This may not be the first Adidas and LEGO collaboration, but definitely the most creative. Called Ultraboost DNA x LEGO Plates, these running shoes boast a fully customizable Ultraboost cage that have studs for bricks, allowing you to create your own designs. To be more specific, the pair of shoes feature LEGO brick 3-Stripes to “celebrate of all the builders, dreamers and risk-takers who are changing the game in their own way.”
Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night was painted in June 1889 and shows the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of a make believe village added in for ambience. One brick artist recreated this famous scene using LEGO and their set is becoming a reality. That’s right, soon this masterpiece can be sitting on your desk, minifigure van Gogh, easel, painting pallete and all.
Just when you thought a LEGO set with a few hundred pieces was tough to put together, this 150-million piece diorama is here to set a new world record. This Lord of the Rings-inspired masterpiece can be found at Shenzhen’s Smaerd Land in China, and it took an entire team to assemble. To be more specific, it spans 2,060-square-feet, 50 designers / brick builders and 3-years to put together this 150 million piece behemoth.
Auto enthusiasts rejoice! The LEGO Group has unveiled their new two-in-one Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Targa set. This means that you’ll be able to build either the fixed roof 911 Turbo model or an open-roof 911 Targa, complete with the angled headlamps, sculpted bonnet as well as iconic rear-mounted flat six ‘boxer’ engine. Inside, you’ll find 2+2 sports seats, a dashboard finished in dark orange / nougat, handbrake, gearshift and functional steering.
Matt Denton has built a real-life LEGO go-kart that you can actually drive, and unlike his first creation, this one has an electronic differential. As you might have guessed, none of these pieces are from official LEGO sets, but rather Matt used a 3D printer to fabricate them. The long beams that make up the frame of the vehicle weren’t too difficult to print, but the axle piece for the steering column had to be printed in two parts due to their length.