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Some people see something awesome, and then go on to think, “I have to make that.” These people fall into dozens of different subcategories, from crafters to cosplayers and beyond—but my favorite subset of this group is the people who think, “I have to make that entirely out of LEGO.”

Such was the thought process of YouTubesman Nick Brick, whose delightful rhyming name goes perfectly with his preferred hobby. In this instance, he’s recreated the SPNKr rocket launcher as seen in Halo 5. The build includes around 6,000 LEGO pieces, measures 50.5″ long and weighs in at 24lb. From a distance it doesn’t even look like it’s made from tiny plastic bricks.

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As a kid, I decorated my room with all things Star Wars, but Tankm and WingYew have managed to capture my childhood dream in LEGO form with these two bedroom designs.

Who am I kidding? It’s still my dream.

See more pics below.

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I’ve never liked the expression “They’ve got too much time on their hands.” It’s often said in a dismissive, snide way about people who have chosen to use their free time to, I don’t know, catalog every Doctor Who story in chronological order, or build extensive detailed replicas of movie props that only appear on screen for a few seconds. It is, at its core, a term that is used to shoot down creative endeavors.

The fact is, we all have the exact same amount of time during our day. We just prioritize different things. Some people collate spreadsheets and walk their dog. Others build customized LEGO versions of each and every Iron Man suit Tony Stark has ever worn.

That’s what LEGO enthusiast Minh Pham has done – he’s built a LEGO laboratory space worthy of Mr. Stark and populated it with insanely detailed variations on the Iron Man suit as they’ve appeared throughout the films, comic books and various TV outings—all custom-made from LEGO minifigs.

It’s an impressive feat, and a superlative use of Pham’s time. Check out more photos below.

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There aren’t many locales within the realms of sci-fi that have captured the imagination quite like Mos Eisley spaceport. With its cantina and, y’know, other places probably. So it’s not surprising that some delightful Star Wars fans are working on recreating the entire place – cantina and all – from LEGO.

The diorama, currently being worked on by Joshua Morris and two other builders from SydLUG, measures 6′ x 4′ and represents just a third of the diorama as planned. It contains a number of memorable locations from the movie, as well as one or two I don’t recognize at all. I’m sure some budding Star Wars fan can name each and every market stall, building and business present in the set so far – feel free to take to the comments if you do!

Check out more photos below.

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Co-founded by the Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind in collaboration with the Lew’Lara\TBWA agency, Braille Bricks look like LEGO blocks, but are intended to help the visually impaired learn to read (and have fun doing it). The bricks are also a great way to teach seeing kids Braille and foster more inclusion and play for everyone.

In other words, it’s awesome and watching the video below will give you the feels.

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If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic for the days of CRT monitors and floppy disks, then you’ll dig model artist Chris McVeigh’s LEGO recreation of a late ’80s office.

He’s nailed all of the details, from the rotary phone to the floppy disk case. Chris plans on posting a guide on how to build the set, called “My Old Desktop” later this month. But if you’d rather buy than build, it’s available in his online store.

Check out more pics below.

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The team at the Animators Collective have, in just three short weeks, recreated the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story entirely in LEGO… and it looks amazing. Check it out in the player below.

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In honor of Star Wars Day, Legoland Malaysia debuted a massive recreation of the Millennium Falcon. It features 200,000 LEGO bricks, and comes in at 16-feet long by 12-feet wide. Apparently, that makes it the largest LEGO replica of the Millennium Falcon ever built.

It took father-and-son duo Dan and Christopher Steininger 30 hours to complete the ship. Christopher noted in a personal statement that he always enjoys building LEGO recreations of the Falcon, but this version was special:

“It’s one of my favorites to work on, and this experience is made all the more significant because I get to share it with my Dad!”

Check out the video below.

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Doctor Who LEGO sets are a real thing now, fulfilling a wish I’ve had since I was about 5-years old, but that isn’t stopping Whovians from creating their own original LEGO creations.

Whovians like Adam Dodge, who has created a bloody spectacular Who-themed chess set.

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See the sights—like man-eating cats that are as big as buildings!

YouTuber TrainGuy 659 has built a seriously elaborate LEGO train network that runs in and around his house. And now you can go along for the ride thanks to a GoPro.

It’s a pretty wild ride, especially if you keep the music on.

Watch the video below.

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