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How fan films shaped The LEGO Movie…

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Last week Vox Media released a very interesting documentary about how fan-created stop-motion films shaped The LEGO Movie and other official LEGO animations. The LEGO Movie was not just an amazing animation feat, but it was also built on the legacy of homemade fan movies. Throughout The LEGO Movie, there are many subtle and not-so-subtle references to […]

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Discovering Easter eggs in LEGO sets

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(Written by E. B. – Eabs3) If you have been involved in the LEGO hobby for a while, you may have noticed that LEGO likes to include Easter eggs in their sets. Easter eggs are unexpected and usually undocumented small details that LEGO designers add as an insider joke or little surprise for the pleasure […]

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The magic of LEGO Star Wars photography

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(Written by Connor Yoho) My name is Connor, I’m a 21-year-old recent college graduate with a degree in film, residing in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. I do video editing for a living, working on various commercials and short films. Growing up, I was a huge fan of LEGO, with my collection mostly consisting of LEGO Star Wars […]

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The LEGO Batman Movie review & thoughts

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(Written by William) “All great movies tend to have actors in them… or something.” – Really Important Person. And all great reviews have super important quotes at the beginning. I’m not that great with quotes, so go ahead and think of one, then pretend it just got inserted. Does it seem weird that your impressive […]

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Updating my LEGO minifigure display wall

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I have been thinking about redoing my minifigure display wall as it was getting overcrowded. There are many different ways to arrange minifigures using various display cases and stands – some made by LEGO, some by third parties, and you can also build your own. Collectors tend to prefer closed display cases to protect their […]

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Octan – LEGO’s own gasoline brand & more!

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Octan is a fictional gas station brand that has been appearing in various LEGO themes since the early 1990s. It was also featured prominently in The LEGO Movie, with President Business as the Octan Corporation’s head. There are many interesting sets containing the Octan logo either prominently or in a hidden way, and they have […]

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Tips for building LEGO S.H.I.P. projects

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(Written by legogeek) If you are well immersed in the LEGO hobby you have likely participated in at least a few LEGO fan exhibits and conventions. These events are an excellent opportunity to see what other people are building, and depending on the nature of the event, you might even be able to display your […]

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The largest LEGO sets of all time…

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(Written by BLProductions) Over the last ten years or so, LEGO has been producing sets that contain hundreds or even thousands of pieces more – and cost a lot more – than what we can find in their normal product ranges. The company refers to these sets as LEGO Exclusives. This year LEGO released an […]

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