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Inventor Simone Giertz is known for her wacky robotic creations, and her latest project is no exception. This selfie booth for dogs was made using a LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Building Kit and several other parts. When a dog presses a pedal, a GoPro camera is triggered to take the selfie. Afterwards a treat is dispensed to ensure the perfect shot. This was accomplished by linking several different linked modules and works like a charm as you’re about to see. Read more for a video demonstration.
The Mandalorian fans rejoice! The new LEGO Star Wars: The Child stands 7.8-inches tall when complete and consists of 1,073-pieces. Featuring a posable head, movable ears and an adjustable mouth that lets fans select from a range of the Child’s famous expressions when putting their finished model on display. It also comes with an information plaque, which includes the Child’s height and age, and a companion LEGO Star Wars Minifigure. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
This isn’t your normal LEGO set, but rather sneakers that you can actually wear. Adidas Originals partnered with the LEGO Group for a playful take on the ZX8000 silhouette that lets you actually build on the shoe itself. Featuring a multicolor mesh and synthetic suede upper with a rubber outsole, complete with LEGO studs on the heels as well as the tongue tabs for easy building. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
LEGO teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC to bring you the 1989 Batwing and in 2,363 piece fashion. Not just a small static model, this one has craft has a full interior, removable canopy, posable aerodynamic flaps and several Easter eggs, including a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine that will transport fans back to 1989. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Super Mario Bros. Starter Course is interactive itself, but what happens when a programmer decides to hack the figure and turn it into a game controller? Well, you would hold Mario to jump, move and smash coin blocks. That’s right, a programmer who goes by “r1ckp” on Twitter did just that and what you’re about to see is the game running on an emulator in a Linux virtual machine on a MacBook Pro. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty Building Kit faithfully recreates the monument’s stunning blend of sculpture and architecture with its intricately detailed shield-lined pedestal, brick detailing as well as columned balconies, and you can get one for $97.48 shipped, this weekend only, originally $119.99. This beautiful Lady Liberty statue boasts a flowing robe, broken shackles, 7-ray crown, her iconic tablet and an upraised arm holding a golden torch. It’s finished with an authentic sand-green and beige color scheme, complete with a decorative nameplate. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
For those who don’t know, several sets submitted to the annual LEGO Ideas contest will eventually become a reality, and this year, they received a record 35 submissions. One of them that easily achieved 10,000 supporters is this Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night set. It re-imagines the original painting in a 3D scene and places strong emphasis on the artist’s iconic brush strokes as well as color choices. Clips and brackets are used to recreate the swirling clouds, while plates stack to form the hillsides and bushes. Read more for additional pictures and information.
It was only a matter of time before IKEA and the LEGO Group collaborated for a project. Introducing BYGGLEK, a collection featuring a series of storage boxes with LEGO studs and a special brick set. You’ll be able to create whimsical one-of-a-kind storage solutions around the home, limited by only your imagination. Available in existing IKEA retail stores throughout Europe and North America starting from October 1, while the global roll-out is set for later in 2020. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Super Mario (71360) Starter Course hits stores tomorrow, and it’s essentially a real world Super Mario Maker. Simply put, this set comes with an interactive Mario figure that can collect coins in game levels built with LEGO bricks. The figure itself comes equipped with LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Plus, a speaker is included that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
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At 2,646-pieces, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) will take most fans several days, if not weeks, to build, but the first review has already rolled in. Just to recap, the CRT television has a handle-operated scrolling screen and if the action brick is scanned by placing LEGO Mario up top, the famous plumber will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups. This set comes complete with a controller and an opening slot for the cartridge. Read more for the review, a speed build, additional pictures and information.