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Tag Archives: LEGO

LEGO Hoping To Cash In On New Ghostbusters’ Action

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So you might have heard: there’s a new Ghostbusters movie on the way. Those of you who grew up in the 80’s will probably smile at this retro reboot, and LEGO thinks they can cash in by selling you a brand new set. They’ll be releasing the ECTO-1 car and ECTO-2 motorbike sets, complete with characters and gear on July 1st, two weeks before the movie hits theatres. There aren’t any real spoilers in their contents, except maybe the presence of a new Red Deamon character; it’s not like anyone expected the exact same cast to be present this time around. It’ll be $60 for the set.

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Deal of The Day: 9% Off On Brik Book for MacBook

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There are many ways to customize your laptop. The Brik Book for MacBook is one of the more creative ones.

Brik Book is a unique MacBook case that dares to be different. While it isn’t affiliated with LEGOs or K’NEX (or any other building blocks like them), it’s compatible with them! Take a break from work and play for a few minutes—it’ll help with your creativity and thinking out of the box, right?. Or, switch up your display whenever you feel like it, with sports team logos or a even a holder for your business cards. You’ll be the coolest kid on the (cubicle) block.

– Express your personality w/ a DIY laptop case
– Play w/ the bricks to take a breather from work
– Use plastic bricks from companies like LEGO, Mega Bloks, Pixel Blocks, KRE-O & K’NEX
– Make your laptop recognizable from across the room
– Create a business-ready laptop w/ a business-card holder & pen holder add-ons
– Entertain kids without too much screen time

Normally retailing for $50, it’s $44.99 after today’s deal.

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LEGO Finally Made The Foot Protectors They Should Have Made Ages Ago

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It’s well known that in Hell, you burn for eternity while walking barefoot on LEGOs. It’s in the Bible. Recognizing this reality, LEGO has finally decided to make things a little bit right by releasing a set of slippers meant to protect your feet from the unmentionable pain of walking on its bricks. Made in collaboration with Brand Station, it’s advertising agency, the slippers are made to look sort of like a brick. They’re part of a limited run of 1,500 only available as a prize in a contest you have to enter here.

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‘Ant-Man’ Trailer Gets the Lego Treatment– And It Looks Awesome!

Are you excited for Ant-Man? I know I am. He’s not your typical superhero and he certainly doesn’t look it, considering he runs with ants and is roughly the size of one when he transforms. The concept was met with skepticism but a lot of folks were intrigued when the trailer was released. Now here’s another version of that trailer by Antonio Toscano, a LEGO builder extraordinaire who recreated the whole thing using nothing but LEGO bricks.

Maybe he should do the entire movie next? You can check out more of Antonio’s work here.

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Bricasso Made From Legos Prints Lego Art

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You don’t have to be a fan of Lego to appreciate the awesomeness of the Bricasso. It’s an aptly-named printer that prints Lego mosaic art, and the coolest part is that it’s also built using Lego bricks. The Bricasso is the work of Jason Allemann who’s as good in coding as he is in building Lego-tastic works of art.

The Bricasso uses the Mindstorms EV3 to scan the images to be Lego-lized. It then picks up bricks which have been placed in a gravity feed system and “prints” them on a base plate.
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Here Are The First Shots Of The Upcoming WALL-E LEGO Set

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If you watched WALL-E and didn’t think he was the cutest imaginary robot ever created, perhaps there’s a little hole where your heart should be. So we’re excited to show you what appears to be the first pictures of the upcoming WALL-E set from LEGO. Originally the idea of Angus Maclane, an animator on the movie, LEGO announced back in February that the set would come to life. Now it has and here are what some think are sneak peaks. They showed up on a reseller website, ut now they’ve been taken down. Are they fake? We’re not sure, so obviously there’s no word on availability, but we hear pricing is rumoured to be between $40 and $65. One way or another, we suspect LEGO WALL-E is going to happen.

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LEGO Labyrinth Maze To Become Reality

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LEGO has a section on their website where you can submit your ideas for what the next set should be. When your idea reaches 10,000 votes, the folks at LEGO look at it, often approve, and then make the set. We’re used to seeing pop culture related items, but it’s the first time we run across an approved project for a tilting Labyrinth Maze. Submitted by Jason, who goes by JK Brickworks on the Ideas site, the Labyrinth Marble Maze was approved some months ago and is apparently in the pipeline. It’s not a traditional Marble Maze set in the sense that balls only become stuck in the holes; they don’t fall underneath to be returned to you. You do get to customize the ball’s path and make it as challenging or as easy as you’d like. It’s an interesting idea that should get kids young and old alike learning about LEGO mechanics.

Also, in celebration of having reached 2,500 votes, Jason even built a ‘Legends of the Sea’ maze that will have you simply running through the maze as fast as possible; there are no holes for your ball to get stuck in. LEGO only recently officially announced they’ll be releasing the set, although price and timeline haven’t been announced yet.

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This LEGO Computer is Legit

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Normally, when you see something like a computer made from LEGO parts it’s just some dude’s DIY project, and you get to stare at some pictures and wonder how cool it would be to own your own. But you can actually buy Mike Schropp LEGO Computer. He’s been making custom LEGO PC creations for clients for a couple of years, and he finally decided to make a design that you can outright purchase on his website. Configurations all include one of Intel’s Core processors, an Intel HD4600 graphic card, a 120GB SSD, 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a DVD/CD Combo Superdrive, and a Noctua Low Profile Cooler. The entire thing is housed in a 7.5″ X 7.5″ X 6.5″ case that comes in three flavours: Industrial, Brick, and Tiled. A customizable LED strip accents the case, and the two lower grooves along the sides are actually air vents. It’s a cool looking, decently powerful PC, and is priced to move: the Core i3 configuration is $999, while the Intel i7-4790s Quad Core version is only $1,199. Considering these are all hand-crafter and Mike is currently getting a fair bit of attention, we don’t know what the lead time will be on your order so act fast if you don’t want to wait forever.

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Brik Case Lets You Customize Your MacBook And MacBook Airs With LEGO

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In today’s mass-produced market, individuality comes at a premium. There’s a number of ways in which you can make your personal items stand out from the hordes of other identical ones out there, but the Brik Case is one of the more creative ones we’ve come across. Made for MacBooks and Macbook Airs (2013 or later), the case simply clips on to your laptop and allows you to stick any number of building blocks on it from LEGO, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, and even K’NEX! It’s fun because you can constantly re-arrange them and modify your “artwork” to your heart’s content. A $35 pledge gets you a Brik Case as well as a bag of 100 1X1 Bricks, so you can get started customizing as soon as you open the package.

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