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LEGO machine automates Christmas cookie decorating

LEGO machine automates Christmas cookie decorating

At some point during the holidays you'll have a realization: inviting more people over means having to decorate more cookies, and having to decorate more cookies makes you want to flip a table or two. Enter a new ingenious LEGO machine created by JK Brickworks’ Jason Allemann, the EV Icer automated cookie frosting decorator. With a certain LEGO Mindstorms set and patience, you can make your own.

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part III: I am your REDACTED

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part III: I am your REDACTED

How do you tell a child that Anakin Skywalker was a murderer? What do you do when it comes time for your daughter to find out that Luke Skywalker's father is, indeed, the dark and deadly Darth Vader? That was the task of "LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales" writer Michael Price, who today answers us that key question - what was allowed to stay in the animated re-telling of the Star Wars saga, and what had to be taken out? What needed to be changed for the children.

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Google ships LEGO bricks to Project Fi users [UPDATE]

Google ships LEGO bricks to Project Fi users [UPDATE]

Those relative few of you on Google's cellular network business Project Fi should be receiving an odd package in the mail this week. What's inside, you might ask? Why, LEGO bricks, of course. A set of LEGO* bricks that, when put together correctly, create a phone stand for your device. Encouragement for the next generation of Google-made smartphones is also included in the box in the form of a USB-C to USB Standard A Plug Cable. How handy!

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part II: translating mature subjects, 10 minutes a film

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part II: translating mature subjects, 10 minutes a film

Today we continue our interview series with Michael Price, writer behind the animated series LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales. In our second of several questions and answers with Mr Price, we asked whether the writer was given a set of rules to follow when writing this saga, or whether he was given free reign over the material. Price is also an award-winning writer for series like The Simpsons and the Netflix series F Is for Family. As such, his skills in adapting adult themes to animated, more kid-friendly environments made way for his growing LEGO Star Wars feature portfolio.

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part I: Thank The Maker!

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part I: Thank The Maker!

This month we've had the opportunity to speak with Michael Price, the writer behind the animated movie mini-series "LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales." In this series of 5 features, our favorite golden droid C-3PO retells the entire first 6 episodes of Star Wars film history. Our Q&A session with Price starts with a question of intent and audience. Who was this super entertaining mini-series combination of Star Wars and LEGO originally aimed at? Who was the original intended audience, and who might eventually end up enjoying it?

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse shown off in fine detail ahead of launch

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse shown off in fine detail ahead of launch

Following a retailer’s premature publication of a product page for the device, LEGO unveiled its upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set in a series of official press shots. While varied, the shots all had one things in common: they only gave a look at the outside of the Firehouse Headquarters, with LEGO teasing that the inside was home to various iconic spaces. Now, in a new Facebook post, LEGO has published our first look at the inside of the building.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set officially unveiled

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set officially unveiled

Following a leak earlier this week, LEGO has officially taken the wraps off its upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set. The set made an unofficial appearance briefly on the Canadian Toys "R" Us website a few days ago, revealing both details and an image of the set. As is common after such leaks, LEGO went ahead and introduced the product, doing so on its social accounts.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set leaked

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set leaked

Earlier this year, LEGO fans were graced with the ECTO-1 LEGO Ghostbusters set (check out our review), and rumor has it there’s a followup Ghostbusters set in the pipeline. That rumor has been all but confirmed, as for a brief while the kit appeared on Toys “R” Us’ website, complete with an image. The page has since been pulled from the store's website, but details remain online elsewhere. The set appeared on the Canadian version of the retailer's site.

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LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

The Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei art show set to take place in Australia in December 2015 was planning on using large amounts of LEGO bricks to execute a number of statues. Unfortunately this would have required that LEGO sell the art exhibition a number of bricks - in bulk. According to Ai Weiwei, the fact that LEGO has decided NOT to sell him the bricks suggests that they've discriminated against him and have decided to use their position of power to censor his artwork.

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LEGO safe has functional 3-number combo lock

LEGO safe has functional 3-number combo lock

When people aren't amazing us with virtual blocky creations in Minecraft, they're using real-world LEGO blocks to do the same. In this case, one crafty LEGO user has created a safe with a functional 3-number combination lock. The safe itself looks about 6 x 6 x 6 inches overall, but it's not the size that matters -- it's the lock, which the creator, Jason Allemann, shows off on video (available after the jump!).

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LEGO reveals NEXO Knights: tech-infused castle adventure oddness

LEGO reveals NEXO Knights: tech-infused castle adventure oddness

This week the folks at LEGO have revealed their newest property: NEXO Knights - fully infused with ancient magic, technologically advanced machinery, and high entertainment value. This release will fill the shelved with a new set of sets of LEGO by the end of the year, with a number of sets for both the good side and the bad, magic and technology - not necessarily mutually exclusive. In short, this is a mix-up of two of LEGO's previous properties: knights and space - sort of. It's complicated.

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LEGO Dimensions game has Chris Pratt, Michael J Fox, Elizabeth Banks on board

LEGO Dimensions game has Chris Pratt, Michael J Fox, Elizabeth Banks on board

This week the folks behind LEGO Dimensions have revealed the full cast list of their epic cross-brand game. This game will live in the multi-dimensional universe of LEGO, meaning it'll be cross-brand inclusive. While normally a LEGO game doesn't use the voice actors from its related film franchises, this game does! Inside this game are 14 different entertainment brands and voice actors from Christopher Lloyd to Elizabeth Banks. That's Christopher Lloyd as The Doc from Back to the Future and Elizabeth Banks as Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie.

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