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January 1, 2015 can’t get here soon enough. That’s the day we can finally purchase the Lego UCS (Ultimate Collector Series) Slave I. The pics of the Lego take on Boba Fett’s preferred mode of intergalactic transport were enough to get us really excited about it, but Lego has recently released the following video which features Hans Schlömer showing it off. Look how huge it is!

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This wonderful Lego diorama based on The Goonies was on display at BrickCon 2014 and was created by members of the Virtual Lego Users Group (VLUG). This type of project is constructed in sections, with one member of the group organizing it all and the others each creating a section that they bring to the event to make the finished product. Members who worked on this build include Tyler Halliwell, Davey Sterling, Stacy Sterling, Dennis Price, Betsy Sandberg, Heath Flor, Lee Jones,Chris Phipson, Hans Dendauw, and matt rowntRee.

It’s impressive if you don’t know the film, but loyal fans will love all the little details they’ve included like Mikey’s and Data’s houses, One-Eyed Willie’s ship, and even some booby traps.

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Peter Jackson’s take on The Hobbit is anything but short. He’s extended a single book into three films, and you could probably read the book faster than you could watch the first two movies. The team at Brotherhood Workshop decided to put together their own version of the J.R.R. Tolkien book with LEGO bricks. They cover the entire story in 72 seconds and manage to hit all the important highlights.

If you haven’t read The Hobbit, note that this video contains spoilers.

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Lego Parenting Win

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These kids have their own Lego room. So jealous.

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Animator John Wray is setting the bar high when it comes to being a dad and a Lego fan with the photos he recently shared on Reddit.

Wray detailed the hard work and dedication that went into building the new Ultimate Collector’s Series Invisible Jet and took us all along for the ride.

The result is a total parenting win.

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This fantastic Lego creation is the work of Alex Jones aka Orion Pax who has recreated the Thousand Sunny from the anime series One Piece. This is the ship of the Straw Hat Pirates and it includes great details like the lion on the bow and even a custom sail.

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Lego Batman is getting his own movie before The Lego Movie gets a sequel because, well, he’s Lego Batman.

Yep, Lego Batman was so popular that they’re fast tracking a spinoff for him. Will Arnett is returning to voice the Dark Lego Knight and the screenplay is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fame. Warner Brothers is looking to have the movie out in 2017.

(THR via Gizmodo)

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We’ve got some good news for you LEGO fans. The LEGO group recently announced details regarding a relaunch (and accompanying storyline) for LEGO Bionicle at New York City Comic Con. The new toys will be available globally on January 1, 2015. From the press release:

“We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the LEGO BIONICLE franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line,” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations, The LEGO Group. “We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”

The storyline revolves around the mythical island of Okoto, where the evil Makuta is gathering his forces to dominate the island and track down three powerful masks: the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control and the Mask of Ultimate Power. The islanders enlist the aid of six heroes (each are masters of an element) in order to defeat Makuta. The LEGO group noted that they will offer a wide range of Bionicle sets from each of the factions, and the prices will range from $9.99 – $19.99 for each set.

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Dinosaurs are cool and Lego are cool, and now the two are coming together in a series of new sets that will debut in May 2015. Jill Wilfert, vice president of global licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group notes:

“We are thrilled to be a part of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. The film’s imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.”

Hours of creative play is just the thing to inspire the kiddies, and if you don’t have kids there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wasting an entire Saturday morning building a giant dinosaur to chase after all of your Chris Pratt minifigs.

(Brickset via The Mary Sue)

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All other dioramas pale in comparison to this one built by Polish Lego artist Michal Kazmierczak. He used 60,000 bricks to recreate the Separatist headquarters on Mustafar. This didn’t come together overnight of course. In fact, it took him a whopping four months to build. The end result measures 50″ x 70″, is almost 5-feet tall, and weighs in at 140 pounds.

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