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News : 3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

With many internet/Lego nerds anxiously awaiting the completion of the world's first full size Lego House, Barnaby Gunning Architects and British TV personality, James May, finally unveiled the finished product this past Friday. The house (was) 100% Lego, "including a working ...more

How To : Lay a brick walkway with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to lay a brick walkway. This project is difficult as it requires a lot of digging and heavy lifting. Lay a brick walkway with This Old House. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

How To : Design a brick walkway with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn different brick patterns. Steps: 1 A running-bond pattern is easy to install and requires cutting bricks only at beginning of walkway and at end; the seams are staggered by half of a brick. 2 The bricks in a cross-bond pattern run ...more

How To : Repair a brick patio with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a brick patio. Steps: 1 Use a flat bar to pry all the full-size bricks from the sunken area of the patio. 2 Number each cut brick removed from the edge of the patio using a crayon. 3 Dig out sodden clay or soft mud f ...more

How To : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Craft a plate of sushi out of polymer clay

Are you a sushi addict whose idea of heaven is a world filled with tuna roll bricked houses and streets of shrimp tempura? Then craft a piece that shoes off your love for the fine Japanese delicacy by watching this tutorial for making a plate of sushi out of polymer clay. Whi ...more

How To : Simulate brick wall effects for dioramas

Here are some examples of brickwork for dioramas or war game terrain. Create a fine grit coating for foam carvings using a mixture of white glue, paint and fine sand. Press in brick patterns into foam, or if working in smaller scale, you can coat cardboard with a thin coat of ...more

How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

News : Haunted House in Rotting LEGO

Mike Doyle's latest LEGO house (perhaps even more hauntingly beautiful than the last) is a Victorian mansion that transcends the material so effectively, the plastic reads like real rotting bricks and mortar. Beautiful house-devouring trees, created with LEGO hinge cylinders t ...more

News : FarmVille Haunted House

On your farm Once you get your frame, you will need 8 of each building material (nails, bricks and boards) to build your Haunted House frame. There are 3 stages of expansion for this constructible building. - Photo from the Farmville Blog When the initial stage is built, yo ...more

How To : Make a brick oven pizza on the barbecue

No brick oven pizza joints around? Miss that unique flavor and crust only high dry heat and bricks can produce? Wish you could make an authentic old time brick oven pizza, just like the famous pizza houses in New York and New Haven? It's easy to do with a few bricks, your char ...more

How To : Get a hellforge in your house in Terraria

Check out this Terraria guide to learn how to bring a hellforge straight from the underworld to your house. This video contains instructions for finding hellforge brick and building a hellforge in your own house in Terraria. Watch and learn.

News : Who Knew LEGOs Could Be So Deadly?

Seems just about anything can be constructed with LEGOs these days. You name it- a printer, an engine, an ATM, guns... even a house! Dave and John Xandega's circular saw is made with LEGO bricks, but the blade is definitely real: "She's got a Lego 9V Battery Housing and Moto ...more

News : Creating Social Structures in Minecraft

Minecraft is the most basic and barren open sandbox building game. There are a limited number of materials and recipes to craft. But with these few building blocks, people have been able to creatively build some amazing structures and cities. There is a physical limitation, bu ...more

How To : Make a simple gingerbread house

Martha shows Carson Kressley of Queer Eye how to make a gingerbread house. Warm, spicy gingerbread and sweet, sturdy royal icing serve as the brick and mortar for this classic holiday decoration. Gingerbread houses are actually quite easy to construct, especially if the ginger ...more

News : Economic Depression (LEGO-Style)

Imagine you wanted to make LEGO art, and you chose to make a spooky, abandoned house, like something out of economically depressed Detroit. You'd have something that emerged from the LEGO culture coined "Dark Ages": that period in a LEGO fan’s life when he or she sets aside L ...more

How To : Build an accurate bed from Legos

If you're building a great, accurate house model, and are looking to add some furniture to the home, the master bedroom is going to need a bed. Where will your minifigs sleep if they don't have a bed? In this great video you will get a brief glimpse at the bricks that you will ...more

