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December 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
This year was definitely a LEGO year, or, perhaps, every year can be LEGO year, since everything can be constructed or recreated with LEGOs.
What else will these magical bricks build next year?
May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
You know that, in this blog, we love LEGOs and you also know that we love the paradox in E.M .Escher’s constructions. We have already seen Escher’s Waterfall come to life, but we haven’t seen Escher’s creations constructed and populated by LEGOs.
Escher in Lego by Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shiu.
May 12, 2011 § 2 Comments
We’ve seen the classic photographs recreated in LEGOs, we’ve seen the Oscar winning movies, now it’s time to see album covers. British artist Aaron Savage recreated some of music’s most iconic albums using LEGOs.
Can you recognize more covers without help?
April 12, 2011 § 1 Comment
PLAYTIME WORKSHOP by KRADS (a Icelandic/Danish architectural ensemble) asks of Architecture students to create LEGO structures based on themes like Volume Studies or Utopias (how architectural of them).
They have also been part of a museum exhibition in the reykjavík art museum during designmarch 2011, where the architectural structures where used as a starting point for visitors to interact and built upon.
The concept behind the choice of LEGO is the freedom in form and shape that results from not having too many choices: using one material (the LEGO brick) in one color. Liberated from variety in the medium, the shapes become innovative and dynamic.
I have to admit that I usually find conceptual projects by architects to be pretentious, but this inspired me. Perhaps due to the fact that LEGO was my favorite childhood game. But it has given me motive to go back to it with a new perspective. Now I just need the 65 kg of LEGO bricks that were used in the exhibition. Any donations?
March 29, 2011 § 3 Comments
The Antikythera mechanism is impressive on its own means. If you don’t know or are too bored to check Wikipedia, the Antikythera mechanism is one of the most important archeological artifacts ever found, so mind-blowing that it could very well headline an Indiana Jones adventure.
Discovered in 1901 in the Antikythera ship wreck (in the first instance of underwater archeology) and dating back to Ancient Greece (150-100 BC), it is a very complex calculator for astronomical events, with impressive accuracy. In fact, it precedes any other known clockwork mechanism of similar complexity by more than a millennium! Figuring out what the mechanism does was no piece of cake either. It took almost 100 years and impressive technology.
And it simply takes 3 minutes and a reconstruction made of LEGOs to explain its logic, in this great video that won Best Nature Video, as voted by Nature Network readers.