"QUANTUM SHOT" #397
Gentlemen, choose your LEGOs!
An endless variety of impressive models are made with tender-loving care (and frenzied mind activity) by the geek's army around the world - all based on a humble LEGO brick.
Some LEGO sets look almost impossible to build:
"M. C. Escher's Staircase" -
(work by Andrew Lipson)
"Star Wars" LEGO Mania is too varied and huge to properly highlight here:
(work by Nathan Sawaya)
(images credit: fbtb)
Some of the models above are by Erik Varszegi, LEGO Master Builder - read an interview with him here
But then again, almost anything can be LEGO-lized - including car models:
Porphyrion Assault Frigate - make sure to see the whole gallery to truly appreciate the level of detailing:
(image credit: Danny Rice)
Check out the interiors:
(images credit: Danny Rice)
Misterzumbi's "Predator"'s head: (see more here)
Steampunk LEGO is something else.
Check out these German Imperial Machines here and here - all conceived and put together by Jamie Spencer.
Check out the whole "steampunk" category at Brothers Brick site
Zach Clapsadle has some wondrous LEGO steam machines for you, some interestingly from Star Wars universe:
(image credit: Zach Clapsadle)
Mark Stafford shows us his steampunk version of Royal Naboo Fighter - see more here
Many details of these custom works are hand-painted gold (to emulate brass) and have specially printed decals.
Steam-powered TIE-fighter, looking wicked and ready for battle, by RebelRock (more info) -
If it is "Aliens" you love, head yonder to mryoder site. The spookiest corridor LEGO designers never imagined in their worst dreams:
Re-use Your LEGOs!
LEGO Salt&Pepper Shaker - Cool concept by the designer Joel Hesselgren:
(control how much salt or pepper you want by moving the top red brick)
Or make a soul-searching LEGO art (see other astonishing works of Nathan Sawaya here) -
Of course, there are unwanted side-effects to the whole LEGO thing:
2. The World of Rubik's Cubes: Twisted Dimensions
All shapes, sizes, colors and symbols - can you have a "ROUND" Rubik's cube? Seems like everything is possible -
How many sides the cube has, or how many seconds it takes to solve it is mostly irrelevant nowadays (with introduction of robots and computers into the equation). What matters is - do you solve it with your fingers, or your toes?
Robots (and computers) have become a reasonable competition for humans in solving Rubik' Cubes long time ago:
Stress-free Rubik's Cube:
Sometimes you do not even need to solve the cubes, to make an interesting art statement:
Street art ideas:
(image credit: Piter Punk)
Or you can use the cube side panels for the surfboard face mosaic:
(creator: Fred Maechler, Mekanism Skateboards.)
(image credit: entro-py)
And when you spent hours, if not days twisting sides, in your dreams there will be the ultimate Rubik's Cube: wet, slick and utterly alluring:
(image credit: plasmadesign)
Other Sources: Crooked Brains, psuchopadt (nsfw)
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