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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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LEGO Sharknado… Yeah, This Is LEGO Sharknado

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You heard about Sharknado, right? The SyFy channel’s too-terrible-to-be-real movie? The one that reminded you for a brief minute that Tara Reid was still alive and being hired to star in front of a camera? The one that featured tornadoes… of sharks!

LEGO Sharknado? Yeah… enough said!

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This Pretty White Dress is Made Entirely Out of LEGO

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Designer Rie Hosokai‘s creations are unusual not because of the designs per se, but because of the material that she chooses to work with. Earlier this year, Rie created a white dress made from balloons that was exhibited at the “Piece for Peace” charity art exhibition held at the Parco Gallery in Tokyo.

The dress was simple enough with its puffy sleeves and balloon skirt made from “knitting” balloons together. Now Rie is back again with the same design but another material. This time, she chose to work with LEGO bricks.

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LEGO-lized Awesomenses: Voldemort Hunts for the Elder Wand–and Finds Gandalf Instead

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Voldemort killed the greatest wizards in London when he was at the height of his power. He came back with the help of his Death Eaters though, and embarked on a search for the Elder Wand to get rid of Harry Potter once and for all. It is at this moment where this LEGO-lized clip comes into play. Voldemort begins his search at Ollivander’s wand shop which is pretty sensible, since he’s looking for the Elder Wand, after all.

But just as he breaks out his wand to interrogate the wandmaker further, who else should walk in but Gandalf. It’s all fun and games at this point. Watch the clip above to see for yourself!

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LEGO, Star Wars And Wolksvagen Volkswagen Trifecta Intrigues, Confuses

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Craig Callum is a Denmark-based design lead for LEGO. He gets to play with this stuff all the time, meaning there’s a good chance he’s a geek like us, and like any self-respecting geek, Craig clearly has an appreciation for Star Wars… and German engineering. How or why he thought of using his skills as a LEGO designer to combine the legs of an AT-AT Walker with the upper body of a Wolksvagen Westphalia van however, only Craig knows. But the results are surprisingly appealing, in a “what if the Empire was run by a bunch of really motivated hippies” kind of way. Perhaps it’s the almost oxymoronic juxtaposition of the drive and ambition of an Evil Empire hell-bent on galactic domination, with the laissez-faire, let’s love everything attitude of the hippie that makes this creation intriguing. Or perhaps we’re just reading too much into something that’s just supposed to look cool. Either way, we’ve run out of things to say about it.

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LEGO Machine Folds Paper Planes and Launches Them

It takes a certain degree of skill and a whole lot of dedication to build what Mindstorms user hknssn13 built: a machine made entirely from LEGO that folds paper into airplanes and then launches them! Granted, it’s a relatively simple thing to do–if you’re doing it with your hands. It’s a completely different story when you’re trying to automate the process with nothing but a LEGO machine.

About 6,000 to 7,000 LEGO bricks were used to build the paper airplane folder and launcher. The moving parts at the bottom required two NXT Intelligent Bricks, five NXT servomotors, four NXT color sensors, and a Touch Sensor Multiplexer.

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