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It might be hard to get your hands on a real Hasselblad 503CX, but that doesn't matter when you can build a fairly accurate replica entirely out of LEGO... which is exactly what Helen Sham, photographer and plastic brick aficionado, did. And now it's up on LEGO Ideas, so we could all potentially have our own LEGO copy in the future.

Apple's World Wide Developer conference kicked off today, and among the refinements that we're seeing for iOS is increased support for augmented reality. A brand new ARKit is dropping and along with it some impressive apps and features could make mixed reality more than just a novelty.

Lego just announced a new batch of smart systems that you can control with your phone. The so-called Powered Up Platform works with smartphones to turn classic brick-based creations into fun, animated sets. And right out of the gate, Lego is offering up a new app-controlled Batmobile. It looks awesome.

Video: Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but it's also arguably hardest to make. Can you really trust yourself to safely use a hot stove while you're still half asleep? Obviously not, and why go to all that effort when you can build a LEGO machine to make you bacon and eggs while you catch a few extra minutes of shuteye?

Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks is one of the internet's most talented amateur LEGO builders; there's a good reason LEGO turned his working Labyrinth maze into an official set. He hasn't let the fame go to his head, however. He continues to build and share amazing LEGO creations, such as this delightful Death Star trench run animated sculpture.

Video: Pipe bending machines make short work of twisting and shaping metal tubes into everything from car exhausts to trombones. Yoshihito Isogawa's pipe cleaner bending robot works essentially the same way, although it's more of an exercise in pushing LEGO to its functional limits, as opposed to filling an automated void in the crafting world.