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How many bricks does it take to make a Lego Oscar statuette?

Artist Nathan Sawaya chats with Crave about the Lego Oscar statuettes that stole the spotlight at this year's Academy Awards show.

By 23 February 2015


Backstage at the Oscars: Transforming the Dolby Theatre for the show

On a normal day, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is a movie theater, with the surrounding shopping complex overrun by tourists. It's hard to believe this is the home of the Oscars -- which makes the transformation even more impressive.

By 22 February 2015


For 'Star Trek' VFX team, Oscars are the final frontier

ILM visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett is up for his third nomination, in large part because of helping to build surprising shots like the Enterprise suddenly rising from the sea.

By 17 January 2014


The most realistic 3D-printed portraits we've seen

A pop-up shop in Hamburg, Germany, will let customers get an incredibly lifelike 3D-printed statuette of themselves.

By 14 June 2013


The Dead Island severed-torso statue returns

Despite apologies from developer Deep Silver, it seems that the Zombie Bait edition of Dead Island: Riptide is on sale.

By 23 April 2013


Special edition of Dead Island Riptide is offensive and stupid

Deep Silver is using a headless female torso statuette to promote its Dead Island: Riptide special edition for Australia.

By 16 January 2013


3D photo booth prints your whole body pose

The photo booth gets a modern makeover by delivering a full-body 3D print in color.

By 13 November 2012


'Incredibles' nabs Oscars for Pixar, Disney

Some unlikey superheroes deliver a one-two punch for the studios as animated films get more and more high-tech. Photos: How to create a family of superheroes

By 1 March 2005


Apple lurks while handheld fans hold hands

The scene at the Newton wake Friday in Apple Computer's parking lot was more like a family reunion/picnic.

10 March 1998


What can I get for free?

Comdex is a bonanza of promotional giveaways. Check out a little of the loot gathered by the NEWS.COMdex team.

By 21 November 1996