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LEGO Mario is coming in a few weeks, but the company may have something else up their sleeve, or so we think after seeing these leaked images from VJ Gamer. Apparently, they’ll also be releasing a Nintendo Entertainment System console set on that same day, complete with a vintage television that plays the original Super Mario Bros. game. Read more for a video of a fan-made version from last year, additional pictures and information.
LEGO Technic sets are designed to push the limits of what the colorful bricks can do, but the Brick Experiment Channel on YouTube had to take things to the next level for his latest project. To create a functional LEGO submarine, it all started with an airtight glass food storage container. Magnetic couplings were then added to transmit power from the electric motors to the thrust propellers on the exterior of the vessel. Read more for a video and additional information.
The LEGO Group launched four new Art mosaics sets that give creative fans a different way to transform their passion into art. Whether it be Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles or iconic characters from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars galaxy, these mosaics are perfect for your home. Each one of these sets can be reimagined in a number of different ways and they all come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art as well as a hanging element. The Sith (above) is a 3-in-1 portrait set that lets you build portraits of Darth Vader, Darth Maul or Kylo Ren. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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LEGO Technic sets are great for creating interactive sets, but there isn’t one yet that lets you build a life-sized go-kart. So, Matt Denton decided to take things into his own hands. With the help of 3D-printers, he managed to piece together an XXL LEGO go-kart with pieces that are scaled up 8.43 times the size of their real-life counterparts. Read more for a test drive video and additional information.
Just days after the launch of LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R set, LEGO Italia teamed up with Ducati to create a life-sized 1:1 scale replica using Technic elements. After 400-hours of work and 15,000 parts, brick artist Riccardo Zangelmi completed the superbike and it can be currently viewed in person at the Modena circuit. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Super Mario experience is getting a new range of expansion sets, collectible Nintendo character packs and power-up packs. First unveiled back in April, the Adventures with Mario Starter Course is key to unlocking the entire play, since it includes the interactive Mario figureine that can be used to collect coins in-game levels. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Group has announced the first new MINDSTORMS set in years, and it’s the Robot Inventor 5-in-1 kit. Combining the LEGO building system with robotic and coding elements, you’ll be able to create anything imaginable, while developing the STEM skills that are essential to a child’s success. It lets you build five unique robots that can be programmed to walk, talk, think and do more than ever before. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Group partnered with Automobili Lamborghini to create the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. This 1:8 scale replica has 3,696-pieces in a vivid lime-green color, complete with golden rims. It measures over 5” high, 23” long and 9” wide, making it the perfect addition to any LEGO collection. Features include a mini V12 engine, pop-up rear spoiler, front / rear suspension, and steering powered by a wheel adorned with the iconic Lamborghini emblem. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Ruari O Leocháin, a school teacher from the town of Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, decided to make lockdown a bit more productive by combining two of his passions, LEGO and bees. This project was already on the back of his mind for quite some time, but acquiring a massive amount of LEGO bricks kept him away from starting it, that is until…everything shut down. Read more for a video and additional information.
The LEGO Group and Nintendo today introduced four new Power-Up Packs that lets fans customize their levels in new ways. To be more specific, his wardrobe has been expanded to feature the Fire Mario, Propeller Mario, Cat Mario, and Builder Mario suits. With Fire Mario, the famous plumber gains the Fire Attack power, making it easier to attack enemies and collect extra coins. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.