There may be no better way to engage kids of all ages in learning about science than with a Lego-based DNA molecule, robot or rocket.

WIRED SCIENCE scoured the internet for the best, quirkiest, most innovative examples of science-inspired Lego creations. They’ve featured some of their favorites in an online album, along with an explanation of the science behind them, including a space shuttle, MRI machine, particle collider and mushroom cloud.