Articles about Lego, Lego sets, events and films

Are there any children who haven't played with Lego? I can hardly imagine it, because we spent ages with these little plastic blocks. At that time the selection was of course still very limited, because robot kits such as Lego Mindstorms or Lego Boost were far from available.

For children today, Lego themed sets from Lego Minecraft or Lego Star Wars are likely to be in great demand. I have been able to assess the quality of these sets several times because my son is both a Star Wars and Minecraft fan. The sets have been developed with great attention to detail and are fun to play with later on, as they do not fall apart.

My articles on Lego are not only about Lego sets, but also about films, funny constructions and events on the topic.

26 November 2021

Board games: Buy classic Christmas gifts cheaper on Black Friday

For today's Black Friday you not only get Apple devices, various technology and electronic components cheaper. You can also buy fashion, decoration, hardware store products and much more cheaper. One category that brings you discounted Christmas gifts today are board games. [...]
16 November 2021

LEGO Advent Calendar 2021: City, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more

In preparation for Christmas, it is always nice to have an advent calendar that prepares a little bit every day for the big day. Regardless of whether you call it Christmas Day, Tree Day, gift festival or something else, the advent calendar can [...]
13 October 2018

LEGO Star Wars Death Star made from over 500.000 Lego bricks

Probably the largest LEGO Death Star has more than half a million Lego bricks. It was designed and built for Legoland Windsor, west of London in England. The LEGO Star Wars Death Star from [...]
28 September 2018

Sir Apfelot Wochenschau - Apple and tech news of week 39

Autumn is slowly arriving in the country and it's Friday again. Time for a Sir Apfelot newsreel, with the Apple and tech news that caught my eye in calendar week 39 in 2018. This [...]
9 August 2018

Make a LEGO film yourself - instructions in the current stop-motion book

LEGO bricks have stimulated the imagination of children, adolescents and adults for decades. Both childlike intimate games and swed action films as stop motion movies can be realized with the plastic building blocks. Anyone who has a tripod for the Apple iPhone [...]
3 July 2017

Great Ball Contraption with 200+ modules moves Lego balls through the exhibition hall

Brickworld Chicago, a Lego Convention that was held on June 17 and 18, 2017, showed a Great Ball Contraption (GBC), a large device in which Lego balls are moved automatically. The partly motor-driven, partly [...]
22 March 2017
AA rechargeable batteries, batteries or battery module for the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick? EV3 power supply: AA batteries, eneloop batteries or Lego battery module

AA rechargeable batteries, batteries or battery module for the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick?

Lego Mindstorms EV3 is a constant topic at Apfelot and has been since 2014; Time and again, advice on the right USB cable, books and instructions as well as many other topics are added - and so [...]
12 February 2017
Like all computers, the "Brick" - the central control unit of the Lego Mindstorms EV3 set - sometimes "tweaks". Here are a few problems and solutions.

Nothing works anymore? Perform a Lego Mindstorms EV3 hardware reset!

Today I had the rare case that the "Brick", as the fans call the central Lego brick with the microprocessor in the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit, stopped making a sound. He is still busy with his [...]
30 January 2017
Lego Boost Robot Motor Learn Programming App iOS Android for children, teenagers, adults, lessons

Lego Boost: Robots, learning to program, using sensors and more with blocks

Lego already has a regular place in this blog, from August 2017, in addition to the robot, programming and technology sets already presented, Lego Boost will also be added. Lego Boost is intended to bring children closer to robotics and programming in a playful way [...]
30 December 2016

LEGO Power Functions guides: inspiration, projects and more

LEGO Power Functions instructions as helpful inspiration: As I showed you recently, I tried the LEGO Functions set with my son over Christmas and tried to assemble some LEGO technology parts. [...]