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This LEGO-inspired apartment is the home you dream about

Photos by Hey! Cheese

Photos by Hey! Cheese

When a couple in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, mentioned their love of LEGO, interior designers HAO Design took the idea and ran with it, transforming their 1,300-square-foot apartment into a playful, colorful homage to the building bricks.

The design centers around the elevated lounge with a “play pond,” a circular built-in sofa with a ball pit, perfect for the clients and their young daughter. Walking down two enormous yellow brick-like steps takes you into the kitchen and dining area, where one end of the table is held up by large blocks.

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Thieves steal $20,000 worth of LEGO from Ontario toy store


Police are on the hunt for three men who forced their way into a toy store in Hamilton, Ontario, last month and hit the bricks with more than $20,000 worth of LEGO.

It’s thought the robbery may have been motivated by the skyrocketing demand for LEGO, which has triggered a holiday shortage in Europe and effectively created a black market for the toys.

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Captain America fights Nazi zombies in bloody LEGO fan short


If Marvel Studios executives are wondering where to take Captain America after the upcoming Civil War, they need look no further than this incredible — and incredibly bloody — LEGO stop-motion short, in which the Sentinel of Liberty faces off against hordes of zombies. Nazi zombies. Gun-wielding, tank-driving Nazi zombies.

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Relive the adorable horror of every ‘Jurassic Park’ in this massive LEGO diorama


LEGO fans are known for building things that can barely fit in a basement rumpus room, but two European fans of Universal’s Jurassic Park franchise have now used the opportunity provided by official sets based on the Stephen Spielberg-created universe to create a massive homage to the most spine-tingling moments of all four films.

Pals Paul Trach and Markus Aspacher (who hail from Germany and Austria respectively) build up a lengthy diorama celebrating everything from the original Jurassic Park on through to this year’s hit Jurassic World for the Bricking Bavaria Munich convention where they took home the award for Best in Show.

Each friend built two sections of the piece individually and then combined them together for the final product. Check out their individual efforts after the jump or on their Flickr pages.
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LEGO’s cushy slippers will protect your feet from brick mishaps


As psyched as LEGO fans may be for the new Star Wars, Doctor Who and Ghostbusters playsets, it likely pales in comparison to what the parents of young brick enthusiasts feel for this release: LEGO-proof slippers.

Anyone who’s stepped barefoot on an errant brick knows the terrible pain, something the Danish toymaker has finally acknowledged with this collaboration French ad agency Brand Station.

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Photographer creates stunning ‘Star Wars’ scenes with LEGO

(c) 2015 LEGO  (c) and TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

(c) 2015 LEGO (c) and TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki transports us to a galaxy far, far away in a series of amazingly realistic images created from LEGO Star Wars sets.

What began as a hobby, with the illustrator photographing his son’s favorite toys, has led to a hardcover book, LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy, out this week from DK.

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This life-size LEGO TARDIS probably isn’t bigger on the inside

Photo courtesy of the BBC

Photo courtesy of the BBC

The TARDIS has materialized in a lot of places across time and space, but it’s safe to say this is the first anyone’s seen the Doctor’s preferred mode of travel, constructed entirely of LEGO, pop up in Sydney, Australia.

Built by The BrickMan in Melbourne, Australia, it’s on display at Bondi Beach to promote Australia’s inaugural “Doctor Who” Festival, which will feature Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.

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Look inside LEGO’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse Headquarters


If you were excited by the official announcement last month of LEGO’s Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, just wait until you take a peek inside.

A series of photos released this morning by the Danish toymaker offers not only a close-up look at all nine minifgures (plus Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost), but also a tour of of the fairly elaborate playset, which recreates the iconic firehouse from the beloved films. There’s reception, living quarters, a laboratory, a containment unit and even a bathroom. Plus, a fire pole, of course.

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Sorry, but that ‘Golden Girls’ LEGO playset isn’t happening

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LEGO won’t be releasing that Golden Girls playset, or the Daft Punk minifigures — or 11 other fan-created LEGO Ideas projects that reached the review phase between January and May. That’s because, for the first time ever, no project made it through the toymaker’s review process.

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Massive LEGO Star Destroyer took six months, 15,000 pieces to complete


The Venator-Class Star Destroyer is a foreboding vessel, measuring more than 3,730 feet, and bringing with it the might of the Galactic Republic (and, later, the Galactic Empire). Almost as impressive is this 6-foot LEGO replica of the Star Wars ship.

It’s the work of brick enthusiast Alec Doede, who says he began planning the Venator a year ago. The actual build took six months and about 15,000 pieces to complete. The attention to detail is incredible (note the laser-cannon turrets).

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LEGO unveils its ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse Headquarters set


Following an online leak last week, LEGO has officially revealed its Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, set to arrive in stores in January.

Comprised of 4,634 pieces, the two-story firehouse boasts a laboratory, living quarters, a containment unit and a fire pole (naturally). LEGO didn’t skimp on the minifigures, either: There’s nine of ‘em — Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost – plus, Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.

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This LEGO Boba Fett costume is impressive, adorably impressive


The Mandalorian warrior Boba Fett is renowned as the best, and most feared, bounty hunter in the galaxy. But LEGO Boba Fett? Hands down, the cutest.

And Reddit user iqwertyi has brought the minifigure to full-size life with a terrific costume that was likely more difficult to create than you can imagine. Scaling up the proportions of the trademark minifigs can be tricky, but iqwertyi used a computer-aided design program to keep the measurements from going askew. And it only took him seven weekends.

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Everything ISN’T awesome: Europe faces holiday LEGO shortage


In what sounds like the premise for either a heartwarming Christmas tale or a horror movie, LEGO has announced it may not be able to produce enough bricks to meet holiday demand in Europe.

“We will not be able to deliver all of the orders coming from customers in the remainder of the year,” Roar Trangbaek, a spokesman for the Danish toymaker, told Reuters.

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This working caravan is made from 215,158 LEGO bricks


It took 12 LEGO builders 215,158 bricks and more than 1,000 hours to create this fully functioning caravan, which has secured a spot in Guinness World Records.

Unveiled this week at the Motorhome and Caravan Show in Birmingham, England, it’s 2.2 meters tall and 3.6 meters long, which, according to Guinness, makes it … the largest caravan built with interlocking plastic bricks.

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Look inside the LEGO ‘Doctor Who’ playset


Following Monday’s “Landing Soon” teaser, LEGO and the BBC have teamed to officially reveal the LEGO Doctor Who playset in a clever segment from the Gallifrey Shopping Network.

We now know set, based on a design by brick enthusiast Andrew Clark and submitted to LEGO Ideas, includes four minifigures — the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel — plus two Daleks and assorted accessories, such as a Sonic Screwdriver and the Eleventh Doctor’s fez.

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