Tags: lego



Friday, January 20th, 2023

Hand-thrown frontends - Robb Owen

I’ve personally never really seen frontend as an assembly job. Lego is admittedly awesome, but for me the mental model of assembling Lego bricks in the required order until a Jira ticket can be marked as “done” feels too linear and too rigid for how I like to work. And that’s not to mention the pain that comes when you have to partially dismantle your bricks to correct some earlier misstep.

I like the pottery analogy.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

DeviceLab | Swapping Device Stands for Lego…

Here’s a nifty way of building stands for your device lab: LEGO!

Instructions included.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Lego Man in Space | Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad

They did it. Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad fulfilled that age-old dream: to put a Lego man into space. They have done Canada—and the world—proud.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Nathan Sawaya — The Art of the Brick

Chloe built a gorgeous responsive site …and it’s all about LEGO!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lego Chess - a set on Flickr

An Empire Strikes Back chess set made of Lego. I love it!

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lego Chess

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Legos on Hoth - a set on Flickr

Lovely Lego Star Wars pictures.

The Hoth Striker

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Classics in Lego - a set on Flickr

Classic photographs recreated in Lego.

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper - Widescreen

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

60,000 Piece Star Wars LEGO Diorama - Film Roster

A 5' x 10' Hoth base diorama consisting of between 55,000 to 60,000 pieces of LEGO and containing 50 real lights and a remote controlled device that can deploy troops from the AT-ATs.

Friday, October 31st, 2008

BBC NEWS | England | Sussex | Giant Lego man appears on beach

"Mystery surrounds the appearance of a giant Lego man on a beach in Brighton ... In August 2007 a giant Lego toy, bearing a close resemblance to the Brighton figure, mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland."

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Super Sushi - a set on Flickr

Lego. Sushi. The awesomeness of each is not doubled; it is multiplied.

15 oishii

Thursday, November 29th, 2007


Can’t stop. Too busy. Working. I’m up to my elbows in markup, CSS and JavaScript—just the kind of stuff I enjoy getting stuck into. Mind you, I’d enjoy it more if it weren’t for IE6.

Patterns The site I’m working on has a nice sturdy grid underpinning the page layouts. Before opening up a text editor and marking up the structure, I plotted each grid variation on graph paper. That helped me figure out the range of variation in layout possibilities. But if I wanted to try a new variation, I’d have to draw a new sketch.

Lego grid That’s when I reached for a new design tool: Lego. Think about it: they’re pre-structured into consistently sized chunks that can be easily combined into different combinations: perfect for messing about with grid layouts.

Or I might have been procrastinating, playing with Lego when I should have been tied to my keyboard.

In either case, the Lego phase is behind me. Now I’m in the tippety-tap, edit, save, tab, refresh phase.

Edenbee design

I’m pretty excited about this site and not just because of its griddy goodness. This is a site that I can see myself using. To oversimplify, it’s a social network based around setting personal goals to improve environmental responsibility. Given the ridiculous amount of air travel I’ve indulged in over the past year, my goals might have to involve planting a forest.

The site is called Edenbee. There’s just a holding page up for now (that’s rapidly becoming Paul’s speciality). If it sounds like the kind of thing you might be interested in, pop your email address in there.

Friday, January 5th, 2007

YouTube - Star Wars

Star Wars and Lego: two great tastes that taste great together.

Lego Star Wars - For the millionth time, i didn't make this

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

brix mail... 1984 Playset Goes on Sale in Two Days

Ridley Scott's seminal superbowl ad for Apple... in Lego.

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

The Empire Moves House

A few weeks ago, Norm! was down in Brighton to visit Jessica and myself (he came bearing gifts of Flickr schwag). In the course of his visit, we paid a visit to the local lego shop. Norm! bought a B-Wing bomber and Jessica bought a TIE interceptor — they may think of themselves as Star Wars fans but I wiped the floor with them when we played Star Wars Trivial Pursuit.

We were discussing our impending move and Norm! made Jessica promise that when she was bringing the TIE interceptor to the new flat, she would have to:

  1. keep it one piece and
  2. fly it down the street making TIE fighter engine noises.

Well, the move continues apace. Jessica and I have managed to get most of our junk over to the new flat. True to her word, Jessica flew her lego TIE interceptor through the streets of Brighton.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Ezprezzo.com - Aircraft carrier entirely made of Lego

It's an aircraft carrier. Made entirely out of Lego.

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

pasta and vinegar » Be careful with Lego Mindstorms

Playing with Lego Mindstorms on a train can get you arrested in Germany.