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  • Great Scott! You built a time machine... out of Lego
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    Great Scott! You built a time machine... out of Lego

    By 18 July 2013

    Lego has, with fan support, released a Back To The Future Lego set complete with Marty McFly, Doc Brown and, of course, the DeLorean. "Today, The Lego Group unveils its limited-edition Lego Back to the Future Time Machine. The world-famous Delorean has...

  • Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on
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    Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on

    By 3 July 2013

    We love Lego. And we love Lord of the Rings. So when the Danish maker put the two together we didn't need to be sold on the idea - and with Legolas surely it was an inevitability? It might be the peak of summer - if it could be called that in the UK this...

  • Lego Mars Rover model inbound
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    Lego Mars Rover model inbound

    By 17 June 2013

    Lego has given the go-ahead for a Mars Rover model after its fan-built design received massive support on its Cuusoo page. Lego Cuusoo is like a Kickstarter for Lego models, where users can submit their own designs and, if they gather more than 10,000...

  • Lego Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker reconcile for fathers day
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    Lego Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker reconcile for fathers day

    By 11 June 2013

    Nothing says happy Father's Day like a Luke and Vader fishing video, and that's what Lego has done to celebrate this year's Father's Day on Sunday.  Turning to its partnership with Star Wars, the video - which callously ignores the billions of dead...

  • Lego reveals 1,990 piece Lego Ewok Village
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    Lego reveals 1,990 piece Lego Ewok Village

    By 2 June 2013

    Lego has announced its latest Lego Star Wars set - a mammoth 1,990-piece version of the Ewok Village allowing you to recreate the famous scenes from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Designed for Legoers aged 12 and up, and presumably with plenty...

  • Lego minifigs use Android smartphones
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    Lego minifigs use Android smartphones

    By 29 May 2013

    It's official, Lego minifigs prefer Android. Well, the trendsetting ones at least. That is what seems to be the case, judging by the very Android-looking phone being carried by one of the latest minifigures in the new Season 10 set released by Lego. The...

  • Life size X-Wing is largest Lego model ever built
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    Life size X-Wing is largest Lego model ever built

    By 24 May 2013

    There is plenty in the world of Lego that is mind-blowing, but nothing comes even close to this full 1:1 scale reproduction of the X-Wing. At 5,335,200 bricks, it matches up to its real-life counterpart for size and weighs more than 20,000Kg. The model...

  • Lego Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack pictures and hands-on
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    Lego Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack pictures and hands-on

    By 17 April 2013

    Iron Man 3 is out on the 26 April in the UK, but those wanting to re-live the Malibu Mansion Attack sequence (featured in the trailer) can do so thanks to Marvel and Lego creating the Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack set.  The set features Tony Stark's...

  • WIN: One of three Lego The Hobbit prizes
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    WIN: One of three Lego The Hobbit prizes

    By 5 April 2013

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the hotly anticipated release out on 8 April and to celebrate the movie that has enthralled kids and adult fans alike, Pocket-lint has teamed up with Lego to give away three sets of its Lego The Hobbit range worth...

  • Have yourself turned into a Lego minifig for Red Nose Day
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    Have yourself turned into a Lego minifig for Red Nose Day

    By 12 March 2013

    Comic Relief's biennial fundraising telethon takes place in the UK this Friday 15 March and members of the public have come up with all manner of ways to make money. And one of them has particularly caught Pocket-lint's eye: Henry Elliss will create a...

  • The Simpsons Lego in the works
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    The Simpsons Lego in the works

    By 11 March 2013

    Lego is in talks with 20th Century Fox with a view to releasing The Simpsons-branded minifigs and sets. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Lego's Jan Christensen confirmed that the Danish toy manufacturer was currently speaking to Fox about the long-running...

  • Lego Jabba's Sail Barge set welcomes Max Rebo to the Star Wars minifig universe
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    Lego Jabba's Sail Barge set welcomes Max Rebo to the Star Wars minifig universe

    By 15 February 2013

    Lego is expanding on its Jabba the Hutt Jabba's Palace set launched in 2012 with two new sets for 2013. The first, the Rancor Pit, has just been launched in the US and offers kids the chance to recreate the famous opening scene from Return of the Jedi...

  • Yoda Chronicles Lego tie-in sees first ever minifig with transparent arm
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    Yoda Chronicles Lego tie-in sees first ever minifig with transparent arm

    By 13 February 2013

    Disney has already hinted that it's looking to expand on the Star Wars universe, possibly with Yoda. And that could start sooner than we expected with the launch of the The Yoda Chronicles, a new three-part cartoon series on The Cartoon Network airing...

