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LEGO Batman Tumbler revealed amongst SDCC exclusives

LEGO Batman Tumbler revealed amongst SDCC exclusives

There’s a whole collection of LEGO sets and minifigs appearing this week at San Diego Comic Con, perhaps the most exciting of which is the Batman Tumbler. This Batmobile is a reproduction of the Tumbler from the Dark Knight trilogy. This means you’ve seen it before if you’ve seen any of the most recent Batman films to have been released in theaters.

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Portal’s GLaDOS may be next for LEGO immortality

Portal’s GLaDOS may be next for LEGO immortality

The Portal build you’re about to see is not yet a fully operational LEGO design. Instead, it’s part of the LEGO Ideas collection, one that’s been growing for several years - from its CUUSOO roots to the machine it is today. Today we witness builder "pitrek02" take the helm with over 1000 supporters - not quite what’s needed for official status, but well over the border needed to get there eventually.

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SBRICK brings Bluetooth to your LEGO creations

SBRICK brings Bluetooth to your LEGO creations

As LEGO has proven over the past several years, there’s no limit to what this interchangeable interlocking brick system can do in the way of super simple buildings to extra-complex robots. They’re building pieces, after all, and open systems like the SBRICK - or SmartBrick - are coming in to expand the system even further than LEGO has already imagined. Here we’re going wireless with LEGO robotics and remote control.

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See LEGO recreate the Star Wars 7 cast

See LEGO recreate the Star Wars 7 cast

The digital mock-up team behind LEGO’s video exploits have re-created a now-iconic photo of the cast for the next Star Wars film. In it, you’ll see the first chat between all of the primary cast members for Star Wars 7. This photo recreation replicates, modifies, and improves on the original.

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Life-size Lego bus stop makes public transportation fun

Life-size Lego bus stop makes public transportation fun

Remember when you were a child (or last night… leave us alone, we like Lego here at SlashGear, alright?), and you’d make little cities out of Lego bricks? Houses, buildings, cars, even a bus stop or two. You’d imagine you were the Lego character, and wander around aimlessly. In London, you can live a small part of that dream.

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Ninja Turtles movie LEGO sets leak clues to film content

Ninja Turtles movie LEGO sets leak clues to film content

There’s little doubt now that the Nickelodeon-owned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand is going to go all-out when it comes to licensing new toys for their 2014 film. This week we’re having an early peek at a catalog of LEGO sets which shows off Ninja Turtles sets in several sizes, each with their own unique set of heroes in a half shell.

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LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

Further bridging the gap between physical and digital this week are the creators behind LEGO Fusion, a toy-to-screen environmental switch for iOS and Android devices. You’ll be purchasing a LEGO set in the Fusion brand, creating sets, and effectively scanning them in to the LEGO Fusion app using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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MetalBeard’s Sea Cow LEGO set Review

MetalBeard’s Sea Cow LEGO set Review

Now that the LEGO Movie is returning to the streets after a short absence - between theaters and its DVD/Blu-ray release - it’s time to bring out the real deal. Here as we devour the digital release of The LEGO Movie, we construct the largest of the LEGO Movie LEGO sets - the largest so far, that is to say. Here be MetalBeard’s Sea Cow.

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The LEGO Movie Blu-ray and DVD release today

The LEGO Movie Blu-ray and DVD release today

Today’s the day The LEGO Movie comes to DVD, Blu-ray, and combinations of the two therein. This film was released in its digital format earlier this month to web-based storefronts like Google Play and iTunes, and starting today you’ll be able to pick it up in physical format. This film comes in packages of many sizes, from most basic to a rather strange combo-pack.

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LEGO MINI Cooper release summons the classic Mk VII

LEGO MINI Cooper release summons the classic Mk VII

Following up on a rather successful VW Camper Van set from 2011, LEGO has let it be known that they’re bringing a lovely MINI Cooper to market. This LEGO set is part of the Creator collection and is recommended for ages 16 and above - as high as LEGO goes, at the moment. With 1,077 pieces, this set is ready to roll with a wide variety of unique nooks and crannies.

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LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Sail Barge Review

LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Sail Barge Review

Today is the day we review the newest edition of Jabba’s Sail Barge LEGO set, just in time for the 31st anniversary of the original release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Today is also the anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars series: A New Hope. With Jabba's Sail Barge, today we return to the sand planet Tatooine in style, just as we’re meant to.

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LEGO grows up: Ages 6-11 and Unlimited Potential

LEGO grows up: Ages 6-11 and Unlimited Potential

Upon learning I'd be heading to New York City this past month, the first thing I did was to seek out the local LEGO store. Going to a LEGO store is not the same as shopping at a mall - it's more akin to seeking out a local landmark. Going to a LEGO store is not the same as purchasing LEGO bricks at a Target or a Wal-mart. Visiting a LEGO store is an experience in and of itself - entirely unique.

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