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LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall

Harry Potter fans rejoice! LEGO has just revealed an all-new 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall set, which consists of 878-pieces, complete with special minifigs of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Nearly Headless Nick, and Professor Quirrel/Voldemort. Standing 14 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 11 inches deep when built, the set boasts four levels, a spiral staircase leading to the potion room, treasure room and Mirror of Erised. Expect it to set you back $99 when it hits stores on August 1. Continue reading for another video, hands-on pictures and additional information.

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LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052

The LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052 set not only has motorized functions, contra-rotating rotors as well as a working winch, but 1,042-pieces to boot, all for $98.88 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. This advanced building toy also features movable elevator and rudders, a multidirectional nose wheel and a buildable cargo accessory. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Hot Rod

LEGO Technic fans rejoice! Green Gecko Technic Workshop has built a LEGO Technic Pneumatic Hot Rod powered by a working V8 engine. That's right, in addition to an independent front suspension, pneumatic steering, a full body kit with opening doors, the pneumatic engine runs on compressed air and can rev up to 1500 RPM at 55psi. Continue reading for more geeky LEGO creations you probably haven't seen before.

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Omer Tower World's Tallest LEGO Tower

Residents of Tel Aviv rallied and sourced more than 500,000 plastic bricks to honor the memory of an eight-year old boy by building the world's tallest LEGO tower, which stands 118-feet tall. The multi-coloued 'Omer Tower', named after LEGO fan Omer Sayag who died from cancer in 2014, was completed with the help of cranes in the City's Rabin Square. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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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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