MEGATech Showcase: Feed Your Need For LEGO Beth Snyder November 14, 2013 Features It’s that time again! These are easily my favourite posts, because it would seem there is quite literally no limit to what can be built with LEGO. I am continuously amazed by the creativity involved in some of these projects, and very glad I live in a world where a number of them are kits you can actually purchase. Of course, the really cool ones are put together without using a kit by some incredibly talented people, but at least they’re willing to share them with the world. First up is a LEGO fish tank. If you look at the photo gallery, you’ll see how the kit shows up at your house. Pretty boring, no? But that’s the beauty of LEGO. Add bricks and other accessories as you see fit, and customize your own little fishy world. It doesn’t come with any bricks, but of course you can use what you already own or buy some special ones just for this project. And because the customizations are LEGO, you can change it up whenever you want. It’s supposed to be for kids, but whatever. The tank holds two gallons of water, with plenty of room for adding your favourite LEGO creations as well as your fish. Well, this is unfortunate. I should have clicked through to the Kickstarter campaign earlier, because this one didn’t meet its funding. Maybe they’ll try again. Source: Walyou Here’s one you can actually buy! LEGO Creator Expert – Sydney Opera House. For just $420.00 US (yeah, I realize “just” probably wasn’t so appropriate there, sorry), you can have a scaled down model of this iconic building in your living room. The set contains 2989 pieces, and when completed measures over 11? (28cm) high, 25? (63cm) wide and 15? (38cm) deep. It comes with a bunch of hard to find bricks, as well as a baseplate available in blue for the first time. Source: 7 Gadgets Remember Knight Rider? Not that goofy remake they did a few years back, but the original series with David Hasselhoff? I loved that show. But because I’m a geek girl instead of a regular girl I was way more into the car than I was the pretty boy. There is right now a kit on LEGO Cuusoo that needs your support. It would come with minifigs of Michael Knight and his boss Devon Miles, and K.I.T.T. is built using only original LEGO bricks (well, other than that smoked glass window, of course). If you want to see this one on shelves, head over and give it your support. Source: Gadget Review I will freely admit I have no idea what this is, but it looks neat. This is Mecha Charizard, built by Zane_Houston, and upon further research I discover it’s a Pokemon thing. I never got into that…it came along when I was in college, and it really wasn’t my thing. Anyway, this is pretty darn cool, and apparently especially so if you know anything about Pokemon. Source: Technabob As I was looking at this one I was talking to a friend about how we could justify the $249.99 US price tag, and it sells itself. LEGO Ewok Village comes with 1990 pieces including 16 minifigs, a speeder, a whole host of weaponry, tree trunk hideout, spider web and net traps, elevating throne…the list goes on and on and it just gets better the further you read. Source: 7 Gadgets Phone home! Or, better yet, head over to LEGO Cuusoo and show your support for this set in the idea stage for and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial playset. The plan is for it to provide 575 pieces, including minifigs of E.T., Elliot, Gertie, Michael and a Medical Unit Officer and a whole bunch of other neat stuff. It even includes a bag of Reese’s Pieces. Source: Nerd Approved Pacific Rim’s Knifehead, created out of LEGO in pretty intricate detail, by OliveSeon. I really can’t add more to what you can see for yourself, because…wow. That’s just cool. Seriously…I have nothing more to add here. Just bask in the glory. Source: Walyou Here we have the LEGO Castle King. This one is a Japanese import, and can be yours for about $130.00 US. Oddly, it doesn’t list how many pieces it has, but the contents include towers, a dungeon, catapults, knight’s table, King’s throne, movable staircase, secret escape door, and seven minifigs with weapons and accessories. Neat, huh? Source: 7 Gadgets In case you were wondering, this is the LEGO 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E Container Vessel. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, here’s the deal…the Maersk Triple E is the largest ship in the world. And now there is one made of LEGO, with some pretty darn fine detail. The set contains 1518 pieces, and when completed measures over 25 inches long and 8 inches tall. It’s got rotating gold-colored propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special ‘good luck’ coin. This will be available come January for US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 129.99 € – UK 109.99 £ – DK 1199.00 DKK. Source: Geek Alerts If you are of a certain age, you know this movie. And have more than likely made your kids watch it repeatedly whether they love it or not. This one is another LEGO Cuusoo project, from the mind of Lyonsblood, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the movie. Hang on a second…it’s been 30 years? Man, I’m old! But I digress. The project would include the Skeleton Scare set, a Fratelli Fracas set, and eight minifigs to populate the brick scenes. Get over there and show your support! I want one of these. Oh yeah…if you don’t know (and shame on you if you don’t), the movie in question is The Goonies. Source: Nerd Approved Michael Thomas created this incredibly cute little Beemo, and I want one. It’s not just a LEGO creation, though… it’s powered by Raspberry Pi and can play videos, video games and surf online. It’s got a 700 Mhz Raspberry Pi processor, 512 MB RAM, 4GB SD card, 2.5 inch TFT display, mediasonic USB battery pack and USB connector. Best part? Fits in your pocket. And only cost $35.00 US to make. I really kinda hope I see them on shelves soon. Source: Damn Geeky This is fabulous. And it makes my brain hurt. But mostly it’s fabulous. Riccardo Zengelmi took 15 days and 9,000 bricks to build this 3D representation of MC Escher’s “Relativity”, and I am wildly curious as to how the heck it was even done. I mean, the whole point of the original work is to make something impossible look possible, but I had no idea it could actually be done. But done it is, and in all its LEGO glory, complete with minifigs. I would love to see this one in person. Source: Geekologie Finally, something you’ve all been waiting for with bated breath and much anticipation…the unveiling of the minifigs for the LEGO Movie! The official movie minifigs are part of 71004 LEGO Minifigures Series 12, and include (but apparently are not limited to): William Shakespeare, Gail the Construction Worker, Panda Guy, Abraham Lincoln, Taco Tuesday Guy, Larry the Barista, President Business, Calamity Drone, Marsha Queen of the Mermaids, Wild West Wyldstyle, Scribbe-Face Bad Cop, Velma Staplebot, Hard Hat Emmet, “Where are my Pants?” Guy, Mrs. Scratchen-Post and Wiley Fusebot. Like you weren’t already looking forward to it. The movie and the minifigs are slated for release February 7, 2014. Source: Geeky Gadgets Share This With The World!