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This roller coaster is one of the biggest Lego sets ever - and it can even be powered
This roller coaster is one of the biggest Lego sets ever - and it can even be powered By Dan Grabham

Fancy a new building challenge? What about this £300 Lego Creator Expert Roller Coaster, an epic set that can use Lego Power Functions parts to motorise the chain lift.Alternatively, you can combine it with Lego Boost as well!It’s a huge set, with... Read more

What’s it like to design a Lego set? We talk to a Lego designer!
What’s it like to design a Lego set? We talk to a Lego designer! By Dan Grabham

Lego has just celebrated 60 years of the ubiquitous plastic brick and to celebrate we spoke to Jonathan Peter Robson who is one of the company’s foremost Lego set designers.The Lego brick has become one of the most popular toys in the world since Godtfred... Read more

Mega discount on Lego Death Star, this is the Black Friday deal you're looking for
Mega discount on Lego Death Star, this is the Black Friday deal you're looking for By Cam Bunton

It's Black Friday, and there are great deals all over the web. For those of you who are fans of Star Wars and Lego, there are cracking deals to be had right now, including the huge Lego Death Star. As Lego sets go, few are more desirable or iconic than... Read more

Ultimate Collector Series Lego Millennium Falcon in pictures, all 7,541 pieces of it
Ultimate Collector Series Lego Millennium Falcon in pictures, all 7,541 pieces of it By Stuart Miles

Just how much of a Lego Star Wars fan are you? Enough to spend £650 on 7,541 piece Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon? That's what Lego is hoping as it launches its biggest set ever to date in celebration of the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.Announced... Read more

Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set
Lego is honouring the women of NASA with this cool new set By Elyse Betters

Lego's latest set should make space-geek feminists very happy.The company is developing a new Lego set featuring five historic women who contributed to NASA's space program. MIT News editor Maia Weinstock created the set, called Women of NASA, and submitted... Read more

Lego Life lays the building blocks for a safe online presence for kids
Lego Life lays the building blocks for a safe online presence for kids By Max Langridge

The Lego Group has just launched Lego Life, an app-based social network designed specifically for kids aged 13 and under. Lego Life will work in a similar way to Instagram, where kids can share photos of their Lego creations at home, and others can comment... Read more

Lego Boost sets to bring your Lego alive
Lego Boost sets to bring your Lego alive By Adrian Willings

Lego has launched a range of new robotics coding kits that are aiming to inspire would-be creators to dabble with more than just building static spaceships and houses.Revealed at CES in Las Vegas, the new range of robots and programmable toys called Lego... Read more

Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces
Flybrix is a do-it-yourself flying drone kit that uses Lego pieces By Elyse Betters

Ever want to build a drone from scratch? Well, now you can using Lego.Flybrix is offering a unique, do-it-yourself drone kit, which is based on the idea that if you crash your drone, you can rebuild it and make it airborne again within minutes. This... Read more

Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now
Everybody needs to get behind Lego Monument Valley right now By Rik Henderson

We've often been fond of proposed Lego sets that appear on Lego Ideas, but one of the latest has particularly piqued our interest.Lego Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) is an online place where budding builders put forward their potential toy sets and hope to garner... Read more

These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more
These are the Lego sets you'll want in 2016: Nexo Knights, Angry Birds and more By Andy Robertson

Each year Lego unveils its new sets that combine top name franchises and in-house brands. For families though, there’s a tension between block building creativity and the product becoming a way to get children into other franchises.At this year’s... Read more

Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom
Lego Education WeDo 2.0 brings Lego robots to the classroom By Stuart Miles

Your kids could be about to start playing with Lego at school after the company has launched an educational toy box that encourages robotic code learning.Best seen as a more approachable version of Lego Mindstorms, Lego Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on,... Read more

Which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set should you buy?
Which Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set should you buy? By Stuart Miles

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out in cinemas across the globe and to coincide with the new movie, Lego has released a number of new Star Wars Force Awakens Lego sets so you can relive the action of the film, after you've built it of course.With... Read more

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 3: Win £300 worth of Lego Technics
The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 3: Win £300 worth of Lego Technics By Stuart Miles

Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint.All you'll have to do to enter is check Pocket-lint each day to see what prize is up for grabs, answer a... Read more

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245
We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245 By Stuart Miles

With over 2,793 pieces of Lego in the box, the replica Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245 (£169.99) made from Lego Technics isn't a build that you should approach lightly.Even blitzing your way through the 482 pages of the instruction manual is going to take you... Read more

WIN: 8 Lego Technics sets worth over £450 including the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245
WIN: 8 Lego Technics sets worth over £450 including the new Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Lego to give two lucky readers the chance to win a mega haul of Technics Lego sets.From the iconic partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Arocs set to a giant Crawler Crane, there is plenty of fun to be had building whether... Read more

