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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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Steve Sammartino, a geek living in Melbourne, Australia asked investors to fork over $500-$1,000 dollars for a new startup last February. A grand total of forty people responded, and the very next thing he did was buy over half a million LEGO pieces and ship them to...his 20-year-old partner, Raul Oaida, in Romania. He transformed the pieces into four working Lego-constructed engines, containing a total of 256 Lego pistons, all of which run on compressed air as fuel. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Geeks and master LEGO artists Alice Finch and David Frank have partnered to recreate the Elven outpost in Middle-earth, Rivendell, using a mind-blowing 200,000 LEGO bricks, complete with all the gorgeous colors, detail in architecture and miniature scenes you'd expect in the film. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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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. Here are a few ads designed to toy with your imagination. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most epic wedding crashers ever, Iron Man included.

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Ever wonder what scenes from each of the 50 US states would look like in LEGO? Well, if so, wonder no more as geek and LEGO fanatic Jeff Friesen has done just that. Above, we have Hawaii, the one and only Aloha State, where every day is a sunny day perfect for surfing. Continue reading to see the other 49 LEGO states.

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LEGO's 21103 The Delorean Time Machine is currently being offered for only $29.97 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $34.99. Selected by LEGO CUUSOO members, this amazing model features lots of cool details, like opening gull-wing doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display and 2 license plates. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Features opening doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display, 2 license plates, Marty's skateboard as well as extra engine and wheels.

  • Customize the car to match the movie versions; step on the gas and prepare to travel Back to the Future.

  • Open the gull-wing doors, just like the real car; fold up the wheels and engage hover mode.

  • Jump on the skateboard and pull some tricks; build the model that LEGO CUUSOO members requested.

  • Includes building instructions and exclusive Back to the Future information booklet; car measures over 2" (6cm) high, 5" (15cm) long and 3" (8cm) wide.


[via Amazon]

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LEGO spans almost 100 years of the existence of a toy that grew from small wooden playthings in the early 20th century into the center of a vast market of plastic building bricks that dominated the world markets for decades. It is one of the oldest plastic toys in the world. Its manufacturing was started in Denmark, but was eventually replaced by factories throughout the world. Today it is one of the most successful toys and has remained an iconic brand with a loyal and continuing following. The traditional date for the first Lego blocks is 1947, and the toys have continued to be produced with little interruption since around that time. Continue reading for more fun and interesting facts.

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LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493 is currently being offered for just $38.79 shipped, today only, originally priced at $59.99. Featuring wings that fold into attack mode, proton torpedoes, retractable landing gear and opening cockpit, this most iconic vehicle of the Star Wars universe returns to turn the tide in the battle against the evil Empire. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, new Jek Porkins, R2-D2 and R5-D8.

  • Features X-wing starfighter, 1 weapon, and 1 lightsaber, extra wing markings also included.

  • X-wing starfighter features retractable landing gear, 2 proton torpedoes, opening cockpit and wings that fold into attack mode.

  • Set the wings to attack mode and battle the 9492 Tie Fighter.

  • X-wing starfighter measures over 12" (33cm) long.


[via Amazon]

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What do you get when you combine Star Wars, LEGO and a professional photographer? The awesome LEGO Star Wars photography series from Avanaut. Vesa Lehtimaki has basically recreated some famous scenes from the films (along with a few custom creations) using LEGO figures. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life LEGO figurine.

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LEGO is something many geeks grew up with, and still are enjoying. Unlike the standard sets, this 13-foot-long (4 meters), 3.2-foot-tall (1 meter) model of an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter definitely won't fit in your bedroom. It was built by Ryan McNaught and consists of 100,000 pieces. Continue reading for more.

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