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LEGO Instant Camera

Fujifilm's Instax may be more convenient than building your own instant camera, but a photographer from Hong Kong decided to do just that, and with LEGO bricks. Simply put, a Yashica 80mm F3.5 camera, Fuji Instax, and LEGO pieces were combined to create a unique device that prints photos instantly. It comes equipped with a preview screen up top that enables users to compose the photo, while a shutter button in front snaps the picture. The eject button is hidden behind a secret LEGO door on the side, and a simple push lets the instant film pop out from the top. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber

The LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber not only includes a Boba Fett mini figure, but Han Solo and Ugnaught as well, all for $14, today only, originally $24.99. Features a control center, freeze bed with freeze function, staircase and an elevator. Lift Boba Fett into position with the elevator so he can keep guard, and recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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LEGO Tape

LEGO fans rejoice! Nimuno Loops is basically flexible, LEGO-compatible adhesive tape that can be cut into any size and stuck onto any flat surface. That's right, it transforms surfaces, like walls, refrigerators, even your shoes, into brick-building plates. Right now, you can pre-order two rolls of tape 6.5 feet in length for $11, while xix rolls (two red, blue, and green) sets you back $34. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the Indiegogo page.

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LEGO House Experience Center

LEGO fans rejoice! The world's first and only LEGO House Experience Center is finally set to open on September 28, 2017 in Demark. It was designed by Bjarke Ingels group, and is comprised of 21 oversized white bricks stacked on top of each other, topped with a 2x4 LEGO block named the "Keystone." "The building itself reflects what LEGO play and the LEGO values are all about. The LEGO brick has been incorporated into the architecture in a simple, but ingenious way, and visualizes the systematic creativity that lies at the very core of all LEGO play," said Jesper Vilstrup, general manager of the LEGO House. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of popular movies in LEGO.

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Paper Airplane LEGO Robot

It's no drone, but this custom LEGO robot is designed for something much cooler...folding and launching paper airplanes automatically. Arthur Sacek, a LEGO enthusiast and designer, used the colorful bricks to create a machine that could not only fold the planes, but launch them automatically as well. That's right, once folded, the machine shoots it down a 'runway' directly into flight. LEGO Mindstorms computers were used to precisely calculate the folds and just how quickly the airplane is folded. Continue reading for another behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus custom LEGO creations.

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LEGO Ideas Caterham

The LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R is modeled after its real-life counterpart, and it can be picked up for just $55.01 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Features a removable nose cone, engine and engine cover, and an opening boot containing four axle stands. Place the car on the axle stands to remove the wheels like a mechanic. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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BMW LEGO Hover Bike

The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure kit is a must-have for motorcycle fans, but what if BMW created a futuristic version of the bike? Well, BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic teamed up to do just that, and this design is what they came up with. What's even cooler is that they re-purposed the 603 pieces included in the kit specifically for this machine, while the front-wheel rim was modified to form a propeller. For those who happen to be in Denmark, you'll be able to see it live in person starting today at LEGO World Copenhagen, that is until it gets sent off to BMW's Munich headquarters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of life hacks for drawing circles.

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LEGO Drone

The DJI Mavic Pro is great for hobbyists and professionals alike, but for those looking to just get started with drones, Kitables has the LEGO kit that can easily be pieced together at home. "Many of you probably want to be a person who builds 'things' but don't know where to begin. Our kits offer an all-around better building experience that challenges both novice and experienced users," said the company. You can pre-order one now for just $50 on their Kickstarter page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LEGO Batmobile

Revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, this life-sized Batmobile, from "The Lego Batman Movie" measures 17 feet long, sits over 9 feet wide and stands nearly 7 feet tall. It's made from 344,187 bricks in 17 different colors to be exact, built around a frame composed of 86-feet of aluminum tubing, which means the vehicle tops the scales at 1,695.5-pounds. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack

The LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack 75138 set just might hold you over until the Rogue One release next month, as it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $24.99. Features a foldout Echo Base with a rotating tower with opening hatch and flick missile, trench, Imperial Probe Droid and an Imperial stud shooter. Weapons include a blaster rifle, blaster and a blaster pistol. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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