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Activate strategic reconnaissance : Codename SR-71

It never ceases to amaze me that the Blackbird SR-71 was an invention of the 1960s. One can only wonder what flight technology exists today that we …

Lego

The director of Pixar’s Bao on the challenges of animating a living dumpling

What do you do when your precious dumpling baby becomes a dumpling man?<p><i>This interview originally ran in conjunction with</i> Bao<i>’s premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. It has been updated for the short’s theatrical release ahead of</i> Incredibles 2<i>.</i><p>The title of Pixar’s latest short film, <i>Bao</i>, has …

Animation

Abandoned fox cub adopted by orphaned baby badgers at animal sanctuary

An abandoned baby fox and two young orphaned badgers have created their own little family at an animal sanctuary.<p>Phoebe, the fox cub was found all …

I’m Chinese American and I don’t speak Chinese perfectly. That’s okay.

As a Chinese American who grew up around other Asian Americans, I have always felt the pressure to be one of the model kids I was surrounded by. Kids …

Porco Rosso’s racing plane takes to the skies

We’ve featured half a dozen or so Savoia S.21 flying boat from <i>Porco Rosso</i> over the years, but it remains one of my favorite LEGO aircraft whenever I …

What’s the Best Work Bag for Women?

The best work bags are a little bit of everything at once: They are professional, but not too stuffy, roomy enough to juggle gym sneakers and a …

Cross the bridge and find yourself

Many people use LEGO building as a form of meditation, but not quite as many use LEGO to literally build meditation. <b>Andreas Lenander</b> definitely uses …

Paris cafe makes a stunning microscale debut

Rebuilding Creator modular buildings in microscale presents LEGO builders with many challenges, from recreating key architectural details using …

Water did not form on Earth but was brought by asteroids when the planet was 2 million years old

Water arrived on Earth when it was just 20% of its current size.<p>Water, one of the prerequisites for life, arrived on Earth two million years after …

Oriental abode built to embrace luck, joy, and beauty

There’s always a splash of grandeur in detail with buildings from ages long ago. Perhaps inspired by a flashback of an oriental abode, this build by</b> …

IHB 0-8-0 (engine)

Good morning, nice of you guys to drop by

As winter closes in up in the northern hemisphere, LEGO builders’ attention invariably turns to depictions of snow and ice — and for Star Wars fans, …

Patlabor

Watch Daisy Ridley Give An Interview While Building a Lego Millennium Falcon

Being a <i>Star Wars</i> actor has perks. There’s the money, and the fame, and, of course, the elaborate Lego sets.<p>Props where props are due, someone at ELLE …

Lego

The Great Wall of Forlorn Empire

The Great Wall of China requires no special introduction, and neither does <b>Forlorn Empire</b>. As the great wall can bee seen from space, so can mr. …

Lego

watch your tail! (3 day old elie in the Mara)...

His story continues

A year ago, we featured a series of autobiographical builds from <b>Dave Kaleta</b>. He’s recently shared the next step in his story, which he states took 6 …

F-19 Stealth Fighter (2)

Bacteriophage

IMG_1110

AT-AT Walk

Cherry blossoms

Lego Wall-e

Micro Scale World

The Fellowship of the Ring

Microscale build with PIRATES!

The Old Watermill 1

Day 271 - CY365 - Fairyland