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A lego recreation of the first Star Wars movie set

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At the Eurobricks forum, poster Yatkuu has posted a collection of pictures showing his LEGO rendition of the set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Lego Sub-Zero finishes Johnny Cage, and the coining of a new word

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There should be a word for when someone puts together two objects from your childhood in a way that makes you look fondly back at both, or even takes something from our nostalgic collective conscious and blends it with something new. Hollywood re-makes of Saturday morning cartoons, 8-bit rock, and the re-telling of iconic moments through LEGO form are only a few examples.

And because I think there should be a word, I’ve invented one: Mashtalgia.
If you can think of a better word, let me hear it in the comments.

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Lego train destruction

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You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

It’s true of superheroes and it’s true of Lego builders. The day after your 12th birthday you are a god of Lego. You watch over your newly constructed world and nod in approval. You have built the skyscrapers and the cars and the starships. You command their every movement. But sooner or later it will dawn on you: Now is the time for destruction. And nothing is more glorious then the triple head-on collision of a high speed Eurostar bullet train, a 9-volt ICE train, and a chugging-along Christmas train.

Experts say serial killers start out with little animals, well, supervillains have to start somewhere too. Here’s 5 more videos that prove evil madmen love Lego trainsets:

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Lego Street Shootout — Awesome, or terrifying?

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Sure, the above video looks innocent enough. Lego warriors shooting machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades is cute and haha funny and something the whole family can enjoy.

But let’s think about this more carefully.

In fact, let us pose the following question:

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LEGO Before Law: Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Wonders

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Six years ago, Nathan Sawaya was making six figures practicing corporate law in Manhattan. But his heart wasn’t in it. So he quit and began building an art empire, LEGO brick by LEGO brick.

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