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BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

This week we're taking a peek at a LEGO motorcycle [BMW R 1200 GS Adventure] that can be re-built as a hoverbike. It's completely batty, to be sure - but the appeal in having a BMW-branded hoverbike was more than I could handle. I had to built it - and built it I did. It took a few hours (spread out over a few days, about an hour off and on each day), and was quite enjoyable to see unfold. The build you're seeing here photographed by SlashGear is the Hoverbike part of this equation.

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Nimuno Loops is an adhesive tape that connects with LEGO blocks

Nimuno Loops is an adhesive tape that connects with LEGO blocks

LEGO can be used to do almost anything but there are still things these blocks that can can’t actually do. They’re not good at curves, for one, and corners also give it problems. It all boils down to the rigid and unyielding nature of these blocks. If only there were flexible LEGO pieces you can attach non-flexible LEGO pieces to. That’s exactly what the folks behind the Nimuno Loop adhesive tape thought so they went to Indiegogo to usher in what they hope will be the “LEGO of Things”.

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LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

LEGO Worlds arrives for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Back in November, it was announced that the LEGO Worlds video game would be launching this past February. While a tad late, the game is now officially available for those on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC, and has already received a patch to improve gameplay right off the bat. Those who nab the title will get to create their own LEGO-based worlds in a way that isn't unlike Minecraft, though of course with plastic blocks rather than pixelated ones.

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BMW, LEGO made a mini 1200 GS that turns into a hover bike

BMW, LEGO made a mini 1200 GS that turns into a hover bike

LEGO blocks are the epitome of reusability. They can be used to form almost any object imaginable and then torn apart to be used to build a different object. But some LEGO blocks are made for specific designs and purposes to recreate a very specific thing, like a car or motorbike model. Can these blocks still be reused to create something else? The creative minds at BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic think so. And to prove it, they took the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and turned it into the LEGO Technic Hover Bike.

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LEGO Batman Movie game released INSIDE LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Batman Movie game released INSIDE LEGO Dimensions

Welcome to the future of LEGO games - at least for the foreseeable future - as the LEGO Batman Movie heads to LEGO Dimensions. Instead of releasing a whole extra game that'd go on sale now and sell for 3 weeks and sit on store shelves for months thereafter, the LEGO Company might've just gotten smart. Integrating the movie into the LEGO Dimensions universe makes for an awesome impetus to buy the platform and allows the "LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack for LEGO Dimensions" remain a viable purchase for months to come.

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LEGO Batman jacket is made from 10,000+ bricks

LEGO Batman jacket is made from 10,000+ bricks

The LEGO Batman Movie is about to hit theaters, and just ahead of that premiere is a new stylish LEGO Batman jacket made entirely from LEGO bricks. The jacket, which looks more comfortable than it sounds, was made using more than 10,000 bricks, the end result of which is a visage of both Batman and the Joker, one of each side of the blazer. The jacket was recently worn by DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson.

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DIY Lego self-lacing shoe one ups those self-lacing Nikes

DIY Lego self-lacing shoe one ups those self-lacing Nikes

Last fall, Nike unveiled their HyperAdapt sneakers, a pair of honest-to-god self-lacing shoes. Unfortunately they sold for a little over $700, placing them far out of reach for average consumers. However, DIYer Vimal Patel has shown that with a little ingenuity, you can make your own self-lacing shoes powered by Lego. They don't even have to be Nikes!

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Raspberry Pi, Lego solve a Rubiks cube together

Raspberry Pi, Lego solve a Rubiks cube together

Back in the analog days, the geekiest expression of creativity and engineering have been Lego blocks. These days, it’s the Raspberry Pi. Of course, LEGO has caught up with the times and you can even mix the two together for best results. That’s exactly what a certain Francesco Georg has done, combining the flexibility of Lego’s free-form blocks with the brains of a Raspberry Pi. The result? A homemade robot that can solve a Rubiks cube in less than two minutes.

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LEGO Life is a safe social network for young builders

LEGO Life is a safe social network for young builders

Everything is social these days. Almost everything has a way to share anything and everything online. Kids are taught an early age to share and be proud of even the simple things they make but it hasn’t been easy, let alone safe, for them to share those works of creativity on the usual social networks. That is why LEGO is making its own social network called LEGO Life made especially just for kids, to let them share their creations and inspire other creators. Of course, it all revolves around LEGO. Even the keyboard is LEGO!

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LEGO Batman ‘Behind the Bricks’ featurette teases upcoming movie

LEGO Batman ‘Behind the Bricks’ featurette teases upcoming movie

The LEGO Movie was excellent all around, but it had a surprise fan favorite: LEGO Batman, who ended up being popular enough to bump a LEGO sequel in favor of a dedicated LEGO Batman movie. We’ll be seeing that movie hit theaters in the near future, but ahead of it comes a new featurette called “Behind the Bricks,” a faux behind-the-scenes video starting LEGO Batman himself with some exciting shots of the upcoming flick.

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Lego Batman Movie’s Batmobile made life-size with help from Chevy

Lego Batman Movie’s Batmobile made life-size with help from Chevy

The Lego Batman Movie will be hitting theaters in less than a month, and to help promote it the Lego company teamed up with Chevrolet to take the film's latest take on the Batmobile and build a life-size version of it out of — wait for it — (almost) nothing but plastic Lego bricks. While it may look like the latest Batman Lego set you can buy in stores in the photos shown here, it's actually a 17-foot long, 1,700-pound replica made from just over 344,000 bricks.

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LEGO Boost hands-on: simplifying brick robotics

LEGO Boost hands-on: simplifying brick robotics

It's almost never too early to begin learning about robotics - that's what LEGO seems to be telling us with LEGO Boost. The LEGO Boost system is a platform aimed at children 7-years and up. This is decidedly different from previous LEGO robotics sets offered in the past, like the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 which requires a bit more skill than most 7-year-olds are able to muster to make full use of.

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