The Big Bang Theory gets Lego-fied, see the cast in minifig form
The Big Bang Theory gets Lego-fied, see the cast in minifig form By Elyse Betters

Those of you who love The Big Bang Theory will be stoked to hear Lego has had its way with the show.According to Entertainment Weekly, Lego has created a set for The Big Bang Theory. It's described as "Leonard and Sheldon’s Lego living room set" - and... Read more

The guy who made Lego Ghostbusters a thing has now dreamed up an X-Files set
The guy who made Lego Ghostbusters a thing has now dreamed up an X-Files set By Elyse Betters

Sci-fi geeks will be glad to learn that the man who designed last year's Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set for Lego has gone back to the drawing board and mocked up an entirely new and brilliant idea: a Lego X-Files set.The Lego Group allows people to... Read more

Everything Lego is awesome! Including Lego Google Street View
Everything Lego is awesome! Including Lego Google Street View By Luke Edwards

Lego is awesome, this is true. Making real world things into Lego versions is awesome too, just look at Lego Star Wars or the Lego Simpsons house. And now we have a Lego version of Google Street View, Lego Brick View, that turns areas on a map into Lego,... Read more

Live your own Jurassic World adventure, in Lego
Live your own Jurassic World adventure, in Lego By Chris Hall

Jurassic World, the latest in the series of cult dinosaur movies, will be hitting cinemas on 12 June, but you can get in on the action now, in classic Lego style.Lego has released six new Lego sets to celebrate the movie, letting you set the dinosaurs... Read more

Simpsons Minifigures series 2 is another dose of Lego awesome
Simpsons Minifigures series 2 is another dose of Lego awesome By Chris Hall

Rejoice! A second series of Simpsons and Lego Minifigs has been released.There are now 16 new Simpsons Lego Minifigs to collect, hitting any reputable stores from 1 May. There's a great selection of characters in the mix here, including some of The Simpsons... Read more

Lego Powerloader from Aliens can be yours, even if Lego doesn't want to share
Lego Powerloader from Aliens can be yours, even if Lego doesn't want to share By Luke Edwards

A Lego version of the Powerloader from the Aliens movie has been created by builder Mark Nathan Willetts and will be available to copy soon.Lego has a strict policy about creating anything from movies with an 18 rating since it wants to be for children... Read more

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this
If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this By Rik Henderson

Ever since the Lego Ideas (nee Cuusoo) program started there have been some amazing fan-made sets greenlit and sold as consumer products.Popular and cult movies have been represented and seen their properties made into official Lego sets, including Back... Read more

Everything is awesome, again: The Lego Movie Sequel is coming
Everything is awesome, again: The Lego Movie Sequel is coming By Luke Edwards

Just when you thought you couldn’t watch The Lego Movie yet another time, in the same day, a sequel has been announced.The Lego Movie Sequel, as it's being comically called, is due to arrive in 2018. But before you start readying yourself for years... Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey in five shades of spoof vids: Lego, Barbie and more
Fifty Shades of Grey in five shades of spoof vids: Lego, Barbie and more By Rik Henderson

It's been almost four years since Fifty Shades of Grey became an international book sensation, initially available in digital format but soon hitting every other conceivable medium as it smashed sales records. Now the long-awaited movie adaptation is... Read more

Forget fake Doctor Who Lego, now you’re getting the real thing
Forget fake Doctor Who Lego, now you’re getting the real thing By Rik Henderson

It wasn't real Lego but Character Options' Doctor Who Character Building range was the closest we got to the Time Lord (indeed, all of the incarnations) being rendered in minifig form. The sets were compatible with Lego too, so you could mix and match.However,... Read more

Robot-body upgrade anyone? A worm has had its mind put into a Lego robot
Robot-body upgrade anyone? A worm has had its mind put into a Lego robot By Luke Edwards

It's finally happened, the mind of a living organism has been put into the body of a man-made robot. Specifically a Lego robot has been made that now thinks like a worm.The OpenWorm project has mapped connections between a worm's 302 neurons and simulated... Read more

You must watch this: Top Gear and Lego team for perhaps the weirdest trailer for a show yet
You must watch this: Top Gear and Lego team for perhaps the weirdest trailer for a show yet By Rik Henderson

Ever wondered what Top Gear would be like if it was animated and in Lego? No, us neither but bizarrely the BBC's official trailer for series 22 is exactly that. It is Lego representation of the show. Wow.It's actually quite good, with each of the presenters... Read more

Bet you'd love your car made into Lego like these
Bet you'd love your car made into Lego like these By Rik Henderson

Regular readers of Pocket-lint will know we have a fondness for Lego here on Pocket-lint. We've built many constructions of our own and even interviewed the UK's very own, genuine master builder recently. However, we've never had our cars made of Lego... Read more

Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh?
Secrets of a Lego master builder: What's involved in building a 500,000 piece Lego sleigh? By Stuart Miles

