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LEGO Battle of Helm's Deep

Here's another look at the epic Lord of the Rings Battle of Helm's Deep recreated with LEGO by brick masters Rich-K and Big J. While the official LEGO version features 1,368 pieces, this custom creation took 150,000 LEGO parts to recreate the classic scene from J.R.R. Tolkien's record smashing film. Besides the staggering number of bricks, there are also 1,700 minifigs, which took countless hours to setup in perfect formation. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Photo credit: Titans Creations

Titans Creations, a Singapore-based team of six, spent two months building a Millennium Falcon with 10,000 LEGO pieces just in time for LEGOLAND Malaysia's event on May 4. It measures 144cm by 144cm, and is approximately 40% larger than Lego's very own Star Wars "Ultimate Collector's Edition" Millennium Falcon, which is 84cm by 56cm, according to the Brickpedia, a database of LEGO products. The minifigs fit the ship's dimensions perfectly, and Titans Creations took things to the next level by adding 24 LEDs to light the corridors, hyperdrive, rear thrusters and cockpit. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Death Star

Photo credit: Laughing Squid

LEGOLAND California has embraced the dark side with a gigantic 1,900-pound (862-kilogram) Death Star model made from over 500,000 bricks. Measuring 13-feet (3.9-meters) high and 8-feet (2.4-meters) wide, it's currently the largest model in the themed Miniland exhibit. A forklift and a crew of helmeted workers were required to get Darth Vader's home, based on the one seen in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope", in space into position. Continue reading for three videos, a picture of the trench run scene and more information.

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LEGO Millennium Falcon World's Largest

For Star Wars Day on May 4, Australia-based brick fanatics and brothers Dan and Chris Steininger used 250,000 bricks to create the world's largest LEGO model of Han Solo's iconic spacecraft over the span of 2-days. It measures in at 5-meters (16-feet) wide making it the largest to date, while two additional TIE fighters were also constructed alongside the spacecraft with 80,000 bricks, each standing 2-meters (6.6-feet) tall. You can view it live until May 10 at the Westfield Southland shopping center in Cheltenham. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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LEGO Batman 76023 Tumbler

The LEGO Batman 76023 Tumbler has 1,869-pieces and features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior as well as huge rubber-tread racing tires. In addition to the special Christian Bale-style Batman and Heath Ledger Joker minifigs, this model includes new LEGO front wheels, along with a fact sheet about the Tumbler vehicle used in The Dark Knight Trilogy movies. Product page. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 8-week-old puppy named Buck who just doesn't understand what hiccups are.

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LEGO Car

Here's another look at the incredible life-sized LEGO car that's powered by compressed air. Built by Melbourne-based entrepreneur named Steve Sammartino and a 20-year-old Romanian-based technology genius named Raul Oaida, the entire engine is made from LEGO pieces and runs on compressed air. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

The LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader isn't just some sit you leave on a shelf, it's a fully-functional vehicle, once assembled of course. The company partnered with Volvo Construction Equipment in order to make this vehicle into a Technic model, and worked closely with engineers as well as designers at Volvo to ensure you're getting the real deal. This model measures over 22-inches in height, and features a the largest single piece ever created for LEGO Technic...a massive scooper that reaches 14-inches in the air. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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LEGO Safe

Household Hacker's Dylan Hart shows how to build a functional safe using only LEGO bricks. Hart says: "We will be creating a hidden drawer inside a lego block that will not draw suspicion. By attaching some magnets to our final project we can create a safe only accessible if you know where the internal magnet is." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone dancing to the beat of a real car alarm.

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Brik Case

Think of The Brik Case as LEGO meets laptop case. This accessory basically covers the top of your MacBook with a studded surface suitable for sticking all sorts of plastic building bricks. You could put flat pieces to re-create the iconic Apple logo or just a simple business card holder. Currently, the covers will fit either MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models (2013 or later), and can be picked up for around $35 - includes a bag of 100 1 x 1 bricks. Make sure you visit the Kickstarter page if you're interested in helping. Click here to view the first image this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a new Disney movie starring The Rock.

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LEGO Computer Brick

Photo credit: Total Geekdom

From afar, this just looks like a giant LEGO brick, but step closer, and you'll see that it's actually a fully-functional computer. Made by Mike Schroop, it features an Intel Core i7 processor, multiple SSD drives, 8GB of RAM (upgradeable), Intel HD4600 graphics, two front USB 3.0 ports, and wireless connectivity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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