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Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

Star Wars Rebels: video and LEGO sets spill the beans

This week the first look we've had up close and personal with the creators and the artwork behind Star Wars Rebels is close at hand. What we're seeing here is a preview for the animated show that'll take place between the 3rd and 4th Star Wars movies. That is to say - making a bridge between the prequel trilogy and the classic, original trilogy with storyline.

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The LEGO Movie Review

The LEGO Movie Review

I took my 3-year-old daughter to The LEGO Movie this week and she sat through the entire 100-minute film in quiet reverence. End of review. I'm an adult male who grew up with LEGO and, with my daughter, continue to play with and enjoy the creative building toy today - and I was entertained by the movie from start to finish. My daughter and I are two of the types of audience members the creators of this movie appear to have aimed for directly.

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LEGO Movie music video Everything is AWESOME made (in part) by 6-year old

LEGO Movie music video Everything is AWESOME made (in part) by 6-year old

This week the LEGO Movie has been released with a bang - $69 million at the box office and the second-biggest February launch of all time. Now the folks behind the title song have been allowed to release their rather unique hand-made music video to the public. Here we're seeing "Everything is AWESOME!!!" in classic LEGO form, of course.

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The Lego Movie Videogame hits retail

The Lego Movie Videogame hits retail

The first time I saw the trailer for The Lego Movie, I thought it looked like a bad idea. Apparently, I am one of the few that thought that considering how well that movie did at the theater so far. As you might expect, a new videogame has launched to go along with the movie. The game is called The Lego Movie Videogame.

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LEGO Sherlock, BTTF DeLorean and VF-1 Mecha under fan kit consideration

LEGO Sherlock, BTTF DeLorean and VF-1 Mecha under fan kit consideration

Sherlock Holmes reboots haven't been in short supply, but few have caught the public imagination like the BBC's Sherlock, and the moody series - just ending its third season - may be immortalized in a new LEGO set. The kit - which would include the pieces to build a version of Holmes' 221B Baker Street home, along with minifigs of Sherlock himself, John Watson, Moriarty and more - is one of LEGO's six Winter 2014 LEGO Review contenders, along with a large-scale model of the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, and the transforming VF-1 Valkyrie mecha from anime Space Fortress Macross.

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Chrome builds LEGO into browser for time-eating brick fun

Chrome builds LEGO into browser for time-eating brick fun

Google and LEGO have collectively destroyed any semblance of productivity today, by opening up the Build with Chrome virtual LEGO set to everyone. Originally launched back in 2012 in Australia, Build with Chrome puts virtual versions of the iconic bricks into the Chrome browser on both the desktop and mobile.

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CERN hides LEGO in Street View for “virtual scavenger hunt”

CERN hides LEGO in Street View for “virtual scavenger hunt”

The server racks and computer shelves of CERN might not be the first place you'd expect to find LEGO lurking, but the CERN Computing Centre team was ready with some Easter Eggs when the Google Street View cameras came calling. Google took its photo-documenting systems round the European Organization for Nuclear Research earlier this year, allowing Google Maps users to navigate the corridors virtually. However, in among the Higgs Bosons there are some hidden gems a little easier to find: aliens, gorillas, and more, all made of LEGO.

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LEGO TECHNIC Hot Rod, Rally Racer build app appears for older tablets

LEGO TECHNIC Hot Rod, Rally Racer build app appears for older tablets

LEGO has posted an app to the Google Play store that walks you through the process of building two model cars. The app provides animated, step-by-step instructions for creating them using LEGO's advanced TECHNICS set of blocks and parts. Oddly, the app is optimized for older tablets.

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Life-size Lego car is powered by air and can go 17 mph

Life-size Lego car is powered by air and can go 17 mph

I'm sure that I am not the only geek who built a lot of Lego cars growing up and wished I could actually climb behind the wheel of my vehicular constructs and take a ride around the neighborhood. I honestly never thought it was possible to do so, but a Lego builders in Romania has made that childhood dream a reality.

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NVIDIA fan builds 11k piece LEGO replica of GTX 690

NVIDIA fan builds 11k piece LEGO replica of GTX 690

This month the folks at NVIDIA's desktop gaming sector got in contact with a fellow by the name of Xiaosheng Li, a fan who had constructed a replica of a GeForce graphics card out of LEGO. This feat was completed with a massive number of bricks - 11,396 of them to be exact - and is many times the scale of the original graphics card. What you're seeing here is the largest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 graphics card on the planet - made of LEGO, that is.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Launches

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Video Game Launches

If you're a fan of the Lego video game franchise you will be interested to hear that a new video game in the franchise launched this week called Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The video game is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, and Windows computers. The video game is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and was developed by TT Games.

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LEGO Minecraft Sets “Nether” and “Village” appear at SDCC

LEGO Minecraft Sets “Nether” and “Village” appear at SDCC

So you'd like to get just a tiny bit closer to the second and third Minecraft LEGO sets to appear as part of the company's CUUSOO initiative, would you? Lucky you, SlashGear is live in effect at SDCC 2013 and LEGO brought both sets out to see. Though we're not going to actually get to play with these little amalgamations of gaming crossover magic, their cuteness remains highly apparent, even behind glass.

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