What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot? A train driver? Maybe an astronaut? Maybe you just wanted to play with Lego for your entire life, but surely that wasn't possible? Well, get ready to have your mind blown...Not only is it possible, there's... Read more

Best extreme sports video ever? Watch this stop-motion featuring Playmobil toys
Best extreme sports video ever? Watch this stop-motion featuring Playmobil toys By Elyse Betters

If you love extreme sports and toys, than you'll love Xtreme Videos' latest stop-motion film. It features Playmobil characters with BMX bikes.Playmobil has been making toys for 25 years and is considered a major competitor to Lego toys. It also has a... Read more

Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery
Best Lego minifigures complete Series 12 picture gallery By Luke Edwards

Lego is constantly updating with new builds and new characters. The latest minifigures range to be released is Series 12. These new figures offer a code with each character which can be used to unlock access to the playable character in the Lego Minifigures... Read more

Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had
Lego Serious Play is the grown-up office toy you'll always wish you had By Peter Jenkinson

Some of the sparkly new offices on the start-up scene have their fun foibles installed, such as foosball and ping-pong tables (table tennis if you like). Some have slides and swings, fun is positively promoted, and yet these outfits continue to get the... Read more

Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized
Lego Minecraft brings online bricks into the real world, full-sized By Luke Edwards

Lego has released a new range of Minecraft kits, with full-sized bricks, available to buy now. These are just the start as more sets are due to follow.Until now the only Lego Minecraft available was micro sets with the blocks and characters shrunk down... Read more

Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun
Chocolate Lego that you can eat is here to make tidying away bricks much more fun By Luke Edwards

While Lego is great fun to build, it's the clearing away of bricks that can be boring. That in mind a Japanese illustrator, designer and general genius has created chocolate Lego.These aren't official Lego bricks but hopefully the idea will be popular... Read more

Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants
Lego Mark VI cyborg arm grabs our attention and anything else it wants By Luke Edwards

A cyborg arm, dubbed Mark VI, has been built out of Lego that can make a fist, grab objects and pull-off gestures, all at the behest of its wearer.No it's not mind-controlled unfortunately. But it is Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit that was used to create the... Read more

Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome
Lego Simpsons Springfield is mind-bogglingly awesome By Luke Edwards

When the Lego Simpsons was released it was only a matter of time before some intrepid block builder took it to the next level. That's been achieved with a massive city built of Lego.The Lego Simpsons house went on sale this year for £179 while the figures... Read more

Win: A LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader courtesy of LEGO worth over £160
Win: A LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader courtesy of LEGO worth over £160 By Pocket-lint Promotion

For the first time in history, LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader and Pocket-lint has teamed up with the toy giant to offer two lucky readers the chance to win... Read more

Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic
Have yourself or any pic turned into Lego with Brick-A-Pic By Rik Henderson

Have you ever fancied turning a picture of yourself or any other kind of image into a Lego work of art? Well, if Brick-A-Pic is successfully crowdfunded in the next 16 days, you'll be able to. And what's more, you build it yourself. Twice the fun.The... Read more

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how
How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how By Rik Henderson

The Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile we wrote about the other day caused something of a stir. Every single one of us, and a large amount of our readers it seems, want one and we couldn't help drooling over the set that contains more than 1,800 pieces.However,... Read more

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet
Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet By Rik Henderson

Lego has announced a new addition to its Ultimate Collectors' Series range, the Batman Tumbler Batmobile, as seen in the more recent Dark Knight trilogy of movies.The 76023 Lego Batman Tumbler UCS set with be comprised of 1,869 pieces for $199 (£116)... Read more

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego
Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego By Rik Henderson

Legoland has partnered with The Cloud to offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Windsor theme park. Visitors can use the free wireless internet connection as much as they like while on the site, and can also access Legoland's Q-bot service, which allows them... Read more

What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury
What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury By Rik Henderson

Glastonbury starts today, the music side of the festival anyway, and many thousands will already be there enjoying the sun (at the moment at least) and other festivities. However, The Lego Movie's UK Twitter feed has given us a glimpse of something that's... Read more

Lego bus stop appears in London replacing the real thing
Lego bus stop appears in London replacing the real thing By Luke Edwards

The bus stop outside Hamleys on Regent Street in London is not what it appears, it's a Lego model version. It's fully functional and in use right now.The Lego bus stop, at first glance, looks like any other London bus stop. But a closer look reveals... Read more

Lego Fusion puts real world Lego into its new augmented reality Lego games
Lego Fusion puts real world Lego into its new augmented reality Lego games By Luke Edwards

Lego has announced a new generation it's calling Lego Fusion. Using special bricks, that can be recognised by the Fusion app on iOS or Android, it's possible to build real Lego buildings that appear in a virtual world. Or make virtual constructs and use... Read more