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News : How to Make Tinfoil Cars

In this video, I show you how to build tinfoil cars for crushing with toy Monster Trucks. My son Eston and I love monster trucks. One of the most exciting things when you go to see monster trucks live, is when they crush cars. Problem is, when you use your hot wheels or match ...more

News : Flying Pegasus Operated with LEGO Gears & Cranks

Korean MOC Pages user Kyoung-bae Na, aka edulyoung, constructed this beautiful LEGO automaton of a winged Pegasus. Maneuvered with a series of mechanical LEGO gears and cranks, watch below as Pegasus "hovers", flapping her wings. Kyoung-bae Na sells his creations out of his e- ...more

News : 4 Years of Spectacularly Pointless Marble Machines

So very pointless, yet unquestionably spectacular. The best kind of "art" performs no other function than to delight the viewer, and Japanese YouTube user Denha's complex marble machines do just that. But are marble machines art? You can call them that—or toys, scientific cont ...more

Character Building : LEGO Kanji

Here at WonderHowTo, we know a good ideogram when we see one! That's why we're so fond of the these LEGO sculptures by Flickr user Empress of Blandings:

News : Haunted House in Rotting LEGO

Mike Doyle's latest LEGO house (perhaps even more hauntingly beautiful than the last) is a Victorian mansion that transcends the material so effectively, the plastic reads like real rotting bricks and mortar. Beautiful house-devouring trees, created with LEGO hinge cylinders t ...more

News : LEGO x Angry Birds

Kickass collection of Angry Birds LEGO art by Tsang Yiu Keung. Note: Catapult them and they will assuredly shatter into a pile of tiny LEGO bricks, just like the fate of the pigs they're aiming for.

News : Functional LEGO Snow-Eating Beast

The Stilzkin Indrik is a mighty, mini LEGO Russian crawler, capable of lugging heavy loads over snowy terrain: "It has a large contact surface, which prevents it from sinking into the snow. It offers great traction on almost any surface, and loads of torque to get out of tight ...more

News : 160-Piece Arsenal of Life-Sized LEGO Weapons

The LEGO Life-Size weapons flickr group has 160 LEGO constructed weapons- guns, knives, bombs and more. A selection below, click through to view more. (P.S. If you'd like to join the group, here are tons of tutorials for making your own LEGO weaponry.) M4 by The Dawg's Guns. ...more

News : Dissecting a Frog With LEGOs

You can almost feel the pain of Dave Kaleta’s outstretched, dissected frog (which is pretty incredible, considering it was constructed with those tiny, plastic bricks we call LEGOs). Kaleta's work of LEGO art was built for the MOCPages MOC Olympics. Previously, Economic Depre ...more

News : Can Your LEGOs Fold T-Shirts?

You can learn how to fold a t-shirt perfectly with your own human hands. OR you can be like changyunhsu and teach your LEGO mindstorms robot to do it. Seriously impressive.

News : Economic Depression (LEGO-Style)

Imagine you wanted to make LEGO art, and you chose to make a spooky, abandoned house, like something out of economically depressed Detroit. You'd have something that emerged from the LEGO culture coined "Dark Ages": that period in a LEGO fan’s life when he or she sets aside L ...more

News : The Most Dangerous Game of Operation (Ever?)

I suppose it depends how you define dangerous. It must have taken Flippy Cat a good amount of effort and planning to design and construct this giant Operation game made from Dominos. And then he lets a cat loose? Impressive work. Click on the second video in the gallery above ...more

News : Who Knew LEGOs Could Be So Deadly?

Seems just about anything can be constructed with LEGOs these days. You name it- a printer, an engine, an ATM, guns... even a house! Dave and John Xandega's circular saw is made with LEGO bricks, but the blade is definitely real: "She's got a Lego 9V Battery Housing and Moto ...more

News : Get Your World Cup LEGO Fix Now

Via WonderHowTo World, LEGO People: ToastyKitten says: "Call it World Cup fever. Someone or someones decided to make a whole bunch of reenactments of LEGO soccer games, including the infamous US vs England draw." Two videos in the gallery below, created by Lego Fussball. Pr ...more

Star Wars : A New Hope LEGO Chess Set

WonderHowTo World LEGO People points us to an amazing chess set made with LEGO Star Wars characters. LEGO fanatic Brandon Griffith of Hollywood, CA, plans to build three different chess sets, one per each original episode. Pictured below is his first completed set, Star Wars: ...more

