That is a life-sized working car built out of LEGOs. Yes, you read the correctly, life-sized, built from LEGOS. In fact, it doesn’t even use any glue, all the pieces are being held together by the inherit force of nature that is LEGO. Based on estimates, this cost about $1 million to make. Which when you compare it to an actual Bugatti, is a bargin.
However, if you’d like something more affordable, check out the LEGO Technic 42083. It’s only 3,600 pieces, but it’s also $350. I guess you can’t win either way.
It’s always fun watching people push LEGO to the limits. Here you can get a crash course in gear reduction and how to generate torque. It’s interesting to see the differences in weights that can be lifted. And it soon becomes apparent that the limitations aren’t in the gearing, or the motor, it’s the other materials which are failing.
It will never cease to amaze me with the ingenuity of people when it comes to LEGO contraptions. I’ve never seen one of these full size bridge girder movers, but watching this LEGO version makes me amazed at how humans have been able to make machines to make life easier. Especially since this machine is meant to make other amazing engineering feats easier. Tie it all up within LEGO, and it’s even more impressive.
This is a pretty neat diorama of a mix of LEGO scenes from the sequel trilogy. What you can’t see from the photo is the moving ships that go around the perimeter. Reddit video doesn’t let me embed it for some reason, so you’ll have to venture over there.
An intrepid designer built Route 1 from the original Pokemon games (possibly from Gold/Silver, not Red/Blue). I like the various touches of trainers, and “wild” Pokemon that appear throughout the level.
Pokemon was something of a revolution back in the day. I remember my first time I beat the Elite Four. I was so nervous and worried that I would run out of potions, or revives, or something. Even to this day, I get worried, even with my level 97 Dodrio, I still don’t think I’m worthy sometimes. Man, I should go play X again, it’s been awhile, I bet the guy I sent to the Global Trade Center finally got traded!
Imgur user xadrian built his own LEGO Food Truck. I gotta say, the thing looks ace. There’s plenty of attention to detail on the inside. And actual flames on the side, not a baby decal. Actual. Flames.
Well, more accurately, it’s a single sub-woofer, not an entire system. And, technically, it’s made of LEGO(R) compatible blocks. But hey, let’s stop with the specifics, it’s a speaker, it’s DIY, and it’s gotten me on an urge to make my own – properly.
This LEGO speaker was built by reddit user /u/FanOfSport. It’s pretty ace if you ask me. I don’t know if mike ever posted, but he went on a major speaker building initiative while we were in college. I never really cared so much for them, my ears are not as trained as that and I’d rather pay someone for it. All that being said, I love making things, and I love LEGOs. Ever since I saw this on reddit last week, I’ve wanted to make my own. Unfortunately, I don’t know the first about making speakers, and I don’t really care so much, I want to make a simple box like this, except not a sub-woofer, just a simple speaker. Oh well, I have time, maybe I’ll start looking into how to make it. Or maybe I’ll just give up and buy regular ones.
Building the Speaker:
Adding in the insides:
He’s got a large Imgur album here that you can look though on the whole process.
There’s something about watching videos in slow motion that is super fun. There’s something about watching a LEGO town get utterly destroyed pretty fun. Combine the two, and you have some ace footage above. Capture by the Slow Mo Guys, this showcases two separate attempts to have a LEGO plane “crash” into a town. Watch it until the ending, you’ll thank me.
Unfortunately, this LEGO Ideas project doesn’t look like it’ll gather enough votes to become a reality. It’s just too geeky I think. 300 pieces seems like quite alot for the simplicity of the design, although, I guess most of those pieces are the small 1×1 circles and connector pieces for the Technic beams. That being said, it doesn’t look all too complicated, you could probably build one yourself if you wanted.