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Tag: Building

Lincoln Log Tower Sets World Record for Height and Pieces

Lincoln Log Tower Sets World Record for Height and Pieces
We talk about lots of cool LEGO construction projects around here. One of the more interesting, and large LEGO projects was the gigantic 105 foot tall LEGO tower we covered about a year ago. That tower set a world record for the tallest LEGO construct ever built.

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters: Something Strange in Your LEGOhood

LEGO Ghostbusters Headquarters: Something Strange in Your LEGOhood
This Ghostbusters headquarters was recreated in LEGO by Orion Pax and it is amazingly detailed. As you can see, it has all of the rooms, including the fireman’s pole for LEGO figures to slide down. And yes, Ecto 1 is inside there as well.

LEGO Pop-up Building Makes Eyeballs Pop out of Their Sockets

LEGO Pop-up Building Makes Eyeballs Pop out of Their Sockets
Every time I think I’ve seen every possible LEGO contraption you could build, somebody comes along and makes something I’ve never imagined. This time, we’ve got a giant folding LEGO structure that works like a pop-up book.

Lonely City USB Hub: Where Did All the People Go?

Lonely City USB Hub: Where Did All the People Go?
I just got a cool new laptop yesterday, and as much as I love how insanely thin and lightweight the thing is, I do find that its two USB ports aren’t enough. While there are plenty of add-on USB hubs out there, I have to say that I particularly like the playful and minimal style of the Lonely City USB hub.

KRE-O to Unveil Official Star Trek Building Kits at Comic-Con

KRE-O to Unveil Official Star Trek Building Kits at Comic-Con
It has been about a year since Hasbro launched its own LEGO-style building sets under the name brand KRE-O. The first of those kits Hasbro offered were Transformers themed. The toy maker is back with a new line of KRE-O building sets that are officially licensed Star Trek kits, based on the J.J.

Star Wars Fans Restore Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine Home

Star Wars Fans Restore Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine Home
I want this in my backyard so bad I can barely stand it. Odds are you remember Luke Skywalker’s old and crumbling looking homestead from Tatooine from the original Star Wars, where he lived with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.

Guy Builds 15 Massive LEGO Landmarks

Guy Builds 15 Massive LEGO Landmarks
Think you are The Man because you built some two foot tall LEGO castle? That’s nothing. Adam Reed Tucker has built some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and other buildings using millions of LEGO bricks. Adam is one of the world’s eleven LEGO Certified Professionals, so for him, I guess this was not that big of a deal.

Canada’s 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Get Termites

Canada’s 30-Story Wooden Skyscraper: Let’s Hope It Doesn’t Get Termites
There are many reasons why people switched from wooden houses to cemented ones: they’re more sturdy, a whole lot safer, and can withstand the elements better. But Canadian architect Michael Green is taking a step backwards and will be building a 30-story skyscraper from wood in Vancouver.

Triport Spire is One Insanely Detailed LEGO Creation

Triport Spire is One Insanely Detailed LEGO Creation
I’ve been impressed by many LEGO creations in the past, but nothing beats the level of OMG WTF how did he do that as this Triport Spire. This is a science fiction themed LEGO build so incredibly detailed you can look at the photos for hours and not take in all it has to offer.

Truss Robots Could Be Our Future Construction Workers

Truss Robots Could Be Our Future Construction Workers
A team from Cornell’s Creative Machine Lab have come up with a new robot which can not only crawl along truss structures, but that can actually manipulate them and move them around.

LEGO New York Times Building: “T” is for Fun

LEGO New York Times Building: “T” is for Fun
Japanese LEGO artist Sachiko Akinaga created this unique LEGO building that resembles the iconic logo for the New York Times Magazine. It’s set in a fictional Central Park. The sculpture will be used as the cover for the winter travel issue of the magazine.

10-foot Tall LEGO Trump International Hotel and Tower Would Make The Donald Proud

10-foot Tall LEGO Trump International Hotel and Tower Would Make The Donald Proud
LEGO is the geekiest building material on the planet I think. People use the little bricks to make all sorts of awesome projects. The latest LEGO project that I have come across is massive. Artist Sean Kenney has constructed one of the most accurate LEGO buildings I’ve ever seen.

Hasbro KRE-O Transformer Construction Toys Hit Stores

Hasbro KRE-O Transformer Construction Toys Hit Stores
We are all big fans of LEGO bricks around here for building things. I especially like when someone takes the bricks and builds something gigantic. I am more the buy a kit with instructions and build what it shows sort of guy.

Is Raleigh, NC Building a Death Star?

Is Raleigh, NC Building a Death Star?
The Death Star plans may not be  in the main computer, but it does look like they are floating around Raleigh, North Carolina these days. I spotted the first of these mysterious photos over on Flickr and they sure make it look like a junior Death Star is under construction in the heart of the Southern city.

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing
A bunch of hackers planned an elaborate prank. They decided to convert their campus astronomy building into a giant R2-D2. All in all, it looks awesome! This took place at the Carleton College in Minnesota. The building they dressed up was Goodsell, which has a domed observatory, so it was perfect for this prank.

Famous Landmarks Turned Into LEGO Landmarks

Famous Landmarks Turned Into LEGO Landmarks
In yet another LEGO-related post… I found a bunch of different landmarks that were copied using LEGOs. Some of them are merely passable, while others look amazing. There isn’t much information about who exactly made these LEGO facsimiles, but they look pretty close to the original structures to me.