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  • VIDEO: Lego robot solves any Rubik's Cube in 12 seconds
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    VIDEO: Lego robot solves any Rubik's Cube in 12 seconds

    By 19 February 2010

    A chap called Mike Robson has built a robot from Lego Mindstorms parts called "CubeStormer" which can solve any 3x3 Rubik's Cube in less than 12 seconds. In many cases it can do it in less than 5. You can see it in action in the video above. How does...

  • Lego teams up with Muji for origami construction kits
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    Lego teams up with Muji for origami construction kits

    By 8 February 2010

    Iconic Danish toy retailer Lego has joined forces with Japanese retailer Muji to create a new line of the plastic bricks which combines normal Lego with the Japanese art of Origami - paper folding. The kits include normal Lego bricks and several sheets...

  • Ben 10 Lego aliens burst into a toy shop near you
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    Ben 10 Lego aliens burst into a toy shop near you

    By 4 February 2010

    Lego has teamed up with Ben 10 creators to release a range of Ben 10 Lego characters that are based on the brick company's popular Bionicles range. The Alien Force Aliens are taken straight from the Ben 10 Alien Force cartoon TV series and according...

  • Toy Story Lego lets you re-build the Pixar movies
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    Toy Story Lego lets you re-build the Pixar movies

    By 1 February 2010

    Lego is about to go Toy Story mad in time for the 3D version due in cinemas in July. Back, following the re-release of Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D, the new Lego minifigs will be the first not be based on the standard Lego characters, but rather the actual...

  • Apple iPad gets recreated in LEGO
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    Apple iPad gets recreated in LEGO

    By 1 February 2010

    Flickr user and LEGO genius jmenomeno has recreated the Apple iPad in colourful building bricks. "I saw the presentation, and after a day or so, I was really curious about its size. So I went to the Apple site and found the dimensions, and decided to...

  • Lego minifigs go it alone with new range
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    Lego minifigs go it alone with new range

    By 27 January 2010

    Lego is about to, for the first time in its history, start selling minifigs (the little people) on their own the company has announced. Rather than let you opt for a pick and mix bin with an array of different characters, the company is hoping to emulate...

  • Lego builds boombox and alarm clock
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    Lego builds boombox and alarm clock

    By 26 January 2010

    What do you get the kid, or grown-up, that is so into Lego it's like they are an Apple fanboy? A Lego Hi-Fi or clock radio alarm of course. Coming in a bright blue, the  "CD Stereo Boombox" will look like a gigantic Lego brick and lets you play CDs,...

  • LEGO-like earphones available
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    LEGO-like earphones available

    By 19 January 2010

    Gadget4All is offering these oh-so-cute earphones that resemble the famous LEGO building bricks, although are totally unofficial. Available in black, blue, red, green and pink, they weigh in at 10 grams with a cable length of 100cm ending in a 3.5mm audio...

  • LEGO camera launches at IWOOT
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    LEGO camera launches at IWOOT

    By 10 December 2009

    Part of a new range of consumer electronics from the infamous brick making company, this novelty snapper is angled at kids and LEGO fans alike. On the specs side of things you're looking at 3-megapixels, no optical zoom, built-in flash and fixed focus,...

  • Lego Minifig kitchen scales on sale
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    Lego Minifig kitchen scales on sale

    By 12 November 2009

    Did you just squeal with delight? You're evidently a Lego enthusiast. The Danish company has put together a set of kitchen scales featuring the head of one its iconic "minifigs". Measuring 17cm (7 inches) tall, with a 15cm (6 inches) wide tray, you'll...

  • VIDEO: LEGO Education Centre opens in the UK
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    VIDEO: LEGO Education Centre opens in the UK

    By 12 October 2009

    It may sound like the plot-line for an episode of The Simpsons, but a multi-national, mega corporation has opened an "Education Centre" within a school here in the UK. "Childhood favourite is used to shape scientists of the future" is the angle taken...

  • Iggy Pop turns up in Lego Rock Band
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    Iggy Pop turns up in Lego Rock Band

    By 22 September 2009

    Iggy Pop is to make an appearance as a Lego Minifig in the forthcoming Lego Rock Band, abs and all. Gamers will be able to play the music legend and "rock out" to everything from current radio hits to past favourites the whole family will enjoy. Working...

