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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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May the 4th be with you: Star Wars Day 2014 on the web

May the 4th be with you: Star Wars Day 2014 on the web

This year more than any before it, it’s become apparent that the 4th of May is not only the "unofficial" Star Wars Day for Star Wars fans. This day has caught on for those ready and raring to make a profit - the web-based storefronts of every brand that’s got a Star Wars or Star Wars-related object or service for sale is coming out of the woodwork.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Review

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Review

The universe in which this LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 unit exists is not one made for a tiny, limited cross-section of creative children and those that want to see their models move. When you see "10+" on the package for the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you’re going to need to understand that this does not mean it’s excellence is relegated to kids. You’re also going to need to recognize immediately that this is not just a toy - it’s a platform.

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Simpsons LEGO episode trailer: No Outside Realities

Simpsons LEGO episode trailer: No Outside Realities

Further evidence that the LEGO universe is one that exists alongside our own as well as many others exists in the newest Simpsons TV show trailer. What better place than on the longest running television show in history to depict secrets of the LEGO reality. It’s not just about LEGO and humans, anymore.

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Would you give up WoW for LEGO Minifigures Online?

Would you give up WoW for LEGO Minifigures Online?

There’s a massively multiplayer online game being prepared for delivery this week after the folks at Funcom secured massive amounts of cash to develop it. This game will likely build on the success of the customizability efforts in recent games like The LEGO Movie Video Game. In that game, customization of characters includes the changing of pants.

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LEGO Ideas launched: CUUSOO DIY spirit remains

LEGO Ideas launched: CUUSOO DIY spirit remains

Back in 2008, the group known as CUUSOO teamed up with LEGO to begin work on what would eventually become LEGO CUUSOO. The CUUSOO group is a Japanese partner of LEGO while LEGO CUUSOO is a group that’s been helping fans realize the dream of having their unique LEGO build become an official LEGO set for the past 2.5 years. Now LEGO has decided to change the name and bring the program "in house" with LEGO Ideas.

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LEGO Simpsons episode trailer released with 10 screencaps

LEGO Simpsons episode trailer released with 10 screencaps

The Simpsons are coming up on their 550th anniversary show, preparing to ring in the occasion with no less than a fully LEGO delivery. This episode has been teased several times by the network and the LEGO brand - today we’re getting a glimpse of the first TV spot. A trailer, that is to say.

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The Simpsons preps all-LEGO episode for May

The Simpsons preps all-LEGO episode for May

If The LEGO Movie (check out our review) gave you a craving for LEGO-themed entertainment, TV's longest-running animated series is about to satisfy it: The Simpsons will soon air an episode that takes place in a different dimension where everyone and thing are made of LEGOs.

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LEGO Exosuit comes next in CUUSOO fan-made lineup

LEGO Exosuit comes next in CUUSOO fan-made lineup

As part of a collection of oddities that also includes Minecraft and the Mars Curiosity Rover, an "exosuit" has joined the fray known as LEGO CUUSOO. This is the first set to have been submitted and approved with LEGO CUUSOO that’s not either based on a pre-existing object or part of an entertainment brand. In other words - it’s extra beefy with originality!

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LEGO Mindstorms robot battle inspired by DIY printer

LEGO Mindstorms robot battle inspired by DIY printer

Earlier this year a fellow by the name Shubham Banerjee created a LEGO project that went viral. Banerjee is a 12-year-old inventor - he created the "BRAIGO", a Braille printer made using a LEGO Mindstorms set. This idea inspired LEGO Systems to create a competition in which several Seattle companies were invited to compete, creating a LEGO Mindstorms robot to improve everyday life.

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