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LEGO began manufacturing interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then a global LEGO subculture has developed, supporting movies, games, competitions, and six themed amusement parks. As of 2013, around 560 billion LEGO parts had been produced. Did you know that LEGO produces 318-million tires for its models each year, making it the world's largest tire manufacturer? Or, that LEGO Memory Lane is a secret underground vault in Denmark that contains every set, piece, model ever made? Continue reading for more.

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The successor to the LEGO 450429 Star Wars Sandcrawler, this updated set boasts a whopping 3296-pieces and features 8 tracks with steering function, lowering front ramp, opening side flaps, removable top, working cranes, speeder bike, opening hatch for easy access to the boxes, attachable handles for lifting boxes, and a detailed interior including engine bay, storage bay and cockpit. It's set to hit stores in May, priced at $299.99. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Geeky LEGO brick master Jason Allemann started this project with an old keyboard and as some you can tell, all of the keys are held together with Technic axles. The completed and functional QWERTY layout laid atop the keyboard's sensor pad and circuit board. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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LEGO is most commonly thought of just as toys, but there are plenty of other fun and creative uses for these colorful bricks. Starting off, we have a geeky couple who decided to create a LEGO wedding ring. The LEGO Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (born 7 April 1891), a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called "Lego", from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well". It expanded to producing plastic toys in 1947. Continue reading for more.

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Andrew Whyte, a photographer from The UK, has found a new way showcase LEGO minifigs in his 365-day series, titled "The Legographer." Featuring the miniature figures placed into all kinds of fun, unusual, and unexpected places around town. He shot the entire series with his iPhone and found that it enabled him to be spontaneous with his creativity. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone achieving the lowest score possible in Super Mario Bros.

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LEGO fans that can't get enough of Marvel's X-Men rejoice! Cuusoo has just unveiled a brand new X-Mansion set that comes complete with an underground Danger Room and mutant minifigs. According to LEGO artists Glen Bricker and DarthKy, "the intent of this project is to campaign Lego and Marvel to produce a Lego set worthy of representing one of the most famous institutions in the history of Comic Books, the X-Mansion." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Charlotte, may only be 7-years-old, but when there's something that angers her, she always expresses how she feels, and this letter to LEGO voices her most recent concern. Let's just say that she wants more gender-balanced Minifigs thrown into the mix. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing mid-air skydiving rescue.

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We've covered this vehicle before, but now here are 10 more pictures of this incredible LEGO creation. Just to recap, it was was made in Romania by Raul Oaida and Steve Sammartino and consists of 500,000 individual LEGO bricks. It's powered by 4-engines, complete with a total of 256 pistons that work together, thanks to a series of high-pressure air tanks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one of the greatest instances of karma caught on tape.

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It's official, The Simpsons House is scheduled to launch February 1st in LEGO stores and via the LEGO Shop at Home catalog and website for $199.99. Best of all, this set consists of the entire family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie along with neighbor Ned Flanders. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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If you've ever wondered what a retired LEGO mold looks like after producing 120,000,000 bricks, look no further than the top image. This mold was used to produce red 2 x 3 plates in the last cycle of its life, and was at work for around 7 years nonstop, minus maintenance and color changes. Continue reading for more.

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