Cook and Stack Kitchen Utensils

Posted in Kitchen Gadgets by Tam Yue on May 7th, 2014

Cook and Stack UtensilsYes, please. This is really amazing way to save space in those cluttered kitchen drawers. Yes, you can get some kind of random jar to hold your utensils, but that’s what all of the regular old normal people do.

These are not utensils that someone just glued a extremely familiar shaped brick onto the end of a spatula. Those bricks are actually a part of the utensil. The set comes with the grey base plate, a spatula, ladle and pasta strainer. You can purchase this set for 34.99 here, which we feel is a little bit spendy. But if you are the chef in the house, this may come in super handy and should be well worth the expense.

Cello made of Lego bricks

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2009

Cello made of Lego bricksLego. We had thought that anything you could make out of Lego bricks had already been made. But we forgot about the classical music scene. This cello is made entirely of Legos. And it’s life sized. And it works.

Brick artist Nathan Sawaya claims that it “sounds different than a regular cello”. Use your imagination. What would a Lego Cello sound like? Yeah, like that. Not tinny, more of a brickish plastic sound. Now we just need the rest of the Lego band. They can tour the country and sell out to geek crowds. Get geek groupies. Dig?

17 geek Lego statues

Posted in Lists by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2008

homerWhy are geeks drawn to Legos? They’re fun sure. You can create original stuff and recreate almost anything imaginable. It probably has something to do with why the pyramids were constructed in Egypt. Humans just need to create. And since the dawn of time geeks have been the most innovative and creative. Here’s a look at a bunch of random cool statues all done up in lego. Statues used to be made from bronze, steel, gold, concrete… But the age of Lego is at hand.

Lego Safe is ultra secure

Posted in Security by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2008

Legos SafeYou might think that a Lego safe would be easy to open. Maybe just remove a few bricks and you’re in. But that’s not the case with this thing, the cutting edge of Lego safe technology. The safe weighs 14 pounds and has a motion detecting alarm so it can’t be moved without creating a huge ruckus.

The lock takes five double digit codes to open it. That translates into over 305 billion different combinations. It even boasts an electronic status display showing the numbers as you turn the combination dials. When you enter the combination, the door electronically opens itself. It’s a great place to store all of your valuable geek stuff. Check out a video below.

Working LEGO V8 engine

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on October 1st, 2008

LEGO V8 engineWe mean works as in it does stuff like move and light up. It doesn’t suck gas. Proving that with enough time, Lego pieces and will, you can make anything, some guy made an actual Lego V8 engine. It took 4 months to complete.

Which is probably why GM and Ford choose not to use Legos. Plus Lego cars are super heavy and hard to sit in. Plus next thing you know, you’d have Lego and Duplo monopolizing the car market and that wouldn’t be good. Still I suppose they could arrange for the outside of 50% of Lego cars to have the bricks facing inward and half facing outward so that when they crash, they have a 50/50 chance of either crashing or interlocking which should be safer.

Lego Johnny Five seems very alive

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2008

Lego Johnny Five seems very alive
This has got to be the coolest Lego Johnny Five from Short Circuit I have ever seen. It’s creator is user rack911 from The Brothers Brick. (No relation to us, but on the Brick family tree somewhere)

Go ahead and check out a ton of pictures of the project at the Brickshelf Gallery. See, this is the kind of thing that Lego needs to be paying attention to. I would buy it and you would buy it. End of story. Robots are cool, Legos are cool. Put the two together and it’s geek magic. He did an excellent job.

Awesome ’66 Barris Lego Batmobile

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2008

Awesome ‘66 Barris Lego Batmobile
Check out this amazingly detailed ’66 Barris Batmobile LEGO replica. The creator has a great eye for detail and even included a Bat-Phone in the car. The Batman and Robin figures are pretty awesome too.

Now, if Lego had this kind of amazing creation sitting on the store shelves, I’d be buying one faster then 1960′s Batman can slide down the Bat-pole. I’d love to see what the creator would do with the rest of the Bat-verse. Definitely a high point in an otherwise slow news day.

Game Boy bricks might help your resale value

Posted in Home,Nintendo by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2008

Game Boy bricks
With the housing market being what it is, homes need all the help they can get. Anything to add some value, should you want to sell down the road. So, why not get some of these Game Boy bricks and redo a garden path in the backyard.

These are the brainchild of a Denmark man who wanted to add some gaming to his architecture. You have to admit, they look pretty nice after they’ve been in place and aged a bit. Here I thought the actual Game Boy was about as useful as a brick these days. The guy put alot of time into perfecting these. At first they would explode in the oven, but he finally got it right. If you have a gaming themed home, why not go the extra mile and sink some of these into your dirt.

Turn in your old iPod or bricked iPhone for cash

Posted in iPhone,iPod,News,Services by Conner Flynn on November 7th, 2007

Turn in your old iPod or bricked iPhone for cash

Do you need cash and have a broken iPod or iPhone? Ebay is not the only option anymore. BuyMyBrokeniPod.com is offering a new service that is quick and environmentally friendly. Best of all you’ll get a return on your old useless device that is just gathering dust. Beginning next week, they will even take gaming consoles.

They will take your old iPhone or iPod regardless of it’s physical condition. Yes, even if it is completely dead. So, do your part and make sure that it does not end up in a landfill somewhere. Give them a proper “burial”. After all, they served you well during their short lives, didn’t they?

Clever Lego advertisement

Posted in Toys by Reuben Drake on October 21st, 2007

Clever lego advertisement showing the imagination of a childHere are some clever LEGO ads by FCB Johannesburg showing that kids might not necessarily need elaborate kits, and what a simple LEGO brick design might look like through the eyes of a child. Very cool.

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Lego my iPod

Posted in Dock,iPod Accessories,Speakers by Chetz on September 24th, 2007

Lego shaped iPod dock with speakersYou want strange, we’ve got strange. Check this iPod dock out that is being offered by a Korean company called 10×10. For a low price (how does about $16 sound to you?) you can import a docking station for your iPod player that looks like a Lego brick.

Whether 10×10 got the license to manufacture an Apple accessory that uses another company’s trademark is up for grabs but if you still have fond recollections of your childhood toys and need a more colorful dock for your ‘pod, now you can stop your search. Measuring 6 cm x 1.5 cm x 2.5 cm, the dock comes in red, yellow and blue and features two speakers built right in. Just don’t get it lost amongst your real Lego bricks.

Lego USB Flash Drive

Posted in Flash Memory,USB by Reuben Drake on May 31st, 2007

Lego USB Flash Drive from ZipZipUSB flash drives come in all shapes and sized these days, and not even a lego brick can escape it.

A Australian company called Zip Zip has created a 1GB USB flash memory thumb drive out of small Lego bricks just to add a little fun to you data storage needs.

This design makes me wonder if you could stack these bricks together, and something that would be really cool is if by stacking them you could expand the memory. But for now I think they are just regular Lego bricks with a flash drive built in.

The Lego USB flash drive comes in six colors of yellow, blue, red, white, black and green and retails for just under $49 ($59 AUD).

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