June 20, 2016 1

LEGO Designs a Vintage 1960’s Volkswagen Beetle Fully Prepped For a Day at the Beach

LEGO designers have developed a new flashback kit, an advanced model that replicates many of the iconic elements of a vintage 1960 Volkswagon Beetle. Built using 1,167 pieces, the bright blue replica has several operational features, including a pop-up hood and truck, flip-down seats, and a removable roof to peep the steering wheel and other accessories […]

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June 17, 2016 bug-1

New Winged Insects Constructed from Video Game and Computer Components

Before old circuit boards find their way to the landfill, Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell gives them new life as winged insects. Tearing the boards from old computers and video game systems she cuts and sculpts them into crawly creatures that resemble butterflies, dragonflies and even cockroaches. The upcycled bugs are further adorned with […]

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June 14, 2016 anna-4

Mesmerizing Kaleidoscopic GIFs by Anna Taberko

Minnesota-based illustrator and animator Anna Taberko has been producing a lovely series of kaleidoscopic animations where flowers, seed pods and butterflies morph into each other to create self-sustaining loops. The works are the artist’s first attempt at making phenakistoscope inspired animations, an early technique that placed drawings onto a spinning disc to trick the eye into […]

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