LEGO builder Brenden McMahon could have built the official LEGO Tower Of Orthanc (which is already pretty big with 2359 pieces), but he went even bigger with an 8-foot tall version. His Tower Of Orthanc has nine floors, plus a surrounding forest.

Take a closer look at this thing of beauty in the video after the break along with an interview with the creator.

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Disney ladies enter the battle arena in this League Of Legends mash up art by Elasar Reem.

From Jane Porter as Nidalee to Rapunzel as Jinx, see which character has become your champion.

See them all after the break.

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Continuing a trend that started with the female scientist set, LEGO is adding more female STEM figures to their sets and branching out into other fields.

Check out some examples after the break…

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I’m not sure if I should be thankful that Etsy store Kutuleras makes these adorable Cthulhu amigurumi or be wary that it’s just an adorable way to put all of us in service to The Old Ones.

Either way, what a way to go.

See more examples after the break.

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Now that’s proper laziness.

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These gorgeous limited-edition woodblock prints are part of a crowd-funding project on Makuake.com. The designs come from artist Masami Ishikawa with master engravers and printers doing the work to create them entirely by hand. They’re even officially licensed Lucasfilm products.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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The Jurassic Park franchise is an ideal playground for Lego, which is why Sami Mustonen can’t stop won’t stop putting up concepts on Lego Ideas. He’s already launched Indominus Rex and Jurassic Park Tour Car concepts, and now he’s gone a step further with a new microscale Jurassic Park set.

Set includes main exterior scenes from the movie Jurassic Park in microscale:

Helicopter arrive
Brachiosaurus safari
Raptor Pit
Visitor center
Main Gate
Tyrannosaurus Rex paddock

There is also micro brick version for every main character (can you spot who is who? 😉 ) + Normal scale Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm and Ellie Sattler minifigures.

If it gets the necessary 10,000 votes, the set might just make it to store shelves.

See more pictures after the break.

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You’ll soon be able to have a fully armed an operational Death Star crashing through your wall with this 3D light. Other upcoming releases in the series include R2-D2, C-3PO, and Darth Vader’s gloved hand holding a glowing red lightsaber.

A release date hasn’t been announced yet, but you can expect them to arrive in stores (most notably Target) sometime in the near future.

See more pictures after the break.

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Codename: Colossus, a mechanized, 3D-printed toy designed by Michael Sng’s Machination Studio, is a prime example of just how far 3D printing has come.

The Colossus stands at an impressive 20-inches tall, and it’s made using over 400 individually hand-painted and 3D-printed plastic pieces. If that wasn’t enough, servos and electronics bring the whole thing to life.

Learn more and see Codename: Colossus in action after the break…

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It took a whole group of Lego artists to create this magnificent 14-foot long Lego StarCraft display. They worked together to come up with the idea and turn their vision into a reality over the course of three years. All of their hard work finally paid off when it was unveiled at Brickworld Chicago.

Click on the image above to enlarge. You can take an even closer look in the video after the break.

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