This Working Lego Gearbox Is As Close As You'll Get To The Real Thing

Letting 1930s GM teach you how a transmission works is great and all, but 1930s technology was limited in that it couldn’t actually show you the internal bits of a transmission in motion. Luckily, humanity has advanced to the point where there is a new solution, for your internal-transmission-workings desires. It’s… » 3/23/15 3:00pm 3/23/15 3:00pm

The Lego Movie Oscars Snub Is Garbage

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!)—has decided that The Lego Movie is not one of the five best animated movies of last year. This is not a snub.… » 1/15/15 11:45am 1/15/15 11:45am

Take your Lego car up a notch with these carbon fiber tiles

Mark Carpenter and his children have developed Lego compatible carbon fiber tiles for use with your new or existing models. Made from 3mm sheets of high gloss carbon fiber, these would be a perfect addition to the upcoming Speed Champions theme or any of your existing Lego automotive, aerospace or nautical vehicles. » 12/19/14 1:33pm 12/19/14 1:33pm

Chinese Lego Knockoff Boldly Markets 'Terrorist Car' Kit

Xinlexin Electronic Toys' Lego-like line called "Gudi," (even the logo is cribbed) has tons of warfighter-themed sets, including this bearded fellow and his "Terrorist Air Car." I guess it makes sense to give your peacekeeping pieces somebody to fight, but somehow I feel like this would not fly in America. » 12/11/14 7:25pm 12/11/14 7:25pm

Dual-motor R/C Lego Stratos is drift-happy and perfect

Lego builder Piterx makes gorgeously detailed Technic replicas of real-life vehicles. The latest is a motorsports legend: The Lancia Stratos, one of the most fearsomely beautiful cars to ever blast down a rally stage. And thanks to dual R/C motors, this Piterx model is as fast and drift-happy as its real-life brethren. » 11/06/14 4:54pm 11/06/14 4:54pm

This Lego VW Type 2 T1 Bus is absolutely incredible!!

Having already built what is probably the coolest Lego Beetle that ever existed, builder Sheepo has churned out another spectacular Technic model. Normally, Technic models barely come close to looking the part, but this thing is unmistakable as the hippie van of the 60's. If the looks weren't enough for you this… » 10/30/14 7:48am 10/30/14 7:48am

This must be the quirkiest Lego set ever made

We finally have some better images of just about all of the recently leaked 2015 Lego City sets. The most important of these is the above Service Truck (60073) which comes complete with a portable toilet—which is even weirder than Speedo minifig. There are some other great sets as well. » 10/07/14 10:39am 10/07/14 10:39am

New Lego Technic Book Will Make You Want To Play With Legos Forever

Lego's had a separate line just for the truly, irredeemably smitten gearhead for years, the Technic line. Where conventional Legos were defined by bricks, Technics went beyond mere masonry into the realm of engineering, and was full of moving gears and belts and pistons and other amazing stuff. Now there's a book » 10/01/14 9:56pm 10/01/14 9:56pm