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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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LEGO House Experience Center

LEGO fans rejoice! The world's first and only LEGO House Experience Center is finally set to open on September 28, 2017 in Demark. It was designed by Bjarke Ingels group, and is comprised of 21 oversized white bricks stacked on top of each other, topped with a 2x4 LEGO block named the "Keystone." "The building itself reflects what LEGO play and the LEGO values are all about. The LEGO brick has been incorporated into the architecture in a simple, but ingenious way, and visualizes the systematic creativity that lies at the very core of all LEGO play," said Jesper Vilstrup, general manager of the LEGO House. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of popular movies in LEGO.

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Paper Airplane LEGO Robot

It's no drone, but this custom LEGO robot is designed for something much cooler...folding and launching paper airplanes automatically. Arthur Sacek, a LEGO enthusiast and designer, used the colorful bricks to create a machine that could not only fold the planes, but launch them automatically as well. That's right, once folded, the machine shoots it down a 'runway' directly into flight. LEGO Mindstorms computers were used to precisely calculate the folds and just how quickly the airplane is folded. Continue reading for another behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus custom LEGO creations.

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LEGO Ideas Caterham

The LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R is modeled after its real-life counterpart, and it can be picked up for just $55.01 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Features a removable nose cone, engine and engine cover, and an opening boot containing four axle stands. Place the car on the axle stands to remove the wheels like a mechanic. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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BMW LEGO Hover Bike

The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure kit is a must-have for motorcycle fans, but what if BMW created a futuristic version of the bike? Well, BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic teamed up to do just that, and this design is what they came up with. What's even cooler is that they re-purposed the 603 pieces included in the kit specifically for this machine, while the front-wheel rim was modified to form a propeller. For those who happen to be in Denmark, you'll be able to see it live in person starting today at LEGO World Copenhagen, that is until it gets sent off to BMW's Munich headquarters. 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 life hacks for drawing circles.

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