Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on June 17, and a team of die-hard fans decided to celebrate its release with a LEGO model.

(via npr)

A new LEGO from the architecture series: The United Nations.
(thanks/via: LEGO)

A new LEGO from the architecture series: The United Nations.

(thanks/via: LEGO)

10234- Sydney Opera House™ (by LEGO)

OH WOW!  LEGO modeled the Sydney Opera House which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre designed by the Pritzker recipient and Danish architect Jorn Utzon. (Pritzker jury citation here)

(thanks/via: The Cool List)

Lego Freeskiing: Deep Pow (by Googl295)

Got some bins of LEGO, bring a camera.

Two-Tier Chandelier Formed Out of 8,000 Clear LEGO Blocks

…this transparent LEGO chandelier [is] by Copenhagen-based industrial designer Tobias Tøstesen. The artist says, “I enjoy when design through a simple story, form, and material is sensuous, and because of those facts continues to surprise, admire, and therefore achieve a long life.”

With extreme precision and lots of planning, Tøstesen developed this functional design that was revealed at the 2013 Milan Design Week. Rather than the typical reds, blues, greens, and yellows of original LEGOs, the designer used 8,000 transparent plastic bricks to build the two-tier design in which light reflects through the curved shape in natural illumination. Tøstesen says that the final product is complex while “still keeping a dialogue with the real world of architecture and design, where bricks, despite their ubiquity, persist to challenge human creativity and continually forge new paths.”

Take the time to read the whole story here.  It is amazing.  More on DesignBoom.  And, another fantastic work by the same designer here.

(thanks/via: cjwho and mymodernmet and DesignBoom)

Lego Dance by Annette Jung (by Talking Animals)

Record breaking lego tower in Seoul (by AFP)

The world’s tallest lego tower with more than 50,000 bricks stands in front of Seoul’s Olympic Stadium. The lego tower measuring 31.9 meters took five days to build and broke the previous record set in France at 31.6 meters.