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  1. Soon You’ll Be Able To Buy (and Repeatedly Break) The Avengers’ Helicarrier in LEGO Form

    It even comes with female minifigs!

    It's been rumored for a while in to LEGO fandom (that's a thing, right?), but now it's finally official: the LEGO Avengers are getting a SHIELD helicarrier, just in time for it to probably get blown to smithereens again in another movie when Age of Ultron comes out. Hooray!

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Sophie Turner as Jean Grey Fanart Is Coming

    *Heavy breathing*

    I didn't think it was possible for us to be more excited about Sansa Grey, but clearly I was wrong.

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  3. 13-Year-Old Who Built Braille Printer Using LEGO Hopes to Have His Invention on the Market Later this Year

    Everything is awesome!

    13-year-old Shubham Banerjee might not be able to run his company full-time yet (Banerjee's mother has taken on CEO duties for his startup), but he's already invented a product that could have a huge impact on the lives of the blind.

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  4. Second LEGO Female Scientist Set Officially Has the 10,000 Supporters It Needs to Become Reality!

    Next year's Christmas presents, anyone?

    Well done, team! Following the runaway success of LEGO's first-ever female scientist minifigs last summer, designer Alatariel's second lady-centric science set, featuring a female geologist, archaeologist, and wildlife biologist, is one step closer to fulfilling its tiny scientific destiny.

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  5. Subversive Power Armor Hardsuits for LEGO Friends to Wear Into Battle

    Pulverizing gender stereotypes, one fully weaponized minifig at a time.

    The LEGO Friends line of products is a black mark on LEGO's otherwise impressive recent record of gender-neutral marketing, but as the SuperFriends Project demonstrated earlier this year, just because the toys themselves might be less than awesome doesn't mean master builders can't give the minifigs a radical makeover.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Battle of the Five Armies Has 2 Minutes of Film Per Page of Source Material

    And about 10 minutes per named dwarf character.

    Five Thirty Eight's Walt Hickey crunched the numbers on film adaptations and finds that The Battle of the Five Armies is something of an outlier in long films based on short source material.

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  7. Stop the Presses: Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet LEGO Set is Available January 1st!

    Great Hera!

    Okay, is this not the greatest depiction of Wonder Woman you've seen in several years? I'm sorry, I can't hear your answer over how loudly I'm making "PEW PEW PEW" noises.

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  8. The Year In (Peer) Review: Nine Great Moments for Women In STEM From 2014

    And counting!

    Here are the moments from 2014 that made us laugh, cry, cheer and want to put on a ball gown in honor of the women and girls--both present and past--whose achievements in STEM are changing the world.

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  9. Obama Supports Girls in Science, Refuses to Gender Toys At Annual Christmas Event

    It's a White House miracle!

    This December marked the first time that President Obama participated in the Marine’s Toys for Tots program by helping the First Lady divide donated gifts into "girl" and "boy" bins. But the President, who first declared “I’m the big elf [...] I’m like Will Ferrell," surprised some of the crowd with his refusal to gender sports equipment, video games, and LEGO.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Landspeeder Kitty Bed

    Meow the force be with you.

    This bunny is named Benjamin Linus (yes, like that Ben Linus), and he is the best bunny cosplayer in the biz. He even has his own 2015 calendar. We're also partial to the Walter White cosplay. (via Fashionably Geek)

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