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LEGO Halo Ship

LEGO and Halo fans rejoice! LEGO master Lee Jones has recreated the "UNSC Pillar of Autumn" from Halo with nothing but bricks. Unfortunately, it's not for sale as it took him approximately 3.5-years to complete at the cost of $7,000. Plus, it weighs a massive 220-pounds and measures 7-feet in length. In the games, it's a Halcyon-class light cruiser in the UNSC Navy. Prior to the Fall of Reach, the Pillar of Autumn was selected to support Operation: RED FLAG, a SPARTAN-II mission to capture Covenant leaders. Captain Jacob Keyes was placed in command. The operation was forestalled by the Covenant assault on Reach; the cruiser carried some of the few UNSC survivors and fled the system having lost most of its intended SPARTAN-II passenger. Continue reading for more pictures.

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LEGO Shield Helicarrier

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LEGO has just unveiled an epic 2,996-piece Avengers SHIELD Helicarrier, and it measures 31 inches in length. It comes complete with 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runaways, 4 road blocks, and 12 hero minifigs - including Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents. Expect to shell out $349 when it hits stores in March. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts

Alice Finch from Seattle is a Harry Potter fanatic, as she's painstakingly recreated Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with 400,000 LEGO pieces. What you see above took an entire year to build, and features architecturally accurate recreations of the Great Hall, the Quidditch Courtyard, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, the bridge over the Clock Tower and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Fixes

LEGO can be used to fix many things, such as Blade the tortoise, random walls around the city, conference tables, and even Christina Stephens' leg. Yes, after Christina had her leg amputated below the knee following an accident, she decided to put her LEGO-building skills to work by making a prosthetic leg out of the colorful bricks we grew up with, and become an internet sensation in the process. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Tortoise LEGO

Iris Peste noticed that her tortoise was having mobility problems, so a trip to veterinarian Dr. Carsten Plischke's office aimed to find out just what was wrong. Plischke discovere worms and a growth disorder that caused Blade's limbs to become so weak that he could no longer walk on his own. So, the vet used some of his own son's LEGO bricks to create a makeshift wheelchair of sorts, fitted to the tortoise's underside. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Apartment

At 258-squar-feet and located in the Born district of Barcelona, Spain, this tiny apartment - designed by Barbara Appolloni - is more than meets the eye. Its owner touts it as "LEGO-style" due to the ability for the furniture pieces to transform into the living space into multiple rooms. Don't let the tiny space fool you, there's still a shower, toilet, kitchen, balcony, and even a washer / dryer outside. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of hypnotic battery-packing robots in-action.

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LEGO Life Hack

Need to organize and declutter your life? These creative life hacks will help you do just that, or so we hope. Starting off, organizing your keys is as simple as placing a LEGO block on your keychain and attaching a plastic plate to your wall or desk. You can get even more creative by attaching minifigs to the plates and use their hands to securing cables, etc. Continue reading for more.

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LEGO Car

Most people use LEGO bricks to either build a set model, or just smaller things that don't take up too much time, but 20-year-old Raul Oaida, a self-taught brick master, has built the world's first functional life-sized LEGO car. He used approximately 500,000 pieces and has "four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons." Despite its top speed being 20-30 km, it'll still get you from point A to B, albeit a very slowly. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real homemade backpack flamethrower.

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LEGO Star Wars France

Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.

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Akihiro Mizuuchi, an illustrator and designer from Japan, invented a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. In other words, melted chocolate is first poured into specially designed molds that enable the bricks to be popped out in one piece, once cooled. As you can see, these can be used to create just about anything your imagination can conjure up. Continue reading for more pictures.

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