A studded case lets you customize and personalize your MacBook with Lego

If you've always wanted to customize the lid of your MacBook but hate the idea of putting stickers on it, a new Kickstarter is attempting to raise funds to produce a laptop case that can be decorated, adorned, or upgraded with most building toys, including Lego. » 3/27/15 12:41pm Friday 12:41pm

This Working Lego Gearbox Is As Close As You'll Get To The Real Thing

Letting 1930s GM teach you how a transmission works is great and all, but 1930s technology was limited in that it couldn’t actually show you the internal bits of a transmission in motion. Luckily, humanity has advanced to the point where there is a new solution, for your internal-transmission-workings desires. It’s… » 3/23/15 3:00pm 3/23/15 3:00pm

It took $100,000 worth of Lego to recreate Jurassic Park with bricks

You have to be a monster to hate a movie like Jurassic Park, but it turns out there are fans so devoted to the film that they'll spend weeks and weeks painstakingly creating their own stop-motion version of the blockbuster using $100,000 worth of Lego—and some digital wizardry in post-production. » 3/20/15 11:26am 3/20/15 11:26am

A Giant Cubic Lego Ball Maze That's an Absolute Work of Art

Some people claim it's impossible to define what art is, but those people clearly haven't seen Flickr user Legohaulic's elaborate Lego cube that contains a twisting, turning ball maze on the inside. It's almost like a real-life version of an Escher sketch, and it equally deserves time in an art gallery. » 3/19/15 1:16pm 3/19/15 1:16pm

A longer Lego Jurassic World trailer makes us want this game right now

The first teaser for Lego's Jurassic World video game left us desperately wanting to know and see more about the game. So thankfully, the first full trailer for the upcoming title delivers a longer glimpse into what the four Jurassic Park movies look like made from plastic bricks. » 3/16/15 8:35am 3/16/15 8:35am

The Simpsons Lego Kwik-E-Mart is the only place to buy Lego Squishees

As a follow-up to the Lego Simpsons house, one of the most impressive sets the company has ever released, Lego is giving fans of the animated series another one of Springfield's most iconic backdrops: an astonishingly detailed miniature version of Apu's Kwik-E-Mart. » 3/12/15 10:40am 3/12/15 10:40am

The next Lego Simpsons Minifigs include Professor Frink and Willie

On its Twitter account Lego just revealed the lineup for the second series of its Lego Simpsons Minifigures that will be individually available in blind bags once again come May. These include fan favorites like Groundskeeper Willie, Professor Frink, Hans Moleman, and Comic Book Guy. But also extended family like… » 3/12/15 10:26am 3/12/15 10:26am

Watch A Lego Car Race A Porsche 911 And Win

First off, let me just warn everyone here, Lego's cheating a little bit. But, seeing as how the race is so unbalanced to begin with, that's probably okay. And, in the end, there's sort of a physics lesson to be learned, so I guess we're all winners. » 3/05/15 10:10pm 3/05/15 10:10pm

The BTTF clock tower scene perfectly recreated with Lego

If you needed any further proof that everything is better with Lego, the folks at Macro Lego Universe recreated the iconic clock tower scene from the end of the original Back to the Future movie. Given how successful The Lego Movie was, it's probably not a bad idea for Hollywood to just recreate every movie we've ever… » 3/05/15 10:48am 3/05/15 10:48am

A perfect functioning Lego combine will make you want to be a farmer

Unless you actually work on a farm, it's hard to get excited over toy versions of farming equipment. But Michał Skorupka—aka Eric Trax—has somehow made us want to tear down the Lamborghini and Ferrari posters on our walls, and replace them with images of a Claas Jaguar forage harvester. Or at least his perfect Lego… » 3/02/15 3:31pm 3/02/15 3:31pm

Lego Wants To Hire A Jalopnik Reader

When Jalopnik started back in 1883 as a telegraph-based horseless carriage news service, we had always planned on branching out into job recruiting. I'm happy to say that after over a century of planning, it's happening! And in the best way possible: Lego wants to hire a Jalopnik reader to be a graphic designer. » 2/25/15 10:45am 2/25/15 10:45am

This MAD look at Lego is available now

It has been years since I've had a MAD magazine subscription, but their hilarious new take on Lego has brought me back to the folded back page. MAD #532 hits news stands on February 24th ($5.99 Cheap!), but subscribers can take a look at this parody by writer/artist Sergio Aragonés and colorist Tom Luth right now. » 2/13/15 9:00am 2/13/15 9:00am

No Starch Press teams with Humble Bundle for a fantastic book offer

No Starch Press is one of our favorite outlets for Lego books. Until February 18th, they are teaming up with Humble Bundle and running an impressive eBook deal that you just can't pass up. There are several Lego titles in the offer and the price point is wonderful, because you pay what you want to and then choose… » 2/05/15 11:45am 2/05/15 11:45am

This stop motion of painting truly is Lego art

Here is a great post from over on Sploid of an extremely clever stop motion video of what looks like painting with Lego bricks. It's really amazing how when dipping into the palette the bricks change as if to show the thinning of the paint as it is applied to the brush. I really enjoy this. » 2/05/15 4:00am 2/05/15 4:00am

This Lego build is from another time

In the 1960 movie based on the H.G. Wells book The Time Machine, Rod Taylor climbs into this contraption and travels far into the future. This build of The Time Machine, by Carl Merriam, is a glorious rendition of that machine with a bunch of little details and some extremely creative element usage.

The first… » 2/04/15 10:50pm 2/04/15 10:50pm

This Lego Alfa Romeo 4C Spider even has a flappy gearbox

In all of its beauty, the Alfa Romeo 4C quickly climbed the charts as one of my favorite attainable super-cars. When they released the images of the Spider version, my lust grew even stronger. Jeroen Ottens has now made a Lego Technic version, melding together two great loves of mine in one beautiful package. » 2/04/15 10:09pm 2/04/15 10:09pm

Watch this adorable teaser for the Jurassic World Lego video game

On June 12th we get another visit to Isla Nublar in the sure-to-be-blockbuster movie Jurassic World. Along with the release of the movie comes some six Lego sets that we unfortunately still don't have any images of. Last week, Warner Brothers announced that we would also be getting a Lego video game for Jurassic… » 2/04/15 1:54pm 2/04/15 1:54pm

We are getting a wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey Lego set

The latest round of Lego Ideas sets have gone through the cooker and the next set has been announced: Lego WALL-E. Though that set idea looks pretty amazing, many have been waiting for Lego to make a decision about a couple sets that were carry-overs from the last review process. It has been decided, Lego is going… » 2/04/15 12:37pm 2/04/15 12:37pm