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LEGO To Release A 1,996 Piece, Ultimate Collector’s Edition Of Boba Fett’s Ship

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The Star Wars franchise is an enduring money-printing machine, all the more so now that they’re working on yet another episode. Hoping to cash in on the craze, LEGO will be releasing the UCS Star Wars Slave I 75060 set, which features 1,996 pieces and will cost $200. In case you don’t know, the Slave I is Boba Fett’s ship, and you’ll be able to recreate all your favourite scenes with it, as well as with the bevy of minifies that come packaged with it. These include regular Han Solo, Han Solo in Carbonite, Boba Fett, Bespin Guard and a Stormtrooper.

Expect a late 2014 release date.

Hit the jump for more pics, including that of the minifigs.

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Use It, Don’t Brick It: LEGO Flash Drive

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The long wait is over: the official Lego flash drive is finally here. Sure, modders and DIY-ers have made their own equally awesome Lego-inspired USB drives over the years. But the same can’t be said for the lazy, Lego-loving geeks who don’t have the knowhow or are just too lazy to make their own.

The fully-licensed Lego flash drive looks like several plates were stacked one on top of the other. The coolest part? You can use it like a regular brick and stack whatever you want onto it to make it truly your own.

The Lego flash drive is available in a variety of colors and capacities. Prices for 16GB start at $12.99, and it comes with a bonus Lego brick to boot.

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Lego Electronic Gun That Emulates Star Wars Han Solo’s Gun

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If you are obsessed with Star Wars, then you are most definitely going to like any DIY project that aims at replicating one of the many unique props used in this epic super-galactic saga. Baran von Brunk, who is an avid DIYer, has built an Electronic Lego gun, emulating Han Solo’s weapon and named it ‘The Electronic LEGO DL-44 Blaster (Light & Sound)’. Made completely from Lego bricks, this electronic gun has an Arduino board to control all the fancy electronic and sound effects that set forth once you pull the trigger.

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Build ‘Em Then Eat ‘Em: Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

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So you’ve been taught not to play with your food. But what if those morsels you can chew are actually toys at the same time? Cue Akihiro Mizuuchi and his chocolate LEGO bricks. They look just like LEGO and work like LEGO, too. This means you can connect and stack them one upon the other to come up the final figure you had in mind.

Making them isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s not that easy, either. Chocolate is basically poured into precise molds, where they are cooled before being popped out and used as bricks. The fun part is making them using various types of chocolate, include dark, white, and even strawberry-flavored.

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Lego Microscope That Can Zoom Micro Objects to 10 Times Their Size

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Carl Merriam has been working on making a fully-functional Lego microscope since last year, inspired by the LEGO X-Pod sets, and now the microscope is capable of achieving 10x zoom using actual Lego magnifying glasses. It is not the first time that Carl has been grafting Lego bricks into functional objects. He has been a Lego artist for the last 27 years and during this time he has made projects like Brownie Hawkeye. Amazingly, this project has been up on Lego Ideas for quite some time now, but managed to gain little attention.
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LEGO Set To Launch Massive 1,869 Piece Batman Tumbler Kit

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Chris Nolan’s Tumbler was but one of the many highlights from the latest Batman trilogy, but boy was it memorable. So much so that it makes perfect sense for LEGO to create a replica kit. This, however, is no ordinary LEGO kit. You’re looking at a massive 1,869 pieces that assemble into a 5 inch tall, and 15 inches long version of the car. It comes with two limited edition minifigs of the Joker and Batman, so this might add yet more appeal to a kit that, despite everything, will still have to justify its astronomical price tag: $199. It’ll be available in September.

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Calling All Mega Fans: Mega Man LEGO Set Up For Voting on Cuusoo

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You’ve read the comics, watched the TV series, and played the video games. Now it’s time to play a different kind of Mega Man. He’s been around for ages and it’s about time he got his own LEGO set. He’s not quite there yet,though, because the Mega Man set designed by Alatariel is still up for voting on Cuusoo. Designs need to get at least 10,000 votes before LEGO will consider producing it–the keyword there being “consider,” since not all of the sets that reach the required number of votes are actually made.

Alatariel’s set includes most of the elements you know and love from the iconic franchise, include: Dr. Wily’s Castle, a playable stage inside the castle, Dr. Wily in his flying Capsule, famous nemeses including Sniper Joe and Metool, a set of power-ups, and of course, Mega Man himself and Rush.Continue Reading

LEGO is Coming: Game-of-Thrones Inspired Minifigs

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Citizen Brick is calling this the “Dragon Sword Fighter Force” minifig set, but we all know what it really is: a Game of Thrones-inspired set of minifigs that features most of the characters you know (or at least, used to know) from the hit HBO series. LEGO isn’t keen on creating an adult line for their sets and minifigs so Citizen Brick has stepped in for the time being to satisfy adult toy collectors and builders for the meantime.

The minifigs are being sold in sets of three, so there are a total of four packs to collect. As a special treat, you’ll get a figure that looks like Mr. Martin if you buy all 12 figures at once.

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D’Oh: LEGO Unveils Simpsons Minifigs

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LEGO announced that they were finally making a Simpsons set, with the promise of more minifigs somewhere down the line. Well, that time is here, as they’ve finally unveiled their line of Simpsons minifigs that includes all the characters we’ve grown to love over the years from Matt Groening’s hit show.

The entire Simpsons family will have their own minifigs (of course!), plus Milhouse, Ned, Itchy and Scratchy, Krusty, Apu, and Grandpa, among others. There’s also one of Ralph Wiggum with an “I-Choo-Choo-Choose You” Valentine’s card. Hit the break to get a closer look at the minifigs.

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