LEGO’s are literally one of the building blocks of our childhood. Artists and designers, however, have elevated this simple brick and used it to create mind-blowing sculptures, moving models to even a drivable car. It is true, if we begin a project, laying one brick at a time perfectly, no matter how complex we want our masterpiece to be, you will get there. So with all the ample time on our hands, this curated collection will inspire you to start with this humble children’s toy and create a masterpiece that showcases your talent and takes your engineering skills to the next level!
Using over 100,000 Lego pieces, designer Ekow Nimako imagines the Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE a Ghanaian metropolis 1000 years in the future. This artwork is the centerpiece for his exhibition titled Building Black Civilizations and showcases details like nothing you have ever seen before, almost reminiscent of the Game of Thrones title sequence! Oh, and if anyone wants a challenge, I truly believe it would be awesome to have a LEGO title sequence for Game of Thrones!
Tesla-fan and LEGO-whiz BrickinNick created a scaled-down model of the Tesla Cybertruck made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The resemblance is admittedly uncanny, so much so that I’m beginning to think the automotive design team at Tesla probably used LEGO pieces to conceptualize the design (I’m kidding!). Probably as indestructible as the real thing (have you ever seen a lego brick break??), the Cybertruck currently sits in LEGO’s Ideas forum, gathering votes from the public. If approved, LEGO may just release their own official kit, but until then, we’ve got this impressive construction by BrickinNick complete with an opening front trunk and rear vault.
Milan Sekiz combines his love for Iron Man, wearable designs, and all things LEGO with this Iron Man suit! The main challenge for Milan to build this Iron Man-inspired MOC was to find a way to improve his mobility while wearing it and of course make it visually appealing at the same time.
I find it almost impossible to say the words ‘Under the Sea’ without breaking into the iconic Little Mermaid song! But this entire structure created by Ryan Van Duzor (@the.bearded.pescador) has me in awe! Displayed at the LEGO House, this complex structure replicates the underwater life with beautiful details, focusing on the littlest fish to a shark, all replicated to scale. It is true, everything’s better when it is wetter, under the sea!
UK LEGO Masters winner Steve Guinness decided to take us on a trip down memory lane with his LEGO typewriter project on LEGO Ideas. He originally designed and built the typewriter, made entirely of LEGO, during the final part of the LEGO Masters TV series, a British reality show where teams compete to build the best LEGO projects. The vintage design is made completely from LEGO and features a working mechanism which is driven by a hand crank. The typewriter was originally fitted with a power functions motor, but Guinness later decided to go with the old school hand crank. Showcasing the versatility and modularity of LEGO, this typewriter would be an adorable accompaniment to any office or home space!
Built from more than a million Lego pieces, the Bugatti Chiron replica isn’t just a standing model, it actually drives too! Weighing over 3,000 pounds, the car can accelerate to slightly over 12 mph… which sounds even more impressive when you realize that the car’s engine is entirely made from Lego too! Two batteries in the car serve as its overall power source… and although there isn’t a gas or acceleration pedal (as the car is driven by voltage level), there is a working pedal for the brake.
A completely working model of a Sheriff’s safe using only LEGO. It all started when designer Il Buono was watching a spaghetti western and wondering how a safe combination lock actually works. That sparked the idea of building one out of LEGO. Now, after endless hours of prototyping, refining, and perfecting, they are confident the result will make any aspiring brick robber reconsider their career path. It’s compact, simple, reliable and smooth to operate. There are 24 possible combinations. You must choose and build your own, preferred, secret code. And of course, it’s all made out of LEGO – no custom parts, no cheating.
This LEGO Pneumatic V6 engine configuration runs at its max speed of approx 800RPM at 4 bar and is designed by Youtuber DrDudeNL. The interesting thing here is it begs the question – can LEGO be evolved to help designers create actual working prototypes, speeding up the production and testing process for product designs?
This new art installation at the Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd’s home by Dante Dentoni is like an alternate universe full of LEGO’s. He replaced a part of the wall with LEGOs and built in a bunch of little hidden rooms, including Omnia Nightclub, an Overwatch room (Hanamura pt. 2), an alien abduction world and much more!
Memorized by Dominic Toretto in the Fast and Furious franchise, the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T is an iconic car brought to life in all its modified glory by this special LEGO Dodge edition!
And for all the LEGO pieces lying around after you finish building, Studio NINE’s LEGO compatible furniture aims at being a playground for your children. The furniture comes with a machined textured layer that’s all too familiar. Made from Corian, the polymer-based marble substitute, the furniture has a premium feel and a simple design… The purpose of this simple design being twofold. It can either blend well into a house with Scandinavian styling, or can be infinitely decorated by using pieces of Lego that just simply snap onto the furniture’s dot-embossed surface.