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Lego builds Lord of the Rings collection

Lego has confirmed it will bring Frodo and co. to its block party this year, with a Lego Lord of the Rings collection set to launch this summer. A Lego The Hobbit range is also earmarked for late 2012 to coincide with the film's cinema release. Lego: The Lord of the Rings Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn, Legolas, Boromir and Gimli …
Caleb Cox, 14 Feb 2012
Hairy Dalek's Lego ZX81

Man recreates ZX81... in Lego

You can pick up the real thing cheaply enough on eBay, but that hasn't stopped retro-computing fan and Lego nut from knocking up a version out of the plastic bricks. Hairy Dalek's Lego ZX81 Hairy Dalek's Lego ZX81 The result is larger than the real thing, but sports all the ports - including the parallel port round the …
Tony Smith, 31 Jan 2012
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Flag-waving Lego Canuck soars to 80,000ft

A couple of Canadian teenagers have staked their country's claim on the upper atmosphere by sending a flag-waving Legonaut to 80,000ft (24,384m). Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, both 17, spent 400 Canadian bucks putting together their high altitude package: three stills cameras, one video camera and a GPS-enabled mobile phone …
Lester Haines, 26 Jan 2012

Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers

Lego has given the green light to a set of the famous building bricks based on the world of the cult cyber-block game Minecraft. The idea came from fan submission site Lego Cuusoo, where users can suggest new creation kits. If these submissions gather sufficient interest among the site's visitors, the Danish toy maker takes …
Caleb Cox, 25 Jan 2012
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Confirmed: Animal Logic will animate Lego

Sydney uber-animation house Animal Logic has secured the production for Warner Bros new animated feature film project based on Lego. The announcement confirms an earlier Variety story that Warner would greenlight the project, and will see around $AU48 million being spent in NSW which will include commitments to industry …
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Lego movie greenlighted by Warner Bros

Film studio Warner Bros has given the green light to its animated Lego movie, which is now expected to be released in 2014. Harry Potter Lego game poster (click to enlarge) Credit: Warner/TT Games The studio has struck up a deal with the Aussie special effects cartoon house Animal Logic, which put together movies like Happy …
Rubik's Cube

Robot resolves Rubik's Cube in record time

Robots can beat humans at Jeopardy, fly our planes and even go to war for us, so they'll surely take over the world eventually. First thing's first, though - they'll have to beat our Rubik's Cube record. Oh wait, one just did. Behold the CubeStormer II, a robot constructed from four lego Mindstorms NXT kits and packed with the …
Caleb Cox, 18 Oct 2011
Gears of War 3

Life-size Lego assault rifle really works

We've seen all sorts of gadgets built from Lego and this wouldn't be the first piece of artillery either. However, this life-sized Gears of War assault rifle replica is far too impressive to ignore. Lego Lancer Assault Rifle - GEARS OF WAR Construction chief Plum B is the artist behind the Lancer Assault Rifle, which fires …
Caleb Cox, 30 Sep 2011
The European debt crisis illustrated using Lego figures

JP Morgan has a Playmobil moment

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so we're well and truly flattered that JP Morgan has taken a leaf out of the El Reg Bootnotes book and decided that figurines are the best way to illustrate important news. In this case, it's the European debt crisis rendered in Lego miniatures: The European debt crisis …
Lester Haines, 8 Sep 2011
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NASA Legonauts set for Jupiter voyage

NASA has rather cheekily taken a leaf out of our Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project manual and is set to launch three miniature astronauts on its Juno mission to Jupiter. Naturally, this being NASA, a common-or-garden Playmonaut simply isn't up to the job, and the agency tapped Lego for $15k worth of aluminium …
Lester Haines, 4 Aug 2011
Lego Barad-dûr by Kevin J Walter

Lego lover builds big Barad-dûr replica

Some folk have got too much time on their hands. Then again, sometimes those people deserve to be applauded for their efforts. Like this guy, a dedicated Lego fanatic who whiled away the final months of 2010 building this incredibly detailed Barad-dûr replica out of roughly 50,000 Lego blocks. Lego Barad-dûr by Kevin J Walter …
Caleb Cox, 30 Jun 2011
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Review If you've got a winning, hugely popular formula, you don't dick around with it, right? Star Wars creator George Lucas may have forgotten what made the first three movies so good - character, as well as effects and story - when he started work on the prequels, but the latest addition to the Lego Star Wars franchise, this time …
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Apple chap knocks up ancient Lego computer

Apple software engineer Andrew Carol has rather impressively put together a replica of the ancient Antikythera Mechanism - built entirely from Lego. The Antikythera Mechanism. Photos: X-Tek The mechanism, constructed around 80BC, was recovered from the wreck of a cargo ship off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901, but …
Lester Haines, 10 Dec 2010

Lego and RM plot robot future

Lego's Education division is entering an exclusive distribution deal with school computer supplier RM. RM's subsidiary Dacta will get its hands on Lego's products - from early learning toys to more complicated robots and mechanical products to help kids pick up hands-on building skills, teamwork and mechanical skills. The …
John Oates, 15 Sep 2010
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Lego terrorist threatens democracy

Religious leaders have united to express their dismay at a custom range of Lego figures - including a "Toy Taliban" armed to the teeth with C96 broomhandle Mauser pistol, AK Assault Rifle and M67 frag grenades. BrickArms' Toy taliban figure The offending terrorist - made by US firm BrickArms and punted for £9.50 to …
Lester Haines, 4 Dec 2008

iPod meets Lego

Are you still a kid at heart? Then brighten-up your iPod with a Lego brick-shaped speaker. Lego_iPod_speakers Lego-style iPod speakers: really retro The colourful building blocks first appeared as toys called Automatic Binding Bricks in the late 1940s and have been a hit with kids ever since. These ones aren't made by the …

Wii tops online search poll

Nintendo’s Wii was the most searched for product on the internet last month, according to a poll of British online shoppers. The record breaking Wii topped the poll, which was commissioned by market watcher Hitwise. It topped a whole range of products, including rival console Xbox 360, Apple's iPhone, various iPods, Lego and …

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