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Lego Car Created From 500,000 Lego Pieces With A Speed Up To 20mph

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If you’re looking for something truly amazing and creative, take a look at this Lego car created by Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida using 500,000 pieces of Lego and 256 pistons. The thing which makes it totally awesome is the engine, which is also made of lego pieces with four orbital engines and runs on air, at a maximum speed of 20-30 miles per hour. It could go faster, but the creators decided not to push the limits as there’s a risk of ‘Lego explosion’, which is totally justifiable. Interestingly, the Lego car was created on Romanian shores and was shipped to Melbourne. How awesome can it be? If you ask me, I simply love the creativity of both Steve and Raul, who met belong to different parts of the world and met on the internet. Find out more details about the project at Super Awesome Micro Project link below.

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LEGO Brick Ring Is Quirky, Not Altogether Useful

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It’s not that rings should be useful or anything; they’re adornments after all. But since the 2011-old LEGO Brick Ring does come with two LEGO-sized protrusions you’re going to be tempted to attach LEGO pieces to it. And that’s when you start “using” the ring, only there isn’t much you can actually do with it other than to perch bricks and Minifigs on it, to your heart’s content. That’s enough to sell us on it though, especially given the reasonable $41 price tag for a piece described as “bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and a rough feel.” To be honest, it looks really nice and the pictures don’t do it justice, so hit the jump for a video to get a better idea what it looks like.

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LEGO Is Going To Make Watches For Adults

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Even though they already have a line of watches for kids, LEGO has announced they’ll complement that range with one made for grown-ups. Now everybody knows there’s no such thing as grown-ups, but only kids wearing big boy pants. So we wouldn’t be surprised to see some vigorous interest in these. Ranging in price from $85 to $185, these watches will have the added benefit (much like the ones made for kids) of having wristbands that disassemble and mix-and-match with those of other LEGO timepieces. This means that if you own more than one, you can further customize it… though if you get to the point where you’re buying two of these just so you can screw around with the wristbands, you clearly fall in the “too much money” category. Or “serious, serious LEGO aficionado.”

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Epic LEGO Mosaic of Video Game Characters

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This is an awesome LEGO mosaic featuring characters from some of the most popular video game franchises ever, including Super MarioPokemon, and The Legend of Zelda. It was created using over 10,000 individual bricks (some of which are very rare, according to its maker) with a total value of about $2,190. The mosaic apparently took over six months to complete, and I have to say all that effort was well worth it because this thing looks epic.

The good news? It’s been put up for sale because its owner is moving to France for work and obviously won’t be able to take the mosaic with him. He’ll also be giving the proceeds from the sale to his friend so she can send her class to Africa. Sounds like a neat cause. The bad news? It’s priced at $4,780.88.

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Record-Breaking LEGO Tower is 11 Stories High

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Did you ever attempt to build the tallest LEGO tower in the world when you were a kid? I did and I always thought I did a pretty good job…until now. If you thought you did, too, then you should take a look at what the students and teachers from Dickinson High School in Milltown built.

The school’s community didn’t just build a tower that was several feet high; instead, they built a LEGO tower that’s 11 stories high! The tower measures 112 feet and 11.75 inches and is officially the tallest LEGO tower in the world, as affirmed by Guinness World Records.

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LEZGO on an Adventure: ‘Adventure Time’ Intro Re-done Using LEGO

Cartoon Network is awesome. Most people my age have a long-standing relationship with Cartoon Network. I remember rushing home every day from school when I was in the third grade to watch episodes of The Little Lulu Show before having dinner or doing any homework (yeah, my mom was cool like that!)

Another reason for their awesomeness? They’ve recreated the introduction to Adventure Time using LEGO bricks and they did a fantastic job, to say the least. Don’t believe me? Check out the clip yourself and then watch it again…and again…and again…

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Pleygo Is A Genius LEGO Rental System

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Think of Pleygo as Netflix for LEGO sets. Once signed up, they’ll send you a set for you to complete at your leisure. When you’re done with it, send it back and they’ll ship the next set on your queue. They have three tiers of service, called “Fan (up to 250-piece sets), Super Fan (up to 500-piece sets) and Mega Fan (up to 5,400-piece sets).” The prices are $15, $25 and $39, respectively. Sets are sanitized between uses, so you don’t have to worry about catching some kid’s germies.

Obviously, your opinion on the service will depend on what you normally do with a LEGO set. If you enjoy keeping them, then clearly this isn’t for you. But if you’re the kind of person that enjoys building more than you enjoy owning the product of your efforts, the sign up link is at the bottom. We’re thinking this is US only, but we’re having some trouble confirming that detail. So unless stated otherwise, assume that’s the case.

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Be a Block-by-Block Architect: LEGO’s Architecture Studio

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Enough with the minifigs. It’s time to get technical with LEGO’s newest Architecture Studio set. It contains 1,210 pristine-looking bricks that you can use to build and construct your very own architectural masterpieces. From buildings to towers, this set has got you covered.

The Architecture Studio comes with a 272-page guidebook to help you along with your constructions. It’s endorsed by leading architects like REX Architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham and Videgard Arkitekter, and Safdie Architects, so you know that a lot of thought went into the production of this professional-quality set.Continue Reading

LEGO Building Brick Slippers: Comfiest LEGOs You’ll Ever Wear

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This isn’t the first pair of LEGO slippers that has ever been made, but it’s definitely one of the comfiest. That’s because they aren’t made from actual LEGO blocks, which its name implies. The slippers look like gigantic LEGO blocks, except they’re plushy and can’t be stacked one upon another.

The slippers are available in red and blue. They only come in one size, so these will fit you, unless you wear size 13 and above. They’re available on ThinkGeek for $24.99.

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