The Best Lego Designs

Although they are toys, Legos inspire amazing creations. LEGO artists make use of small plastic bricks to build everything from robots to buildings. Even the engineers of the company create new elements that enable builders to build more complex models. Erik Varszegi, a Master Builder working for the Lego Group in Billund, Denmark developed a new component this year: the curve of the slope. It lets Lego users create more slanted shapes while still adhering to the company’s strict color palette. The slopes can be used to create more dynamic shapes, for example, a curving staircase.

Certain Lego sets are the result of the work of professional designers and others are the product of the popular Lego Ideas program. The Ideas line allows anyone to create a set, and it’s possible to make. It provides fame and one percent of sales for anyone who convinces 10,000 other designers that their creation is worthy of be made. It’s not surprising that the most extravagant and stunning sets typically garner the most acclaim — especially when they contain iconic scenes or characters from television shows, films or from the real world.

The best Lego designs are two space-themed icons including the NASA space shuttle Discovery and an exact replica of the Hubble Telescope. Each telescope comes with a display plaque and an exact Lego version of its creator. Other impressive models include frames of a rainbow, a steampunk dragon and a replica the Palace of Westminster.

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