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LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack

The LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack 75138 set just might hold you over until the Rogue One release next month, as it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $24.99. Features a foldout Echo Base with a rotating tower with opening hatch and flick missile, trench, Imperial Probe Droid and an Imperial stud shooter. Weapons include a blaster rifle, blaster and a blaster pistol. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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LEGO Lamborghini

Italian photographer Domenico Franco has captured larger than life LEGO vehicles parked around the streets of Ancient Rome for his latest series, titled "LEGO outside LEGOLAND". Whether it be a LEGO Lamborghini, or just simple helicopters, tractor trailers, or camper vans, they've been seamlessly integrated into famous landmarks of the capital. Continue reading to see more.

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LEGO AT-ST Walker

The LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker 75153 not only has dual spring-loaded shooters, but also an opening cockpit, and it's being offered for just $32.82, today only, originally $39.99. Join the hunt for rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front. Includes 3 minifigures. Product page. Continue reading for speed build and review videos.

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LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler

LEGO's Star Wars 75059 Sandcrawler is 3,296-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for only $262.98 shipped, today only, originally $299.99 (even more if you check other online auction sites). Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sand crawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there's R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4, a Treadwell Droid, Gunk Droid and even C-3PO. Prodcut page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO Shopping Bag

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LEGO fans rejoice! Students from New York's School of Visual Arts created a LEGO shopping bag that turns you into a minifig character, sort of. Basically, the handles come with two extra pieces of material that look like the hands found on a LEGO minifig. Simply grab the handles, and you're ready to play the part. If you decide to dress up as a LEGO character for Halloween, this would be the perfect accessory. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Kengoro, a robot that actually sweats.

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LEGO Keyholder

LEGO sets are nothing new, but sometimes, you're left with a bunch of a extra pieces. Before throwing them out, or selling the lot, consider turning at least a few of the pieces into functional key holders. All you'll need is: a base plate, selection of bricks / plates, adhesive putty or pads, a spirit level, and keys on a keyring or chain. Continue reading for more creative ways to use everyday things. Click here for a few bonus life hacks.

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LEGO Hair Helmet

LEGO sets exist for just about anything you can imagine, including a real-life figurine. Created by designers Simon Higby and Clara Prior, with the help of Danish design company MOEF, 3D scanning was used to replicate a hair style found on a real minifig, but in larger dimensions. "Every fifth hour a child sustains a serious head injury while riding a bike, and research revealed that 44% of children do not wear a helmet. the final product, painted in the same color as the original hair, creates a clearly recognizable wearable that children would voluntary use," said its creators. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the new Rogue One trailer with an appearance by none other than Darth Vader.

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LEGO United States Capitol

The LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building has 1,032-pieces of brick building fun, and it's being offered for just $74.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Features the Capitol's neoclassical facade, dome, colonnades, north and south wings, steps and lawns, remove the dome to access the rotunda, featuring columns, 8 statue elements and a tiled floor. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Exocet DIY Car

Grow out of building LEGO sets, and want something more thrilling? If so, then look no further than the Exocet. With kits starting at just $14,000, this exoskeleton sports car is fully-customizable based on your needs, starting with the engine, with options including: a GM LS3 6.2L V8 engine generating 525 hp, or just a simple turbocharged Mazda Miata motor. Everything - tires, wheels, springs, shocks, suspension arms, brakes, and drivetrain - are all bolted onto an old Miata. 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 a self-balancing stick that will boggle your mind.

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Brik LEGO Wall

Brik Tile sticks to just about any wall in seconds, and transforms them into functional LEGO plates, capable of being reused many times over for pixel art, brick shelves, etc. That's right, each piece measures 10" x 10" and can be used to organize random items you have laying around the house, such as photos, cards, and more. Continue reading for more pictures, information and the Kickstarter page.

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