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LEGO invests $150M in search for sustainable materials

LEGO invests $150M in search for sustainable materials

LEGO may be fun and educational, but more environment-conscious consumers might take issue with what is being sacrificed to get to that point. LEGO has no delusions that the very materials that make up its iconic blocks and pieces, not to mention their packaging, do their own share of harming the environment. That is why the LEGO Group is stepping up its efforts to change that image by not only investing a huge some of money for R&D but also establishing its new Sustainable Materials Centre.

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Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Making Lego mosaics is a thing for geeky artists. Normally the mosaic is created by hand using lots of bricks and lots of big backgrounds squares of those Lego boards. A Lego geek named Jason Allemann has whipped up an awesome Lego creation that can created Lego mosaics for you using 1x1 Lego plates. Those are pretty small, but the upside is that you can connect them together to create much larger mosaics.

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LEGO Minifigures Online ends free-to-play, launches cross-platform

LEGO Minifigures Online ends free-to-play, launches cross-platform

LEGO Minifigures Online hast left its Beta once again, this time bringing a serious effort without the "free-to-play" nonsense of the past. This version of the game, being released for the first time today, will cost you - but only one time. Once you've got the game, the only paying you'll be doing is if you'd like to buy your own minifigures in real life - in physical toy stores - allowing you then to enter codes to gain access to the figures you've purchased. Other than that, you're free to go wild. This version of the game is the first to launch cross-platform on Windows PC, OS X, Linux, iOS (iPhone), and Android, all at once.

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LEGO Maker program aims to put robotic bricks in creators’ hands

LEGO Maker program aims to put robotic bricks in creators’ hands

LEGO announces their next effort to engage the creators of the world with LEGO "prototyping kits". These kits will be sent out to 50 "makers" as a part of their "Are You a LEGO Maker?" program, encouraging people to create the most innovative pieces of industrial design they can conjure up. With LEGO bricks, of course. LEGO is also providing makers access to a LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Builder "who can offer suggestions and guidance" as well as inspiration from the Lemelson Center.

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LEGO Ferrari F40 immortalizes classic supercar in plastic

LEGO Ferrari F40 immortalizes classic supercar in plastic

While LEGO might not be made of plastic forever, Enzo Ferrari's masterpiece certainly will be. What we're seeing here is the new LEGO Creator-series F40 Ferarri (10248), all red and black with its own removable V8 engine. Luigi would be proud. This vehicle will be released to the general public on the 1st of August. For those of you in the LEGO VIP club, you lucky ducks, you'll be able to pick this beast up on July 15th - just a few weeks from now.

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LEGO to launch Dagobah set at SDCC 2015

LEGO to launch Dagobah set at SDCC 2015

The San Diego Comic Con will be arriving in the near future, and many are preparing their wares for starry eyed fans to enjoy. Among them is LEGO, the company behind the more-popular-than-ever plastic bricks. LEGO has a surprise for Star Wars fans in the form of a 177 piece set: a Dagobah set, which will only be made available at SDCC 2015. It is a blocky rendition of The Empire Strikes Back set where Yoda lives, and includes vaguely similar Skywalker and Yoda miniatures.

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LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

Today a new Portal game is revealed - not in the traditional sense, but in the odd universe of LEGO Dimensions. WB Games revealed that the Portal test chambers would be available for your perusal, jumping in with every character from Gandalf to Scooby Doo. The trailer you're about to see has a glimpse at the first Valve-licensed LEGO toys, including a LEGO Chell minifigure and builds of both GLaDOS and Wheatley. And Batman and Wyldstyle. They're all in the same universe here.

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Cambridge plans on hiring a professor of LEGO

Cambridge plans on hiring a professor of LEGO

The University of Cambridge is about to hire its most fun-sounding professor — a Professor of LEGO. This comes after a recommendation from the university’s general board for a LEGO professorship who will get his or her own research department. The move comes after the LEGO Foundation gave the university £4 million in donations, and the eventual role will (likely) be within the Faculty of Education. Furthermore, the role will be starting in October of this year if it follows the recommendation.

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LEGO WALL-E set surfaces ahead of launch

LEGO WALL-E set surfaces ahead of launch

We've known for a while that LEGO would be bringing to fruition a WALL-E set, and now images that are (probably) of it have surfaced via a toy retailer's website. The set won't be available to purchase until this holiday season, and LEGO hasn't made an official unveiling on its Ideas blog yet. The retailer's website presents three images, however, two of them showing the set's box and one showing the blocky plastic WALL-E robot himself. It looks similar to the original Ideas project's WALL-E.

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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers trailer debuts

Lego is adding a new game, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, to its roster of adorable games that are fun for all ages. Lego branched into video games a long time ago with its LEGO Star Wars series. Since then, the Lego universe's partnership with Traveler's Tales has expanded to include popular characters such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and of course super heroes. Lego has had a field day with its superhero themed games, releasing three Batman: DC Superheroes games and a previous Marvel Super Heroes game.

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