Flying LEGO Bricks demonstration with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

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El Hormiguero is Spain's most widely viewed television program and attracts an international audience to its unique programming that offers interviews with international celebrities and science related demonstrations. This is the second visit to the show in which we demonstrated the Flying LEGO Bricks system that enables the player to build a butterfly-shaped controller with LEGO bricks and then use that controller to fly a swarm of drones. In this demonstration, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were asked to build the controller and then fly the swarm. This was followed by controlling and playing with the drone swarm through direct manipulation, grabbing, moving, and tossing the drones. 


Drone swarm controlled with a tangible controller and then manual interaction with the swarm. 

Period9 Jan 2020

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Media coverage

  • TitleFlying LEGO demonstration with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAntena 3
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size6 minute segment in 45 minute television show
    DescriptionDemonstration on the El Hormiguero television show with record number of more than 4 million viewers
    Producer/AuthorEl Hormiguero
    PersonsTimothy Robert Merritt


  • drone
  • tangible user interface
  • Will Smith
  • Martin Lawrence
  • El Hormiguero
  • Pablo Motos
  • Flying LEGO