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Steampunk LEGO AT-AT mixes the best of both worlds

Steampunk LEGO AT-AT mixes the best of both worlds

LEGOs. You spent your childhood using them to create pyramids, and caused untold amounts of cursing from adults who stepped on that one brick you kept losing. Little changes when you get older, except you're usually the one stepping on the stray brick and cursing. Some among us, however, take it up a notch and use LEGOs to make fantastic creations, not the least of which is a LEGO steampunk AT-AT.

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PNY LEGO USB drive launches, is compatible with your other LEGOs

PNY LEGO USB drive launches, is compatible with your other LEGOs

We've seen all sorts of odd and novelty USB flash drives over the years (check out the Star Trek set), but none that can be used as a piece of a larger construction. Cue PNY's new partnership with LEGO, and the plastic-brick storage devices that naturally follow.

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LEGO cyborg arm is a functional smartphone-toting mech sleeve

LEGO cyborg arm is a functional smartphone-toting mech sleeve

You might not be able to dabble in DARPA robotics, but that doesn't mean you can't make your own cyborg contraptions. Using LEGO Mark VI Mindstorms, Diavo Voltaggio created his own cyborg arm (complete with a smartphone mount) that can grasp objects.

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Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy trailer gets LEGO treatment

Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy trailer gets LEGO treatment

An above-average unofficial look at Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived today in the form of a fan-made LEGO trailer. This trailer uses both official and unofficial LEGO minifigures to recreate one of the most recent short-form Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. Have a peek and see how the movie would look in the LEGO universe!

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LEGO Batman 3 brings Adam West as 60’s classic

LEGO Batman 3 brings Adam West as 60’s classic

This week we’re to understand - straight from the source - that the Batman 3 LEGO game will be rolling out with none other than Adam West. The original king of camp will be lending his voice to "Classic Batman" - though it’s not quite clear yet if Classic Batman is the same character as "1960’s Batman."

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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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