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An Infininte Resource Of LEGO Bricks

In construction work, it always helps to have a blueprint of your plans before you start building. Well, the same goes for LEGO construction, too. A new updated version of Allen Smith’s LEGO design freeware, Bricksmith was just released. Now, you can generate mini figures and add them to whatever it is you design in this virtual brick builder. Do ...

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The Last HOPE: The Great LEGO Table

On the official website for HOPE, it said there would be a special table for adding to one gigantic LEGO creation. We arrived yesterday and saw little more than a pile of bricks. Today, there was progress but very little. By the time we started heading back home, I noticed someone had completely destroyed the sculpture and was rebuilding it ...

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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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RepRap Machine = Grey Goo?

Some theorists worry that in the not-so-distant future, self-replicating machines will continue to reproduce until the entire world is overrun by machines. While this makes for a great addition to “The Matrix” trilogy, it’s probably not going to happen in our lifetime. If there were anything to worry about though, RepRap would be it. RepRap is a rapid-prototyping machine that ...

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Snake In Student House Is Fun To Watch

Fun to watch, but not fun to play. Otherwise, the Nokia N-Gage might actually have been a success with their killer Snakes game. A student house in Poland used a microprocessor to control the lights in the building, which was then programmed to play Snake, Snakes, Rattler Race…whatever the hell you want to call it. Very cool. Now let’s see ...

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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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World’s Tallest LEGO Tower Has Been Built

I’m pretty sure anyone who hates LEGOs is a commie bastard. The classic colored bricks have been a staple of everyone’s childhood and that love continues into adulthood. Case in point is the world’s largest LEGO tower, which contains 500,000 LEGO bricks and is 100 feet tall. Built in Windsor, UK, the huge structure commemorates LEGO’s 50th anniversary. Personally, I ...

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Ultima Tower Joins The Mile High Club (Well, Actually Two Miles)

Every other week we read about some kook who has devised a blueprint for the world’s new tallest building. Blah, blah. Whatever. It’s old news that buildings are getting bigger. The Ultima Tower, on the other hand, goes well beyond just slightly edging out the next tallest building, but totally blows it away. The Ultima Tower proposal is a two-mile ...

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