Netflix for LEGO, and 4 Other Sites for LEGO Fans

Justin Pot 11-08-2015

We want you to rediscover your love of LEGO 8 Sites to Rediscover Your Love of Lego & Build up Your Collection If that old LEGO box is gathering dust in the attic, it's time to bring it out. The playset is enjoying a resurgence. But eight sites say that it never went away. Read More , because LEGO is awesome.


These versatile plastic bricks aren’t just play things. You can use LEGO to manage your time better How To Use LEGOs To Manage Your Time Better I think I've found the ultimate productivity tool: LEGOs. Don't leave! Let me explain. Read More , or exercise your mind with the increasingly complex LEGO Mindstorms series LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Review and Giveaway LEGO is a product that transcends generations - I still have a few boxes in the loft. It is one of those few brands that has adapted well to the changing times - introducing themed... Read More . Cool Websites and Apps aims to bring you five things never before covered on MakeUseOf, despite our tens of thousands of articles. Here are five LEGO apps you need to know about.

PlayGo: Netflix for LEGO Sets. Yep!

Remember when Netflix sent DVDs over the mail? This is that, but for LEGO sets.


73.9 per cent of LEGO fun comes from building it the first time – that’s just science. This service lets you do that with over 300 LEGO sets, including a few you can’t find anywhere else. When you’re done building, and admiring, send the blocks back and more will show up – you can do this as many times as you want, every month.

There is a downside: if you want access to some of the biggest sets, they are only available if you upgrade to a $50/month plan. This is a little steep but it is less than the cost of some single sets, and just might might be worthwhile for the true LEGO Maniacs out there.


BrickLink: Buy and Sell Custom LEGO Projects

Ownership may be over-rated The End of Ownership: Netflix, Spotify, and The Streaming Generation Streaming media is convenient, but you're giving up something important: ownership of digital media. Read More , but sometimes you’re going to want LEGO of your own, so you can create something unique. Maybe you’ll even want to sell it.


BrickLink is a marketplace where you can buy unique LEGO sets, and potentially even sell sets that you’ve created. You don’t even need to source the bricks yourself – you can just profit from your design, assuming enough people want it.

Whether you’re looking for a completely unique LEGO set, or want to see if any your creations can sell in the open market, check this one out. It’s worth exploring just to see stuff like this:


If nothing else there are some great gift ideas here, so dig into it!

LEGO Building Instructions [No Longer Available] (Android Tablets): Interactive Instructions for Technic Sets

The wordless instructions that come with LEGO sets are a huge part of their charm, but sometimes they feel remarkable unhelpful. If you want more information, and the ability to rotate the images so you can see more of what’s going on, LEGO’s official Building Instruction app for Android tablets is worth checking out.


It’s only for the “Technic” line of sets, and only works on Android tablets (no iPad, no Android phones). There’s a lot of potential for a better app on more platforms here, but if you’ve got a few Technic sets confounding you it’s well worth checking out (along with these other cool Android apps for LEGO fans 3 Cool Android Apps For Lego Fans [Android] Do you love Lego? Do your kids love Lego? I'll bet you know someone who does and would absolutely love for you to have Lego applications on their Android phone. Lego is fun and creative... Read More ).

Legoizer: Turn Anything Into a LEGO Mural

If you really want to spruce up a room, a giant LEGO mural might be just the thing. This service lets you upload any photo to get precise directions for building that mural, along with a complete shopping list. I decided to try it out with a Mario screenshot, because I’m a big Mario fan The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons] An Italian plumber created by a Japanese artist somehow became one of the most recognizable characters on earth. Featured in over 100 games, it's hard to imagine Nintendo or even video games without this mustachioed... Read More .

First, I got a picture of what the mural would look like and a list of which bricks I’ll need:


I also got line-by line instructions for building the mural.


It’s going to take a while to build this, but it might be worth it – and could be an amazing gift. What would you build?

Brick-A-Pic: Make Brick Mosaics Instantly

If a real-life mural seems a little over-ambitious, and you just want to quickly create an image for your Facebook profile, check out this site instead. Just upload your image and it will create a cool mosaic using it.


It might be pointless, but it’s fun. Give it a shot.

What Will You Build?

LEGO has probably never been more prominent than right now, what with the (relatively) recent success of The LEGO Movie and the popular series of video games for everything from Star Wars to Harry Potter. Online there are amazing LEGO stop-motion videos, and even a Chrome app that lets you build with LEGO Google Announces New LEGO Project: Build With Chrome Ever wanted to build something out of LEGOs but avoid the danger of stepping on one of those foot-destroyers? Well, the Chrome team and LEGO Group have a treat for you: Build With Chrome. Read More  whatever you want in the browser.

We want to know which LEGO sites you’ve discovered, so that other readers can check them out to. Be sure to leave links in the comments below, and to argue with me that the plural of “LEGO” isn’t “LEGOs” because honestly I never get tired of that one.

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