  • Belkin and Lego announce iPhone and iPod case partnership for Spring 2013
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    Belkin and Lego announce iPhone and iPod case partnership for Spring 2013

    By 12 February 2013

    Belkin has announced that it plans to offer a variety of iPhone and iPod cases in collaboration with Lego. They will have a fun, interesting approach, letting users build their own case experience. An exact release date for the cases wasn't mentioned,...

  • Lego Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown pictures and hands-on
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    Lego Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown pictures and hands-on

    By 11 February 2013

    The Daily Bugle is published using an iMac. That what Lego believes is the case with the Apple desktop computer featuring in a new diorama set featuring Spider-man, Dr Doom, and the Daily Bugle's offices. The computer, along with what could be easily...

  • Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego
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    Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego

    By 24 January 2013

    Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby Set: that's the Scalextric set your kids are going to most want later in the year, so make a note of it now so you are prepared. Launched at the London Toy Fair this week, the Scalextric Quick Build set will, says...

  • Iconic moments of 2012 recreated in Lego brickfilm, 2012: A Year in Bricks (video)
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    Iconic moments of 2012 recreated in Lego brickfilm, 2012: A Year in Bricks (video)

    By 10 January 2013

    The year 2012's most memorable moments have been recreated in a Lego brickfilm by an 18-year-old Surrey school boy. The video, 2012: A Year in Bricks, has immortalised the most iconic moments of the year, including highlights from the London 2012 Olympic...

  • Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on
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    Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Did you know that Lego Mindstorms is now 15 years old? When it was introduced, we were almost able to claim to be children and the whole of kids' toys looked completely different. Imagine a world where your 10-year-old wasn’t always seen from behind...

  • Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter
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    Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter

    By 9 January 2013

    Lego fans listen up. A company called Smallworks has created a Lego brick compatible iPhone case which allows you to build and customise your Apple phone case using Lego bricks. It's been available for some time in an array of colours for $24.99, and...

  • Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013
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    Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013

    By 7 January 2013

    Buildable, programmable and very much the adult face of the company, the Lego Mindstorms series is set to return in 2013 in the form of Lego Mindstorms EV3. The Intelligent Brick at the core of the experience now comes with an SD card for local storage,...

  • Awesome: Giant Lego Block bag, the fashion of childhood dreams
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    Awesome: Giant Lego Block bag, the fashion of childhood dreams

    By 27 December 2012

    Looking for that new year accessory to stand out? Then look no further than this giant Lego brick bag. It's made by Luxford St, based in Australia, and is officially called the Block Bag. It's also big enough to make us feel like real-world Minifigs....

  • Back to the Future to get the Lego treatment, DeLorean set coming mid-2013
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    Back to the Future to get the Lego treatment, DeLorean set coming mid-2013

    By 21 December 2012

    A Back to the Future Lego set will be coming in mid-2013. As part of the Lego Cuusoo scheme, which saw the Minecraft set greenlit earlier this year, Team BTTF's fan-based project has been given the thumbs up by the Lego review team and will therefore...

  • GTA 5 trailer remade... with Lego
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    GTA 5 trailer remade... with Lego

    By 7 December 2012

    There's still plenty of time before Grand Theft Auto 5 hits your console, but that hasn't stopped the legion of fanboys getting excited - perhaps a little too excited - about the prospect of the next instalment of the game, due to land in "spring 2013"....

  • Lego Jabba's Palace (9516) pictures and hands-on
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    Lego Jabba's Palace (9516) pictures and hands-on

    By 12 October 2012

    Yep the Star Wars Lego team-up continues, this time with Jabba's Palace from The Return of the Jedi, and Pocket-lint couldn't resist spending some time building it to show you up close what it is all about - tough life, isn't it? It retails for £120...

  • Holy Cow Batman! 20,000 brick Lego Batcave will make you want to be the Dark Knight for real
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    Holy Cow Batman! 20,000 brick Lego Batcave will make you want to be the Dark Knight for real

    By 12 October 2012

     "Ka-boom!", "Bow!", "Screeeeech!", "Bing!", "Poof!". That's just some of the words you would say if you got your hands on this Lego Batcave designed and built by Wayne Hussey and Carlyle Livingston using more than 20,000 bricks.   Taking over 800 hours...