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LEGO continues to celebrate women in the STEM fields with Women of NASA

Some time ago, we told you about the LEGO Research Institute set, which featured women working as a chemist, an astronomer, and a paleontologist.  This time, LEGO is featuring the Women of NASA.  The set features four women in three settings; LEGO introduces the four as: Nancy Grace Roman’s build features a posable Hubble Space …

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This one time at space camp… I built a Saturn V rocket out of LEGO

Oh LEGO, you know the way to a geek’s heart is through their love of rockets and space. Just take a nice long look at this ultra cool model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocketship. Designed by Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche of the LEGO Ideas team, this model is a 1:110 scale replica …

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The LEGO Animation Book A guide to making LEGO movies – New from No Starch Press

New from No Starch Press: The LEGO Animation Book A guide to making LEGO movies by David Pagano and David Pickett. This book will turn you into a stop-motion animation movie master. This 216-page book full-color hardback book is a comprehensive guide that will show you the ropes for filming your own animated LEGO movies. …

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LEGO + Macbook cover = Geek dreams do come true

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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LEGO releases the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Programmer App for tablets

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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Don’t settle for boring 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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Build your lunch on this LEGO block lunch box

You can’t actually build with this giant LEGO, because the bottom lacks the indentations to join up the blocks, but you can use it as a very cool lunchbox.  The LEGO Lunchbox is shaped like a traditional 2X4 LEGO brick, but its top lifts off so you can store your lunch inside.  It measures 3.9″ X …

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Here’s a LEGO baseplate building surface for your iPad mini

When you get tired of playing with LEGO apps on your iPad mini, you can play with LEGO building blocks on your iPad mini.  This BrickCase for iPad mini is a full-coverage case that fits the original iPad mini. (A case for the mini with Retina display is coming soon.)  SmallWorks says the case is …

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