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LEGO Picks of the Month: August 2016

Another month draws to a close once again – which means, its time for a roundup of all things interesting in the world of LEGO that we have featured in our Facebook page throughout the entire month of August.

LEGO Picks of the Month: August 2016

As this is the month where the Olympic Games is held, there are a couple of builds by AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGOs) – from LEGO’s build of the whole town of Rio, to a 9-year old boy’s build of the various sporting events (this one’s really amazing!)

Also, other than expressing your creativity, do you know that your favorite LEGO pieces can also be used to build things we use in our day-to-day life? We’re referring to things like doorstop, smartphone docks, drink coasters, and more!

All these and so much more in this month’s issue of LEGO Picks of the Month below… Enjoy!

 

1. Massive LEGO Crane Can Lift An Entire MacBook

Massive LEGO Crane Can Lift An Entire MacBook

Image Source: PopularMechanics.com

This LEGO-made crane all the features of the real one, including a 12-wheel drive, rotating crane car, and extendable boom. The entire build weighs more than 20 pounds and requires 11 different motors to power everything. When fully extended, it measures over 6 feet tall and more than 3 feet long.

Here’s the best part: When retracted, this crane can even lift up a MacBook! Check this fantastic build out for yourself below…

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2. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Image Source: WallerCustoms.com

If you’re a fan of the Ghostbusters, here’s one you definitely will not want to miss – a step-by-step guide to build your very own Stay Puft Marshmallow Man using LEGO… Enjoy! 🙂

P.S. In case you’re wondering, this step-by-step guide is free for you to download.

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3. Useful LEGO Life Hacks

Useful LEGO Life Hacks

Image Source: TheAwesomer.com

How about creating your own doorstop, smartphone docks, drink coasters using your favorite LEGO bricks? 🙂

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4. Are You Ready For Some Magic?

Are You Ready For Some Magic?

This magic shop by Pau Padrós, with its exterior being designed resembling an old German rustic looking house, and its interior of each story designed in that, each has its own unique feature, makes a really great addition to your modular building collection.

Check it out for yourself below and let us know if you agree with us… 🙂

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5. Just Gotta Have Christmas Set At Home This Holiday Season

Just Gotta Have Christmas Set At Home This Holiday Season

This small lil LEGO set by Todd Peck makes an excellent addition to any coffee table/display cabinet this Christmas… Don’t you think? 🙂

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6. This Version of Rey’s Speeder Is So Much Better Than The Official LEGO Version

This Version of Rey's Speeder Is So Much Better Than The Official LEGO Version

We really loved Robert’s version of Rey’s Speeder compared to the official set for it by LEGO (which was the LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Speeder 75099), simply because Robert’s version has so much more details incorporated into it.

Check it out for yourself below and let us know what you think of this build…

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7. Retro LEGO Desktop Really Takes Me Back

Retro LEGO Desktop Really Takes Me Back

Image Source: Kotaku.com.au

Does this remind you of the good old days back in your office? 🙂

Check out images of this retro workplace desk by LEGO retro-tech master Chris McVeigh below…

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8. A Street Sweeper Truck Anyone?

A Street Sweeper Truck Anyone?

If you enjoy building vehicles from the Technic series, you’d definitely love to add this city street sweeper truck by MrTekneex to your collection…

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9. CSU English Professor By Day, LEGO Enthusiast By Night

CSU English Professor By Day, LEGO Enthusiast By Night

Image Source: Source.Colostate.com

An in-depth look into the life of a “part-time” LEGO builder, along with his masterpieces… 🙂

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10. LEGO’s Marathon Olympic Effort

LEGO’s Marathon Olympic Effort

Image Source: NZHerald.co.nz

In conjunction with the 2016 Olympic Games, LEGO has developed a large model of Rio de Janeiro city. This gigantic model took 50 LEGO builders some 25,000 hours altogether to create over one year.

Among some of the features you’ll find include the Olympic rings, stadiums, and iconic sites in Rio, all made from just under 1 million LEGO pieces.

Check out this really fantastic masterpiece below!

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11. This LEGO Modular Zoo Is A “Must Have” For Animal Lovers

This LEGO Modular Zoo Is A 'Must Have' For Animal Lovers

This modular zoo build by MattedBricks is packed full of iconic features to capture the spirit of the animals’ environments… In our opinion, after checking out the images and videos for ourselves, we feel it’s a “must have” for all LEGO and animal lovers.

Check it out for yourself below and see if you share the same thoughts as us…

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12. The Artist Whose Career Is Built On LEGO

The Artist Whose Career Is Built On LEGO

Image Source: TheStar.com

We’re perfectly sure all of you would love to have a career like his… 🙂

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That’s all from us for this month’s issue of LEGO Picks of the Month. We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed the contents we’ve put forth for you this month. Stay tuned for more great contents in the month of September… And don’t forget to continue building! 🙂

 

13. Man ‘Test Flies’ LEGO Plane… And Immediately Crashes It Into Crate

Man 'Test Flies' LEGO Plane... And Immediately Crashes It Into Crate

Image Source: DailyMail.co.uk

Nooooooo!!! 🙁

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14. It Looks Like A Book Made Of LEGO, But When He Unfolds It… Wow!

It Looks Like A Book Made Of LEGO, But When He Unfolds It... Wow!

Image Source: NextShark.com

This LEGO-built Himeji castle (which measures approximately 28-inches long, 28-inches wide, and 4.5 inches high, and weighs approximately 27.87 pounds) by a fellow Japanese AFOL is unlike any castle you’ve seen – It can be folded into itself like a book!

You have to be see this for yourself in action below (as it’s being opened up and closed) to be wow-ed by this really wonderful creation…

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15. Mickey And Gang In Brick Form, Anyone?

Mickey And Gang In Brick Form, Anyone?

If you’re a fan of Mickey Mouse and Friends, then this set of 6 characters re-created in brick form will make a great addition to your coffee table/display cabinet…

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16. Star Wars Gets Its Own LEGO Olympic Games

Star Wars Gets Its Own LEGO Olympic Games

Image Source: Nerdist.com

This Star Wars version of Olympic Games, where the various Star Wars characters participated in the various sporting events, is really, really cute!

If you’re an avid Star Wars fan, you gotta check this one out! 🙂

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Previous Issues of “LEGO Picks of the Month”:

Issue #7 – July 2016

Issue #6 – June 2016

Issue #5 – May 2016

Issue #4 – April 2016

Issue #3 – March 2016

Issue #2 – February 2016

Issue #1 – January 2016