World’s Strangest

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The Owl who is Scared of the Outdoors

Amateur photographer Mark Bridger was at the Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool, England, when he spotted a ghost-like figure staring out of a brick house window. He’s just found Gandalf the Grey (Owl, that [...]

Surreal Sculptures By Alex Chinneck

Brick chimneys are not typically thought of as flexible structures, and slicing through them isn’t anything like slicing through a piece of paper. Well, sculptor Alex Chinneck must have missed the memo on what you can and can’t do with bricks, and his whimsical sculptures blur the boundary between art and home renovation. It’s like shopping [...]

"This Guy Is the Bob Ross of Brick Laying."

We never see the mason’s face. He moves smoothly from brick to brick, the trowel an extension of his body, his mind, his artist’s soul. It’s beautiful. But also tragic, as YouTube commenter Trumacron points out: Just think of all the hard skilled hours that go to waste every time the Cool-aid Man shows up Video Link [...]

Tiny LEGO Versions of Famous Scenes from Science Fiction

The Living Brick’s “Mi-Fi” competition didn’t challenge contestants to build enormous and elaborate dioramas using tens of thousands of bricks, but to express, using as few bricks as possible, memorable scenes from science fiction. This is Carl Merriam’s depiction of Leela, Fry and Bender of Futurama delivering pillows to a high-gravity planet. You can find [...]

Dirty PC

(YouTube link) How many years does a PC have to sit to gather this much dust? My computer comes in a small brick, with little room to accumulate debris, but I still vacuum the vents occasionally to guard against cat hair buildup. How about you -how often do you clean out the inside of your computer? [...]

Nine Circles of Hell in LEGO

Photo: mihaimariusmihu/Flickr Abandon all hope (of reaching the same level of awesomeness), ye who see Mihai Mihu LEGO Nine Circles of Hell. The Romanian LEGO sculptor spent 7 months converting Dante’s Inferno brick by [...]

Jabba the Hutt LEGO

Our pal Sunny from CoolThings went to the Toy Fair 2012 in New York and snapped this photo of a very cool Star Wars LEGO set featuring Jabba the Hutt. That must be one big brick! Link [...]

LEGO Superman Actually Scrolls across the TV Sreen

How did Rod Gillies accomplish this feat? He used LEGO bulldozer treads to operate the scrolling skyline. They alternate between one and two-brick widths to give the assembly flexibility. Link -via Make

Some Buses in China Have Emergency Bricks

Stop playing with that brick! It’s not a toy, but a tool. Buses in Xian and Harbin, China come equipped with brightly painted bricks that can be used by passengers to smash open windows in the event of an emergency. But if you think about it, there are so many possible uses for emergency bricks [...]

Is the Yellow Brick Road in Peekskill?

When L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, could the yellow brick road have been inspired by a road in Peekskill, New York? City historian John Curran thinks so, and has done the research. Baum attended Peekskill Military Academy in 1868, when he was 12 years old. He did not enjoy the experience. Mr. [...]