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LEGO bricks can be found in all shapes and sizes, but rarely do you find use for them outside of display purposes. However, these creative geeks aim to change that with these custom creations, like this key / cable / accessory holder. Simply put, all you need is to secure a small base plate onto a table or other flat surface, attach a few minifigs and / or bricks onto a keyring, and you're set to organize. Continue reading for more geeky ways to use LEGO bricks. Click here for a few bonus images.

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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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Sphero BB-8 Force Band

Sphero's BB-8 Robot with Force Band doesn't require The Force, and it's being offered for just $144.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. Like a Jedi Knight, you can control your BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with just a wave of your hand. Learn to control your Droid by mastering moves like Force push and pull within a 100 ft range. Product page. Continue reading for another 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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Nerf Mastodon

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon looks like something straight from Gears of War, and it's being offered for just $60 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. It launches into action with a 24-dart rotating drum. Load all 2 dozen Mega Whister darts into the drum, hold down the acceleration button to power up the motor, and pull the trigger to start blasting a deluge of darts up to 100 feet. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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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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Superhero Action Figures Funny

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LEGO Batman may give us a sneak peak at what Bruce Wayne does when he's not fighting crime, but what about the other superheroes, such as Batman, The Avengers and Superman? Well, Japan-based photographer who goes by "Hot.Kenobi" shows us in his ongoing photo series. Simply put, he takes action figures and sets them in real-life locations, in which some may fool the untrained eye at first. Continue reading for another stop-motion video and more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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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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Nerf Doomlands Judge

NERF fans rejoice! Set for release later this year, priced at $60, "The Judge" comes equipped with a large rotating cylinder that holds ten sets of three-darts each. When used to capacity, you'll be able to fire 30 darts in mere seconds. It sports a single tactical rail above its turret and two strap points: one on the back of the blaster and one built into its handle. Available this fall in stores and online. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about a man who chooses to live his life as a real-life Batman.

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