Open Culture: Download Instructions for More Than 6,800 LEGO Kits at the Internet Archive. “We’ve all come across a LEGO set from childhood and felt the temptation to try building it one more time… If you’re missing a few bricks, you can always turn to the robust secondary market in LEGO components. If you’re missing the manual, there’s now one place you should look first: the LEGO building instructions collection at the Internet Archive. There you’ll find digitized materials for more than 6,800 different sets, including such popular releases as the LEGO Chevrolet Camaro Z28, the LEGO International Space Station, and the LEGO cover photo of Meet the Beatles.”
Ubergizmo: This App Scans Your Lego Bricks And Tells You What To Build . “If you’ve been collecting Lego for years, chances are you might be sitting on a box or two of random leftover bricks. What you want to build using those bricks is entirely up to you, but if you’re open to suggestions, then maybe you might want to take a look at the Brickit app that uses augmented reality to help give you some suggestions.”
Brickset: Digital archive of Blocks magazine now online. “Blocks is delighted to announce that we’re opening up the back catalogue, providing access to more than 80 digital back issues of the LEGO magazine for fans, including the rare pilot issue. Print subscribers will get this new perk completely free for the duration of their subscription!”
Nerdist: Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Is the Newest LEGO Set. “LEGO Ideas has announced its newest batch of fan submissions that will be produced and sold. The small group includes a set designed by Truman Cheng. It pays tribute to both Vincent van Gogh and one of his most famous pieces by turning ‘The Starry Night’ painting into a three-dimensional work unto itself.”
Brick Fanatics: New LEGO Star Wars fan website launches. “There’s a new website for LEGO Star Wars fans, with The Holo-Brick Archive now online and fully functional. Driven by fans for fans, it promises regular news and a product database packed with sets, books and all manner of branded merchandise.” That database? Has over A THOUSAND sets in it.
Attractions Magazine: Legoland California invites kids to join in the ‘Legoland Building Challenge’. “As families look for fun and educational activities to do during their time stuck at home, Legoland California Resort has launched a new website filled with instructional videos and activities called ‘Legoland Building Challenge.’ Every Wednesday, the resort will announce a new theme and release a new instructional ‘how to build’ video hosted by a Master Model Builder. On Fridays, Legoland California will highlight builds posted by followers on the resort’s social media pages and ask families for ideas on what to construct next.”
Mashable: Curl up in front of a cozy Lego yule log that’s streaming on YouTube 24/7. “Instead of watching one of the many yule log videos that feature real fireplaces, consider breaking tradition and watching Lego’s Festive Fireplace. It’s cute as hell, and streaming live on YouTube 24/7.”
Brickset: Archive of adverts added to our library. “You may recall that last month LEGO sent us a load of digital material related to the 40th anniversary of the minifigure. Among it was a collection of scans of LEGO adverts from 1972 to 2000, some 280 of them, which I’ve now had a chance to add to our document library.”