You Blockhead: LEGO Introduces a Defender 90
There are more than a few gearheads around here – on both sides of the keyboard – who never really grew out of assembling those little bricks from Denmark. Fortunately, the Lego crew recognized this ages ago and began cranking out scale models of popular vehicles. This time around, they’re tackling an instantly recognizable off-road rig.
NAIAS 2016: Ford and LEGO Declare Everything is Awesome!!!
Ford and LEGO have teamed up to unveil new Mustang and F-150 Raptor sets, complete with everything the builder needs for a day at the racetrack.
No word if the Mustang has a double-decker flat plane crankshaft.
Vellum Venom Antidote: In Defense of the Lego F40
Sajeev’s hot take on the Lego F40? Unclean! Abomination! We don’t need no studs in our Italian stallions. The blocky limitations of Lego have bricked Pininfarina’s flow, making a supermodel’s curves about as sexy as Samus Aran in her NES bikini.
I just finished putting together this thing and I disagree entirely. Judged as an accurate representation of the breed? Who cares? Here, the medium is the message.
Vellum Venom Vignette: Diecasting A Designer's 8-bit Nightmare?
I suspect there’s more than a handful of Transportation Design students finding employment in the toy business and I know my fellow design classmates at CCS collected diecast model cars. They’re inspirational, personally helping me render light/shadow reflections on the vellum.
Visits to (Pasteiner’s) Auto Zone happened regularly, sometimes with the same higher regard than local religious institutions. So spare me, oh mighty autoblogosphere, from the manufactured excitement of Lego’s F40 kit.
I reckon it’s a designer’s 8-bit nightmare.
Just In Time For Christmas, The Driveable Lego Car
An Australian entrepreneur and a Romanian inventor have teamed up to construct an air powered car built completely of Lego bricks (sans tires and wheels) that has proven capable of running at speeds in excess of 10mph.
Latest GM Invention: Management By LEGO
If GM managers are faced with a problem, say a nasty warranty problem or god forbid a recall, they now pull out a box full of LEGO blocks. The block color identifies the area on the vehicle and the block size denotes severity; the bigger the block, the bigger the problem. Problem solving becomes child’s play.