AFOL and expert builder chiukeung is famously known for his recent Apple II build, but his rendition of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console — right down to the controllers, “Zapper” shooter and, yes, playing cartridges should get kudos as well.
- Is Lego planning to release — gasp! — a 3-D printer? (Hint: this news broke on April 1st.) Of course, this would be totally awesome IRL. [The Sociable]
- Lego will pull set #9516, Jabba’s Palace, from store shelves following accusations of racism. [The Huffington Post]
- With manufacturing plants already in Denmark, eastern Europe and Mexico, the company will open another one in China, come 2014. [The Massachusetts Republican]
- A bunch of Lego toys, having spent some time on the International Space Station, returned to Earth last week. No word on whether parents stepped all over them or not. [NBC News]
- We’re kind of surprised this hasn’t happened yet: plans are underway for the world’s first official Lego museum. [Salon]
- …and the world’s first Lego hotel opens this week. [The Press-Enterprise]
Designed by pekko (http://lego.cuusoo.com/profile/Pekko), the Mini Shop series is a wonderfully-executed sub-theme for LEGO City, based on real brands (Starbucks, Apple, 7-Eleven and McDonald’s are seen above) and built on 8×16 baseplates. The insides feature awesome details, like stocked shelves and branded coffee cups (the use of 1×1 cones here is particularly clever). The project already has more than 8,750 supporters — and with 1,250 more LEGO will begin to consider it. Click through on the picture for more details!
I also built this for a #Lego project that never came to fruition: the face of a #dog., a photo by brickplate on Flickr.
I started a little Lego project that, unfortunately, never came to fruition: It was to have been a full-size dog. Here is just the face instead.