Canadian graphic designer Chris McVeigh loves playing with bricks. When he gets an idea to recreate a vintage appliance in Lego, he uses software to plan the build before getting his hands dirty, so to speak, with the plastic itself.
This classic silver toaster was made for the 2011 Gizmodo article "One Man's Nearly Impossible Quest to Make a Toaster From Scratch."
This piece pays tribute to Leica's M9 digital rangefinder camera, released in 2009.
"I'm rather proud of this build, especially given the short development time," McVeigh writes. "The only regret I have is that there aren't any curved slopes in nougat/medium dark flesh, as it's a much better match for the actual color of the M9."
McVeigh designed and built this Lego iPad for a Gizmodo piece in 2010.
"I'm the harshest critic of my own work," he says, "but when a build comes together just right, or better yet, when it finally comes together after I've overcome a series of complications, the excitement, and the sense of satisfaction, is amazing."