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Father, daughter team recreate Jurassic Park using $100k worth of Lego

Father, daughter team recreate Jurassic Park using $100k worth of Lego

These days, we've got Lego collaborating and releasing brick sets based on nearly every Hollywood action/adventure movie, video games about Lego versions of superheroes, and even Lego staring in their own movie. Well, as further proof of Lego's continuing dominance over popular culture, this news is about a father and daughter who recreated the original Jurassic Park film as a three-minute stop-motion movie using Lego. $100,000 worth of Lego, that is. There was a little bit of movie-making magic included as well, but the results are cute and just as cool as the original 1993 film.

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LEGO Jurassic World game trailer goes live

LEGO Jurassic World game trailer goes live

In late January, news of the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World game surfaced alongside some related details. For starters, the game is set to cover all four of the movies, and it'll be doing so in typical fun LEGO-gaming fashion. Though the game hasn't yet arrived (it'll be dropping later this summer), we have finally gotten a look at what it has to offer in the form of an official game trailer. There's very little actual gameplay footage, unfortunately, but it doesn't leave much to the imagination.

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Student creates 3D extruder using hot glue gun and LEGO

Student creates 3D extruder using hot glue gun and LEGO

What do you do if your research project calls for equipment that you don't have access to or can't afford on your own? Well, you can either beg your school for it, weep to your professor about the difficulty of the project or just wing it and make your own. Whatever muse took hold of Vimal Patel, it must have been a pretty strong one. In the absence of a 3Doodler-like machine, he decided to make his own contraption using some creativity, imagination, and LEGO.

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LEGO Simpsons wave 2 revealed with Kwik-E-Mart

LEGO Simpsons wave 2 revealed with Kwik-E-Mart

This week the second wave of LEGO Simpsons minifigures has been revealed alongside a new set: the Kwik-E-Mart. This second set of mini figures has Marge and Homer in their Sunday Best, Hans Moleman, Selma and Patty, Groundskeeper Willie, and a whole lot more. Sixteen figures will come in set 2 in all - and a couple more in the Quick-E-Mart set as well. Inside the Kwik-E-Mart set you'll find Apu, Bart, Homer, Marge, Chief Wiggum, and Snake Jailbird (the outlaw with the most straightforward name ever).

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Lego Star Wars TV special to retell entire film saga

Lego Star Wars TV special to retell entire film saga

Just incase you haven't had enough collaboration between the Star Wars and Lego franchises yet, a new special from Disney will have re-watching the entire first two trilogies, albeit in plastic brick form. Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is part of Disney's effort to promote and draw in new audiences for the December release of the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Set to premiere on the Disney XD channel, the miniseries will be released as five episodes, each 22 minutes long.

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The LEGO Movie 2 scores director Rob Schrab

The LEGO Movie 2 scores director Rob Schrab

The LEGO Movie, despite its lack of an Oscar, is a fantastic movie that has won the hearts of many viewers. It's no surprise, then, that a second movie has been given the thumbs up. That's nothing new, but word that Rob Schrab of "Community" fame is on board to direct is and shows solid progress in what is looking to be a long and possibly delayed development. This will end up being his career's feature directorial debut, marking a solid milestone in his already successful career.

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Criminals caught with $260,000 in stolen LEGO sets

Criminals caught with $260,000 in stolen LEGO sets

It's hard not to notice these days that Lego is a hot commodity. Between a hit movie based on the small plastic bricks to collaborations with dozens of other franchises, which even cross over into video games, the near-timeless toy is more popular than ever. Like anything with a high value, thieves want to get their hands on it, often for the purpose of reselling it. In two separate situations last week, U.S. police caught more than a few criminals with nearly $260,000 worth of stolen Lego sets in their possession.

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Elsa’s Sparking Ice Castle LEGO Review

Elsa’s Sparking Ice Castle LEGO Review

At long last, LEGO's mini-dolls collection of brick sets gets its day in the sun with Frozen. Here we're having a peek at Elsa's Sparking Ice Castle, a set you're only going to find in the pink-colored aisle of your local department store's toy section. While this environment is generally limited to hair salons, restaurants, gardens, houses, and pools, this set brings the heat with a tower made of ice. It comes with unique pieces, shiny stickers, and Olaf the snowman.

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LEGO Jurassic World sets debut at International Toy Fair

LEGO Jurassic World sets debut at International Toy Fair

The American International Toy Fair is currently underway in New York, and while it's a no-brainer that Lego is present, new Star Wars sets aren't the only thing they're showing off. With the new Jurassic World movie to premiere in theaters this June, Lego is using the Toy Fair to take the covers off the official corresponding block sets to go on sale in May. This is fans' first look at the Jurassic World sets, following the news from late last year that Lego had secured the licensing, and last month it was revealed that the forthcoming Lego Jurassic World video game will cover all four movies in the franchise.

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LEGO Star Wars 2015 collection unveiled at Toy Fair

LEGO Star Wars 2015 collection unveiled at Toy Fair

In the first half of this year, LEGO will be releasing 32 individual sets of Star Wars bricks. That's one massive amount of toys, and one certain to drain your wallet before you can say "but I - stay in that cockpit!" Lucky you, a Naboo Starfighter (75092) from Star Wars Episode I is part of this release schedule. You'll also see a Flash Speeder from that same film as well as the Imperial Shuttle Tydirium (75094) from Return of the Jedi - and that's only a tiny sample of what's to come!

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