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Building Lego's Gigantic Motorised Excavator Is Easily My Greatest Accomplishment

When you’re a kid, building a Lego fortress that can withstand attacks from G.I. Joe and Transformers is a real accomplishment. As an adult, you need a bigger challenge, and that’s what Lego’s 3,929-piece Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator set provides. It’s the most work I’ve ever put into building a toy, but the resulting edifice makes you feel like you deserve a job at Legoland.

Making An Actual Skateboard With LEGO Bricks Is Just Awesome

Video: Sure, people build lots of different things with LEGO, but those are just toys or fun models. To make an actual working skateboard that will be outfitted with trucks and wheels to support the weight of an adult human? To hold up against the punishment of skaters? You need a wildly creative woodworker like Peter Brown to get it done. He took playing with LEGO bricks to another level.

This LEGO Death Star Build Video Is Ridiculously Satisfying

Video: LEGO’s Star Wars constructions kits are legendary. Even though the company has dozens of cool kits based on popular movies, there’s still nothing like seeing your favourite Star Wars characters miniaturised and given the proper LEGO treatment.

Australian Scientists Just Invented Nanoscale LEGO

Researchers have developed a nanoscale engineering method that transforms tiny particles into “LEGO-like” modular building blocks.

Led by the University of Melbourne, the work holds promise for micro and nano scale applications including drug delivery, chemical sensing and energy storage.

New Sets From The LEGO Batman Movie Feature Amazing Puns, Heavily Armed Penguins

Look at those tiny, buzzsaw-armed penguins and tell me this is not the greatest LEGO set you’ve ever seen. Go on. I’ll wait.

All The Weird Stuff US Customs Seized In Florida This Winter

Have you ever tried to get something that you shouldn’t through customs? Frankly, I don’t know how people summon the nerve. Whether it’s illegal drugs, exotic animal meat or counterfeit purses, people will try to smuggle just about anything. And everyone seems to have their own favourite hiding places. But if any of your favourites are on the list below, you might want to rethink your life choices.

These Simple Kits Let You Build Flying Drones From LEGO

Most toy drones come with a couple of spare propellers to get you flying again after a crash. But with Flybrix, even after a catastrophic collision with the ground, you can rebuild and get airborne again within minutes since the drone is mostly made from LEGO.

Everything Is Metal With This Awesome Cover Of The Lego Movie Song

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Tegan and Sara’s Oscar-nominated track from The Lego Movie is cute, bubbly, and very upbeat. At least it was.

Lego Iron Man And Captain America Have An Action-Packed Civil War Showdown 

Video: The live-action battle between Iron Man and Captain America was pretty damn good. That might lead you to believe its Lego counterpart couldn’t quite live up to it, but as this shockingly good video shows, you’d be wrong.

Beverage-Dispensing Burger King Vending Machine Is A LEGO Masterpiece

Video: If YouTube’s AstonishingStudios was ever able to convince LEGO to turn all of its creations into real sets, we’d never have to leave our desks to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their latest creation is a Burger King (American Hungry Jack’s) vending machine that serves up fries, Whoppers and even dispenses Coca-Cola.

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