One day Adam, the illustrious Repoort, came to me. He said Linus, it's way too hard to find LEGO events. How do I know where they are? We should put them on a map. And by golly, we did. And not only events, either: we placed LEGO User Groups, LEGO Brand Stores, LEGOLANDs and a few other things as well on it! Just head on over, enter your location and find LEGO stuff close to you. Easy as picking bricks from a Pick-a-Brick.
Man, the LEGO community is huge! And it's splintered - the good stuff is at so many different sites! That sucks for new people - at least until the LEGO Building School came along. It collects the best articles, instructions and other resources to make it easy to find the needles in the haystacks.
The first version is pretty neat, but version two is underway. It'll contain special introduction articles, even more juicy resources from the community and a way better layout. Stay tuned, and join the mailing list to hear about it as soon as it's done!
The most in-beta project Swooshable currently has is the SNOT Search Engine! It aims to collect all awesome SNOT techniques out there, complete with tags and whatnot to make them easily searchable. You can specify the angle you want to change your studs at, how large the technique should be, and WHAM! Instant techniques.
As it is in BETA, lots of things will happen to it in the future. Join the mailing list to be the first to know when it's done. (Oh, and for those who don't know: SNOT = Studs Not On Top.)
Tim Gould is an awesome man, who has done a lot of research on what the perfect minifig scale is. The conclusion? There is none! Our beloved figures are chubby, have big heads and short arms. The best you can do is to pick a scale and approximate from there.
But that's boring, and hard, math and stuff! Yeah, we know - so Tim put together an interactive scaler, which I polished up and put on Swooshable. Voila! Easy minifig scaling, both visual and numerical! But it gets better: I even ported the little thing to iOS, so now you can get it on your iPhone, too!
But Swooshable has created so many more apps than those in this overview. We've got one to help you save money on Amazon, one to give you easy access to new flickr discussions, an introductory article to flickr, a silly theme-masher and more. Go ahead and explore!