It’s around 5 years later and people still can’t believe that Arrested Development got cancelled -- it really was sad day for television. But, rather than dwelling on the past Matt De Lanoy has been celebrating how great the show was by bringing the model home, stair car and the show’s cast to life with LEGOs.

The whole Bluth family is here -- Tobias is rocking his Blue Man Group paint job, George is dressed in prison jumpsuit orange and Gob is riding his Segway with Franklin in tow. The model home looks spot-on with an unfinished yard and the stair car has even made an appearance as the family’s only mode of transportation. Read More...

On Friday, August 5th three very special LEGO minifigures launched into space aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter!

The three minifigures currently hurling through our solar system were designed to resemble the Roman god Jupiter, his wife (and sister) Juno and “father of science” Galileo Galilei. Their trip to Jupiter will take 5 years. Upon arrival Juno will orbit Jupiter for one year (33 revolutions) to study the planet. Read More...

I’ve said it before and I will say it again -- we love LEGOs! This latest LEGO build is on display right now at the Bronx Zoo as part of “The Great Summer Zoofari” and all the animals that were constructed sit nicely next to their real-life counterparts!

There are a ton of LEGO animal sculptures on display including tigers, gorillas, flamingos (which are actually placed in water), penguins and many more. Each display was built by LEGO’s own Master Builders and explains what the Wildlife Conservation Society is doing to help save them in the wild. Read More...

It’s heartbreaking to think the Space Shuttle program has officially ended, but it has. Thankfully LEGO is here to cheer us up with an updated LEGO Space Shuttle set complete with launchpad, ground crew and satellite!

The set was originally introduced in 2010 and aimed at the older (16+) LEGO crowd, but they have now released an updated 1,230 brick version after realizing younger builders liked the set too. The booster rockets have been reinforced as well as the landing gear to better accommodate playtime. The payload doors have also been beefed up and “can now be more rigorously opened and closed.” Lastly the astronaut minifigures now come with hair pieces and helmets, and their facial features have been updated. Read More...

We’ve seen some awesome LEGO builds lately and this well-equipped Batcave put together by Flickr user Orion Pax is another great example. Not only is it full of Bat’s gadgets, but there’s also a pretty sweet Batmobile parked inside.

The Batcave took Pax about a week to build which is pretty impressive considering the timeframe other LEGO builds we’ve seen required. Inside you’ll find all sorts of Bat-goodies including the Bat-computer, the Batmobile -- which is based off the one we saw in Tim Burton’s films -- and of course Batman in minifigure form. Read More...

The LEGO Group, Marvel and DC Comics made a pretty awesome announcement at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. The three companies are joining forces for a new line called 'LEGO Super Heroes' that will turn characters from both universes into mini-figs!

LEGO’s new DC line-up will be an extension of their Batman sets, but new characters -- including Superman, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern -- will be added to the line come January. It’s not just mini-figs; brand new DC construction sets, and buildable characters and creatures will all be available at launch. Read More...

Remember the massive Dark Tower in Lord of the Rings where the Eye of Sauron floated around scanning all of Middle Earth for that precious One Ring? Well, some guy made that thing out of LEGOs and he only had to use an estimated 50,000 bricks!

Kevin Walter is the LEGO madman behind this terrifying creation. It was recently on display at Brickworld 2011 and it stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall! I can’t imagine how long it took him to build this monster, but there’s no doubt Kevin put a lot of time into it. Head past the break to see just how big this thing really is. Read More...

Even after all my years playing with LEGOs I still can’t get over how awesome they are. We recently talked about how cool this District 9 LEGO ARC Rifle replica is and now someone has gone a step further and created a wearable LEGO replica of Master Chief’s armor from Halo!

Created by a LEGO (and Halo) fanatic named Ben Caulkins, the helmet was finished about six months ago. Since then he’s clearly been hard at work on the rest of this incredible LEGO armor. It may not provide the best protection against alien weaponry but, it sure does look cool!

Everything you see -- other than the visor, which came from a motorcycle helmet -- was created entirely out of those wonderful plastic bricks we call LEGOs. Obviously, there’s some Velcro and fabric straps involved too but that’s a given.

