LEGO relaunches its beloved Taj Mahal model with almost 6,000 bricks

October 30, 2017 by  
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LEGO lets people enjoy the beauty of some of the world’s most iconic buildings, one stunning model at a time. Now, their collection of LEGO architecture models  is getting even better, because the company is relaunching an old favorite, the Taj Mahal. Originally released in 2008, the majestic building is back almost ten years later with an improved building experience that includes 5,900 pieces that capture the building’s most intricate details. Easily one of the most recognizable designs in the world , the iconic Taj Mahal was built in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, the Empress Mumtaz Mahal. The building’s four facades are covered in a series of sophisticated arches, balconies and windows that give the design its unmistakable majestic character. A large central dome is surrounded by subsidiary domed chambers and a number of minarets covered in intricate finials. Related: LEGO celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday with Guggenheim Museum kit The original LEGO Architecture model of the Taj Mahal, which was released almost ten years ago, was one of the company’s most popular architectural sets. The brand new version carefully recreates the icon’s beautiful details, down to the ornate detailing and intricate tile work. As one of the largest LEGO models ever released, its dividable into seven modular sections to make for easy transportation. At almost 6,000 pieces, the set is sure to inspire both budding architects and serious LEGO fans. The LEGO Taj Mahal model will be available November 27th. + LEGO Architecture

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Scientists just discovered the building blocks of life on a comet

August 5, 2015 by  
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Incoming data since last year’s landing on comet 67P has revealed the presence of organic compounds, which has the scientific community buzzing about the larger implications. Comets really could be carrying the “building blocks” of life. The European Space Agency landed the Philae probe back in November, 2014, and the information streaming back to Earth is proving to be quite interesting. Read the rest of Scientists just discovered the building blocks of life on a comet

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Southern Russia declares a state of emergency as swarms of locusts plague the region

August 5, 2015 by  
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Russia is dealing with a natural disaster of biblical proportions: locusts. Millions of locusts are swarming over farmland in southern Russia, destroying crops desperately needed in the economically depressed nation . At least 800 hectares of land are infested with locusts, leading officials to declare a state of emergency in the region. It has been over three decades since southern Russia has dealt with such an overwhelming plague of locusts. “In Kalmikya, Astrakhan, Volgagrad, and Dagestan, there is already no food left for the locusts, so they have moved on to other sources of food,” says Tatiana Drishcheva of the Russia Agricultural Center. Read the rest of Southern Russia declares a state of emergency as swarms of locusts plague the region

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Federico Uribe Transforms Pencils into the Building Blocks of Colorful Sculptural Pieces

May 30, 2014 by  
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IKOS Upcycled Modular Building Blocks Were Designed By Kids, For Kids!

March 29, 2014 by  
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Move over LEGO, there’s a new building block in town. The brain child of Mike Wong, a Park City, Utah-based industrial designer and engineer,  IKOS are 3D toys that overcome many of the limitations of traditional building blocks. Wong enlisted the help of three local high school students from the Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) program to take IKOS from concept to reality. Made in the USA out of recycled milk jugs, the block system is currently gathering funding on Kickstarter. Follow the link below to learn more. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building blocks , IKOS , Inhabitots , student design , toys for creativity , toys for learning , upcycled toys        

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Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm’s Recycled Plastic Building Blocks

January 3, 2014 by  
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These playful Togetherfarm blocks made entirely from recycled plastic allow users to build their own raised garden beds in under five minutes. Inspired by LEGO building blocks , the recycled plastic bricks press together in a variety of inventive shapes, and they are so easy to use, even children can help construct their own backyard planters! Read the rest of Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm’s Recycled Plastic Building Blocks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco gardening , green design , green garden design , lego , Recycled Materials , Recycled Plastic , sustainable design , together farm blocks        

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Andrew Mowbray Creates Square Building Blocks from Living Gourds

April 30, 2013 by  
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Andrew Mowbray has developed a new kind of natural modular building unit. For the past two years, the artist has been growing Lagenaria gourds in reusable acrylic forms, creating square blocks that can be stacked and locked together. The gourd is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants; it is easily dried and made into functional vessels such as bottles, instruments, and birdhouses. In a time of immense resource scarcity, Mowbray has created a new and sustainable use for gourds. By training them to grow in a square shape, Mowbray is able to produce inexpensive, organic building blocks. Read the rest of Andrew Mowbray Creates Square Building Blocks from Living Gourds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive produce , adaptive reuse , Andrew Mowbray , Architecture , eco design , gourds , Green Building , green materials , Lagenaria gourds , modular architecture , modular building , Organic , sustainable design        

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Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks!

October 15, 2012 by  
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Denmark Hits 200 Megawatt Solar Capacity Goal 8 Years Ahead of Schedule

October 15, 2012 by  
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Lets face it – its rare we see a government goal reached on time, let alone early. Not too long ago, the  Danish Government  announced an ambitious goal to reach 200 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020, and as of last week, they have already met it! The country is currently installing an average of 36 megawatts of solar panels each month. At this rate, their resulting capacity by 2020 will be over five times the original goal. Denmark ‘s power is currently 20% supplied by renewable sources, and the nation has set a goal of sourcing 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. Read the rest of Denmark Hits 200 Megawatt Solar Capacity Goal 8 Years Ahead of Schedule Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , “sustainable energy” , danish energy , danish renewable energy , danish solar energy , danish solar panels , Denmark , denmark energy , denmark renewable energy , denmark solar energy , denmark solar panels , eco design , eco energy , green design , green energy , national solar goals , renewable energy , solar goals , solar panels , sustainable design

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

June 30, 2012 by  
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Tegu blocks are some of the coolest toys around. The gorgeous, eco-friendly building blocks are magnetic, making them snap together as if by magic, expanding the range of shapes you can make with them. Over at Inhabitots we’re offering you a chance to  win an awesome 40-piece Explorer Set worth $125 for you and your kid! And even if you don’t win the giveaway, everyone can take advantage of some deep discounts. Head over to Inhabitots for details on the giveaway and the discount. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building blocks , eco friendly toys , green parenting , Inhabitots , magnetic blocks , tegu , tegu blocks , Tegu Endeavor , Tegu Explorer , tegu giveaway , toys

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