Built by Arthur Sacek, this milling machine is made entirely out of Legos, except the electric saw that does the work plastic can’t. Sacek has displayed the prowess of the machine with a video, where he puts in a block of floral foam and the machine gets to work on it, cutting it apart layer to finally create an exact replica of the desired 3D image.
Legos may be tiny plastic bricks, but they have fired up the imagination of millions. And it is absolutely amazing what ingenuity coupled with the magic of Lego bricks can lead to. Here’s our selection of some of the most interesting Lego creations we have seen, in no particular order.
This is a functional greenhouse made entirely out of Lego bricks. The greenhouse, the floors, the walls and even the soil are Lego, though the plants growing inside are very much real. The greenhouse demonstrates the possibilities of Lego bricks in public places. It has been built by Sebastian Bergne on a commission from Lego for the London Design Festival 2011.
Most of us here have already seen the trailer for the last Harry Potter movie, and most likely, even the movie itself. ForrestFireFilms on YouTube recreated the good old trailer, presenting it as one made entirely in Lego. It took them two and a half weeks to complete the video, and it is worth a watch, plus it is pretty enjoyable.
Made by Ickelpete, this R2-D2 replica is a 1:1 scale model of the original from the movies. While numerous replicas might exist, this one gets better on account of being made out of Lego bricks and actually having enough mechanics inside to move and twist its head like the famous droid from the movies, including the retractable third leg. The replica was built for the Lego Space event at the National Space Centre UK.
Now this is some hardcore Lego building skills. Not only is this an awesome Bumblebee replica, but the Lego autobot can actually transform and become a car, and then go back to being a towering robot. And yes, that makes it all the more better. The Lego transformer is the creation of Wes Pitter.
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft takes off for Jupiter, it will take along three tiny guests for the huge planet. Going to Jupiter are 1.5-inch high Lego-like minifigs of Roman God Jupiter, his wife Juno, and of Galileo Galilei. The three figurines will travel as part of a joint outreach and educational program between NASA and Lego group. The program is intended to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Making a dragon out of Lego bricks is one thing, having that dragon spout flames is on totally another level. Having a plastic creation breathe fire and yet keep those bricks safe is absolutely rad. The fire breathing Lego dragon is the creation of Aaron Amatnieks.
Game of Thrones has received massive popularity and appeal, a fair indicator of which is the increasing number of DIY projects and fan art we are seeing. These custom minifigs are based on the HBO TV series, and they pretty much manage to capture the details and to some extent, the character of the figures. The amazing set of custom minifigs is the creation of Sam Beattie.
Bronx Zoo in New York has a new attractive display that features life size animals built out of Lego. Animals on display include a tiger, gorilla, giraffe, flamingoes, and even spray toads and fish, all built out of Lego, all life size. The sculptures have been built close to the enclosures of their real animal counterparts and feature relevant information on the animals. The zoo hopes these Lego sculptures will help in making people aware of animals and conservation.