Users can now build virtual Lego buildings and structures in the Google Maps universe using Build With Chrome.
A couple of days ago, we wrote about a mystery Simpsons LEGO set that had emerged on the internet. Now LEGO has officially unveiled the details of what will be the first in a series of sets, starting with the Simpsons' home.
The unveiling features a short walkthrough of the house (without revealing too much) and includes a fascinating explanation on how each of the Simpsons figures are designed and sculpted. LEGO first announced the Simpsons series in August 2013. This first set will be available for purchase in February 2014.
An image of what looks like the very first Simpsons LEGO set has recently been unveiled on the internet. The sneak peak of the set was posted on Eurobricks by a user without any mention of price or release date. LEGO confirmed in August 2013 that they would be releasing a Simpsons series but has yet to make a public comment on the rogue image.
Melbourne entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romania-based Raul Oaida created a full-sized, fully-functional car that runs on air. The wheels and some of the vehicle's support structure are made from non-LEGO parts, but the engine is made entirely from LEGO pieces.
LEGO architects David Frank and Alice Finch teamed up to create this amazing masterpeice that lays out the elven outpost of Revendell from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Brothers Brick recently interviewed the two builders on how the incredibly detailed structure came together.
The Brothers Brick: What did you struggle with the most?
Alice and David: One of the major challenges with this build was making the buildings truly fit into their setting. Usually when you design a building, you do just that — you do the structure first and then fit it into its setting. In this case, we did all the landscaping first, which involved some significant elevation change and quite a few waterfalls. And since it's on a total of 32 baseplates, we had to make sure that the joints were as invisible as possible — no small challenge when there are so many different elevations. (read more)