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Tetris Origami Blocks

Tetris was probably my number one hobby from about the age of 8 until I was 12-13. I would just sit in a comfy chair, Game Boy in hand, staring at the tiny display until the image of Tetris blocks was burnt into my retinas. You might think I exaggerate, but Tetris was that serious. This Tetris Origami Block really ...

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Type Cube: Design Your Own Fonts

I’m not quite sure what the Type Cube is supposed to be but from what I can gather, you can design your own fonts using cubes with painted shapes on them. Use black squares and quarter-leaves to spell out classic words like “BONER” and “TOOL.” Actually, Type Cubes look like a fun way to teach children about letters, design and ...

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Interior Decorating With LEGO Furniture

LEGO furnishings for your house can’t possibly be comfortable. Unless you’re a LEGO nutcase like that guy who makes LEGO gummies, there’s no way you could argue that the couch shown above is either visually or aesthetically pleasing. Yet, people all over the world decorate their homes with LEGO furnishings of all varieties. The French company Luna Blocks specializes in ...

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How Magic Is Made: Inside The LEGO Minifig Process

LEGOs are a fascinating toy that have been around for over 30 years. Rarely are we not impressed by some of the creations people make with them. Have you ever wondered where all the magic starts? Gizmodo goes inside LEGO to find out what makes the minifig the most expensive part of any LEGO set. What they find is horrifying. ...

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LEGO Donkey Kong Sets A High Score

Don’t get me wrong, the Donkey Kong clock was cool, but it was a motionless picture with not a lot going for it other than being just an ordinary clock. Since we enjoy LEGOs so much and regard Donkey Kong as one of the greatest inventions since blood pressure wary underwear, we’re positive this LEGO construct is sure to catch ...

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Vans Blocks Watch

Here’s a watch any stoner would be proud to wear. From Jeff Spicoli to Shaun White, anyone with a mop of hair on their head would dive headfirst into concrete for this Vans watch. Featuring the iconic checkerboard pattern and no numbers, it’s simple and easy to use. Someone asks you the time, you look at it and reply “HALF-PAST! ...

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Build Your Own LEGO Scanner

We love LEGOs and while we’re partial to the Mindstorms set, Anders Sborg has built and programmed his own NXT scanner comprised mostly of these bricks. For those not familiar with NXT scanners, they’re a “standalone” scanner that can scan and save images as BMP-files. The images scanned can be saved in either 24-bit true color, 8-bit color or gray ...

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Mazda MX-5 Painstakingly Recreated with LEGO Blocks

Don’t like LEGOs? Then get out of here, you commie bastard. Our man Bram Lambrecht has recreated his very own 1995 Mazda MX-5 convertible in LEGO form. Everything from the windshield, to the tires, to the hood looks dead-on like the real deal (although it isn’t the first car we’ve seen built out of LEGO blocks.) Seems Bram is really ...

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