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 3:14pm Monday 3:14pm

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

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

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 11:03am 2/25/15 11:03am

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

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

The best game day commercials redone in beautiful stop motion brick

A+C Studios have spent the last 36 hours or so animating Brick Bowl, an exhibition in quick turn-around stop-motion. As I posted last week, after the big game on Sunday, A+C took to working on a Lego animation featuring some of the best commercials that played during the event. Here is their completed project. » 2/03/15 9:24am 2/03/15 9:24am

By the power of Grayskull, these Lego He-Man figures have the power

Saturday morning Weekdays after school wouldn't have been the same without He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Along with Lego, the line of toys and the subsequent animated series were a big part of my childhood. LegoJalex has mixed the two together in one beautiful package, creating brick built representations… » 2/02/15 4:34pm 2/02/15 4:34pm