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WanderLinks: How Stadiums Enforce Lifetime Bans

Thanks so very much to everyone who contributed name suggestions for our new column. We’re going to test out a few different names this week, starting today with WanderLinks. I think it nicely conveys the fun, loose vibe we’ll try to serve up to help you get to quitting time each day. Cole, whether or [...]

Hermit Crab Tries on LEGO Shell

(Video Link) Harry, a crab who lives at LEGOLAND (it’s apparently spelled in all capital letters) in Windsor, Berkshire, UK, decided to see what all the fuss was about. He found a shell crafted from LEGO blocks and slipped right in. Link (warning: auto-sound) -via Technabob

QR Codes As Art

In my previous posts on QR codes, all intended to help you gear up for our big QR Code Hunt in NYC next week, where you could win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I mentioned that they were invented by the Japanese and that the codes are pretty ubiquitous in and around Japan on billboards, [...]

Life Inside the LEGO House

(YouTube Link) We’ve previously mentioned the full-size house made out of LEGO blocks by UK television host James May. It was demolished shortly after the completion of construction, but in this video, you can see what it was like to live inside of it. May attempted to shower, shave, and go to sleep in the house [...]

LEGO Diorama is an Amazing Pop-Up

If you think a pop-up book is impressive, check this one out: a pop-up diorama of the Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, made entirely out of LEGO blocks! YouTube user talapz created this out of 4,500 bricks. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via The Brothers Brick

The Late Movies: Lego Remakes

For tonight’s Late Movies, we’ve compiled a few clips featuring everyone’s favorite building blocks. Here are a bunch of videos using Lego blocks to recreate famous scenes. You may have seen Jill & Kevin’s Wedding Entrance video that was making the rounds a few weeks ago. Here’s a Lego recreation. Here is a shot-for-shot remake of Michael [...]