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A LEGO Diorama From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Staying with the LEGO theme, here is another supreme effort from brick and Star Wars fanatic, Jay Hoff. Using over 30,000 LEGO pieces and 388 minifigs, Hoff has recreated the Emperor’s arrival scene in Episode VI, complete with shiny floor, hanger bay walls, and even a star field in the background. It’s a tour de force. See the diorama after the jump.

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Human Anatomy in LEGO

Taking his name from the warning on the toy boxes, Flickr user Choking Hazards embarks on a bit of mad science. He had represented the anatomy of the human body in LEGO form, complete with a skeletal structure, organs, circulatory system, and even a pair of wee testicles. Have a look at his LEGO fan anatomy model after the jump.

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This Year’s Blockbuster Movie Posters Done in LEGO

As the southern hemisphere descends into a damp dark depression that is winter, Hollywood is preparing for the season full of bots, bikinis, and the phenomenon that is Johnny Depp.

To celebrate the number of sequels and comic book adaptations headed our way in the coming months, NextMovie commissioned a series of posters for this year’s biggest summer movies, where all the main actors have been replaced by their more cute LEGO forms. See them after the jump.

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We Review: LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

LEGO Star Wars III: Clone Wars is the latest in a series of games that make the unlikely mix between the famous toy and famous movies. The game itself follows the first two seasons of the Star Wars Clone Wars animated series on television (which I have to admit, to my chagrin, I have never watched. I am the world’s worst Star Wars fan). Find out whether the game is a brick-building success or a brick-breaking mess after the jump.

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A Heavy Metal Viking Tale Told in LEGO

YouTuber and brick fanatic Paganomation combines heavy metal and LEGO toys to tell a tale of the middle ages where a lucky strike results in simple Norse woodcutter being able to transform the world around him. Everything he touches turns to awesome. It’s sure to be the most hardcore LEGO music video you’ve ever seen. It’s crazy, epic, and very creative indeed. Check out BUILD! below.

See more of Paganomation’s work on YouTube and Flickr.

[via PS3ZA]

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Amazing Lego Art by Nathan Sawaya

From dirty deed to fully functioning printers to rebuilding the world, LEGO has become quite versatile in its uses.

Nathan Sawaya is an artist with a fascination with the ubiquitous building brick. He works almost exclusively in Lego and is considered a Lego Certified Professional. Since 2000, Sawaya has been using Lego to create art pieces such a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex, a 6-foot-tall Han Solo (frozen in Carbonite), and Alfred Hitchcock. It’s amazing stuff. Take a look at his work after the jump.

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Lego Hello World: Horseattack’s Incredible Lego Printer

I have no love for printers. I learned that phrase from a senile old bat who used to tell me that she had no love for blacks, but that’s another story for another time. ;-)

Some time back I tried to install a Lexmark printer but Windows XP told me it couldn’t do that because the printer would compromise my system. Thus began my hate/hate relationship with printers and the bloody cartridges that costs as much as the device itself.

I never thought that the word “awesome” could have been said about a printer, but this is certainly something very special. YouTuber horseattack has built (from scratch) a working Lego printer complete with little Lego workers to operate it. Sure it may take an inordinate time to print anything but at least you won’t pay an arm and a leg for the cartridges. Check out the “Lego felt tip 110” printer as it prints “Hello World” and draws a cute picture of a horse.

[via Riaanwest]

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Epic Matrix Bullet-Dodging Scene, Now in LEGO!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wachowski brothers epic effort, The Matrix, Trevor Boyd and Steve Ilett re-created the famous bullet-dodging scene using the medium of LEGO. That’s pure win in itself, but made even better by the fact that the two gents spent 440 hours to make their stop-frame animation frame-accurate.

By “frame accurate” we mean that we took all of the video frames from that part of the movie (that’s nearly 900 frames for just 44 seconds of footage) and reproduced them all in Lego.

Have a look at the clip below.

And hit the jump to see a side-by-side comparison of the original and the LEGO version.

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CubeDude: LEGO Pop Culture Icons

If you’re a fan of vinyl toys and LEGO, I postulate that you have just jizzed in your pants or soon will. Created by Pixar animator and obvious LEGO fan Angus MacLane, the CubeDude Lego Icons series features over 120 charming miniature representations of dudes from movies and TV to cartoons and comics. The characters are instantly recognizable and so very awesome. See a very small selection after the jump.


James May And The Full-Sized LEGO House

With a penchant for good wine and ‘careful’ driving (he passed his driving test on his second attempt), the multi-talented James May is exploring yet another passion – toys, more specifically LEGO. After a couple of beers down the pub, May decided it would be a good idea to build the world’s first two-storey house from LEGO bricks. The process will be filmed for the BBC series, James May’s Toy Stories.

Situated at at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, May’s LEGO palace is based around a wooden infrastructure, will use over over 816 million LEGO pieces and will even have a working a LEGO toilet. Around 1,200 people have been helping May, and once the house is built, he has promised to live in it.

I’m planning to stay there for two or three days, or until it falls down – whichever is sooner. I’m pretty relaxed about it, but will just have to be careful moving around.

If I wake up buried under a pile of bricks I’ll know it’s gone wrong.

Have a look at the construction below. More images can be found at Jalopnik.

Started on August 1, the house is due to be completed at the end of this week.

[via Daily Mail]