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LEGO Super Star Destroyer

The LEGO Super Star Destroyer is a behometh of a set, coming in at a whopping 3,152-pieces, but what if you decide to crash one into a wall at 67mph? Brothers David and Henrik Windestal, who live outside Toreboda in Sweden, decided to find out. After spending countless hours building the Destroyer, they attached it to a 'rocket sled,' capable of accelerating the craft to 67mph. Henrik is quite excited that the Destroyer explodes into 'a big pile of LEGO pieces everywhere," while David said the outcome was far better than previous projects they worked on together. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO TIE Striker 75154

LEGO's Star Wars TIE Striker Walker 75154 set is great to pick up ahead of The Last Jedi movie release, and it's being offered for just $34.29 shipped for Prime members (free 30-day trial), today only, originally $69.99. The TIE Striker features large, adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold, and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO Taj Mahal

There's the NYC skyline and then this massive 5,923-piece LEGO Taj Mahal Kit. This followup to the sold-out 2008 kit, it looks just as magnificent, plus an extra brick, while mirroring its real-life counterpart, including arched facades, corner minarets and of course, the iconic dome. When built, it stands 16" high, 20" wide and 20" deep. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Arc De Triomphe

The LEGO Architecture Arc De Triomphe 21036 Building Kit offers 386-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for just $31.99 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Each of the 386 bricks accurately capture detail and scale. When built, the Arc de Triomphe measures over 5" (14 cm). The accompanying glossy booklet chronicles the Arc de Triomphe's inception, and is full of facts, stats, and beautiful photography. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO House Denmark


Located in Billund, Denmark, the real-life LEGO House has just opened, and it's a mere 10 minute drive from the airport. This 12,000-square-meter space was designed to look like 21 giant LEGO bricks stacked atop each other, topped by a 2x4 block keystone. It took approximately 7-years to complete, with the exterior facade composed mainly of clay tiles. There's a store, several exhibition areas, restaurants, four color-coded play rooms, and approximately 25 million LEGO bricks inside. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the twenty-five greatest Super Nintendo games of all-time.

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Custom LEGO Minifig

Photo credit: Andy Morris via Bored Panda

LEGO Minifigs are nothing new or special, but one designer decided to think outside the box, and use one for his resume. Andy Morris, a recent design graduate from the University of South Wales, used his design philosophy and experience with toys to create this custom figurine that resembles his own likeness. He's holding a laptop in one hand and a miniature custom printed CV in the other. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Desert Eagle

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Snyzer_Tech is a LEGO fanatic that likes to take things to a whole new level, and it shows with his latest project, a functional Desert Eagle. While it may not shoot bullets, it does fire off plastic pellets, thanks to a custom-designed system of rubber-bands and plastic bricks via reloadable magazines. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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New LEGO Millennium Falcon

There's this version, and then the new LEGO Millennium Falcon (75192), which is set to be released on October 1st, at the price of $799.99. Consisting of 7,514 pieces, it's set to become the largest and most expensive LEGO set yet, complete with 10 minifigs - Han, C-3P0, Leia, Chewbacca, BB-8, Old Han, Finn, Rey, and two porgs. Unfortunately, this does not include any flying drone functions, which means it will have to sit tight in your Star Wars collection. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more picture and information.

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LEGO McLaren 720S

McLaren partnered with LEGO to create a 1:1 scale 720S using 267,300 bricks. The car is estimated to weigh 1.6-tons (3,527-lbs), and was built around a steel frame, with a team of six people working for over 2,000 hours. It boasts real Pirelli P Zero CORSA tires, complete with silver 'Pirelli Color Edition' graphics. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Cats

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You can find LEGO sets for just about anything these days, including life-sized cats. That's right, JEKCA is offering these sets that stand 1.6-feet tall each when completed, and they can be ordered in different positions as well as various colors. Unfortunately, each one will set you back $66, and they don't come assembled. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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