Apparently, Caulkins’ original inspiration for the LEGO armor came from this LEGO Boba Fett costume. Though he clearly chose a different character, from a completely different universe, there is still no denying the awesomeness delivered. Head past the break for more photos of Caulkins’ Master Chief masterpiece! Read More...

London got this whole thing started back in 1988 when they built the first record holding LEGO tower. Since then, places around the world have been chasing the record and 6,000 Brazilian LEGO fanatics have recently built one standing over 100-feet tall, breaking Chile’s previous record.

It took four days and 500,000 bricks to construct the multi-colored monstrosity and its recorded height is 102-feet and 3-inches! It’s so tall and skinny wires had to be put in place so it wouldn’t blow over in the wind. Honestly, in my opinion that’s kinda cheating -- when I built towers in the living room of my parent’s house wires weren’t allowed.

Tokyo, Munich, Moscow Toronto and Sydney have all held the record at one point and now it’s in the hands of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I don’t know about you, but I’d say it’s about time the U.S. jumped in - and there better be a Stormtrooper mini-fig on top when we do.

If you want to see what kind of craziness goes into building a record holding LEGO tower and get a sense of how tall this thing really is, head past the break for a video from The Telegraph. Read More...

Flash drives are a huge collector’s item right now -- everyone needs one and there are literally hundreds of classic and geeky designs we can choose from these days. Whether it’s Star Wars themed, or its a designer Batman flash drive, we have plenty of choices when it comes to geeky digital storage.

Things have just gotten better for us too. Finally, LEGO has released long-overdue officially licensed mini-fig flash drives! The first model may not be the coolest mini-fig around (in fact it’s a pretty poor choice if you ask me) but it’s still a good sign. While the current red shirt/blue pants flash drive doesn’t offer much with a sad 2GBs of storage, there’s no doubt we’ll soon be seeing our favorite LEGO characters making the transition to keychain flash drive.

Not only is LEGO’s first flash drive mini-fig kind of ugly, it’s only got a measly 2GBs of storage and, LEGO is asking for $25 if you want to pick one up! Sure, I wouldn’t mind spending $25 on a Star Wars or other themed flash drive, but a standard mini-fig? Not a chance. What LEGO really needs to do is introduce a whole line of these flash drives -- we all know they would be popular and I’m sure LEGO has something in mind. We’re just hoping it comes sooner rather than later.

Anyhow, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Until then you can head to the LEGO Store online and pick one up. However, I’ll be waiting for a character I actually like and some more storage before I drop the coin to snag one. Read More...

That’s just the math, folks! At this year’s Toy Fair, Lego unveiled a ton of new playsets and vehicles for their Star Wars line, but the Falcon caught our eye straightaway. While Lego released the massive collector-focused Millennium Falcon in the past that looked the part, this new model is all about action! It’s smaller than the original as well, but that just means it won’t break the bank -- allowing your uncontrollable addiction to the plastic bricks to flourish by having more scratch to purchase other sets.

Here’s the rundown on the Falcon from the Jedi over at Lego:

Straight from Episode IV: A New Hope, fans can build the all-new Millennium Falcon, featuring hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior, rotating quad laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover. Includes 6 minifigures.

Yep, this sucker can be opened up so your minifigs can have access to all of the cut-throat games of Dejarik their little yellow heart’s desire! The set includes minifigs of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. This puppy is available in August and is made up of over 1,200 pieces, so don’t toss out those instructions!

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This new stop-motion animated short from LEGO -- the sequel to last year's “CL!CK” -- is inventive and cool, and has a great twist ending!

Found via Laughing Squid

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Most of us are under the impression computers are something that came around pretty recently and if someone was to tell us the Greeks built one about 2000 years ago, we would probably just laugh. But, apparently that’s exactly what they did, and they were good at it.

The Antikythera computer is believed to have been built around 150 B.C. and wasn’t rediscovered by modern historians until 1901, when it was found on the Antikythera shipwreck. After that it took just about another 105 years before we even found out, for sure, what the computer was used for. Scientists found that the device was used to calculate celestial events and predict future solar eclipses, the device was more precise than other device of its time. Read More...

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