We couldn’t be happier that Lego master Chris McVeigh—aka Power Pig—is continuing to use his formidable skills to create brick versions of iconic cameras. Following up on his Leica M9-P he brings us this gorgeous Lego version of the Polaroid Land Camera 1000.
And going above and beyond the call of duty, McVeigh even made this Polaroid semi-functional with a small Lego photo that can be ejected from the front-loading slot. If real Polaroids were this adorable, they might still be around. [Chris McVeigh via The Brothers Brick]
Ed Sheeran sings about building LEGO houses in his hit song, so it only seems fitting for Sheeran to have a a music video that reflects his subject matter. Enter Dylan Woodley of Insomniac Animations.
Woodley spent 50 days recreating Sheeran’s entire music video entirely out of, what else, LEGOs. The LEGO-ized music video is almost identical, down to the bright red hair on the LEGO pieces that portrayed Rupert Grint and Sheeran himself.
The director used thousands of pieces in replicating the original video — the concert scene itself using 200 mini-figs, Woodley told Mashable. Woodley also said he tracked the camera movements from the original video and applied those same movements to the LEGO version, providing an authentic feel to the project.
Woodley adds that it was extremely important for the LEGOs to match the emotion Grint gives during the original scenes.
“I wanted the LEGO version to express as much emotion as possible (and you know, be able to sing), so the entire face was created and composited digitally,” Woodley said. “Lining up a digital LEGO face to a blank LEGO head frame by frame took a very long time, but the results were worth it; there’s nothing quite like a LEGO guy singing.”
You usually have to choose between passing grades and being a mischief maker in grade school. But with this brilliant Lego contraption created by NXTLOG memberhknssn13, you can be both. It automatically grabs a sheet of paper from a stack, folds it into a paper airplane, and then launches it towards your target.
Built with five servos, ten motors, sensors galore, and a pair of Lego Mindstorms NXT bricks controlling the whole assembly line, the engineering side of this project isn’t for the faint of heart. And yes, as far as airplanes go the final product doesn’t quite represent the cutting edge paper aircraft design. But they fly, and that’s more than can be said for the half-billion dollar F-22.