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Lego Mars Curiosity rover set official

Lego Mars Curiosity rover set official

It's a great time for Lego: there's going to be a movie based on the building bricks, and the company just announced its latest set. As a part of Lego's Cuusoo project, fans are able to send in designs and ideas for future Lego sets, and the Mars Curiosity rover won this round, beating out the USC Sandcrawler from Star Wars and the Portal-themed Lego set.

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Lego Movie trailer shows off all-star cast, stop-motion goodness

Lego Movie trailer shows off all-star cast, stop-motion goodness

That's right, folks. An official Lego movie is coming, and it brings all sorts of nostalgic action that looks to be a flick for the whole family. Warner Bros. just released the official trailer of The Lego Movie, and it gives us a glimpse of what to expect when the movie sees a theatrical release early next year.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 set to invade classrooms

Lego Mindstorms EV3 set to invade classrooms

Lego isn't all just about fun and games. While most kids love to play around with Star Wars Lego sets and craft their own creations out of the plastic connectors, the company wants to bring Legos into the classroom. Lego has announced that their new Mindstorms EV3 robotic sets will be set for classroom use on August 1.

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Build-On Brick Mug combines coffee and Lego

Build-On Brick Mug combines coffee and Lego

Two of the things that keep many people sane and alert are coffee and Lego. The coffee helps keep you awake while tinkering with Lego is just fun. ThinkGeek has unveiled what may be the coolest coffee mug in the history of coffee. The mug is called the Build-On Brick Mug.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots hands-on

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots hands-on

LEGO has been into robotics for quite some time now, but today at CES, the company unveiled the new MINDSTORMS EV3 robotic system, which is LEGO's first robotic system that comes with iOS and Android app support. The best part is, we got some hands-on time with a few of the robots on display at the company's booth at Pepcom.

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Back to the Future Lego set is now official

Back to the Future Lego set is now official

The last time we got to play around with a specialty Lego set was back in June, when an official Minecraft Lego set went on sale, and it was pretty awesome to say the least. Today, though, Lego officially approved a Back to the Future set after it received enough votes for a review from the company on the Cuusoo project website.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Oddities

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Oddities

For those little gadgets and gizmos we got an extra amount of play out of, we've got this little Oddities section. This section has truly strange stuff some years, and other years its full of products like the fabulous sports and health-oriented smart bracelet Jawbone UP - winners all! For the file sharer out there, there's the super cute iTwin File-Sharing USB dongle. For the LEGO and cult-classic game lover, there's the Minecraft LEGO set, straight out of their limited-edition Cuusoo project - made by the fans!

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NASA and ESA test internet-like communication protocol using Lego robot

NASA and ESA test internet-like communication protocol using Lego robot

NASA and the European Space Agency have announced they have successfully tested an internet-like interplanetary communications protocol, called Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN), between astronauts on the International Space Station and a Lego-built robot in Germany. Over 225 miles separate the two.

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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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