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LEGO Spiral Train Tower

LEGO Spiral Train Tower

If you happen to spend any time in Baia Mare, Romania, you might get to see this impressive LEGO build up close and personal, otherwise, sit back and enjoy the wonder that is the world’s tallest LEGO spiral train. hntrains‘ 22 level construction measures nearly 10 feet tall.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle

Born from the LEGO Ideas website comes a 962-piece set which lets you build an old-timey ship inside of a clear plastic bottle with a LEGO cork. The ship features sails, cannons, and a crow’s nest, and the bottle sites on a stand with compass and globe details. Drops 2/1/18.

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LEGO Mecanum Ring Vehicle

LEGO Mecanum Ring Vehicle

LEGO machine builder Yoshihito Isogawa’s latest motorized build is super slick. It uses roller-style Mecanum wheels to allow it to freely roam in any direction without a traditional steering mechanism.

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Gundam Barbatos Lupus Concept

LEGO Ideas member demon1408 made this kickass proposal for a 1/60th scale model of Gundam Barbatos Lupus from the hit anime Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. It’s fully articulated and comes with a sword-mace and guns. DIY instruction video here.

Star Trek TNG Minifigs

Star Trek TNG Minifigs

Make it so awesome with these sweet custom Trek characters from Minifigs.me. The set includes Picard, Riker, Troi, Data, Worf, Geordi, Dr. Crusher, Wesley – and his epic rainbow sweater. Available in flesh tone or traditional LEGO yellow. Individual figures also available.

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

DIY RC LEGO BB-8

LEGO enthusiast Sariel modified the LEGO BB-8 kit to make it move via remote control. It doesn’t roll exactly like the droid does, but it’s still a cool mod. Sariel used SBrick and Power Functions parts to make the mod. You can download the instructions on his website.

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: Absolutely Everything

LEGO: Absolutely Everything

The perfect gift for brick fanatics, LEGO: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know features 240 pages packed with facts, figures, and other trivia about the history of LEGO, listings of bricks by category and color, LEGO easter eggs, and much more.

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.

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.

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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.

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