LEGO

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Don’t settle for boring bookends

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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

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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

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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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Be inspired by Beautiful LEGO – New from No Starch Press

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If looking at your little brother’s LEGO creations never inspired your imagination, this new book from No Starch Press sure will. Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle is a 280 page coffee table book that features LEGO sculptures from dozens of artists. From abstract to life-like, the models featured in the pages of this book are …

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Build-On Brick Mug is the perfect coffee cup for your favorite LEGO brickmaster

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If you can’t drag yourself away from LEGO sets, even to eat, then you need this Build-On Brick Mug from ThinkGeek. It’s a mug that is compatible with LEGO™, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, and K’NEX Bricks™. $19.99 will buy you the mug, but be aware that bricks aren’t included. The mug can hold 12 ounces …

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LEGO Life of George – Virtual meets physical

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LEGO Life of George takes iOS gaming into a new direction where games aren’t 100% virtual anymore. This game comes with 144 bricks and a Playmat. The idea is that the iPhone / iPod Touch app shows you a model and it’s your task to build it as quickly and as accurate as you can. …

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