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Destroying a Super Star Destroyer

Destroying a Super Star Destroyer

David Windestal and his pals love to destroy stuff with their insane rocket sled. Recently, they went through the trouble of building a replica of the now-discontinued 3152 piece LEGO Super Star Destroyer, and launching it down the rail with spectacular results.

LEGO RC Santa’s Amphibious Sleigh

LEGO RC Santa’s Amphibious Sleigh

LEGO master Sariel believes Santa Claus knows about climate change. So he made St. Nick an amphibious sleigh with the help of a thematic part – LEGO Christmas baubles. They’re not completely airtight, but they work well enough as wheels both on ground and in water.

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LEGO Treehouse

LEGO Treehouse

We like to imagine a family of Ewoks living in LEGO builder Kevin’s awesome treehouse. The model features over 2600 pieces, and took hundreds of hours to design. We’d love to see it turned into a kit we can all buy. If you do too, show your support on LEGO Ideas.

LEGO Ideas Logo Contest

LEGO Ideas Logo Contest

LEGO’s crowdsourcing system turns 10 in 2018. To celebrate, LEGO is challenging fans to create their own version of the LEGO Ideas logo. The grand prize winner will receive all of the 2017 LEGO Ideas sets, while the runner up will receive the Saturn V and Women of NASA sets.

LEGO Technic Mack Anthem

LEGO Technic Mack Anthem

A first look at a sweet new LEGO set based on Mack’s workhorse trucks. The kit (#42078) includes includes all the parts needed to make two entirely different trucks – a Mack Anthem tractor-trailer and a Mack LR garbage truck. The set will go for about $150 when it drops in 2018.

LEGO Women of NASA

LEGO Women of NASA

Conceptualized by LEGO Ideas member Maia Weinstock, the Women of NASA set commemorates the achievements of four NASA scientists and entrepreneurs: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.

Airbnb LEGO House Promo

Airbnb LEGO House Promo

The newly built LEGO House is many things, but it is not a hotel. So consider this Airbnb and LEGO raffle the chance of a lifetime. It’s for a one-night stay for a group of four, complete with a tour from a Master Builder and a LEGO bedroom. Raffle ends on 11/16/17.

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal Rerelease

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal Rerelease

First released in 2008, the LEGO Creator Taj Mahal set’s beauty and rarity made it an instant classic. Its upcoming rerelease – now as set number 10256-1 – is still expensive, but it’s nothing compared to the original set’s resale price. Drops 11/27/17.

LEGO Train City

LEGO Train City

BananenBuurman pays a visit to an incredible LEGO city, populated with cars, buildings, boats, minifigs, an underwater world, and multiple operational trains. Kudos to Nardy Nafzger and Peter Goes for putting together this epic build.

LEGO Halloween Machine

LEGO Halloween Machine

Too lazy to deal with trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Then you need to build a machine like the one that JK Brickworks made. This fun LEGO robot delivers individual candies with its skeleton hand, then gives kids a scare when they try to grab their treats.

LEGO Puzzle Cube Concept

LEGO Puzzle Cube Concept

LEGO Ideas member Sleepy17’s playset hides all of the pieces’ studs for a clean look. The set consists of puzzle pieces that form one of two cubes when they’re correctly put together. The 3×3 cube is for beginners, while the 4×4 cube is harder to solve.

LEGO The Joker Manor

LEGO The Joker Manor

If the Joker took over Wayne Manor, it would look like this. The 3400 piece model includes minifigs of The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Alfred Pennyworth Classic Batsuit, Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin. Drops 11/24/17.

LEGO Millennium Falcon Speed Build

LEGO Millennium Falcon Speed Build

For those of us who don’t have the time (or the money) to build the 7500+ piece LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set ourselves, Benjamin Große has condensed the process down to a 2-minute time-lapse. Check out BrickBuilder’s 52-minute video if you want more detail.

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LEGO Lawnmower Kinetic Sculpture

LEGO Lawnmower Kinetic Sculpture

Mechanical LEGO builder Josh DaVid shows off one of his coolest creations. When you turn the crank on this little automata, a lawnmower floats above a pair of treadmills, which make it appear as if the mower is cutting the grass.

LEGO London Bus

LEGO London Bus

Another fantastic LEGO kit, this 1686-piece CREATOR set lets you build a model of one of London’s iconic double-decker buses. It’s got detailed signage, plenty of interior seating on both levels, a removable roof, a spiral staircase, and little objects left behind by passengers.

The LEGO House Sneak Peek

The LEGO House Sneak Peek

The LEGO House is the company’s upcoming tourist attraction in Billund, Denmark. Sariel got a chance to step inside the building ahead of its 9/28/17 public opening. Highlights include three 10ft tall LEGO dinosaurs, a huge play room, and a gallery of fan made creations.

LEGO Old Fishing Store

LEGO Old Fishing Store

One of the best kits to surface from the LEGO Ideas site isn’t a branded tie-in like most. Instead, it’s an awesomely detailed little sea shanty filled with nautical items. Designer Robert Bontenbal (aka RobenAnne) knocked it out of the park with this 2049 piece kit.

Facts About LEGO Bricks

Facts About LEGO Bricks

Mental Floss trivia maven John Green is here to regale us with 26 random tidbits about everyone’s favorite plastic building blocks. We’re betting that original UCS Millennium Falcon just lost a whole lot of its resale value.

LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon 2017

LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon 2017

The largest official LEGO set ever features a whopping 7,541 pieces, which come together to form an insanely detailed model of the Millennium Falcon. Ultimate Collector Series #75192 looks like an incredible challenge for any Star Wars or LEGO fan.

Jumbo LEGO Go-Kart

Jumbo LEGO Go-Kart

LEGO makes regular size bricks, and larger Duplo bricks for little kids. But the bricks in Matt Denton’s awesome build are way bigger. He used a Lulzbot 3D printer to render all 98 pieces from a classic LEGO Technic go-kart kit, resulting in a 5x larger version of the original.

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LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster

LEGO Wooden Roller Coaster

LEGO fanatic Chairudo shows off an amazing build – a working 90,000 piece, 21 foot-long roller coaster made to look like the old wooden El Toro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. More photos on Flickr.

Death of a Notebook

Death of a Notebook

A group of minifigs go from master builders to master destroyers in animator Reto Hochstrasser’s amazing stop-motion short, in which LEGO anarchists demolish his laptop using fire and explosions. Forget Batman and Ninjago, we want The LEGO Destruction Movie.

DIY LEGO Alien Xenomorph Bust

DIY LEGO Alien Xenomorph Bust

At the 2017 Bricks Cascade, LEGO enthusiast Blair Archer shared his amazing Xenomorph bust with Beyond the Brick. Blair has been working on it for 3 years, mostly looking for certain parts or waiting for them to exist and fit his vision.

LEGO Space Shuttle Concept

LEGO Space Shuttle Concept

Unlike other LEGO space shuttles, KingsKnight’s proposal is a 1:110 model, the same scale as the recently released LEGO Apollo Saturn V set. The design includes the tank and boosters, the Canadarm, a satellite, swappable decals, and seven microfigures.

LEGO My Old Basement Kit

LEGO My Old Basement Kit

LEGO master Chris “PowerPig” McVeigh makes lots of awesome custom kits, but our favorite is this one, which includes a classic gaming console, a boxy old TV set, and lots of tiny accessories. If you prefer work to play, check out his sweet My Old Desktop kits.

LEGO in Real Life

LEGO in Real Life

BrickBros Productions takes a page out of animator PES’ book with this fun stop-motion short, in which real-world food items are replaced with their LEGO counterparts. We’ll have our bricks over easy with bacon.

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