As part of his research into building a functional Lego version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created this brilliant remote control monowheel that’s able to steer itself by shifting a counterweight inside from side to side causing the vehicle to lean into corners.
If you thought it took talent to stay up all hours of the day and night for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the guy who built one of the competing Ford GT cars out of Legos will probably make your accomplishment feel slightly less special.
Carl Greatrix’s super-realistic Caterham Seven LEGO Ideas project got 10,000 supporters and the approval of the company, which will manufacture the kit for real now to arrive in stores later this year.
If you intend to turn your kids into Ford fanatics long before they could drive cars, Lego’s latest sets are not bad for birthday present ideas.
Matthew Inman made this vintage Toyota Land Cruiser with a lot dedication, some superhuman sense of detail and 1,700 Lego bricks. It’s simply amazing. It’s got a tiny little transfer case! Leaf Springs! Look at that little bitty fan belt!
Starting this summer, Lego Technic will be selling the Mercedes Arocs 3245 construction truck as a buildable model. A beautiful, complex, technically advanced model. In fact from here looks better-engineered than the last three real trucks I’ve actually owned.
Behold the ultimate Lego kit: half of a Porsche 911 RSR! Over 380,000 bricks went into making half of this car, and it’s one of the most detailed and wonderful Lego builds yet.
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…
First off, let me just warn everyone here, Lego's cheating a little bit. But, seeing as how the race is so unbalanced to begin with, that's probably okay. And, in the end, there's sort of a physics lesson to be learned, so I guess we're all winners.
When Jalopnik started back in 1883 as a telegraph-based horseless carriage news service, we had always planned on branching out into job recruiting. I'm happy to say that after over a century of planning, it's happening! And in the best way possible: Lego wants to hire a Jalopnik reader to be a graphic designer.
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.
I'm going to ease this bad news down on you, because it's a real heartbreaker. Let me start by saying that Lego (awesome) was approached to sponsor a Formula 1 team (super awesome). Here's the connection.
Up until a few minutes ago, I had no idea about Lego Ideas. It's where builders submit model proposals, get votes, and if they garner enough support, Lego might sell it. And Lego most definitely needs to sell these Caterham Super Sevens. It's a kit car kit!
Okay, one glance, and give me your gut feeling: is this a Lego toy or a real car?
In addition to the soon-to-be-released set of trackbeast supercars (complete with racer minifigs!), Lego is releasing a LMP1-style racecar through its Technic line. We're all going to be so broke, but at least we'll have cool toys.
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…
Rejoice, fans of the hypercars! While you're not likely to own one of the three obscenely powerful hybrid monsters right now (not until they start going for cheap on Craigslist, anyway) you will be able to own them next year in tiny Danish brick form.
Ryan Borlik is a father. A father with kids. Boy kids. These boy kids told him that building a Lego Morgan 3-wheeler couldn't be done. Unlike most parents, instead of reaching for his whipping spatula, Ryan set out to prove his boys wrong. And boy did he.