Weekend Links: Lego Masterpieces

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Nathan Sawaya is a former corporate lawyer who left the firm to pursue his dream of making art full-time. He’s now a sculptor specializing in reconstructions of famous works of art, using a fairly unconventional medium: Lego bricks.

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21st-century cowboy life isn’t all leather boots, rodeos, and sunshine.

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If Olympic prizes are named for the metals the medals are made of, it might be time for a new category: bronze, silver, gold…and meteorite.

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Whether big-screen feature film or even just Lifetime Original Movie, these ten Olympians’ life stories would make fascinating biopics.

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Not content with simple florals, 1920s textile makers wove subtle and not-so-subtle propaganda images into Soviet fabric. The collectivization-themed print would make a lovely summer dress.

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Ice Music isn’t just a cool band name: it’s an apt descriptor for the Swedish musical group who perform with instruments (or, as they insist on calling them, ICEstruments) made almost entirely of the frozen stuff. They even perform in an icy concert hall, wearing matching – and hopefully very heavy – white parkas.

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Finally, after all those (admittedly incredible) photos of Mars’s red dust, the Curiosity Rover has posted its first picture of Earth—that “Pale Blue Dot”—from its vantage point in space.

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February 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
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