Posts Tagged ‘lego’

Toy for your office

Monday, June 19th, 2017

It’s 1 meter tall when built (tallest lego set ever made) and has 1969 pieces (year of the Apollo 11 launch).

The design was submitted by a couple of LEGO fans, and the company decided to manufacture the set.

Currently sold out, but they will be manufacturing more sets until 2018.

The Minecraft Generation – The New York Times

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

.@Minecraft Generation @Lego for a 21st century virtual world


Lego’s Success Leads to Competitors and Spinoffs – The New York Times

Friday, November 27th, 2015

#Lego’s Success Leads to Competitors & Spinoffs [including secondary market rental companies such as Pley]

Lego car becomes an avatar for a worm

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

#Lego car becomes an avatar for a worm Powered by adapting nematode neural #connectome for sound, instead of food

Remember the OpenWorm project, in which researchers reproduced the
genome of a nematode worm digitally and made it wiggle around on a
screen? If you take the "brain" of that worm and use it to power a
robotic car, you end up with researcher Timothy Busbice’sWormBot. He
mapped the software into a Lego Mindstorms EV3 bot, then trained it to
follow sound the way a nematode follows food. When he whistles to
"call" the bot, it heads toward him and even stops and reverses if it
detects an obstacle (using the EV3’s sonar) — even though it was
programmed to do none of those things.


For Babes These Days, Toyland Has a Digital Bent –

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

For Babes These Days, Toyland Has a Digital Bent: the #Ipad trumps Barbie. Is the future of #Lego an app?

This Amazing Life-Size, Air-Powered Lego Car Hits 20mph

Friday, December 20th, 2013

This Amazing Life-Size, Air-Powered #Lego Car Hits 20mph: 50K pieces = normal-sized car HT @Tommycarron #gadget