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LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

What you see here is the LEGO Boost 17101 Robotics System, a newly introduced learning toy set from the Danish toy maker that sits between the simplicity of regular LEGO and LEGO Technics sets, and the complexity offered by LEGO Mindstorm kits. Targeted at pre-teens, LEGO Boost lets kids put together a range of interactive toys, such a robot you see pictured above, using a mix of 3 sensing bricks called Boost bricks and aplenty of other LEGO elements (843 pieces, to be exact). Like Mindstorms, the fun and learning does not end when the construction is complete. Continue reading LEGO Boost Is Like The Mindstorms Kit For Pre-teen Kids

Functional NERF Blaster Made Out Of LEGO Is Absolutely Awesome

There’s no arguing that the world’s famous bricks, AKA LEGO, spur creativity like no other. Heck, even grown ups find these plastic bricks a blast to tinkle with outside of official sets. Speaking blast, YouTube channel Astonishing Studios’ has created a LEGO replica of Hasbro’s NERF Maverick REV-6 foam dart blaster which is yet another testimony of LEGO’s versatility. The most impressive part about Astonishing Studios’ LEGO NERF Gun is, beyond striking resemblance to the original NERF foam dart shooter, it actually works. Continue reading Functional NERF Blaster Made Out Of LEGO Is Absolutely Awesome

LEGO Minifig Got Hit By Growth Ray, Turned Into 7-inch Jumbo-size Minifig

Danish toy maker LEGO may have these jumbo-sized, not so minifig, minifigs in their stores (somewhere, I think) and if LEGO really do have them, I am sure they are not yours to buy; they will be just display pieces to spruce up the stores. Anyways, if you desire to own one oversized minifig (and why the hell not, right?), you can cobble up one unconvincing example from standard LEGO bricks, or you can look to Etsy seller MLARTS Vinyl Graphics to fulfil your dream. This particular example here, called Jumbo 3D-printed LEGO Original Minifig, was 3D-printed from ABS and towers at 7-inch tall – which is over 4.5 times larger than the original minifig. Continue reading LEGO Minifig Got Hit By Growth Ray, Turned Into 7-inch Jumbo-size Minifig

This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia introduced between 50s and 70s may not be as iconic as the VW Camper or the Beetle, but it was actually a very well received car of its time, having seen a production of no less than 445,000 cars and that’s not including the 41K or so made in Brazil for the South America markets. Despite so, it remains largely as an enthusiast thing, which means you ought to be a huge VW nuts to actually know this car and appreciate its beauty. And I guess that kind of makes LEGO builder Mandylion777 one such enthusiast cos’ he actually put together a detailed LEGO model of the iconic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Continue reading This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Features A Specially Designed Technic Piece

LEGO motorcycle set is rare. Even more rare is an official collaboration between a bike maker and the world famous toy maker, but here it is, the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – the first ever LEGO Technic model made with involvement from a motorcycle maker and in this case, it is, of course, BMW Motorrad. This detailed model, which boasts 603 pieces, is the result of a close collaboration between the Danish toy maker and BMW Motorrad. It features the familiar R 1200 GS lines, known as the flyline, along with steerable handlebars, adjustable windshield, authentic replica of BMW Telelever front wheel suspension, shaft drive, black spoke wheels with knobby tires, and a moving 2-cylinder boxer engine packed into its LEGO Technic space frame. Continue reading LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Features A Specially Designed Technic Piece

Good News! Amazon Just Dropped LEGO UCS Sandcrawler Priced By 21%

I know. It is still pricey. LEGO, in general, is pricey on any given day, but a UCS, or Ultimate Collector Series, price drop is a significant news since UCS usually cost a lot more and that’s not to mention a discount like such on UCS sets is rarer then hen’s teeth. That said, if you are an avid LEGO UCS collector, you’d be glad to know that Amazon is, at the time of this writing, peddling the awesome LEGO UCS Star Wars Sandcrawler 75059 at a rather massive 21 percent discount, taking it from the original 300 bucks asking price down to $236.99. Continue reading Good News! Amazon Just Dropped LEGO UCS Sandcrawler Priced By 21%

This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set

Just when we thought Ozzyeatingbats’ LEGO Ideas contender, the Jaguar E-Type Roadster, rivals LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, in comes another LEGO Ideas contender that could the LEGO Technic set a run for its money and it should totally be made into an official set. This one here, a VW Golf Mk1 GTI, created by LEGO Ideas user hasskabal, looks so brilliant that we wanted so bad for it to be made an official LEGO set and we implore the community, the Internet to up vote it so it will have a shot of being considered by LEGO. Come’on, LEGO, this is a classic deserved to be immortalized with the world’s most famous bricks. Period. Continue reading This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set

This Concept LEGO Shopping Bag Will Turn Your Hand Into A LEGO Hand

You know what’s the most brilliant to happen in the world of shopping bags? THIS. A LEGO shopping bag with a pair of hands from LEGO minifigs integrated to it. Little is known about this wonderful creation, but one thing for sure, LEGO did not created this. According to our source, it was the work of art of a design student who hailed from New York’s School of Visual Art. Continue reading This Concept LEGO Shopping Bag Will Turn Your Hand Into A LEGO Hand

LEGO UCS Tie Fighter Turned Into UCS Tie Interceptor Is Beyond Awesome

When it comes LEGO UCS (Ultimate Collector’s Series) Star Wars, they are pretty much as good as any LEGO Star Wars can get, but not all are without flaws. Personally, I have quite a handful of LEGO UCS Star Wars, which I am cool with, but not to imgur user jazzbass’s son. Starting with a UCS TIE Fighter set, jazzbass junior worked to turn it into a TIE Interceptor, paying attention to the aircraft wings, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. The details that went into the wings, which are the main mod here, are simply mind-blowing. Continue reading LEGO UCS Tie Fighter Turned Into UCS Tie Interceptor Is Beyond Awesome

First Wearable LEGO Dress Is Star Wars-Themed, Weighs A Hefty 25 lbs

We know how versatile LEGO bricks are. We know it can even made into wearables, like a cyborg arm, but what about a dress? Seemingly impossible, isn’t it? Actually not quite. Ashley Eckstein, the voice behind Star Wars Ahsoka Tano, unveiled one such LEGO dress back in July at the San Diego Comic-Con. The dress, billed as the first-ever LEGO couture gown, was a collaboration between Eckstein, fashion designer Andrew MacLaine and famed LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya and it was officially unveiled at Eckstein’s Her Universe runway event. Continue reading First Wearable LEGO Dress Is Star Wars-Themed, Weighs A Hefty 25 lbs