Stop Motion Animation: LEGO X-Wing Starfighter Build Process

I had always wanted to make a stop motion animation video and I finally took the plunge this week while buidling the new LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter set. I got a bit creative here and there, added special effects and a use a bass cover of the Star Wars theme song as background music. Couple of hours later of shooting, editing and uploading, I present to you my latest video. Enjoy!

Unpowered Glider – Archaeopteryx

Check out this Swiss-made unpowered glider, the Archaeopteryx (say that fast five times). The eternal dream of gliding and soaring thru the sky could be yours, starting at 75’300 Swiss Francs, or about $82,000 USD, plus delivery. It can be foot-launched, towed with another plane, a winch, a car, and even sling-shot into the air with a special bungee cord. Each Archaeopteryx is built by hand with very strong and light weight composites, and takes about 6-12 months for delivery. Check out the gallery below.

For more information, check out their English page here

The Concorde Story – Documentary

The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde, a marvel of modern air travel. Sure, it crossed the pond (NY – Europe) in like 3 hours going twice as fast the speed of sound, but who cares about those technological feats. The real miracle was getting the French and the English to work on a project together. I never actually flew in a Concorde, but I did go inside the once outside the Air Museum in Seattle.

Wanna learn more about this awesome supersonic airliner? Check out the documentary above!

Lego Space Shuttle Goes To Infinity…and Beyond!

Letting your imagination soar to new heights is exactly what Raul Oaida from Romania did. As a tribute to NASA’s now retired Space Shuttle program, he attached a Lego Space Shuttle kit to a hellium-filled weather balloon and filmed it with a GoPro Hero camera. He recovered the fallen balloon (and amazing footage) 240 km (about 150 miles) from the launch site. Here is the amazing footage. If you want to read more about his project, and vote for upcoming ones, visit his site [Micro Blade Jets]

Drifting Trikes

This video makes me want to get an adult big wheel, some rope and a willing friend to tow me down the 101 Freeway. This looks way too fun, it will probably be illegal soon.