5 Most Impressive Things Built Using LEGO Bricks
Through the years, fans and the LEGO Group have been creating things that are far more than what was ever imagined for the toy. These basic bricks have become sculptures, useful household items, and even a car. This blog will attempt to cover a small hand full of some of these most impressive creations. Hopefully, it will let you see the possibilities that may exist in your child’s imagination. Not to mention that those dreams they have are actually possible.
LEGO Egg Peeling Machine
This handy kitchen device comes from a Dutch fan that goes by the moniker Uefchen on popular LEGO fan sites. From the description, it seems hard to believe and pictures probably won’t do this creation justice. Therefore he has shared a video of his machine in action.
Great Ball LEGO Contraption
Some years back, the LEGO Group came out with an interesting set called the Great Ball Contraption. It was modeled after a Rube Goldberg machine. If you are unfamiliar with a Rube Goldberg machine, it is an overly complex device that is typically made to do a simple task in a very spectacular way. For LEGO creations, this means moving a ball from one place to another.
This original idea has been taken to a whole new level by fans. This experiment in understanding physics now involves a massive series of machines that lead from one into another. Most of the time, groups of people connect their “modules” together to form long chains.
For the sake of time, here is a Great Ball Machine made by a single individual Akiyuki. It involves 17 different modules and handles 500 balls at the same time. Keep in mind, this is all made out of LEGO pieces.
Maybe your child wants to pursue something a bit more serious. Mike Doyle’s Abandoned Victorian Houses may be what they need for inspiration. The unique thing about Doyle’s creations is not the elaborate and phenomenally built models, but the fact that they are not the end product. His goal was to photograph his creations in black and white. That’s right, he made beautiful models as subjects for his artwork. His pieces evoke the fragile nature of things while providing a hauntingly beautiful screen.
LEGO Full-Size Working Car
Steve Sammartino wanted a car built from LEGO pieces. So he got the help of Romanian teen builder Raul Oaida and the use of crowd funding to turn his idea into reality. The car runs on compressed air and uses hundreds of pistons to run. It does not run very fast due to the fragile nature of how it is constructed.
LEGO Street Brick Art
Not to be out done, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Toronto created an innovative way to advertise some of their current products and attractions. It involved over 110,000 LEGO pieces to form giant mosaics. These mosaics were made instead of the traditional billboard. They involved the public to come down and help build the massive project. After spending its allotted duration in the public, it was moved inside the LEGOLAND Discovery Center facility in Toronto.
This is a unique event that is both creative and allowed the community to participate in the design.