the Toa Mata Band

The Toa Mata Band by Italian music producer Giuseppe Acito is a fully working music band made up of several tiny robotic LEGO figures, programmed to play various electronic instruments.
Each “member” of the band is constructed from LEGO Bionicle pieces rigged with rubber bands and pulleys. Their arms are controlled by an Arduino Uno connected to an iPad running Nord Beat, a MIDI sequencer app. The tiny bots essentially perform a MIDI sequence by hitting the instrument they’re facing when prompted.

Found here. Pictures found in Giuseppe Acito’s flickr. Links to videos 1 & 2.

HB 9of7

guess who?

Famous cartoon heros , reduced in cubic impressions made entirely by lego parts. My personaly favourite is idefix 🙂

Found on fb ( more info is wellcomed!)

meet the F.U.C.K.

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The Free Universal Construction Kit by F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab is a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys.
By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids.
Found here. Link to video.

Lego CrossDresser

A work by Kaptain Kobold.

Thank you Kaptain for broadening our Lego horizons!

Found here

toys in action

This inventive toy figurine demonstration has been set by a group of activists in the Siberian city of Barnaul. The toys, fully equipped with placards stating I’m for clean elections” and “A thief should sit in jail, not in the Kremlin” are enduring the snow after authorities repeatedly rejected the activists’ (the real ones not the plastic) request to hold a sanctioned demonstration of the kind held in Moscow to protest disputed parliamentary elections results and Vladimir Putin’s expected return to the presidency in a March vote.

The group wanted to hyperbolise the attempt of the authorities to limit citizens’ rights and the “absurdity and farce of officials’ struggle with their own people” and indeed they managed: The Police asked prosecutors to investigate the legality of protest !!Wall-E , plastic teddy bears, South Park characters and Lego men are all in deep deep trouble!

Passersby admired the display with giggles, but police took it more seriously, examining its details and writing down each placard.

Photograph: Sergey Teplyakov/vkontakte

Via the Guardian

no real than you are

Giant Legoman washed ashore at the beach of  Siesta Key Village, Florida. On its chest is the message, “No real than you are.”
This suggests it has the same origin as Lego men who washed ashore in Zandvoort, Holland, three years ago, and then in Brighton, England.
According to this article it’s all the handiwork of an artist collective called “Ego Leonard” which is somehow connected to Du Fois.
Found here.

lego haunted

Abandoned Victorian houses made from lego bricks by flickr user Mike Doyle (under the username !snap!)
Found here.