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LEGO to Open a School in Denmark

DesignComments ⋅ May 27, 2013
Later this summer, Denmark’s Jutland region will see the opening of the International School of Billund thanks to the small peninsula town’s most notable resident: LEGO. Giving back to the local community, LEGO’s new school will emp...

The World’s Largest LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter

DesignComments ⋅ May 24, 2013
A far cry from the building block sessions of youth, a brick squad of LEGO’s Czech designers, engineers, builders and mechanics has unveiled the largest LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter model to date. A whopping 42 times larger than its commer...

LEGO Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera by Chris McVeigh

DesignComments ⋅ May 2, 2013
LEGO-building mastermind Chris McVeigh – having previously recreated everything from personal computers and rotary telephones to cheeseburgers and birthday cakes – has set his sights on the beloved Polaroid OneStep SX-70 for his latest pr...

Check Out This 200,000-Piece LEGO Sculpture

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2013
New York-based graphic designer Mike Doyle believes in extraterrestrials. The artist created a series of impressive LEGO sculptures as an ode to peaceful lifeforms throughout the galaxy. The result is the “Contact Series,” a complex set o...

LEGO Visual Interpretations by Dean West and Nathan Sawaya

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 11, 2013
Award-winning Australian photographer Dean West has teamed up with LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya on a series of tableau compositions. Real-life photography is combined with specially-sculpted LEGO objects, spurring viewers to deconstruct the elements of...

Makoto Azuma Seeks to Make his LEGO Bonsai Pine Tree a Commercial Product

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 25, 2013
Renowned botanical artist Makoto Azuma, who created a Bonsai Pine Tree out of LEGOs a while back, now seeks to turn his creation into a commercial product through LEGO’s CUUSOO program. The tree model walks the line between organic and syntheti...

JR Schmidt Replicates New York City in LEGOs

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2012
Known for his three-dimensional artistry and motion designs, JR Schmidt has created a LEGO graphic interpretation of the Big Apple. Primarily highlighting Manhattan alongside glimpses of New York City’s outer boroughs, the colorful piece was cr...

STORYBOARD: Brick House: Lego Legend Sean Kenney

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2012
Not many people have the opportunity to look back and reminisce, or even partake in, childhood activities, but Sean Kenney – a Lego Certified Professional – just so happens to be one of those people. One of only 13 people in the world to...

Nathan Sawaya for COMME des GARCONS Yellow LEGO Apple

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2012
COMME des GARCONS and master LEGO brick artist Nathan Sawaya have renewed their “Merry Happy Crazy Colour” campaign that debuted in 2010 with the introduction of a yellow apple sculpture for 2012. Constructed entirely out of LEGO bricks a...

LEGO Architecture Villa Savoye

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 1, 2012
The award-winning Architecture series from LEGO is taking on the Villa Savoye located on the outskirts of Paris, France with the line’s latest building set. A beautiful building in its own right, the modernist-style Savoye is widely regarded as...

LEGO 80th Anniversary Animated Film

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
A fixture in people’s “fondest childhood memory banks,” LEGO celebrates 80 years of putting smiles on both children and adult’s faces with an animated film. Detailing the rich and whimsical beginning of the company – spo...

Megx Creates LEGO Bridge in Germany

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 6, 2012
German artist Megx has spent an arduous four weeks transforming a train overpass in Wuppertal, Germany into a colorful piece of faux construction meant to resemble LEGO blocks. Using colors commonly associated with the children’s toy, the drab...

LEGO Sets Up Life-Sized Forest in Australian Outback

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 4, 2012
LEGO celebrates half a decade down under with fun brick initiatives including the Festival of Play, and the world’s largest LEGO set courtesy of Google Chrome. Most recently, a life-sized LEGO forest has sprouted forth overnight in the Australi...

Build with Google Chrome for the Largest LEGO Set in the Digital World

TechComments ⋅ Jun 27, 2012
LEGO Australia celebrates its 50th birthday by creating the world’s largest LEGO set, thanks to Google Chrome. “Build” is an unlikely collaboration between the two giants that fuses WebGL with the latest in-browser graphics and Goog...

LEGO 2012 Haunted House

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2012
LEGO builds upon its popular Monster Fighters Collection adding its first official Haunted House. Built with three floors with a hidden lever in the chimney that releases a drop-down staircase to access the top floor, this imaginative piece features...