LEGO Skyline


Great news just in time for Christmas: LEGO has now released a skyline range.

Following on from its conventional Architecture range, the new sets showcase iconic city skylines in LEGO form.

Three sets have released: New York City, Venice, and Berlin, recreating famous buildings such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brandenburg Gate.

Available from January, each set even come with an information booklet providing some historical facts about each landmark.

Find out more about the range here and tell us if you’ll be getting any of them.

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The LEGO Architect


A new book inspires readers to recreate iconic architecture with LEGO.

Tom Alphin’s ‘The LEGO Architect’ is perfect for aspiring designers of any age, depicting famous buildings and their LEGO counterparts.

With step by step instructions and details of all the bricks you need for each constuction, the book encourages a playful, experimental approach beyond the standard LEGO Architecture sets that are currently available.

Showcasing seven styles from Neoclassical to Brutalism, The LEGO Architect looks at a wide variety of buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral and Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation.

Find out more about what the book has to offer here and tell us if you’re inspired to get building with LEGO.

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LEGO-inspired Brick Street View


If you’ve been fantasising about being in The LEGO Movie, then look no further – a Swedish coder has hacked a LEGO-inspired layer over Google Street View.

Einar Öberg’s creation, dubbed ‘Brick Street View’, offers an alternative spin on Google Maps, with a LEGO figure ready to help you explore the pixellated world.

Öberg has form with transforming Google Street View – his ‘Urban Jungle Street View’ lets users navigate an overgrown post-apocalyptic world.

Both the Brick and Urban Jungle versions are playful alternatives to the normal Google Street View and add a lovely sense of fun to the software.

Take a look around ‘Brick Street View’ here and tell us what you think of it.

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‘Mini-Dolls’ customised to look like pop culture characters


‘Mini-Dolls’ customised to look like pop culture characters An American social media consultant and LEGO enthusiast has created a series of customised mini-dolls.

Jon Lazar’s mini-dolls are inspired from popular movies and TV shows such as The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.

They are, however, of different proportions from those of the LEGO minifigs and also have more of a ‘human’ appearance.

Click over here to have a look at them and tell us what you think.

LEGO House


LEGO HouseA LEGO House designed by BIG has begun construction.

The structure, which is being built in Billund, Denmark, is inspired by the versatility of the LEGO brick and incorporates coloured LEGO in parts of the building.

The tourist attraction, which hopes to attract 250,000 annual visitors, will include a gallery, a café, and a ‘unique’ LEGO store.

Watch the concept video below and tell us what you think of it.

LEGO Architecture Studio


LEGO Architecture StudioLEGO is releasing a studio set for designers and architects.

LEGO Architecture Studio, consists of over a thousand pieces – however, unlike ordinary brightly coloured LEGO sets, all of the components are either white or transparent.

LEGO said: “Anyone with an interest in architecture can now create their own LEGO original designs, as well as building mini architectural masterpieces such as the Eiffel Tower and the Trevi Fountain.”

A guidebook, with helpful diagrams and contributions from leading architecture firms, also comes with the set.

Discover more about the new product here – do you think this is a great idea?

Bricksy: Banksy’s street art in LEGO form


BricksyAn award-winning photographer creates LEGO artworks inspired by iconic Banksy images.

Jeff Friesen, from Winnipeg, started making LEGO dioramas with his daughter, eventually turning to the work of the famous street artist for inspiration.

Friesen’s series, entitled ‘Bricksy’, uses well-known Banksy art as a starting point to create a complete scene made of LEGO.

So far, he has recreated ‘Balloon Girl’ and ‘Kissing Coppers’, among other works.

Take a look at the Bricksy series here and tell us what you think of the fun idea.

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