LEGO Master Builders: 9 of the Coolest Things Created With LEGO
There is something magical about LEGO. The versatile and creative mini-blocks are timeless and perfect for any age group, sparking the imaginations of people around the world.
There is even a good chance that you know someone who's got an awesome LEGO set.
From its humble beginning in 1934 in Billund, Denmark, the LEGO company has grown to be one of the largest toy corporations around the world. Today, LEGO produces 19 billion LEGO elements each year, with 2.16 million LEGO elements molded every hour, and more than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
The LEGO company has inspired fans of the toy to play and create; to use their colorful bricks to “break rules” and come up with their own creations.
This fully functional LEGO car will take you to work and back.
Perhaps you have made your fair share of small LEGO cars and kits back in the day; however, you have probably never made anything like this LEGO project.
True master builders, Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida decided to think outside the LEGO box and create a fully-functioning LEGO car. Built almost entirely out of LEGO, this car can run entirely on compressed air, powering the cars' 256 pistons. You will not be winning any races with the vehicle, but the LEGO car can travel an impressive 18.6 mph (20 km/h). Would you take a ride?
Or maybe you need something a little faster and a more luxurious?
This is one of the largest LEGO towers ever created.
There have been countless teams across the world eager to snatch the prestigious builder title of "the tallest LEGO tower." If you want to take the title you are going to have to beat the Italian LEGO group's impressive 35 meter-high LEGO tower.
Created in 2015, the LEGO Tower in Milan was a massive project that garnered the attention of LEGO master builders across the world.
Eventually, the record was surpassed by a 36-meter tower in Tel Aviv and a 35,47-meter tower created by the German Lego theme park. Who knows? Maybe in the future, someone will create a LEGO tower that pierces into the troposphere. This one of our favorite LEGO builds.
Create a LEGO 3D milling machine like this at home.
Maybe you have always wanted to build your own sculpture or get involved in milling parts. Rather than go out and buy a milling machine, Arthur Sacek decided to build one from scratch.
The fully functioning LEGO milling machine can carve out a wide variety of different models out of a block of foam. The drill is the only part not made of LEGO. This just shows that a little creativity can go a long way with just a few LEGO bricks.
It is also good to mention that countless people have used 3D printers to create their own LEGO bricks and figures. Although, we should mention that the Lego Company has begun taking action against unofficial Lego parts in the online universe.
The LEGO X-wing for all you Star Wars fans out there.
This one is perfect for those who fawned over the Star Wars X-wings as a kid. Using canonical dimensions, the LEGO builders team put together a massive X-wing fighter.
42 times larger than the commercial X-wing model you can buy out of the box, the project took the team 4 months to make, using more than 5 million pieces, and weighing in at about 45,000 pounds (20,4 tonnes). It reminds us of this NASA LEGO project.
The LEGO roller coaster for those who love thrills.
The thrill, excitement, and physics that make a roller coaster a ride fun was brought down to scale in this LEGO model.
Created by Adam Tucker, the LEGO coaster has all the features of some of your favorite real-world rides. Who knows, maybe in the future, you will even be able to ride a life-sized LEGO coaster.
The LEGO Bugatti is your next dream car.
Sticking to the trend of cars, here is another amazing vehicle created by the LEGO team themselves.
If you ever wanted to get behind the wheel of the hypercar, the Bugatti Chiron, why don’t you just build one with some LEGOS?
This LEGO Bugatti Chiron is a 1:1 drivable car created by LEGO Technic. Taking the team 13,000 hours and 16 specialists to create the vehicle, the LEGO Bugatti Chiron has 2,304 LEGO Power Functions motors, 4,032 Lego Technic gear wheels, and 2,016 LEGO Technic Cross axles. The vehicle itself weights 1.5 ton and has a theoretical output of 5.3 HP.
Move into a life-sized LEGO house.
LEGOs are extremely durable, so why not build a house with them? Top Gear’s James May wanted to do just that.
The 2-story LEGO home didn’t just look cool but it was actually functional. The project was built by 1,000 volunteers for the BBC television show 'Toy Stories' from 3.3 million bricks. It had a working toilet, hot shower and a 'very uncomfortable' bed. Built in 2009 in a vineyard, it was eventually torn down.
Blow your opponents away with a LEGO gun.
If you are planning to take on a large hoard of zombies in the near future, and only have some LEGOs lying around, you may be in luck. With a group LEGO bricks, Jack Streat created the perfect adult toy, an HK UMP .45 submachine gun.
The gun itself launches bricks instead of bullets, surely anyone who has played with LEGO bricks will tell you that being hit with a brick is not a thing to be taken lightly.
These LEGO sculptures by Nathan Sawaya are amazing.
LEGOS can be used for more than just engineering feats. Many people around the world use LEGOs to create magnificent and thought-provoking pieces of art.
One professional artist creating from LEGO is the talented Nathan Sawaya. The award-winning artist has created awe-inspiring works with LEGOs, building sculptures that offer lighthearted perspectives of life.
Sawaya's work has caught the attention of people across the world and he has spoken about his work at Google Zeitgeist, TEDx, Yahoo!, and at the Clinton Library.
Meanwhile, also check out this true lego master builder too.
This project aims to use olivine, a carbon-capturing mineral, to naturally capture billions of atmospheric carbon dioxide and with the power of the oceans.