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Apple engineer constructs a drawing machine out of Lego

Inspired by the movie Hugo, Apple engineer Andrew Carol has built an automaton of his own: his custom-built Lego machine can crank out drawings and messages based on a chain of blocks inputted by the user.

Life-size Lego car hits the road with engine powered by air

An entrepreneur and tech expert have teamed up to create a drivable car made with half a million Lego bricks. The vehicle, which runs on compressed air and had a top speed of 17 mph, hit the road in Australia this week.

If you thought the original ‘Blues Brothers’ was good, wait ’til you see it in Lego

Some incredibly devoted nut-jobs have recreated a Blues Brothers car chase entirely with Legos. Yes it's silly, but it's also incredible.

Lego ‘The Hobbit’ confirmed for multiplatform launch in spring 2014

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games confirm a spring 2014 launch for Lego The Hobbit, which is based on the first two movies in Peter Jackson's planned trilogy.
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Professor builds LEGO robot that strips DRM from Kindle books

Definitely a creative way to circumvent DRM restrictions on Amazon books, a professor in Vienna has built a robotic device from a LEGO Mindstorms set in order to automatically take pictures of book pages.

Hulk smash (into geometric squares): First look at ‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes’

Take control of up to 100 of the best known Marvel super heroes and super villains in TT Games’ lego-ification of the Marvel Universe, in 'Lego Marvel Super Heroes.'
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The next great platform war is coming … to your wrist

The Fitbits and Fuel Bands of the world are about clash with the Quantified Self utopians to determine who defines the rules of our increasingly sophisticated wearable tech.

Stop-motion video: Putting your Lego men to work

Want to learn how to create stop-motion animation with your digital camera? Get yourself a box of Legos. Here's how to get started.

Assembly Required: Travelers’ Tales announces LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Travelers' Tales, LEGO, and Disney have assembled the Avengers, as well as the X-Men, Spider-man, and a wealth of other Marvel Universe super heroes for their next game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Will it be another creative benchmark or…
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Programmable Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the childhood toy you never had

Lego announces the third generation of the programmable Mindstorms series, the EV3. This time, the robotics lie in the Intelligent Brick that can program the device sans-computer.
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Legoland Hotel California is opening ahead of schedule, and I want to go to there

At last, an American-based Legoland Hotel is opening ... and from the looks of it, the hotel should please all patrons young and old.
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Lego balls, robot mules, and drunk RAMing in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best in tech from the past week but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past 7 days. Have at it.