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LEGO: Tour de Force

LEGO: Tour de Force

We’ve seen plenty of custom LEGO sets, but Ochre Jelly’s Tour de Force was created with action in mind with lightsaber trails, leaping Yodas and beautifully dismembered Droids.

Video: Spherical Robot

Video: Spherical Robot

Like a hamster ball but with a Lego Mindstorms NXT inside, Nils Volker’s Spherical Robot is an exercise in gyroscopic driving: it moves by simply rotating its internal mass.

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Lego: Battle of Endor

Lego: Battle of Endor
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It’s not as epic as the Death Star, but the new Lego Battle of Endor set is a quarter of the price with major star power: you’ll get Han, Leia, Chewie, R2-D2, speeder bikes and an AT-ST.

Video: Lego Arcade

Video: Lego Arcade

Two of geekdom’s greatest loves unite in Michael Hickox’s Lego Arcade, a stop motion video using Lego pieces to recreate classic arcade games and set to the original sound effects.

LEGO: Robo Attack

LEGO: Robo Attack
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LEGO’s Robo Attack is a brilliant sci-fi/adventure movie mashup: a giant piloted robot which can split in two, flame-thrower arms, hapless civilians and a harpoon-equipped bike.

Solaris 8 Space Station

Solaris 8 Space Station

It’ll be another century before we seeing anything like this in real earth orbit, but this fantastically detailed LEGO Solaris 8 Space Station has us dreaming of sweet zero-g adventures.

LEGO: Architecture Series

LEGO: Architecture Series

LEGO’s Architecture Series site still says “coming soon”, but they’ve signed up with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for six buildings including Falling Water and the Guggenheim.

LEGO Fender Amp

LEGO Fender Amp

28-year old guitarist Dave Chatterson’s LEGO replica of a Fender Princeton Reverb amp looks good enough to play; it’s heavily detailed down to the tube chart, switches and knobs.

Lego USB Hubs

Lego USB Hubs
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These Lego-shaped USB Hubs are actually a good business idea, as they’re just begging to be combined with other bricks; hopefully they’ll be brought over from Korea soon.

Maniac T-shirt

Maniac T-shirt
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This Maniac t-shirt shows that even Legoland has its deviants; Jason never was the same after someone switched his head, but thankfully it’s relatively easy to reassemble his victims.

Video: NXTfied Theater

Video: NXTfied Theater

This video may look like a simple Lego movie, but all movement–from the ships to the stage–is actually controlled by a Mindstorms NXT kit; skip to 2:35 to look behind the scenes.

Video: Drawing Robot

Video: Drawing Robot

Made with Lego Mindstorms NXT and hung from three pulleys, Nils Volker’s Drawing Robot is more artistic than technical: it tracks visitor’s eye movements to create dot paintings.

LEGO x Star Wars Poster

LEGO x Star Wars Poster
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Celebrate 10 years of collaboration between LEGO and Star Wars: any order placed at LEGOshop.com on 5/3 and 5/4 will get a free, limited edition poster with 160 minifigures.

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LEGO Star Wars Dictionary

LEGO Star Wars Dictionary
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Now available for preorder: LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is filled with hundreds of photos of minifigs, spaceships, weapons, and even that drool-inducing Death Star.

LEGO Battleship Yamato

LEGO Battleship Yamato

Completed after six years, this massive 1:40 Battleship Yamato replica stretches 22 feet long and three feet wide; it’s composed of 200,000 LEGO pieces and weighs 330 pounds.

Pilot Episode: Planet TR-57

Pilot Episode: Planet TR-57

Planet TR-57 is a new web series that recasts the classic band of misfits as LEGOs; the pilot episode above debuted on March 27 and should bring a smile to the faces of Star Wars fans.

Olympus Defense Mecha

Olympus Defense Mecha

Looking like something straight out of Supreme Commander, this Olympus Defense Mecha is pure LEGO awesomeness, from the back-mounted cannon to its fleet of mini Mechas.

LEGO Space Shuttle

LEGO Space Shuttle

Looking almost like the real thing, this LEGO Space Shuttle consists of 65,000 bricks and took two Japanese builders 1,590 hours to complete; it stands 4 meters up to the tower.

Crash Test T-shirt

Crash Test T-shirt
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Crash Test is Glennz’ latest tee is thanks to his new crowd-selected Vote page: momentum can be a terrible thing, especially if your head is attached to your body with plastic.

LEGO: Home One

LEGO: Home One

Star Wars fans, welcome “home”: Home One is a 7 foot long LEGO reproduction of the Mon Calamari flagship; it’s built from 35,000 pieces and a chain of internal LED lights.

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LEGO Yamato Sinking

LEGO Yamato Sinking

Although best known for this Star Wars-themed dioramas, we also like cbolego’s Last Seconds of the Yamato; it’s an offbeat depiction of the WWII Japanese battleship’s sinking.

LEGO Ogre Tank

LEGO Ogre Tank

This LEGO Ogre Tank by brdavis5 is cool enough with “Hailstorm”, a multiple Zamor sphere firing system; even cooler: its NXT can autonomously seek out and destroy targets.

Clone Wars Minifigs

Clone Wars Minifigs

LEGO modder Morgan19 is back with a collection of custom Star Wars minifigs; these really plumb the depths of geekdom, including everything from Tusken Assassins to Ithorian Mercs.

Identity Crisis T-shirt

Identity Crisis T-shirt
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While it’s not worth losing your head over, even minifigs can have an Identity Crisis; our advice: put on the stormtrooper helmet and just go Order 66 on everyone. Note: ships Feb. 9th.

LEGO Volcano Base

LEGO Volcano Base
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After bemoaning the lack of a hidden volcanic base in Mastermind, lo and behold we stumbled across an actual LEGO Volcano Base, complete with laser cannon and lava pit of death.

Lego Digital Designer

Lego Digital Designer

Lego’s Digital Designer allows you to minifig-away virtually; it’s also a smart upsell, as it connects to their Factory where you can order real-life custom LEGO sets based on your creations.

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