Everything Is Awesome: 50 States of LEGO

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Okay, so The Lego Movie was one of the best movies of the year, and the little bricks that could have been used for amateur films both real and CGI.  But here's a fun twist on the LEGO craze: Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen has done a photo-essay using the ubiquitous interlocking bricks to humorously depict the fifty US States in stereotypical tableaux.


The LEGO Movie


Where to begin? It’s got lots of LEGO and a dizzying array of jokes, some of which work and some of which don’t. It’s also got something kind of special these days—a mind. The LEGO Movie, of all things, has something to say. Something that even makes it science fiction of a sort (think a colorful, cute Matrix).  


Building a better robot builder...

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Its after Christmas, presents are unwrapped, everyone has seen and enjoyed their holiday loot…and the novelty of some of the new stuff has started to wear off. The truly cool stuff…though…keeps people coming back for more.

What does this have to do with Science Fiction? Easy. I’m going to talk about Lego Mindstorms. The EV3 to be specific. It is one of those things that you just can not put down.


LEGO Space: Building The Future

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It seems that there is no end to the creative uses for the iconic plastic building bricks that are fond memories for most of us in Generation X, and more painful memories for our Baby Boomer parents who ended up stepping barefoot on many of them because we scattered them liberally around the house.

Now both generations can rejoice; Peter Reid and Tim Goddard have collaborated on a book in which they use LEGOs to recreate some of the most notable events in the history of space exploration.


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