The Best Lego Designs

Despite being toys, Legos inspire amazing creations. LEGO artists use small plastic bricks to create everything from robots and architecture. Even the company’s engineers design new components that let builders to build more intricate models. Erik Varszegi is a Master Builder at the Lego Group, Billund, Denmark. He came up with an entirely new feature for this year’s model, the curved slope. It allows Lego users to create more slanted forms while still staying within the company’s strict colour palette. The slopes can be used to create more dynamic shapes, for example, a curving staircase.

Certain Lego sets are the result of the work of professional designers and others are the result of the wildly popular Lego Ideas program. The Ideas line allows anyone to create a set and get it manufactured, and offers fame and a portion of sales to designers who can convince 10,000 peers that their design is worthy of being go into production. It’s no surprise that the most elaborate and impressive sets are the ones that receive the most attention, particularly when they are based on iconic characters or scenes from films or television shows in real life.

One of the most impressive Lego designs are two space-themed icons which their website include the NASA space shuttle Discovery and one of the Hubble Telescope. Each telescope comes with a plaque of display and the miniature Lego version of its creator. Other impressive models include a framed Rainbow and a Steampunk Dragon and a model of the Westminster Palace.