The Best Lego Designs

Legos are toys, but they also inspire amazing creations. LEGO artists make use of the tiny plastic bricks to build everything from architecture to robots. Even the company’s engineers create new elements that enable builders to construct more complicated models. Erik Varszegi is a Master Builder at the Lego Group, Billund, Denmark. He came up with an entirely new feature for this year, namely the curved slope. It allows Lego users make more slanted shapes while still adhering to the company’s strict color 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 some are the result of the popular Lego Ideas program. The Ideas line allows anyone to create a set and get it produced, offering fame and a percent of sales to any designer who can convince 10,000 other designers that their creation is worthy enough to be made into a production. It’s no surprise that the most elaborate and impressive sets tend to gain the most attention particularly when they contain iconic scenes or characters from TV shows, movies or from real life.

One of the most impressive Lego designs are two space-age icons which include the NASA space shuttle Discovery and an exact replica of the Hubble Telescope. Each comes with plaques for display and a miniature Lego replica of the scientist who designed the telescope. Other impressive models include a framed rainbow, a steampunk dragon as well as a replica of the Palace of Westminster.