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Custom Lego Creations for Charity 2010 Starts NOW!

Custom Lego Creations for Charity 2010 Starts NOW!

Today opens the gates of Creations for Charity 2010, a sale of custom LEGO creations made and donated by people around the world, all of the proceeds going to underprivileged children in the form of - you guessed it - more LEGO! This sale goes until December, but each of these creations is one of a kind, so get the good ones now, for cripes sakes! Or, if you're a LEGO enthusiast and would like to participate by donating your own creation, you can do that too!

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The World is Ending – Kids Don’t Want Toys for Christmas

The World is Ending – Kids Don’t Want Toys for Christmas

The most recent Duracell Toy Report suggests that kids don't have no mo love for the Nerfs and Legos of our childhood. I say yours and mine because I'm relatively young for the world and I only got my first computer when I was in my teenage years, and I know the majority of the people on the internet still are people my age. I enjoyed action figures. According to Duracell, kids have switched over to Apple gadgets, Playstations, and Harry Potter video games.

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Gigantic Lego DIY ships are awesome

Gigantic Lego DIY ships are awesome

If you thought that Lego shirt folding robot I mentioned earlier was complex, these ships will really twist your noodle. Some Lego building masters have constructed massive navy ships using Lego bricks and ingenuity. The largest of the three ships is a model of the USS Intrepid and the thing is so huge it couldn't be constructed inside the builder's home.

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Lego Mindstorms DIY shirt folding robot breaks cover

Lego Mindstorms DIY shirt folding robot breaks cover

I like Lego and played with them a lot as a kid. I typically built things like guns or cars that I would then proceed to break apart in various different types of accidents. I never built things that actually served a purpose in the real world. That is unless a Lego stick to whack my brother with counts as something serving a real world use.

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Excitebike is Real, Life-Size and Made From Legos

Excitebike is Real, Life-Size and Made From Legos

The digital realm is finding its place here in the real world all too often, if you ask us. From gadgets turning into tables, or using classic enemies as your next couch, it's happening enough that we're not even surprised to see the next iteration. We would be lying if we said this new addition didn't get us all excited to dig out our classic Nintendo and start playing some dirt bike action right now. This is a real Excitebike. As real as you get without an engine, and made from Legos, anyway.

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The Daily Slash: May 17th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 17th 2010

Did anyone else notice it's Monday? We sure did. It just has an air about it, doesn't it? Well, we're happy that you chose to start your week out with us, and welcome to this latest edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3, we've got a CDMA HTC Hero showing up somewhere it doesn't belong, and Samsung wants to give you money for developing applications. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Blue Ant's got a new speakerphone for your Bluetooth pleasure, a new report shows cell phone shipments around the world are growing, and finally, a LEGO robot that can raise its own bridge.

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Motorola Droid Solves a Rubik’s Cube Thanks to LEGO Robot [Video]

Motorola Droid Solves a Rubik’s Cube Thanks to LEGO Robot [Video]

While some robots are made to teach you something, or even go easy on your pocket book, this little do it yourself LEGO robot is just about the coolest thing we've seen today. There's a lot going on here, especially with the inclusion of the Motorola Droid suspended over the Rubik's cube in question, but we have to admit. The fact that this application allows for the Android-powered handset to solve a cube we've never come close to solving in just 25 seconds is mighty impressive.

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