News : Ca-Ching. LEGO Brick Bank Dispenses Real Cash

100% functional LEGO ATM by Ronald McCrae. This bonafide brick bank performs the following functions: Bill scanner can be calibrated to accept any type of banknote Machine accepts only the type of bill for which it is calibrated Tolerances for bill acceptability are adjustabl ...more

News : Star Wars Foosball Table Made Entirely of LEGOs

An incredible LEGO feat: the Rebel vs. Empire Star Wars LEGO Foosball table. Built entirely, in and out, of LEGOs. LEGOs + Star Wars + Foosball = total Nerd-vana. Previously, Play Foosball With LEGOs. Man Spends 2 Years & 30,000 LEGOs Building Star Wars Ship. 16-Year-Old Bui ...more

News : 16-Year-Old Builds Wicked LEGO Star Wars Diorama

Paul Yperman, you've got some competition (see previous entry, Star Wars LEGO Droid Ship). 15-year old Sven Junga's LEGO Stargate diorama (including a Daedalus from Stargate Atlantis) is nothing to shrug about. Incredibly impressive. See more of Sven's work in his Flickr gall ...more

News : Fully Articulated LEGO Arm Mimics Human Movement

LEGO technic builder Sariel presents a mighty impressive weekend project: a motorized LEGO hand that emulates actual human movement. This feat of plastic engineering runs on a combination of electric motors and pneumatic valves. Says Sariel, "The most complex part of the arm ...more

News : Insane Eco-Punk LEGO Crawler Town

LEGO maniac Dave DeGobbi has created a small, traveling "eco-punk" city which exists on a mobile platform. DeGobbi says: "Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but ...more

News : LEGO 1858 Remington .45

Meticulously crafted LEGO replica of a Remington .45, circa the Wild Wild West, 1858.  Created by Flickr user Arkov. Inspired? Build your own LEGO gun. Or learn your way around a real life Remington. Previously, Obsessively Authentic LEGO V-8. LEGO Semi Trucks Look Like the ...more

News : Hobbyist Builds World's Tiniest Engines

Jim Moyer builds tiny engines, with as much attention to detail and craftsmanship as some of our other favorite hobbyists (check out obsessive model airplanes and teeny tiny weapons). The engine demonstrated in the first video below is supposedly the smallest V-8 engine in the ...more

Star Wars LEGO-gasm : 4' 6" Rebel Frigate

As Gizmodo says, "4 feet 6 inches of brickgasm". Star Wars-gasm. LEGO-gasm. Perfect combination. "The Lego version of the classic Nebulon-B Class rebel frigate Redemption is 4 feet and 6 inches long. That's 172 studs long, and I'm not talking about The Hoff. It's big enough t ...more

News : Motoman, the LEGO Loving Bot

Motoman the Robot uses a 3D vision system to assemble LEGOs. "Motoman’s high resolution color cameras and object recognition make picking out and connecting LEGO pieces easy...he’s able to get the pieces with one hand while assembling the LEGOs with the other. " Robots keep ...more

News : Repair the World One (LEGO) Brick at a Time

Jan Vorman has installed quick LEGO-fixes all over the world - from Italy to Germany to Israel to Holland. Jan's "Dispatchwork" work creates a contemporary twist: colorful LEGO-street-art added to historical, aged stone and brick. Platform 21 (the same group that brought us t ...more

On EBAY : Mario Mania + LEGOs = Ultimate Fanboy Idol

To Mario enthusiasts everywhere: Mario mania has been lovingly expressed all over the web for some time now (including How-To). The most recent accomplishment brings together two classic favorites: Mario plus LEGOs. Presenting the ultimate nerd idol: World's Largest LEGO Mari ...more

News : Play Foosball With LEGOs

Stretta considered investing in a foosball table for his son, and ultimately decided to go the (much more fun) DIY route: a LEGO foosball table. Very nice work: Previously, Obsessively Authentic LEGO V-8. Swede Concocts Rubik's and Sudoku Brainiac LEGO-bots. 4500 Brick LEGO Po ...more

News : DIY Gear Clock

Alan Parekh's latest creation is a clock made from wooden gears.  Parekh says on Hacked Gadgets: "The clock...consists of a bunch of wooden gears, a PIC microcontroller and a stepper motor. The heart of the clock is a PIC 16f628A microcontroller. This microcontroller has an ...more

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