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Have a host of LEGO pieces just laying around and want to build something with them? Simply download the new Brickit app, which uses AI-powered machine learning algorithms to scan the pieces and then suggest what to build. The cool factor does not stop there, as the app even goes as far as telling you how to assemble the new creation step by step. Just choose the desired idea that catches your fancy and build away. Read more for a video and additional information.
The world’s first prototype LEGO®brick made entirely from recycled plastic from discarded bottles has been revealed, and it wasn’t easy. Materials scientists and engineers spent the past 3-years testing over 250 variations of PET materials and hundreds of other plastic formulations to develop a prototype that meets all of their quality, safety and play requirements, such as clutch power. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans may already know that the Party Wagon originally belonged to Kirby O’Neil during his days as a hippie until it was gifted to Master Splinter’s students who used it as their second main vehicle after the Shell Raiser was destroyed, but you’ve never seen a version quite like this one. Simply put, gamer Ryan Fitzpatrick managed to transform one of these toys into a functional NES console. Read more for a short video, additional pictures and information.
LEGO fan Steve Guinness from Chester, UK designed the new LEGO Ideas (21327) Typewriter set, and it’s based on a contemporary typewriter model used by the LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. Not only does this 2,079-piece set replicate the function and tactility of a classic typewriter, but it boasts a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to the carriage which moves across as you type, as well as a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Brick artists at the LEGO Group managed to build a life-sized replica of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 using over 400,000 LEGO Technic pieces. To be more specific, more than 154 different types of LEGO elements were used to ensure the model accurately resembles its real-life counterpart, right down to the most minute details, including the interior. Starting with the exterior, its 1:1 scale frame is covered with a detailed fabric of bespoke hexagonal LEGO Technic elements that interconnect to form an energy-charged shell. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This isn’t the $400 model you saw last year, but rather an all-new Hot Wheels 1:10 R/C Cybertruck that now includes a free-rolling Cyberquad that can be added or removed from the open truck bed. Featuring fully-functional headlights and taillights for night driving as well as speeds of up to 12 mph, complete with a matching controller that looks similar to the new steering wheels found in the refreshed Tesla Model S / X. Read more for two hands-on videos, additional pictures and information.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, the LEGO Group today unveiled a new R2-D2 construction set that consists of 2,314-pieces. Not just any set, this one includes the droid’s unique retractable mid-leg, rotating head, periscope and several hidden tools including a lightsaber hilt concealed within a secret compartment in its head. When fully built, it’s perfect when displayed with right next to the set’s exclusive minifigure version of the iconic droid as well as a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
The LEGO Super Mario Adventures world continues to expand with an all-new Luigi Starter Course (71387) that’s set to be released this summer. This 280-piece set adds several new characters including a pink Yoshi, Bone Goomba and Boss Boom Boom. Similar to the Mario set, Luigi has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color as well as action bricks. As an added bonus, a speaker plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Architecture London Skyline Collection consists of five iconic landmarks comprised of 468-pieces, and you can get a set for $31.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $99. It features the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge, complete with a collectible booklet containing information about the design, architecture as well as history of the famous landmarks. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a review, and additional information.
The LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk Building Kit recreates the famous cafe, complete with authentic details that will bring back memories for fans of the TV show, and you can get it for $47.99 shipped after clipping the on-page $6 off coupon, today only, originally $59.99. The famous seating area is removable for easy play and there’s also a stage for musical performances as well as a service counter to order food. – be sure to clip the on-page $6 off coupon for the additional discount. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.