The era of space shuttles might have ended, but the beloved plastic bricks know no bounds. Romania based Raul Oaida sent off the Lego space shuttle from somewhere in Central Germany. Supported by a meteorological Helium balloon, the shuttle reached a height of 35,000 meters; going well into the stratosphere. The launch took place on 31 December last year, and the equipment was later recovered 240 kilometers away from the launch site.
Just check out this full scale Lego church in the Netherlands. Its appearance would make it look like millions of plastic bricks would have gone into making it, but turns out there isn’t much Lego at work here. These colorful bricks are called Legioblocks, are made of concrete and are huge cinderblock variations of the plastic bricks.
Canadian teens Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad spent about $400 to create a homemade rig that went 15 miles above the earth surface and sent back amazing pictures of the earth. The 17-year olds from Toronto bought a $85 weather balloon, rigged it to a styrofoam box, added three point and shoot cameras, a wide-angle video camera, a dash of superglue, and of course, the Lego minifig. The homemade rig went some 80,000 feet into the air before starting its descent back to the earth.
It isn’t really difficult to be impressed by the flying superman minifig on this Lego TV cabinet made by Rod Gillies. It gets so much more better when you see that the background scrolls, really giving the minifig an appearance of flight. Watch the video after the jump, and be amazed.
The newly opened Legoland in Florida has this giant Lego bust of Albert Einstein, amongst other numerous attractions. The bust is about 20 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and took nearly six months to complete.
The Large Hadron Collider is an experiment that has managed to capture the imagination of a sizable portion of the general populace, so we assume most physicists would be a lot more interested in the experiment. That’s a toy everyone wants to play with, but few get the pleasure.
Continuing with the style of combining Lego and Swarovski for their creations, Cimon Art have come up with two Lego trains built for the holiday season. The Lego train sets are both kinetic sculptures, the Gold Express train styled more like a contemporary express train, while the Silver Steam has been styled with a more retro appearance.
This fully functional Lego camera is the work of Cary Norton. It took him about a year to finish the camera and get it in working order, but seeing the results, we’ll say the Legotron Mark I apparently was worth the time and effort spent.