  • LEGO t-shirt launches
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    LEGO t-shirt launches

    By 21 September 2009

    You can now build your own t-shirt design with the Brick Construction Shirt from ThinkGeek. The awesome garment offers a removable black baseplate across the chest to create flat or decidedly 3D designs on. It's compatible with LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega...

  • Star Wars: A New Hope LEGO chess
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    Star Wars: A New Hope LEGO chess

    By 10 September 2009

    Star Wars, LEGO, and er, chess. What's not to like? Flickr user icgetaway has lovingly detailed the Star Wars: A New Hope LEGO chess set with a plethora of pics that are a must-view for fans. Taking two months to create it was originally debuted at Star...

  • VIDEO: LEGO Mindstorms machine solves sudoku
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    VIDEO: LEGO Mindstorms machine solves sudoku

    By 25 August 2009

    Ever struggled with the solution to a Sudoku puzzle? If yes, then this specially programmed LEGO Mindstorms bot will make you feel like a right dunce. The team behind it says: "This little robot solves a Sudoku puzzle all by itself. It scans the Sudoku...

  • Beyond Megapixels, 10 innovative compact cameras
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    Beyond Megapixels, 10 innovative compact cameras

    By 13 August 2009

    The compact camera market is a dog fight for tech companies. Hundreds of the things are launched every year and, now that the megapixel war has moved on to mobiles and everyone's teamed up with a quality lens maker, it's getting tougher and tougher to...

  • VIDEO: Google Chrome logo re-created in LEGO
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    VIDEO: Google Chrome logo re-created in LEGO

    By 7 August 2009

    Google has been running a video competition asking people to recreate its Chrome browser's logo in inventive ways. Some of those videos have now been highlighted by the web giant as worthy of mention - including this LEGO-themed, stop-motion effort from...

  • LEGO lighting launches
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    LEGO lighting launches

    By 4 August 2009

    Still your beating hearts, LEGO fans, here's details of LEGO's new LED lighting range that is sure to appeal to collectors and kids alike. The new products are available in mini-fig sizes right up to a 22.5cm "lantern". As far as the mini-figs go, there's...

  • LEGO Battles - Nintendo DS review
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    LEGO Battles - Nintendo DS review

    By 3 July 2009

    The basic premise here is pretty close to Command and Conquer. You take control of your LEGO characters to command them in various tasks around the game map. The map is fogged, and a few clear aims are given so you know what you are doing: fairly typical...

  • VIDEO: Lego Arcade
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    VIDEO: Lego Arcade

    By 1 July 2009

    Michael Hickox is a YouTube user who's rather adept at stop-motion animation using Lego. His latest video pulls in all manner of retro gaming fun, from Asteroids to Space Invaders. He's also got a tonne of other videos on his YouTube channel which we...

  • VIDEO: LEGO Harry Potter game trailer
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    VIDEO: LEGO Harry Potter game trailer

    By 1 June 2009

    It has been announced that Harry Potter is the latest character to get the LEGO treatment in the forthcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game, announced from Warner Bros, TT Games and LEGO. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies...

  • New LEGO Architecture launches
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    New LEGO Architecture launches

    By 22 May 2009

    LEGO and a company called Brickstructures have unveiled an interesting new twist on a LEGO range - LEGO Architecture, the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. A collaboration between LEGO and "architectural artist" Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, the new...

  • LEGO Rock Band announced
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    LEGO Rock Band announced

    By 21 April 2009

    A gaming mashup of mega proportions, it's been announced that the development of LEGO Rock Band is underway. Warner Bros and TT Games are joining forces with LEGO, Harmonix and MTV Games to merge the two popular video game franchises. Described as a "unique...

  • IWOOT offers "block" speaker dock
  • New LEGO TECHNIC models available
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    New LEGO TECHNIC models available

    By 24 February 2009

    LEGO TECHNIC has announced the launch of a new range of models that it claims will be "the most challenging and satisfying vehicle build experience you'll get your hands on this year". Led by the Quad Bike model, there's also a Monster Truck, Go-Kart,...