Using those magical Lego bricks, Nick Jensen made this amazing replica of the Halo sniper rifle, aka the Sniper Rifle System 99 Anti-Matériel. You can see the obvious challenge wasn’t just building the rifle, but keeping it sturdy enough to be used as a prop.
Hans Andersson calls his Lego Mindstorm clock Time Twister. It uses two Lego Mindstorms NXT micro-computers setup to communicate via Bluetooth and display time in a very fantastic format. The master NXT keeps track of time and changes the minute digits, and when it is time to go okay, it sends a signal to the slave NXT that quietly and sheepishly changes the hour display. Well, words don’t do justice to the clock, checkout the video below to see it in action and be the judge.
Made out of Lego bricks, the CubeStormer II robot uses four MINDSTORMS NXT kits and a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone to hook on to a Rubik’s Cube and uses the magic of ARM processors to solve the cube at an impressive lightning fast speed.
Named “Love to the Rescue,” this sculpture by Cimon Art depicts a container ship made in Lego and Swarovski and floating on an azure sea, sparkling with Swarovski crystals. It is depicted as a ship carrying supplies of “love” and as literature and hope tell us, that is all we need. Cimon has donated the sculpture for charity, and it is being auctioned off to support the earthquake and tsunami relief effort in Japan. The sculpture is priced at $40,000 and is open for bidding.
Say what you will, but nothing beats the allure of the old school 8-bit games we grew up with. And how we’d love to have these PacMan decals on the walls of our room. Blik and Namco Bandai have teamed up to offer a collection of Pac-Man inspired decals. The decals are available in three different sets, the 75 piece Pac-Man Ghost set ($40 USD), the Pac-Man Border set ($40 USD) and the enterprise class, 254 piece Pac-Man Maze ~ Re-Stik package ($75.00 USD).
In another setting, the giant Lego mansions you see here could easily have passed as photographs of old, dilapidated houses fit for a screening of some Scooby Doo show. Artist Mike Doyle deserves all the appreciation he gets for these pieces. He did after all, spent huge amounts of time to build these Victorian houses out of nothing but tiny plastic bricks, and yet he managed to give them the spooky old look. These aren’t some tiny, grudgingly made creations either. Creating these houses can take as much as 130,000 Lego bricks and 600 hours of time.
We’re going to pretend that we’re not even remotely impressed by this Lancer assault rifle replica from Gears of War. Made by Plum B, the life size replica has a clip fed firing mechanism that shoots rubber bands, and the Lego saw blade in the front is motorized for some real hard hitting action. This is exactly what rifle replicas brought into the real world should look like, and we’re still going to pretend we’re not impressed in the least.
The massive Venator Class Star Destroyer you see here weighs 180 pounds, is 8-feet long and we will assume it is battle ready as well. Iomedes built this out of 43000 Lego pieces, and yes, it is all held together only by Lego pieces, no external materials at all. You impressed by the detail yet?