A Floating Island — A Lego Tensegrity Build

A Floating Island — A Lego Tensegrity Build

This Floating Island is a Lego Tensegrity Sculpture built by LaughingJelly. This scene would fit in perfectly with Ninjago. The floating island is carefully balanced over a serene lake. The optical effect is actually created with a system of tension. The three Lego ropes / strings are holding the island up. In order to get the length just right the designer has hidden a technic pin inside the rocks, and has coiled the center string until the effect works. It can hold a surprisingly large amount of bricks / weight, but any sort of horizontal pressure will cause everything to fall over. The sheer amount of grass and vegetation makes the scene look like a hidden garden. And, the whole thing has been built on top of a detailed base. A detail that a lot of designers skip over.

You can find more info about this Floating Island Lego MOC over here: https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/haqug2/i_made_a_japanese_floating_island_it_took_weeks/

A lot more Lego Tensegrity builds can be found on EveryDayBricks over here: http://everydaybricks.com/tag/tensegrity/

Lego Doraemon Is Sad

Lego Doraemon Is Sad, レゴ ドラえもん

Doraemon is a robotic cat from the 22nd century. After time traveling to the past, he finds Nobita Nobi who he has been sent to help. He brought a four-dimensional pouch with him, where he stores gadgets and stuff from the future. This Lego Doraemon (レゴ ドラえもん) is the creation of Moko. A couple of the really interesting details in the Lego MOC is the use of the Lego Minifigure hammer for the eyes. The lower part of this face and chin are set at an odd angle, which helps give him a more 3D look. These type of angles are always difficult to make look natural, a lot of the time leaving large gaps, but here it works well. Too bad we don’t know why he is so sad.

Lego Doraemon Is Sad Backside, レゴ ドラえもん

For more details and photos, check out this Lego Doraemon (レゴ ドラえもん) over here: http://blog.livedoor.jp/legolego05/archives/53171302.html

The Lego Famicom, A Nintendo Family Computer

The Lego Famicom, A Nintendo Family Computer, And Retro TV

The Nintendo Famicom looks a lot different than the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). In 1983, Japan was introduced to the Famicom, also known as the Family Computer. It would take three years (1989) until the rest of the world could play the updated grey box design. The Famicom is a top loading video game system, with a distinct red, white, and gold design. This Lego Famicom is the creation of qian yj. Recreating the original design in Lego, with a period accurate television. The system even comes with a Lego Contra cartridge. So when you pick up your controller make sure to enter in the Konami code. You will probably have a very hard time beating the game without the help.

Lego Retro TV, Back Details

The Lego TV is completely made out of bricks. It features a Lego made screen showing off Contra’s title screen. There are a variety of knobs and switches on the front, even the classic rabbit ears style antenna. The design also includes a handle on the top (not load bearing), and a fully detailed back. With all the hookups, ports, and power stuff you can find on a TV from the 70s/80s. With the volume of this thing, I don’t know if the weight of a cathode TV or this Lego version is heavier. There is a lot of Lego in this build.

The Lego Famicom, A Nintendo Family Computer System

The Lego Famicom with Contra game, is a perfect recreation of the original. The SNOT style building here gets pretty complicated, with moving buttons, and a sliding cartridge eject system. Even the video game cartridge can be removed. The cords and hookups are also made of official Lego pieces. It is all brought together with the use of a few custom stickers.

The Lego Famicom, A Nintendo Family Computer with Contra Video Game

Check out a lot more photos of this Retro TV and Lego Nintendo Family System over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgshow/49711169208/

If you are looking for more Video Game inspired Lego creations check out this link too: http://everydaybricks.com/category/video-game-2/

How the DeLorean Effect changed CUUSOO @ Brick Fanatics

Lego CUUSOO Website

Lego has been running the Lego CUUSOO project for a couple of years now. Most Lego fans are familiar with the site, but may not know just where it came from. Brick Fanatics has written up a great article containing the history of the CUUSOO project and where it is going. It all started as a tiny side project from Japan and is currently on the verge of becoming mainstream. All thanks to a little Lego DeLorean (and Minecraft).

“Originally only available in Japan, the user created ideas website was a joint venture between CUUSOO and The LEGO Group and allowed Japanese LEGO fans to submit their ideas to The LEGO Group in a more formal way. Once a project reached 1000 supporters it was then reviewed by The LEGO Group for consideration on whether it should go into production.” — Brick Fanatics

You can find the full article on the Brick Fanatics website: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/how-the-delorean-effect-changed-cuusoo/

Lego has also created a video explaining the concept of the CUUSOO website:


Steampunk Steam Temple

6kyubi6’s Steam Temple

Imagine that Howl’s Moving Castle had a little steampunk baby… It would be great to create a stop motion video with this Steam Temple walking around. The black, brown, and gold color scheme is very harmonious.

Flickr user 6yubi6 created this Steam Temple (“NIHON NO STEAMPUNK”). Check it out.


6kyubi6’s Steam Temple Detail