Ein Klebeband das mit Lego kompatibel ist


Was für eine geniale Idee: Nimuno Loops ist ein Klebeband, das auf der Oberseite Lego Nupsies hat. Der Legofizierung sind damit keine Grenzen mehr gesetzt. Das Crowdfunding auf Indiegogo hat locker die Hürde von 8000 Dollar genommen und steht aktuell bereits knapp vor 900K. Eine Rolle Tape kostet 8 Dollar, zwei Rollen sind für 11 und sechs Rollen für 34 Dollar zu haben. Count me in!

Imagine being able to build around corners, on curved surfaces, or even onto the sides of that sailing ship you’ve just spent hours building. You forgot to engineer a point of attachment for that sweet dinosaur-smashing cannon? No problem. Snip a length of Nimuno Loops, stick it on the hull, mount your cannon and be on yarr way.
Compatible with LEGO® Blocks, Mega Bloks, Kreo and most major toy building block systems. A whole new universe of possibilities when constructing with Nimuno Loops!

(via Blogbuzzter)

Women of NASA LEGO-Minifig-Set wird realisiert


LEGO Ideas hat das geniale Women of NASA Lego-Minifig-Set von Maia Weinstock durchgewunken, das fünf Pionierinnen der westlichen Raumfahrt feiert. Dauert aber noch ein paar Monate, bis ihr euch das ins Regal oder Kinderzimmer stellen könnt. Ich gebe dann nochmal Bescheid.

A big congratulations to 20tauri on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer! As a science editor and writer, with a strong personal interest for space exploration as well as the history of women in science and engineering, Maia Weinstock’s Women of NASA project was a way for her to celebrate accomplished women in the STEM professions. In particular those who’ve made a big impact through their work at NASA.

We’re really excited to be able to introduce Maia’s Women of NASA set for its inspirational value as well as build and play experience. We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for the Women of NASA set, so check back on LEGO Ideas in late 2017 or early 2018 for more details.

(via @LegoNASAWomen)

Lego Minifig Pussyhat zum 3D-Drucken


Wer seine Lego-Menschen mit Pussyhats aufwerten möchte, kann sich hier bei Thingiverse das File zum 3D-Drucken gratis runterladen.

minifig-pussyhat_3This LEGO® minifig compatible Pussyhat celebrates the millions that joined the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and around the world on January 21, 2017. „The Pussyhat Project is a movement, not just a moment.“ Print a Pussyhat and create a Women’s March minifig to display as reminder of the fight for women’s rights and equality.


(via DesignMakeTeach)

Lego-Roboter-Band covert „The Robots“ von Kraftwerk

Ihr letzter Auftritt hier im Blog ist schon eine Weile her, jetzt melden sich die Lego-Bionicle der Toa Mata Band mit einem Kraftwerk-Klassiker zurück.

This is my inspiration to this Kraftwerk ’s tribute, regarding their vision of the future and to their brilliant approaching to the music with a touch of irony that even now is still influencing a thousand of music producers around the world.
My video contribution from Toa Mata Band (a tiny orchestra of Lego® robots driven by Arduino®) represents a version of the iconic tune „The robots“ using nowadays open-source technologies, microcontrollers, 3D printer, robot arm, music DAW, smarthphones, pocket synthesizers* and more… trying to give a new way to read the message we got from them 40 years ago.

(via Marc)

LEGO Women of NASA Minifigs


Bei Lego Ideas steht mit Women of NASA ein Minifig-Set zur Wahl, das fünf Pionierinnen der westlichen Raumfahrt-Geschichte feiert. Nicht nur für (Lego-) Space-Fans interessant:


Ladies rock outer space! Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program, a.k.a. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated — especially as women have historically struggled to gain acceptance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

This proposed set celebrates five notable NASA pioneers and provides an educational building experience to help young ones and adults alike learn about the history of women in STEM. The five Women of NASA are:

Margaret Hamilton, computer scientist: While working at MIT under contract with NASA in the 1960s, Hamilton developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo missions to the moon. She is known for popularizing the modern concept of software.

Katherine Johnson, mathematician and space scientist: A longtime NASA researcher, Johnson is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs — including the Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the moon.

Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist, and educator: A physicist by training, Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983. After retiring as a NASA astronaut, she founded an educational company focusing on encouraging children — especially girls — to pursue the sciences.

Nancy Grace Roman, astronomer: One of the first female executives at NASA, Roman is known to many as the „Mother of Hubble“ for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. She also developed NASA’s astronomy research program.

Mae Jemison, astronaut, physician, and entrepreneur: Trained as a medical doctor, Jemison became the first African-American woman in space in 1992. After retiring from NASA, Jemison established a company that develops new technologies and encourages students in the sciences.



Foto: Maia Weinstock unter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Foto: Maia Weinstock unter (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)




(quasi via durch das Foto bei Daniel)

Per Lego-Exoskeleton einen Lego-Roboter fernsteuern

Beeindruckende Bastelei von Daniele Benedettelli, der mit einem Exoskeleton aus Lego einen Lego Roboter fernsteuert. Plane jetzt, das Kinderzimmer in ein Robo-Laboratorium umzubauen…

YT: Robot exoskeleton remote control (via PolkaRobot)

In this test footage, I demonstrate the humanoid robot Cyclops MK II being remote controlled by a wearable LEGO exoskeleton.

Lebensgroße Lego Space-Teile: „Brix System“ von Love Hultén


Als Fan der Lego Space-Serie aus den 70ern gefällt mir sehr, was der schwedische Designer und Craftsman Love Hultén da mit seinem „Brix System“ gemacht hat. Dürfte ich mir aus seinem Portfolio was aussuchen, würde meine Wahl aber trotzdem auf das Pixelkabinett fallen.

YouTube: Brix System by Love Hultén (via Hack a Day)

A collection of functional, hand crafted life-sized LEGO bricks, custom made from wood. This conceptual collection consists of eight scale 6:1 versions of classic Lego bricks, each fully functional in one way or the other … Like most people, I was raised by Lego. For this project, I chose to work with a set of decorated bricks from the iconic 79-87 „Legoland Space“ line, mainly because of nostalgic reasons. These were bricks that would trigger my imagination as a kid. 25 years have passed, and they still trigger … Size for a 4×4 brick is 20x20cm, that is scale 6:1.