Paper about the History of Modulex

Recently I found a LEGO Modulex fan who goes by the handle SlyOwl (on the Eurobricks forum) who wrote a paper on the history of LEGO Modulex and the demise of the bricks for architecture modeling. He has graciously given me permission to post his paper here. The information in the paper is interesting and I hope it will spark some more people to come out of the woodwork and help us put together more of the timeline and history of the Modulex story. Enjoy!

Download the PDF “Saving Modulex” (1.7 MB due to photos embedded in the paper)

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“Doors of Durin” Modulex Mosaic for BrickMagic 2011

“The Doors of Durin,” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s illustration in The Fellowship of the Ring. This mosaic is made entirely of LEGO Modulex. The black background derives its geometry and texture from both matte and glossy black tiles, sized 1×1 to 4 x 4. The “drawing” is a layer of trans-clear over Pastel Blue. First displayed this weekend (May 5-8) at BrickMagic 2011 (Raleigh, NC)

"The Doors of Durin," from J.R.R. Tolkien's illustration in The Fellowship of the RIng. Made entirely of LEGO Modulex.

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Special Edition Mini-Kit for BrickMagic 2011

During the first weekend in May, we’ll be in Raleigh, NC, at BrickMagic 2011 with lots of LEGO Modulex on display and for sale. Will you be there? We’ve put together a special edition mini-kit for the goodie bag that exhibitors will receive. We’ll also have some of the mini-kits available for purchase during the public hours.

Box full of completed kits for BrickMagic exhibitors' goodie bags.

Check out the video about BrickMagic that aired on Carolina Today.

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Watch out for the Alligators!

The alligators are coming! Our Spring 2011 Limited Edition kit will debut at BrickMagic in Raleigh, NC (May 5-8). After the weekend, if we still have any of the limited edition kits available, we’ll post them for sale in our store on this site! Stay tuned for some more exciting kits and sets.

The alligators are coming! Watch for them at BrickMagic!

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Shopping Cart Woes

Our Shopping Cart plugin is (still) not functioning correctly. While we work on it, please just email me if you want to place an order. Just let me know what you want and I’ll be in touch with you about details. Thanks for your patience!

UPDATE (4/19/2011): It looks like we have things up and running again! Feel free to try out the shopping cart yourself!

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What would you make with 100 bricks?

What would you make with 100 Lego® Modulex® bricks? That’s the number of bricks in our MiniBricks Madness Compartment Brick Kit. I recently had coffee with Joe Meno of BrickJournal (you do subscribe, don’t you?). He got a custom-color set of Modulex bricks and here’s what he’s done with them for fun. He’s currently in Billund, with The Lego Group folks and I can’t wait to hear about the ideas for future articles for BrickJournal.

Here's what Joe built with the 100 bricks in his MiniBricks Madness Compartment Pocket Brick Kit (he requested special colors).

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Lego® Modulex® QR code Mosaic

This Modulex® mosaic is made from studless bricks (except for the border). The size is 39 x 39 studs (14.5 cm square). This is the QR code for my website. I plan to bring it along for my vendor displays at conventions. It works great! There are many QR code readers for smart phones (many are free). I had been using QuickMark for my iPhone but just started to use OptiScan (was given a promo code to try the app) and I like it very much (seems to be much quicker at scanning).

Lego® Modulex® QR Code Mosaic

Contact me if you would like to commission a custom QR for your own website.

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Russian Nesting “Pigs” from LEGO® Modulex®

Brixe63 has done it again and amazed us with not only a terrific LEGO© Modulex© MOC, but also the quantity of Modulex she has available to build with!

Nesting Piggy Banks from LEGO© Modulex© by Brixe63

Nesting Piggy Banks from LEGO© Modulex© by Brixe63

Check out the Flickr set of photos.

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LEGO Target Gift Card

Just in time for the holidays, Lego teams up with Target to offer a terrific Target gift card set. Catch them while you can! NOTE: the Target trademark which is the eye of the dog is a 1×1 brick with a printed red bullseye!

This is the Lego Target gift card packaging. The clear plastic case holds 31 Lego pieces and instructions. On the back of the case is a bar-code which is swiped to redeem the gift card. You can choose the amount to put on the card at thve register.

Here is the completed 31 piece set. Adorable!

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LEGO + NASA = Awesome

On November 2, 2010, The Lego Group announced an educational partnership with NASA.

Over the next three years both The LEGO Group and NASA will participate in a joint outreach and educational program designed to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and math.

Read the entire press release here.

I can’t wait. You can even follow the countdown to the LEGO Space Experience (I want that minifig!!)

Follow the countdown here!

Wow, some people have all the luck. Not only will they get to orbit the earth, but they will be able to play with LEGO bricks without the fear of stepping on pieces!

In February 2011 more than a dozen LEGO activities will be flown to the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts will build LEGO models, complete educational activities, and record the results.

UPDATE: The Brothers Brick have posted the press release from the NASA side of the partnership here.

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