George Cave takes a look at the UX of the LEGO Interface Panels
These iconic, low-resolution designs are the perfect tool to learn the basics of physical interface design. Armed with 52 different bricks, let’s see what they can teach us about the design, layout and organisation of complex interfaces.
Lego Star Wars Hoth MOC – UCS Scale Hoth Base. This took me about a year to complete and uses over 16,000 pieces. It is a UCS Scale Hoth Base for the Millennium Falcon 75192. The main gates are motorized with power functions.
Now this is great; A set of 12 custom LEGO heads to create moving lips, mimicking natural speech, in your stopmotion animation:
We worked with professional animators to create a set of 12 high grade phonic heads, each with the mouth in the correct shape for a different phonetic sound. By swapping these heads during filming, the time taken in post processing is dramatically reduced. The end result is a more pure film, where it’s apparent the animator went the extra mile.
The Lego calendar is a wall mounted time planner that we invented for our studio. It’s made entirely of Lego, but if you take a photo of it with a smartphone all of the events and timings will be magically synchronised to an online, digital calendar.
Over the last few months we’ve been working with LEGO Australia, thinking about what would happen if we brought bricks to the browser. Build is the result: our latest Chrome Experiment which lets you explore and build a new world of LEGO creations together online. With 8 trillion bricks, think of Build as the largest LEGO set you’ve ever seen.
Only Australia and New Zealand for now. Works fine in Aurora too.