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LEGOs

  1. Rebrickable Website Helps You Combine Your LEGO Sets To Build New Things

    If you're anything like the average LEGO collector, you've probably picked up a number of sets over the years, built the awesome looking things on the boxes, maybe kept them on display somewhere for a little while until you ran out of shelf space, and then relegated all the blocks to some giant communal LEGO box somewhere. In the end, you wind up with a massive box of LEGOs and the instructions to build things that would only require a tenth of them, things you've already seen to boot. Well, no more.

    Rebrickable aims to help you use your entire LEGO collection to help you build sets that you never bought, but have the blocks for. All you have to do is enter the serial number of the sets you have, whether you want colors to match exactly, close, or not at all, and Brickables will tell you what awesome sets your sets can become when their powers combine. The best part is that the database includes both official LEGO sets and some custom ones that are way cooler than the multicolored monstrosities you free-styled as a kid. If you wanted to pull out your LEGOs again, but don't necessarily feel like recreating Hogwarts or whatever the kids are into these days, Rebrickable is the way to go.

    (via Technabob)

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  2. All Of Middle-Earth Made Of LEGO

    Winner of "Best Group Layout" at Brickworld 2011 was Middle-earth from The Lord of The Rings made entirely out of LEGO. The project was completed through a collaborative build that got its start on the MOCpages for sharing LEGO creations, following Brickworld 2010. After a year of planning and building, a team of participants from five different countries built an approximately 200 square foot rendition of Middle-earth. I mean, all of Middle-earth. From Hobbiton to Helms Deep, from Ringwraiths and the Armies of Mordor to the members of the Fellowship - it's all here. We've chosen a few of our favorites, but the entire collection can been viewed on the Journey of the Fellowship 2011 MOCPage.

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  3. Geekolinks: 1/29

    Battlestar Galactica gets online beta date (Eurogamer) Handmade Beowulf socks for wearing and reading (The Sanguine Gryphon) Little Big Planet 2 Launch Event Seeks to Make Guinness Book of World Records (Destructoid) Pixar plays it old school, builds a Studio Ghibli-inspired zoetrope (Tor) Woman seeks corporation for good times, marriage, romantic political statement (The Palm Beach Post News) A fully functional Antikythera Mechanism built out of Legos (NatureVideoChannel on YouTube) Own a fully functional car from Captain America for less than $10,000 (Screen Rant) (Pic via Reddit)

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  4. Terminator Bust Made of Legos

    Why, good morning. I'll bet you were wondering what a Terminator made of Legos would look like. Wonder no more. Though I'm wondering what it would look like when it shattered then reformed. Probably slower than in the movie. (via Makezine)

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  5. 1,000 Pounds of Lego Pieces on eBay for $20 a Pound

    eBay user harpel is willing to part with an entire trailer full of sorted Lego pieces for a minimum of $20,000. From his listing:

    Let's cover what is here in this lot. Well, first of all every theme you could ask for. And pretty much every piece Lego has made. I spent years separating and organizing 1000's of lbs of Lego. I weighed everything in their containers and it all came to around 1158 lbs not including the metal cabinet with Lego instructions.
    Yes, you heard that right. He even kept the instructions.

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  6. Geekolinks: 8/12

    The Introductory Cataclysm Patch is Live For WoW Player Testing (WoW.com) The ESA's Brief to the Supreme Court in Videogames Violence Trial (TheESA.com) Rainn Wilson is Kick-Ass, Kinda (Blastr) Did Internet Founders Intend Net Neutrality? (Spoiler Warning: YES.) (Wired) Disney Princesses As Superheroes, Again (Brodie H. Brockie) How Not To Make A Fire Tornado (flashmodin) You Can Get Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth (Medical Daily) (image via Geeks Are Sexy.)

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  7. Fruit Flies Control Lego Robot with Virtual Reality: Yes, Really

    Swiss researchers, Chauncey Graetzel and his team at Zurich's Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems have built a virtual reality rig that allows fruit flies to control robots.

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  8. LEGO Spinal Tap

    We began the day with some LEGOs, and we're going to end it with the same. It just goes to show that you really can do anything with minifigures and some stop motion.

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  9. Hillel Cooperman’s TED Talk: Legos Are Not Just For Kids

    Lest we forget that TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, Hillel Cooperman made his six minute TED talk about, what else, Legos. The ever versatile kids' building toy has lead to robotics and programming competitions around the world, and, as Cooperman relates, the culture of adult Lego enthusiasts is growing day by day.

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  10. Animatronic Chess Set Made From 100,000 Legos

    In a project sponsored by Lego Mindstorms themselves, a group called Team Hassenplug has made this incredible motorized chess set and board. Each piece moves under its own propulsion, play is controlled by a touch screen interface where you can play against a computer or find a human opponent. If you can find someone willing to play a game of chess using $30,000 worth of Lego pieces. Lets face it, this is probably the closest most of us will get to playing human chess. Video below:

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