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Aug03

LEGO donates Rio replica for Olympics

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Just in time for the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, LEGO has donated a massive recreation of the city in its iconic building blocks to the city! The model consists of over 930,000 brick, and required 50 professional LEGO construction artists to work over a year to complete it in time. The model includes a wide variety of iconic landmarks from the city, cramming it all into a 16ft x 20ft display. On top of that, LEGO also created unique miniature figures of Vinicius and Tom, the 2016 Olympic’s mascots! To get an in-depth look at the model and its construction, check out the series of videos below!





Jul14

Recreate iconic Disney castle in LEGO

2016 at 05:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Disney and LEGO have come together in a magical way to release a giant recreation of Disney World’s iconic Cinderella Castle in LEGO! The castle will prominently feature the front display of the castle in intricate detail, while turning the set around will reveal a number of playrooms for LEGO mini-figures to have fun in! These rooms will themselves be themed after a number of Disney’s most famous movies and animations, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Fantastia, and Brave among others. The giant set will also contain unique Disney-themed mini-figures, providing collectors with the chance to own Mickey Mouse, Minny Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell! Standing at nearly 30″ high, the 4080-piece LEGO Disney Castle will go on sale on September 1st for $349.

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Jun29

Legoaizer transforms photos into LEGO

2016 at 06:05 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Tech company AJU Productions has developed a new tool that can turn any photo you desire into a LEGO construction! Titled “Legoaizer”, the app is capable of analyzing uploaded photos, and creating a LEGO blueprint for users to turn into a real-life build, if they so wish. The program also supports functionality with the LEGO website Bricklink, showing user which exact colors of LEGO brick are needed or should be purchased in order to complete their photo. Legoaizer can also be tailored to suit the user’s needs, ranging from low-cost mode to photo-accurate colors, and more! The program also supports functionality with other construction kits like DUPLO, Ministick, and even standard color beads. Legoaizer is free to try for an initial trial period, so check out their website at http://mosaizer.com/Legoaizer/index.htm to create some awesome LEGO artwork for yourself!

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Jun06

LEGO announces baby minifigures

2016 at 06:58 pm by admin | Comments Off

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LEGO is getting ready to celebrate the introduction of a new member of the LEGO brick-building toy family with the announcement of a new LEGO baby! The new figure, which will be the first unique LEGO baby figure ever released, is a part of the new LEGO City – Fun in the Park set that released on June 1st. In order to celebrate the occasion, LEGO released the announcement with a parody picture of an ultrasound, showing off the little LEGO dude in all its tiny glory! The new set is now available in a wide variety of toy stores for $39.99, so go and check out this new member of LEGO history for yourself!

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Jun17

Cambridge launches LEGO research center

2015 at 12:06 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The University of Cambridge is looking for a LEGO professor! The British University, founded in 1209 and currently the fourth oldest university in the world, has founded a new LEGO research center thanks in part to the LEGO Foundation, and wishes to look into the role of play in learning, education, and development. The new branch is currently looking for an enthusiastic professor to lead the center and its potential projects, and hopes to work with the iconic building block toy and how it affects the development of learning skills and creativity in children. This will not be Cambridge’s first foray into LEGO, as it was worked with the LEGO Foundation over the past decade on early childhood learning, and has also collaborated with MIT and the Tsinghua University in China.

Jan09

LEGO Movie creators reveal process behind brick-based animation

2015 at 05:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the movie becoming a worldwide hit, and a sequel already in production, The LEGO Movie has become one of the most critically acclaimed animated films of the past few years. The film, which has the look and feel of a stop motion film using real LEGO bricks, is actually entirely developed in CGI, thanks to a variety of creative tricks and a lot of work from the animators. In order to highlight the amount of detail and care placed into every single shot of the movie, Warner Bros. has recently uploaded a short featurette to their YouTube channel titled “Creating the Bricks”. In this 4-minute special, the team behind The LEGO Movie gives a quick look into how the film’s brick-based cinematography was put together, from effects to set pieces. You can see this special for yourself in the video below, and stay tuned for more news on The LEGO Movie sequel!