2011 Lego Year in Review

Occupy Wall St.

From the Occupy movement, the royal wedding, riots, and protests, this year has been filled with its fair share of incredible events. So much has happened, in fact, that The London Guardian asked the Flickr community to help document some of the highlights of 2011 with those iconic plastic bricks or legos. Now come with us as we take a fun walk down memory lane, thanks to some highly creative individuals…


Charlie Sheen Gets Fired from Two and a Half Men


The Royal Wedding of Kate Middelton and Prince William


Obama and National Security Team Wait to Hear About Osama Bin Laden Raid


Rupert Murdoch Trials


UK Riots


Fighting in Libya


Hosts New Zealand beat France in the final of the Rugby World Cup


11/11/11


The Passing of Steve Jobs


California Cop Pepper Sprays Student Protestors

The News in Lego 11 Flickr page



December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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