South Korea celebrated LEGO’s 80th anniversary earlier this week by constructing a record breaking skyscraper using 50,000 of the beloved little plastic bricks. Taking place in front of the Seoul Olympic Stadium, 4,000 kids helped build the 31.9-meter, 104.65-foot tower, with the help of a few professional LEGO model builders of course. The 5 day event attracted a crowd of over 30,000 including the Crown Prince of Denmark, who placed the final brick topping France’s previous record by 31-centimeters.
You can use this nifty Lego iPhone App to Lego-ize pictures and get all artsy. It will transform any picture you take and makes multiple versions with a simple touch. We decided to have a mini photoshoot and try it out on MUNNY and Vasily.
The app is free, so try your hand at building a work of lego art using Kidrobot toys. Post pictures to Flickr with the tag “Kidrobot Lego App”.
In 1934, organic architect and interior designer, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater, a architectural masterpiece meant to bring man closer to nature. It was three years before the house was completed outside of Pittsburgh, PA where it still stands today.
If you can follow the directions, you can make your own little Fallingwater in an afternoon with this super minimal, yet completely accurate set from LEGO.
Just like the days when my best friend’s older brother would come along and stomp on our meticulously engineered space village, the authorities of Dorking, Surrey in the UK demolished the 3 million brick, life-sized Lego house created by British TV personality, James May.
Built without the proper permits required for a structure of its stature and lacking an interested buyer, the now dismantled plastic mansion will be donated (in tiny pieces) to local children’s charities where the house will hopefully be reincarnated as 100,000 space villages.
photos by INS
Check out the story about the Lego house being built.