The Best Lego Designs

Although they are toys, Legos inspire my explanation amazing creations. LEGO artists use small plastic bricks for everything from robots to buildings. Even the company’s engineers design new components that let builders to construct more complicated models. Erik Varszegi is a Master Builder at the Lego Group, Billund, Denmark. He created the new element for this year, the curving slope. It allows Lego users create more slanted designs while adhering to the company’s strict color palette. The slopes can be used to create more dynamic shapes, like an incline staircase.

Certain Lego sets are the result of the work of professional designers while others are the result of the popular Lego Ideas program. The Ideas line allows anyone to create a set and then have it manufactured, and offers fame and a portion of sales to designers who is able to convince 10,000 fellow designers that their design deserves to be made into a production. It’s not a surprise that the most elaborate and stunning sets often receive the most praise, especially when they have iconic characters or scenes from movies or television shows in real life.

Some of the best Lego designs are two iconic space-themed models: the NASA space shuttle Discovery and an image of the Hubble Telescope. Each comes with plaques of display and a small Lego replica of the scientist who designed the telescope. Other impressive models include a frame Rainbow as well as a Steampunk Dragon and a model of Westminster Palace.