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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

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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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LEGO Record Player

Most record players aren't the most exciting of musical devices, but "The Planet" just might be the exception. Hand-built by Korean brick master Hayarobi, this complete LEGO-based turntable consists 2,405 pieces, and is powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box, along with a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and additional information.

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LEGO Kwik-E-Mart

LEGO fans rejoice!. Available May 15 and priced at $200, the LEGO Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart includes six minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum. and Snake (a.k.a. 'Jailbird'). That's not all, there will be another set of Simpsons minifigures is on the way, bringing 16 new characters from the show to the LEGO universe for $3.99 each. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO TIE Fighter

This isn't the first LEGO TIE Fighter, but it's certainly the coolest, with 1,685-pieces. This large-scale LEGO-brick rendition of the classic Imperial starfighter has intricate detailing, as well as an opening top hatch and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol. And when you want to keep it safe from Rebel attack, mount the model on the display stand and keep yourself updated with all the key facts and figures on the included fact plaque. Expect to shell out $199.99 for this set when it hits stores on May 4th. Continue reading for more pictures.

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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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