LEGO aficionado and artist Julius von Brunk may have created a mouth-full of nostalgia. What he has dubbed as the “Domaster” is a LEGO-made art piece that’s disguised as a classic first generation Game Boy, but that wasn’t enough. With a few creative snaps, the piece is--wait for it--transformed into a Nintendobot, an awesome take on the Transformers of the same generation. It’s the Turducken of fond late 80s and early 90s memories and an amazing modification to some regular LEGO pieces.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread throughout the nation, giving birth to protest in cities across America. The protests have spurred thought about our government, societal structure, educational system and more. At a time when the economy has tanked and so many people are struggling to find jobs and opportunities, the call for change has taken on many forms. The Occupy protests have inspired some stunning art pieces, but one creative project thinks a little smaller.
We expect a lot of things to wash up on a beach--jellyfish, messages in bottles, shells, and maybe some trash if we’re anywhere near Coney Island. Florida residents, however, found something that was altogether astounding. An 8 foot tall LEGO man washed up on Siesta Key Beach early Tuesday morning. The lost LEGO man weighs about 100 pounds and is made entirely out of fiberglass.
It seems that everyone’s favorite movies get LEGO-ized at one point or another. Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Batman have all had their own LEGO sets. Most of them have even had LEGO video games.
Half the fun of having these bricks, though, was running wild with your imagination. Take a childlike imagination and combine it with the resources of adulthood, and you’ve got a pretty cool project. Custard Productions is famous for their humorous and creative short films using nothing but LEGO bricks and characters.
The team has done numerous movie trailer parodies and has even recreated entire scenes with LEGO people. This doesn’t sound like much until you consider that some of their favorite scenes are action scenes, like their Bourne Identity spoof. Ego TV has collected 10 of their videos depicting famous pop culture scenes. We’ve got a few collected below, but to see the entire collection see here.
The LEGOTRON Mark I is a functioning camera made of LEGO bricks that looks fantastic. Although you can buy a LEGO camera, this one packs a lot more power than its 1.3 megapixel predecessor and will most likely be a lot cheaper. The challenge, however, lies with putting the thing together.
The bricks themselves can be found for next to nothing on eBay or by browsing through your old toy chest. While Cary Norton, who created the fully functional piece we’re looking at, has no idea how many bricks went into it, its dimensions are roughly 7″x6.5″x7″, so you’ll need enough to make the structure. In short: you will need a lot of LEGO bricks. Luckily, Norton shows us the process through photos and lists all of the materials he used.
With the recent news of the iPhone coming to Verizon, it stands to reason that it may become the most popular phone of its generation. Millions of different cases have been created for the phone, and it was only a matter of time before some designers pushed the envelope on cool.
Here are a few of the most quirky, creative, and neat iPhone cases that have cropped up:
The Rotary Phone Case:
For those of us who find the old-fashioned rotary phone design appealing, there is a case that captures its charms without the pain of having to wind the dial for each and every number out for the iPhone 4. It’s charming, fun to touch, and durable despite appearances.