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When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today eBay is having a 20 per cent off sale of a whole range of goodies that caught our eye.

There's a "New Year" sale featuring everything you need to get your fitness goals in motion, and a toy sale with everything from Star Wars Lego to consoles and PC accessories.

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Video: Proving once again that the only toy any kid really needs is a giant box of LEGO, YouTube's Astonishing Studios has managed to recreate a working version of the classic Nerf Maverick REV-6 blaster using nothing but plastic bricks and a metal spring for power.

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Video: The wobbly gear on Japanese LEGO genius Akiyuky's latest Great Ball Contraption might be the most hypnotic piece of engineering you've ever laid eyes on. It appears to be moving in seven different directions all at the same time, and although the machine doesn't really do much, there's still a plethora of moving parts to just sit and stare at.

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While the return of Twin Peaks to screens next year might spark a new wave of merchandise around the classic series, I would imagine "LEGO Twin Peaks" is probably somewhere on the list of things that will never happen. At least, however, we can dream what might have been with these awesome custom minifigures of the cast.

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Making rope is a deceptively simple task since most people don't realise it's actually a complex weave of smaller strands. But thanks to LEGO master Nico71, if you've ever thought about making your own, you can build this intricately choreographed LEGO braiding machine.

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Have you ever wondered how the largest ships in the world are able to cross Panama as they make their way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic? The locks system in the Panama Canal are a modern engineering marvel, and how they work is now cleverly explained through this new LEGO Education set.