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'The Lego Pilot' is the Greatest Thing on Social Media Right Now

April 11, 2014 at 4:45 PM | by | ()

Lindbergh. Earhart. Yeager.

Let's face it—aviators are the epitome of cool. Heck, even fictitious pilots like Top Gun's Maverick get all the girls, so frankly we're shocked it's taken so long for the internet generation to devise a character as brilliant as The Lego Pilot.

Jetting around the world in his perfectly pressed uniform, The Lego Pilot spends days sharing his "office views" and favorite layover locations with fans on social media. Though his body may be made of plastic building blocks, his personality is very much alive on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He's essentially a fully conceptualized and storified version of Lufthansa's "Pilot Diary" Instagram series from August 2013, which we heralded as "a revelation for airline social media."

Recent travels have transported The Lego Pilot to London, Hong Kong, Spain's Costa del Sol, Dubai, and Marrakech...and that's only since the beginning of March when the accounts initiated.

We won't spoil all the fun for you (follow him!), but below are a few of our favorite The Lego Pilot moments. Enjoy!

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Travel around the World with the Latest in LEGOs

January 23, 2013 at 7:30 AM | by | ()

If there’s one children’s museum that beats them all, it might just be the National Museum of Play up in Rochester, New York. They’ve got all kinds of hands on exhibits going on all year long, but their latest feature might just call for a bit of a road trip and visit.

The LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit recently opened up to both the big and little kids, as plenty of brick built exhibits show off a brief history of the world. Obviously there’s some hands on opportunities as well, as you can pick up and piece together your own bit of history thanks to some free time with the LEGOs.

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Awesome Video Alert: Building a Rolls-Royce Dreamliner Engine from LEGOs

September 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM | by | ()

You know, over the weekend we tweeted about the video below, but that just isn't enough to convey its awesomeness. So here we lay it down to start you week off right, since the 3+ minutes of engineers building a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aircraft engine out of LEGOs could likely be the best thing you view today.

Here's the deal: Rolls-Royce teamed up with the good people at Bright-Bricks, a company that specializes in building large-scale LEGO models to exacting dimensions and detail. What a dream job, truly. Their task: create the Trent 1000 engine, the very engine found in Boeing's 787 Dreamliners flown by ANA and LAN.

Check out the video, in all its glory:

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