How To : Build a couch with Legos

What's a house model if you don't have a couch in the living room, right? Where would the minifigures sit to watch TV? Can't be on the floor! In this video you will get a quick glimpse of the different bricks that you will need to complete the model as well as a detailed tutor ...more

How To : Spiff up your driveway with street print

Your driveway can make a big difference in the appearance of your house. As nice as it would be to have a brick, slate or cobblestone driveway, those are expensive options that not everybody can afford. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, you'll learn how to use a comparatively ...more

How To : Grow ivy plants

Every one knows what ivy is, but most think of it as the poisonous ivy that gives a horrible itchy rash, but poison ivy isn't the only kind out there. There's beautiful ivy that can make your home more elegant than ever. Growing the prolific ivy plant will convince you that yo ...more

How To : Improve Architecture and Style in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Minecraft is all about big ideas, but we all too often forget the details. Small changes in block type, positioning, or layout can transform builds from mundane to beautiful. Wheth ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/29 - 03/06)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Add vinyl siding to your home

Danny Lipford improves the look of this home with vinyl siding. See how to add vinyl siding to your home in this video tutorial. To finish off the front gable of this brick ranch style house, a vinyl product from Crane Performance Siding was used that is made to resemble indi ...more

News : Repair the World One (LEGO) Brick at a Time

Jan Vorman has installed quick LEGO-fixes all over the world - from Italy to Germany to Israel to Holland. Jan's "Dispatchwork" work creates a contemporary twist: colorful LEGO-street-art added to historical, aged stone and brick. Platform 21 (the same group that brought us t ...more

News : Vortex Cannon Demolishes House

Jem Stansfield from BBC's Bang Goes the Theory has "put scientific theory to the test" with his Vortex Cannon. Filmed at 1300-fps, you can see the cannon knock down three different houses made of straw, stick, and brick with an explosive vortex ring. The vortex ring that come ...more

News : Wildstyle LEGO Graffiti

LEGO knows no boundaries. We've seen it all- a life-sized LEGO house, LEGO runway fashion, puzzle solving LEGO-bots, a working LEGO V8 32 valve engine, LEGO animation, and more... This time LEGO goes wild, graffiti-style. LEGO Graffiti Styles Convention 2009, via Flickr mem ...more

On EBAY : Mario Mania + LEGOs = Ultimate Fanboy Idol

To Mario enthusiasts everywhere: Mario mania has been lovingly expressed all over the web for some time now (including How-To). The most recent accomplishment brings together two classic favorites: Mario plus LEGOs. Presenting the ultimate nerd idol: World's Largest LEGO Mari ...more

News : Squirrelsuit at 120+ mph

Thanks to the squirrel suit, AKA wingsuit, man can move from land to air effortlessly. Matchstick's jumpers reach terminal velocity within 15 seconds, flying at 120 mph. Matchstick Films had one objective when they shot this film. Ski off cliffs without thinking about the lan ...more

Ranked : The 4 Best Fitness-Friendly Phones for Working Out

In many ways, your smartphone has become the ideal companion to take with you on your morning runs. Not only do they provide an easy way to listen to your favorite music and help get you pumped up, but they can also gather important information to give you a clearer picture of ...more

How To : 7 Ways to Make Your Own Cold Packs at Home

Having a store-bought cold pack on the ready is the perfect solution for minor bumps, bruises, sprains, and strains, but why spend money on bright blue ice packs when you can make your own right at home? These homemade cold compresses will give your the same level of pain rel ...more

How To : Grill Pizza Like a Pro

When I was a kid, there was just pizza. You ordered from whatever nationwide chain was near you and they made your pizza in an oven. There certainly weren't these highfalutin pizza subsets that have more choices than a cheese shop. Wood-fired, brick oven, artisanal, make-your- ...more

How To : Build a High Efficiency Enchanting Setup

Notes: My guides are setup like old Lego instruction booklets; picture intense/text lacking. Just remember you're building from the ground up, each step is a layer to go onto the previous layer. Any stone block can be replaced with blocks of your choice. Mycelium is used in ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more

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