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Director Colin Trevorrow has stated that the upcoming Jurassic World will feature a new dinosaur made by the park’s geneticists. Newly leaked photos of LEGO sets featuring Jurassic World’s dinosaurs could showcase that creation, which has been dubbed the “D-Rex”. Chinese LEGO store Taobao posted the images online, and while we don’t have details to accompany the pictures, the dinosaur above sure looks like something different. I can’t wait to see that dinosaur on the big screen.

See more photos of the brick dinos after the break.

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Minecraft is all about building locations and characters with blocks so it’s basically a match made in heaven for LEGO. We got a first look at the sets back in August, and now they’re available to order. You can choose between the Mine, the Cave, the Farm, and more. If you want ‘em, I recommend purchasing them as soon as you can. Plus, there’s a limit of five sets per order.

See pics of more sets after the break.

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Matt Smith regenerated into the Twelfth Doctor at the end of last year. While I like Peter Capaldi, Smith was my Doctor and Doctor Who just isn’t the same without him. This CGI LEGO re-creation of the regeneration scene by YouTuber BlobVanDam goes through the raggedy man’s last few moments scene by scene with some comedic embellishments. There isn’t any dialogue but none is needed.

Watch the regeneration in the video after the break.

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This Lego particle accelerator was built by Jason of JK Brickworks and it accelerates a particle that looks a lot like an orange Lego soccer ball to a speed of 12.5 KPH. Sure, that’s not quite what the fancy scientists are pulling off with their particle accelerators but it’s no small feat. According to Jason, he used a little math to figure out the ball’s speed:

The ring has a circumference of around 264 studs and at maximum speed the ball travels around it approximately once every 0.6 seconds. That works out to about 440 studs per second, which is the equivalent of just over 12.5 km/hr.

The mechanism that accelerates the ball is actually a pair of Lego wheels powered by a Power Functions M motor. The affect is great and the little video with minifig scientists is wonderful.

See the video and a close-up of the acceleration mechanism after the break.

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If you have a pile of LEGO minifig parts in front of you, it’s only natural to mix them up and see what happens. Artist Alexandre Tissier came up with some perfect mash-ups for a Fiction Meets Fiction campaign for LEGO. He’s got Homer Simpson as Wolverine, Spider-Man as James Bond, Darth Vader as a geisha, and Batman in pajamas and holding a teddy bear. I feel compelled to make these designs a reality.

See more funny swaps after the break.

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Italian convention Lucca Comics and Games took place recently, and a giant LEGO diorama of Westeros from Game of Thrones was among the exhibits. Redditor todayiderp shared photos of the build, and the star is the Wall.

It’s crafted from goodness knows how many white LEGO bricks and includes Castle Black and the lift that takes members of the Night’s Watch and their guests to the top of the Wall. There’s even a Tyrion minifig posed on top achieving his goal to “piss off the edge of the world.’

Check out more photos of LEGO Westeros after the break.

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As we revealed over the weekend, LEGO is set to produce a Big Bang Theory set. Unfortunately, two of the sets that it was up against for approval were Doctor Who-themed. Don’t worry though! If you watched the announcement video through to the end  you would have learned those two sets aren’t dead yet. Lego Ideas team member Peter Espersen notes:

This review period featured two Doctor Who concepts, and the LEGO Review Board is evaluating them. We’ll let you know when we decide whether or not one will be produced as a LEGO set.

Yes! This seems to indicate that the licensing issues over Doctor Who have been worked out and that the Lego people are just trying to decide which set they should produce. Their current choices are a set called Doctor Who by GlenBricker or a set called Doctor Who and Companions by AndrewClark2, both of which look great. They should just make it easy on themselves and build both because you know every Whovian out there would be more than happy to own two sets.

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Lego announced they will produce a set based on the The Big Bang Theory created by Alatariel and GlenBricker for Lego Ideas.

You may remember Alatariel as the creator of the Research Institute Set aka the Female Scientist set.

It’ll be interesting to see the fan reaction to this set considering TBBT seems to garner some pretty strong opinions on either side.

See more pictures and the announcement video after the break.

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This playable Lego version of clue was created by Ian Spacek for the MocOlympics which challenges builders to come up with their own, one-of-a-kind creations. In this round, competitors had to make a game that you’d play on a rainy day when the power is out and you don’t have any of the usual gadgets like phones and tablets as entertainment.

Spacek used a real board as reference to get the scale and patterns just right. He also selected a few items to recreate in Lego for each room like a table and turkey for the kitchen. There’s also one unique component that’s even better than the original. To keep track of who did what, there’s a Lego scorecard to track the weapons, rooms, and suspects.

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To heck with international copyright laws! Chinese toy companies Decool and Bozhi have made two different sets of League of Legends Lego-style minifigs that include 14 figures altogether.

They’re neither true Lego minifigs nor a licensed product, but they still look great and would likely get along just fine with the genuine minifigs in your collection.

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