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This Pretty White Dress is Made Entirely Out of LEGO

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Designer Rie Hosokai‘s creations are unusual not because of the designs per se, but because of the material that she chooses to work with. Earlier this year, Rie created a white dress made from balloons that was exhibited at the “Piece for Peace” charity art exhibition held at the Parco Gallery in Tokyo.

The dress was simple enough with its puffy sleeves and balloon skirt made from “knitting” balloons together. Now Rie is back again with the same design but another material. This time, she chose to work with LEGO bricks.

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LEGO-lized Awesomenses: Voldemort Hunts for the Elder Wand–and Finds Gandalf Instead

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Voldemort killed the greatest wizards in London when he was at the height of his power. He came back with the help of his Death Eaters though, and embarked on a search for the Elder Wand to get rid of Harry Potter once and for all. It is at this moment where this LEGO-lized clip comes into play. Voldemort begins his search at Ollivander’s wand shop which is pretty sensible, since he’s looking for the Elder Wand, after all.

But just as he breaks out his wand to interrogate the wandmaker further, who else should walk in but Gandalf. It’s all fun and games at this point. Watch the clip above to see for yourself!

VIA [ Geeks are Sexy ]

LEGO, Star Wars And Wolksvagen Volkswagen Trifecta Intrigues, Confuses

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Craig Callum is a Denmark-based design lead for LEGO. He gets to play with this stuff all the time, meaning there’s a good chance he’s a geek like us, and like any self-respecting geek, Craig clearly has an appreciation for Star Wars… and German engineering. How or why he thought of using his skills as a LEGO designer to combine the legs of an AT-AT Walker with the upper body of a Wolksvagen Westphalia van however, only Craig knows. But the results are surprisingly appealing, in a “what if the Empire was run by a bunch of really motivated hippies” kind of way. Perhaps it’s the almost oxymoronic juxtaposition of the drive and ambition of an Evil Empire hell-bent on galactic domination, with the laissez-faire, let’s love everything attitude of the hippie that makes this creation intriguing. Or perhaps we’re just reading too much into something that’s just supposed to look cool. Either way, we’ve run out of things to say about it.

VIA [ Gizmodo ]

LEGO Machine Folds Paper Planes and Launches Them

It takes a certain degree of skill and a whole lot of dedication to build what Mindstorms user hknssn13 built: a machine made entirely from LEGO that folds paper into airplanes and then launches them! Granted, it’s a relatively simple thing to do–if you’re doing it with your hands. It’s a completely different story when you’re trying to automate the process with nothing but a LEGO machine.

About 6,000 to 7,000 LEGO bricks were used to build the paper airplane folder and launcher. The moving parts at the bottom required two NXT Intelligent Bricks, five NXT servomotors, four NXT color sensors, and a Touch Sensor Multiplexer.

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Pure Win: Michael Jackson Rocks Your World Again…In LEGO

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Michael Jackson rocked my world in my teenage years, and he still does to this day. Controversies set aside, MJ was a compassionate human being and he really touched a lot of people with his music. Even though he no longer moonwalks on this earth like the rest of us, he’s still very much alive in the hearts and minds of his fans, where he will live on and his memory kept alive by his music.

MJ isn’t just known for his beautiful voice; he’s also widely regarded for his jaw-dropping dance moves and suaveness. Highlighting this great talent of his and immortalizing his signature dance moves in LEGO is Berlin-based animator Annette Jung of Talking Animals.

Check it out after the break. It’s nothing short of awesome.

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This Retired LEGO Mold Made 120,000,000 Bricks

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There’s really not much more information on this aside from what’s in the headline. And is there really any need for more?

So let’s sample some of the top comments on the Imgur page on which it was found.

    “Now, he’s living in Boca Raton, got a nice condo, does some volunteer work and he goes Marlin fishing once a month.”
    “It shits bricks.”
    “After years of service finally it just Lego”
    “Pain factory!”

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Back To The Future LEGO Set To Be Available Mid-2013

Back in April of this year, we wrote about this very Back To The Future LEGO set, explaining that it was in the pipeline, having successfully garnered 10,000 at LEGO’s design site Cuusoo. The only thing that might have stopped the project at the time was failing to secure the rights to the BTTF franchise, but we’re happy to say this is now done and the set is going to be released mid-2013. We’re not sure about the price nor do we have any details about how many pieces it’s made up of, but we’re happy its been greenlit. Simply getting 10,000 votes for a project doesn’t guarantee the idea will be made as it has to go through several review steps. For more on what that means, hit the jump for an informative video from LEGO.

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LEGO Ornaments Will Geek Up Your Christmas Tree

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Geeky ornaments have become increasingly uncommon these days, what with more and more geeks storming planet Earth and all. More ornaments that prospective geeks can look forward to hanging up this year are these colorful LEGO ornaments that will bring a smidge of class and a whole lot of awesome to their trees.

These ornaments are being sold as a set of six by LEGO builder Agnieszka Biernacka for $80. They’re made from brand-new LEGO bricks so the ornaments still have that fresh, scratch-free shine to them. They’re also glued together so they won’t fall apart and break into bricks if you happen to drop them.

Of course, you can just build your own LEGO ornaments if you’ve got the time and if you’ve got the bricks.

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LEGO Bonsai Tree: Trimming One Pixelated Leaf at a Time

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The funnest part about people is that they have free well, a wild imagination, and clever ingenuity. At least, some of them anyway. For example, give them two sticks and a stone and eventually, they’ll build a fire. Give them a block of wood and a jagged rock and they’ll eventually come up with a wheel–or maybe even a wheelbarrow.

Give them a whole chest of green, brown, and black LEGO pieces and they’ll build you a LEGO Bonsai Tree. That is, if they happen to have the artistry and skills of botanical artist Makoto Azuma. It’s clear from his work that Makoto knows his bonsai and has honed his LEGO-building skills throughout the years.

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