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Google Build lets you play with Lego in Chrome

Google Build lets you play with Lego in Chrome

Ready to waste the morning away? Google has partnered with Lego Australia to allow users to build objects using the popular plastic blocks right from within their browser. You can choose from a multitude of different building blocks, and build anything that you can think up. Not only that, but your creation isn’t randomly floating around the internet, instead assigned a virtual plot of land in Australia using Google Maps.

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Cummins launches new initiative to inspire students with Lego engine replica

Cummins launches new initiative to inspire students with Lego engine replica

The folks at Cummins make engines for all sorts of equipment from diesel trucks to much larger and more powerful equipment for industrial needs. The company has announced the launch of a new initiative to motivate and inspire students to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math. To start the initiative the company decided to go with something sure to get the attention of geeks everywhere.

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Original Minecraft LEGO set Review

Original Minecraft LEGO set Review

It’s finally time for us to take a hands-on look Lego / Mojang / Cuusoo toy you’ve all been waiting for: Minecraft, based on one of the most notorious cult-classic games of all time! This little set was voted in as part of Lego’s Cuusoo system where ideas are pushed by fans and organizations that want their own custom Lego set to be made. Here the folks at Mojang tried their luck with Minecraft with rezounding success. Have a peek at this limited edition set in our hands-on experience below.

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Minecraft Lego release approaches

Minecraft Lego release approaches

This summer we're about to see the release of the one and only Minecraft Lego set courtesy of their new program by the name of CUUSOO. With this program, fans and organizations alike are asked to create their own lego sets - or prospective lego sets as it stands - and submit them to the CUUSOO system. If they're accepted at first, they're then voted upon by the public, and if they are voted up enough, like this Minecraft set has, they're set for release!

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SAP VP arrested over Lego scam at Target

SAP VP arrested over Lego scam at Target

I think most of us can never understand what would lead someone to steal items from a store. It's even harder to understand why someone would commit theft when they're a highly placed executive in a major software firm making plenty of money to simply purchase what they want. A software engineer, who is a vice president at the enterprise software firm SAP, was arrested recently in a Lego barcode scam.

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Lego offers Graduation Grants to FIRST Robotics Teams

Lego offers Graduation Grants to FIRST Robotics Teams

A lot of geeks grew up playing with Lego. When I was young Lego bricks were just bricks, didn't have much in the way of the robotics-focused kits that are available today where you can develop fully articulated robots that can actually perform tasks. Many K-12 schools in the United States are finding that Lego is a great way to encourage students in science and other areas.

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Warner Bros Lego Lord of the Rings game tipped

Warner Bros Lego Lord of the Rings game tipped

Although not officially announced, it is now all but confirmed that the next entry in the very popular Lego video game series will be a block-toy adaptation of the Lord of the Rings movie franchise. Eagle-eyed enthusiasts noted that on the packaging for a new line of Lord of the Rings Lego toys, there are references to a related video game.

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Mojang’s Minecraft eclipses 25 million downloads

Mojang’s Minecraft eclipses 25 million downloads

On the cusp of being made into a Lego-branded video game along with an exclusive console port to the Xbox 360, Minecraft has some pretty impressive numbers to brag about. The indie game that started out with a small budget and big dreams has now grossed more than $80 million in sales, with more than 25 million downloads of the game triggered since its inception. That's quite a community.

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2,100 piece LEGO R2-D2 yours for £150 this May

2,100 piece LEGO R2-D2 yours for £150 this May

If you’re a LEGO fan, this may very well be the droid you’re looking for. LEGO are set to release a version of R2-D2 as part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series. R2 is made from over 2,100 individual pieces, and the attention to detail the designers have displayed is admirable.

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