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Lego and Stanley Black and Decker Invest in Evolve Additive Solutions

Evolve Additive Solutions is a Minneapolis based 3D printing OEM who wants to make polymer 3D printing a manufacturing reality. Evolve is a Stratasys spin out that we wrote about before….

Super-Sizing a LEGO Bulldozer with 3D Printing

When Matt Denton, engineer, maker, droid builder, and 3D printing enthusiast was a child, he was, like many of his peers, a huge fan of LEGO’s Technic building kits. The…

Breaking Down the Building Process of Matt Denton’s Giant 3D Printed Motorized LEGO Go-Kart

It’s time for another update from one of our favorite makers – Matt Denton, one of the original builders of Star Wars droid BB-8, owner of YouTube channel Mantis Hacks,…

3D Printed Lens Converts Smartphone Into Microscope

I have to admit that I was not an early adopter of the smartphone. Nor was I enthusiastic when I finally caved and bought one (read: couldn’t find a phone…

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all…

3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, and Fruit Flies: Low-Cost Custom Lab Equipment Helps in Study of Behavior

Thanks to 3D printing, it can cost far less money to produce necessary, customized laboratory equipment and tools than it used to. There are plenty of 3D printed microscopes, and…

From Go-Kart to Forklift: More of Matt Denton’s Adventures in 3D Printed Legos

In the 1970s, LEGO started producing Technic kits, which were boxes of LEGOs with rods and other parts for the purpose of building more complex, functional projects than were possible…

BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That’s Five Times Bigger

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put…

UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

A few weeks ago, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, introduced a paper focusing on an innovative Lego-based modular microfluidics platform designed with…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Nerdy Christmas Things

It seems like I just got done wishing you a very nerdy Christmas, but it’s been a whole year already! But while the season may change, the one thing that…

3D Printing Helped to Create Nature-Inspired Flex-Brick bionicTOYS

A Kickstarter campaign just launched for what is arguably the coolest toy this year: bionicTOYS are inspired by the science of motion and nature’s own flexibility, and introduce STEM-based skills…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable LEGO Things

This week I wanted to do something a little different with the Ten 3D Printable Things column. Instead of finding amazing objects for you to 3D print I wanted to…

Researchers Design LEGO-Like 3D Printable Modular Blocks That Can Be Used to Build Customized Lab Instruments

If you want to build a basic electronics project it is actually relatively simple to do. Most parts are designed to be modular and work with other parts, and in…

Changing Technologies Wants to 3D Print Replacement LEGO Parts

When I was growing up I was extremely protective of my toys, specifically my large collection of LEGO building sets. Obviously there were many small parts that could easily get…

Imagine Your 3D Printed Face on Your Favorite Lego Superhero Minifigure

We have heard much about the 3D printed selfie craze, whereby you can get a full body scan of yourself or your family and have it 3D printed into a…

3Doodler EDU Team Uses LEGOs to Teach STEM Lessons

If you are American and were stopped on the street and randomly asked, “What do you think the most popular educational toy is of all time?” there’s a high likelihood…

Instructables: Just Released Lego 3D Printer 3.0 is More Complex & Eight Times Faster

Instructables user William (W1ll14m) has allowed us to watch the evolution of a veritable work of art. There’s no greater recipe for success in designing than to be able to…

This Artist is 3D Printing Philadelphia One City Block at a Time

You might remember Doctor Octoroc as the guy who built a large model of the city of Philadelphia out of 20,000 LEGO pieces. It is quite an impressive build, not…

LEGO Expert Builds Incredible RC Boat with 3D Printed Propellers

Before 3D printing, there were Lego blocks! More than likely if you were born after 1947, you probably had and played with Lego blocks at some point in your life….

Superhero Minifigs! Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor Now Available in 3D Printed Lego Form

I currently have a two year old son, a little boy who loves to get dirty, play with toy cars and jump into puddles. He also loves his building blocks,…

This LEGO Tractor is Constructed Entirely of 3D Printed Parts

We have seen 3D printed LEGO parts before, but when those parts are printed using a standard FDM 3D printer they are rarely ideal building blocks. Unfortunately the resolution on…

This Bricasso LEGO Printer Will Change Everything

There are few toys as beloved across the world as the brick building sets made by LEGO. Since the 1940s when a Dutch company started selling the early precursor to…

Exploring 3D Printed Form with Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons

In addition to being my top choice for the name of my next band, Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons is just one set of 3D printed magnetic manipulables created by Walter Hsiao and…

Euroreprap Railroad Collection is Completely 3D Printed

A new Instructables project doesn’t simply feature 3D printing as a major component; it is the the only component. That is, the Euroreprap Railroad Collection (and System) is completely 3D…