James May’s Lifesize Lego House

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The Lego House

I can confidently wager that some of you have spent a fair amount of time building miniature cities with Legos at some point in your lives. I know I did. Not only cities, but spaceships and boats, and forts, and . . . well, you get the picture. But James May, a toy fanatic from the UK (who has his own TV show, James May Toy Stories), built a real house from Legos. (Pics)

 

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Amazing Lego Space Shuttle

Amazing Lego Space Shuttle

Lego Space Shuttle  

I’m almost a little embarrassed to admit that I first thought this was a photo of a real space shuttle. Two Japanese LEGOsmiths used a whopping 65,000 bricks and 1,590 man hours to complete the stunning diorama, which even simulates a launch with flashing lights under the boosters and a vocal countdown. The only thing it doesn’t do is lift off. (Pics)

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Lego Ferrari F1: New Track Burner

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Lego Ferrari

 Does the F1 drive you faster than Hamilton drives the McLaren? Do LEGO bricks bring back the obsession in you to become a child again, or a master at the art? Do you wish to gawk at the sleekest of LEGO Creations? Hold, I have a cause. Here is an authentic Ferrari model made out in 80,000 LEGOs (actual size), which gives you all the detail of a true Ferrari F1 race car you always wanted to know. The LEGO Ferrari F1 could be seen at the LEGO World in Holland, celebrating the anniversary of the famous toy brand.

 

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Tissue Engineers Creating Complex Tissue They Call Living Legos

Tissue Engineers Creating Complex Tissue They Call Living Legos

 Living Legos: Polymer building blocks whose complexity mimics that of human tissues.

Tissue engineers are ambitious. If they had their way, a dialysis patient could receive a new kidney made in the lab from his own cells, instead of waiting for a donor organ that his immune system might reject. Likewise, a diabetic could, with grafts of lab-made pancreatic tissue, be given the ability to make insulin again. But tissue engineering has stalled in part because bioengineers haven’t been able to replicate the structural complexity of human tissues. Now researchers have taken an important first step toward building complex tissues from the bottom up by creating what they call living Legos. These building blocks, biofriendly gels of various shapes studded with cells, can self-assemble into complex structures resembling those found in tissues.

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