead, it’s up to Lego enthusiasts to create their Trek masterpieces. Below are 15 that we like, but the universe is filled with so many more.

Cellos made of Lego bricks are all well and good and we really dig Lego combination safes, but Star Trek Lego creations are the “logical” choice.