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Motorized Lego Leopard 2 tank

Motorized Lego Leopard 2 tank

This Lego tank is a 1:18 scale replica of the German main battle tank, Leopard 2A4. The remote controlled tank can negotiate hurdels in its path, it has a rotating turret, self-levelling main gun and gunner’s gun counter-rotation system. Checkout the video to see the tank in action.

Via: Sariel, Brothers-Brick

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Ginormous Lego-robotic chess set inspired by Harry Potter

Ginormous Lego-robotic chess set inspired by Harry Potter

The chess game in the first Harry Potter movie was pretty cool with those pieces magically moving around and smashing each other. That same scene was also the inspiration for this “Monsterchess” created by Steve Hassenplug out of more than 100,000 Lego pieces. Steve and his friends John Brost, Ron McRae and Bryan Bonahoom started with Lego baseplates and created a game where the robotic pieces actually have moving parts. Kings and Queens point there scepters, knights can kick their forelegs and the rook fires cannonballs.

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A functional camera made out of Legos

A functional camera made out of Legos


We’ve seen a Lego camera before, but it merely used Lego bricks for a Leica M8 look. Not that it wasn’t cool, it just got trumped by this medium format camera created by Fernando Ramirez Martinez . The camera can shoot 6×6 square-format images, has a 150mm focal length, and makes use of gears and clutches to hold the film in place. The only thing it lacks is a shutter mechanism, so it has to rely on a pinhole with an aperture of F300. We guess creating a shutter mechanism with those plastic bricks has to be a totally insane and very difficult to achieve properly, so that’s like a tiny-little-near invisible speck on this totally amazing creation.

Via: PetaPixel, cnet

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Lego chess set is detailed and expensive

Lego chess set is detailed and expensive


Owning a Lego chess set sounds like fun, being able to afford one would make you feel a lot better. Derek Seiple is selling this impressive chess set. It is made all out of classic Lego bricks and plates, makes use of about 4000 pieces and can take up to three weeks to complete. The board has sides of 22.75 inches, each square measures 2.25 inches, and the king is 4.5 inches tall. You get the option of choosing custom colors rather than going with black and white. That is one of the perks of paying $1295 for the chess set.

Via: Bits and Pieces, Wired

This 3D Lego printer makes Lego creations itself

This 3D Lego printer makes Lego creations itself


Here’s a 3D printer of a different kind. It is made out of Legos, and interestingly enough, it makes things out of Lego bricks. Given a command via USB, the printer gets to work, assembling Lego bricks and making use of a Java application to get things done right. It can create your choice of Lego creations up to 12 bricks high. The MakerLegoBot printer has been made by BattleBricks, and it makes use of 3 Lego Mindstorm NXTs and another 9 NXT motors.

Via: BattleBricks, Gizmodo, Gearfuse