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Functional LEGO Guitar

Nicola Pavan, a stringed-instrument maker from Italy, has unveiled his latest creation: a LEGO guitar. Besides the neck, electronics and hardware, it's made entirely from LEGO parts, with only their own interlocking mechanisms to hold them together. "You might be thinking that under that layer of Lego there is some type of wood that forms the support, but you are wrong. The body is made entirely of Lego and without any kind of glue between the various blocks. Before arriving at the final model it was built a first prototype that allowed us to test the stability of Lego," said Pavan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Wars First Order Transporter

The LEGO Star Wars First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 mini-figures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool 'hover' look. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, time-lapse build and more pictures.

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Infento Constructible Rides

Tired of LEGO sets and want something more challenging? Infento Constructible Rides should do the trick. These kits allow you to build real vehicles, complete with multi-functional and adjustable parts, making it easy for you or your kids to upgrade their ride as time goes on. You can choose from 3 kits and 2 add-ons that let you build up to 18 different rides in all, using nothing more than a hex key - a perfect gift for aspiring engineers. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LEGO Poe's X-Wing Fighter

The LEGO Star Wars Poe's X-Wing Fighter comes with 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. It measures over 4" high, 14" long and 12" wide with wings open and over 3" high with wings closed. Get it here now. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens Millennium Falcon

The LEGO Star Wars: Force Awakens Millennium Falcon has just been unveiled, and it features an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Hyrule Castle LEGO

Photo credit: Joseph Zawarda

Joseph Zawada knew it was dangerous to go alone, so he brought thousands of LEGO bricks along for his latest project. This amazing Hyrule Castle recreation was unveiled at the Brickfair conference in Virginia earlier this month, and it took him approximately 2.5-years to build. The diorama is so large that it required separating the castle into 40 sections for transportation in 2 cars. Continue reading for detailed pictures of the interior and towers.

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Gates of Erebor The Hobbit LEGO

Another day, another insane LEGO creation, and this time, it's from brick master Michal Kazmierczak's. He spent countless hours recreating the Gates of Erebor from The Hobbit, complete with a grand interior, using 120,000 pieces. Let's just say that images don't do it justice, but some of these shots are beautiful to say the least. For those who don't follow the series, the Gate of Erebor is basically the wide arched main entrance of the Dwarf-realm of Erebor. The entrance was at the head of the valley formed by the two southern ridges of rock thrust out from the southern slopes of Erebor. Continue reading for more.

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EverBlock LEGO Bricks

Forget building miniature toy sets, the EverBlock system lets you use life-sized LEGO bricks to build real desks, tables and more. With four different stackable pieces - a full-sized 12" brick, a half-sized 6" brick, a one-quarter-sized 3" block, and a 12" finishing cap, you can create build practical objects that not only look cool, but are structurally sound, without the use of any tools. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Largest LEGO Warship

Fisherman Jim McDonough spent 3-years building a 24-foot scale model of the 890-foot USS Missouri using thousands of LEGO bricks at his home in Redford, near Arbroath. When he started the project in his garage, his research told him it was going to be the biggest LEGO ship in the world, but his effort was in vain after Minneapolis-based enthusiast Dan Siskind created a 25.5-foot long version of the USS Missouri. Continue reading for a video of Siskind's model and more information.

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LEGO Sniper Rifle

Imgur user "RedTec" spent approximately 3.5-years building a fully-functional, bolt-action sniper rifle entirely from LEGO, and it even has a removable 9-round magazine. "Internal mech, note the bolt locked behind that light grey piece. I've developed the mech to the point where you can charge the gun with one finger, it's ridiculously smooth (not to mention sounds clean as hell). In the beginning it was terrible and took like 5 minutes to cock, it has come a long way," said RedTec. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.

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