The Best Lego Designs

Although they are toys, Legos inspire amazing creations. LEGO artists make use of the build your own city with lego tiny plastic bricks for everything from robots to architecture. Even the engineers of the company create new elements that enable builders to construct more complex models. Erik Varszegi is a Master Builder at the Lego Group, Billund, Denmark. He has designed an entirely new feature for this year, namely the curving slope. It lets Lego users create more slanted designs while staying within the company’s strict color palette. The slopes can be used to create more dynamic shapes, such as an incline staircase.

While certain Lego designs are the work of professional designers, other designs are the result of the popular Lego Ideas set-design program. The Ideas line lets anyone design a set, and it can be produced. It provides fame and 1% of sales for any designer who convinces 10,000 of their peers that their creation is worthy of be created. It’s no surprise that more elaborate and awe-inspiring sets are the ones that garner the most acclaim particularly when they have iconic characters or scenes from TV shows, movies or from the real world.

Two space icons are among the top Lego models including the NASA shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Telescope model. Each comes with display plaques and a tiny Lego replica of the scientist who designed the telescope. Other impressive models are the framed rainbow, steampunk dragon and a replica the Palace of Westminster.