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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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LEGO Tracked Racer

LEGO's Technic RC Tracked RC is literally a miniature Ripsaw Tank featured in Fast 8, and it's being offered for just $127.30 shipped, today only. Features a high-speed, fully motorized, remote-controlled vehicle with large tracks. Check out the fresh lime-green, white and black color scheme with cool stickers. Drive forward, backward, left and right, perform turns up to 360° and drive over large obstacles with ease. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket

LEGO Star Wars sets may be the cool thing to own, but when this 3.28-foot tall Apollo Saturn V Rocket is released, that may change. This massive kit will come bundled with three separable Saturn V rocket stages, a lunar orbiter, lunar module, crew of three astronauts, and an American flag for the minifigs to secure on the moon. There's exactly 1,969-pieces, and that number pays tribute to the year 1969, when Neil Armstrong coined the famous "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," phrase on the lunar surface. Continue reading for a video of the actual Apollo V rocket launch and more pictures of this set.

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LEGO X-Wing

The LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter 75149 consists of 740-pieces, and it's being offered for just $51.99 shipped, today only, originally $56.72. This detailed X-Wing Fighter features opening wings and cockpit, 4 spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable engine and a detachable BB-8. The set also comes with a building section with a container, toppling tower and fire elements to attach to the building and Flametrooper's weapon to create a make-believe blaze. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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LEGO Macintosh

Raspberry Pi isn't just for building mini computers and portable game consoles, but tiny Macintosh computers as well. Berlin-based programmer Jannis Hermanns decided to use the bricks to create a functional vintage Apple Macintosh. It's basically a 2.7" E-paper display linked to a Raspberry Pi Zero board, complete with a WiFi USB dongle. Now if Hermanns were to connect this to a standard display, it could possibly run many other programs, such as arcade emulators, but for now it appears to just run the classic Mac OS. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO bricks can be found in all shapes and sizes, but rarely do you find use for them outside of display purposes. However, these creative geeks aim to change that with these custom creations, like this key / cable / accessory holder. Simply put, all you need is to secure a small base plate onto a table or other flat surface, attach a few minifigs and / or bricks onto a keyring, and you're set to organize. Continue reading for more geeky ways to use LEGO bricks. Click here for a few bonus images.

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LEGO Instant Camera

Fujifilm's Instax may be more convenient than building your own instant camera, but a photographer from Hong Kong decided to do just that, and with LEGO bricks. Simply put, a Yashica 80mm F3.5 camera, Fuji Instax, and LEGO pieces were combined to create a unique device that prints photos instantly. It comes equipped with a preview screen up top that enables users to compose the photo, while a shutter button in front snaps the picture. The eject button is hidden behind a secret LEGO door on the side, and a simple push lets the instant film pop out from the top. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber

The LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber not only includes a Boba Fett mini figure, but Han Solo and Ugnaught as well, all for $14, today only, originally $24.99. Features a control center, freeze bed with freeze function, staircase and an elevator. Lift Boba Fett into position with the elevator so he can keep guard, and recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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LEGO Tape

LEGO fans rejoice! Nimuno Loops is basically flexible, LEGO-compatible adhesive tape that can be cut into any size and stuck onto any flat surface. That's right, it transforms surfaces, like walls, refrigerators, even your shoes, into brick-building plates. Right now, you can pre-order two rolls of tape 6.5 feet in length for $11, while xix rolls (two red, blue, and green) sets you back $34. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the Indiegogo page.

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