It’s Time to Lego.

by on March 6th, 2012

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It seems that as people who grew up playing with Legos become adults, more and more examples of AWESOME Lego sculptures (seriously, works of sculptural art) dance about on the internet. Take this recent article from the Wired blog, “Wired Science.” Generally when you stumble upon a Lego creation, it’s an incredibly intricate sculpture of Barad-dûr, the Fortress of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings or an actual working printer constructed out of those small plastic pieces. However, Wired’s article compiles a collection of models and structures of scientific origin: the DNA molecule, a human kidney, and the ATLAS detector (that huge installation used to study fundamental particle physics in Switzerland) are all fodder for Lego creativity. There are many more fascinating sculptures on the article page, so go check it out! Or create a sculpture of your own!

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