LEGO

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The new No Starch Press: Geeky LEGO Crafts 21 Fun and Quirky Projects by David Scarfe will turn you into the Martha Stewart of LEGO. This 128-page book full-color hardback book features step by step instructions for 21 kooky and useful items that you can build with LEGO bricks. Some of the crafts include mounted [...]

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LEGOChristmasOrnaments

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but that just means you have plenty of time to build a whole set of holiday themed ornaments for this coming Christmas season. The new No Starch Press: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh  is a 220-page book that features instructions [...]

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tiny-lego

Building large LEGO models will always be impressive, but smaller can be more fun. If you are interested in taking your model building to a miniature level, check out the new No Starch Press: Tiny LEGO Wonders by Mattia Zamboni. This is a 208-page book that features instructions for 40 realistic tiny LEGO models. Full-color [...]

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brikbook

Check out the Brik Books Build-On Macbook Cover. This LEGOtastic cover from ThinkGeek is a grey baseplate that snaps onto your Macbook without using adhesive and is compatible with LEGO, Mega Bloks, and KRE-O building bricks. You have to supply the bricks and the Macbook. Compatible and non-compatible versions listed below: 11" Macbook Air (A1465) [...]

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water-strider-lego

When I was growing up one of my favorite insects to observe was the water strider (it still is). It was entrancing to watch this creature skate around on the surface of the water. "How does it do that?" I wondered. Now I know (well, at least, the very basic reasons). It uses the high [...]

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I’ve always been a fan of the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system that teaches children and adults how to build and program robots. Usually, you would use your Mac or PC to program the robot's brain, but now you can use your iPad or Android tablet, too. The LEGO Group just announced the availability of its [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News
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Are you a maker? Inventor? Tinkerer? Want to play with Arduino but not sure what modules you need yet? Meet mCookie, a set of cool new magnetic and Arduino-compatible modules from Microduino.  Note: Images can be clicked on to view a larger size. These mCookie modules dramatically decrease the size of prototyping and allow you to work with [...]

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As a LEGO fan and an Apple Watch owner, I had heard about people building their own Apple Watch charging stands with LEGO blocks. When SwitchEasy came out with its Blocks Apple Watch charging stand, I jumped at the chance to take a look at it. On paper, the SwitchEasy Blocks charging stand sounds great. [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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I’ve been a dedicated Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) for decades. At its height, my obsession resulted in a collection of more than 100,000 LEGO pieces. Now, I restrict myself to mostly minifigures, the little plastic people included in LEGO sets. Several years ago, LEGO launched a line of collectible LEGO minifigs, which they release [...]

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laserpegs-9

Kids and many adults like myself enjoy playing with the iconic multi-colored LEGO bricks and mini figures. But if you're looking for a new construction toy that is both educational, and can also be used with LEGO bricks, Laser Pegs light up construction toy sets are an interesting choice. I was sent the 4-in-1 Helicopter [...]

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lego-wall-e

It's WALL•E! I just love this little guy. He goes about his business working industriously, diligently, and faithfully alone but with such a purity of heart and a cheerful attitude - and he's cute to boot! The design for this LEGO WALL•E was formulated by Angus McClane, a LEGO Ideas member and a director/animator at [...]

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build-on-brick-bookends

Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs, [...]

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lego-wild

If building LEGO robots, race cars and spaceships don't excite you anymore, you need to take a look at Beautiful LEGO: Wild! by Mike Doyle. This is a 232-page book that features nature related LEGO sculptures from artists around the globe. Full-color pages show animals, flowers, insects, landscapes and more made entirely of LEGO bricks. [...]

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lego-creation-station

This isn't a product you can purchase; it's a wonderful, Portable LEGO Creation Station that an Instructables author named Tez_Gelmir designed and built for his very lucky LEGO-obsessed son.  The station is seen closed on the left.  I had to crop the original pictures to get them to fit on this page, but the station [...]

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LEGO, in conjunction with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, this week released a Minecraft-type world-building game on Steam called LEGO Worlds. LEGO Worlds lets kids and kids-at-heart build using virtual bricks in a sandbox environment. Steam is a game distribution platform that lets you buy once and play anywhere. LEGO Worlds automatically generates worlds, but players [...]

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