I thought I was doing good when I build a Lego play set that actually looks like the image on the box when I am done. This dude named Andrew Carol has just built what might be the most epic Lego creation ever. Carol is an software engineer at Apple and the dude is a Lego savant.
Wow LEGO, you release sets fast! After releasing their first series of Minifigs just this past January, they're apparently getting ready to blast out series FOUR! Each of these lovely little people are packaged in a "blind-box" which is akin to baseball cards, or if you're too young to have collected baseball cards, Dunny designer toys. These single-figure boxes will more than likely run the regular $2 per pack, but you'll probably want to check prices at your local toyshop before you bring a fiver in expecting to get both the Frankenstein Monster and the Geisha.
Aww, isn't that cute? Lego superstar Chris McVeigh (aka powerpig) has created an ornament with which your lego obsession can command the tree galaxy. Unless of course, somewhere on your tree is an x-wing with Luke Skywalker in it. Watch out for that. You can follow all the steps as provided by powerpig through his own site, or check out the list of parts needed to make this battle station and try to figure it out yourself!
Lego is so much more than just a kid's toy today. We have seen some geeks build some great creations from the Lego boxes that are so much cooler than what you might build with a kit from Walmart. We have seen a few holiday kits lately and the latest is a Santa sleigh kit.
What started as a Star Wars phenomenon, has certainly grown. There are now LEGO-themed video games for franchises like Indiana Jones, Batman, and even Rock Band. There's even a future update to the Star Wars line-up coming in February of 2011, based on the Clone Wars story arch. And now another successful franchise is about to get the block rework, as Disney has formally announced that the latest LEGO game from TT Games, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be hitting retail shelves next year.
This clock may be aimed at the little geeks out there, but I totally want one. If you are really into Lego and particularly like Star Wars Lego, the gang at ThinkGeek has a sweet clock this will go right to the top of your holiday wish list.
Very first of all, let me point you toward our big time huge post: Holiday Gift Guide 2010! It's full of EVERYTHING you could ever want (this year.) Then we've got reviews of both the Verizon AND the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab (both!), a review of a bigtime thin Full HD panel display, and an expanded look at all the stuff Mark Zuckerberg said about the future of communication today at the Facebook announcement event. And BONUS: Google CEO Eric Schmidt reveals not only a working Nexus S, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
Despite the fact that we're knee deep in the advancements of technology here, we still have a major soft spot for LEGOs. Especially when they get put to use other than buildings forts (though, those can be pretty cool, too). This time around, we get to see what it would look like to be the Master Chief, from Bungie's prodigal Halo series of video games, exclusively available for Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles.
Geeks like to build stuff out of Lego. It's a fact of life. Geeks also like Christmas, that's when we tend to get new gadgets and stuff. The only downside to decorating for the holidays is that the setting up your tree can be a real pain in the rear.
Creationary! And if that weren't cool enough, it's FREE! Incase you haven't heard of this miraculous game, it's basically the same as Pictionary, that game where you get a word, have to draw it, and your team has to guess what it is. What Creationary is is the same thing, only instead of drawing with a pencil, you're putting together a model with LEGO bricks. Now that fabulous concept is coming to the iPad. It's the "First Official LEGO® iPad Application" and it's going to be super freaking awesome. Also it's available for download right now.