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The ‘Fawlty Towers’ hotel meticulously recreated in LEGO
08.26.2014
10:08 am

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Fawlty Towers

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One of the funniest and most enduring sitcoms ever made continues to have inspire fans almost 40 years after it was first broadcast.

Nathan Feist has painstakingly recreated the famous Fawlty Towers hotel out of LEGO. He included such precise details as the reception desk, the broken-antlered moose head, the fire extinguisher and even the design of the lobby’s tiling.

Originally Feist had planned to build the set of Number 6’s apartment from The Prisoner or the combat information center from Battlestar Galactica but, as these had either been built or the LEGO parts were not available, opted instead for the Fawlty Towers set.

Nathan’s incredible homage was exhibited at BrickFair Virginia–-an annual LEGO convention—held in July and August.
 
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If you’re a fan of Fawlty Towers or even all things LEGO, then you might enjoy this little tribute video from a few years back.
 

 
H/T The Poke and Metro

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Dystopian LEGO cyberpunk city is straight out of ‘Blade Runner’
05.27.2014
08:04 am

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cyberpunk

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This entry by the BroLUG team at the BrickFair last year in Chantilly, Virginia, is mind-blowing in its fidelity to the visions of William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Philip K. Dick, and most especially Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, responsible, respectively, for the direction and screenplay of the 1982 movie Blade Runner.

“It’s a cyberpunk display, near future city, Japan-esque,” says one of the BroLUG team in the video below, continuing, “There’s a joke running that we were trying to use every color possible in the display. … we’ve got scala pink, sand blue, and some other weird ‘80s, ‘90s colors.”

In a way, this is the only Lego recreation I really appreciate—because it’s so un-Lego.
 
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More images after the jump…
 

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Famous album covers rendered in Lego
01.10.2014
06:16 am

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Music

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album covers

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Someone’s created a Tumblr of famous record albums that have been “pixelated” and turned into 40"x40” Lego grids. They’re quite nice.

These Lego albums are so well—one might say perfectly—executed that I find myself wondering about the color choices available to Lego users—these covers appear to use every color in the Pantone universe. I suppose if you’re using Lego Digital Designer, you can use these colors.

Which begs the question: Are these actual Lego constructions or were they made in Lego Digital Designer? And if they were made in Lego Digital Designer, does that make them any less real?

The albums pictured here are so well known that I’m not going to bother identifying them—the Tumblr itself ranges more widely across the musical spectrum.
 
The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
 
Talking Heads, Remain in Light
 
Michael Jackson, Thriller
 
Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
 
Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Airplane Over the Sea
 
The Velvet Underground, Loaded
 
Inevitably, here’s The White Stripes, “Fell in Love with a Girl”:

 
via Ufunk

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Lego: A 2001 Space Odyssey

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These fabulous Lego models of spacecraft and scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact, were painstakingly made by Jason Allemann. The models include a 3,873-piece, 1:60 scale model of the Discovery One (above), and a 3,670-piece model of the Leonov vessel from 2010 (below).

Details of how to build the Leonov can found here, and a selection of photographs of Jason’s models can be found here.
 
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More Lego pics, after the jump….
 
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Lego: Minimalist cartoon characters
04.02.2012
06:05 am

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Lego. Cartoons. Imagination. What’s not to like?

Clever advertising campaign for Lego by German advertising agency Jung von Matt.
 
With thanks to Vítor Rua
 

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Lego: Basic Building Set Poster
10.06.2011
07:12 am

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Building Blocks

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I find this poster for Lego‘s “Basic Building Set” quite pleasing and rather beautiful, with its simple presentation of Lego bricks as color, geometry, mathematics, proportion and possibility.
 
With thanks to Tombolare
 

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Lego For Adults
11.29.2010
12:26 pm

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Ah, Lego for Adults - there’s an idea to get older males playing with their bricks, even though this stuff might be on the top shelf of the local toy store.
 
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Via Kciuk
 
More Lego porn after the jump…
 

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