Youtube user Hknssn built a paper airplane-making machine using legos. As a last step, it launches the airplanes — a compressor shoots them about 2-3 meters off-camera — but you might have to watch the launch more than once. It happens fast!
Francisco Prieto animates the assembly of a Lego Millennium Falcon, Lego set 10179 from Star Wars Ultimate collector series. He writes: “Created using 3ds max and V-ray. A very long work over 3 years, modeling all the pieces by myself. and rendered frame by frame.”
And of course, because it’s the internet, there are (many) other versions of the Millennium Falcon’s assembly out there…
Episode 5 of James May’s Toy Stories is a great one: they build a lego house. The really interesting part is that they have to figure out how to make it structurally sound. They’re dealing with the physics of legos on an entirely new scale.
After watching this, I’m guessing any kid will look at their legos a bit differently, no?
The entire episode is online in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 parts, but I’ve cued up a spot mid-show here (part 3 at 3m13s) for diving into the action, which may work well for 3 year olds like mine.