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This working cyborg arm built out of Lego is the brainchild of Diavo Voltaggio. He made the creation at Brick Fair in Chantilly, Virgina and calls it the Mark VI since it’s the sixth version of the arm that he has created. He built it using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 set. Mashable notes:

The Mark VI features LED lights and a smartphone cradle, although neither are necessary to the arm’s functioning. Despite its simplicity, the machine sucks up quite a bit of juice: Voltaggio says he has to replace the batteries in the arm every hour or so.

It all works via little buttons inside the arm that, when touched, cause motors to activate making the fingers open and close. Next up on his to-do list? A full body!

See video of the arm in action and an interview with the designer after the break.

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Don Wright is a life-long geek, but he only recently started getting into cosplay. With that said, it looks like he’s found his niche. Don made this costume of Emmet from The LEGO Movie, and he did an excellent job. He mentioned in an email that it was challenging for him to keep the proportions accurate while also making sure that the costume was practical to wear, but it looks like he succeeded. Right on, Don!

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I’m not sure how LEGO Indy and Han ended up meeting each other. Maybe there was some sort of quantum mechanical error or the timey-wimey, wibbly wobbly space time continuum broke down or… Ah, hell, who honestly cares how this happened! Just enjoy that Indy and Han got the chance to meet up and swap stories about kicking butt and saving the day.

Check out a close-up of the shirt after the break…

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I think cosplayer Charles of Chaks Productions pulled off some of the most cheerful, and detailed, cosplay I’ve seen in a while. His sizable take on Emmet from The LEGO Movie is fantastic, and you’ve got to love how much detail and effort he put into it–I mean, come on, he totally nailed Emmet’s goofy grin!

Cosplayer: Chaks Productions

Photo Credit: Kristin Bomba

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boba

We first brought you this Lego Boba Fett cosplay last month, but now we have details on how it was constructed. It was built by The Dented Helmet member CGS1 for his six-year-old son. CGS1 has been a graphic designer for 20 years and decided to replicate the Lego Boba Fett that was featured in the 9496 Desert Skiff lego set.

He wrote extensively about the build process over at The Dented Helmet saying,

“The entire costume is built from scratch using photo references and scans I took myself. The costume is built primarily out of sintra with pink insulation foam used to carve the helmet dome and a small amount of plastazote foam used on the tips and base of the jetpack rockets.” Which jetpack, it bears mentioning, is removable – just like the one on the minifig.

It’s really incredible the amount of thought and dedication that went into making this costume perfect for his little son.

All elements of this costume were approached the same way – photos, measurements, 2D drawings, scale, proportions. I used Adobe illustrator to hash out linear drawings of the helmet. Once I had the correct size of the dome, I was able to start. After a couple failed attempts at creating the dome with plastazote foam (making wedges to form the dome) I decided to carve it the old fashion way and simply used pink insulation foam from Home depot. Once I completed the dome, I began building the helmet using the antenna mount as my anchor point. I used a heat gun to shape and form the sintra, and glued layers to create the details throughout the helmet. After a few revisions ( the dark green concave section wasn’t deep enough and I had to redo it) the helmet was ready for bondo glazing putty. I use this to fill the seams and rough spots in order to achieve a seamless plastic molded look, much like a Lego minifigure.

See more pictures after the break.

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benny and bad cop

Cosplay by Noemi Romero Costumes.

See Benny chatting with No-Face after the break…

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nano block lego glasses

If you like building and you want something more than your everyday kind of boring sunglasses, these Nanaoblock sunglasses may be your ticket to cool, fun, playable fashion.

These sunglasses are compatible with Nanoblocks and have pegs all over them for lots of building opportunities.

We found a pretty good variety of sunglasses on Amazon for approximately $45.

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vader and r2-d2

Wherever R2-D2 goes, he brings magic with him. Kids chase after him, and he makes adults smile. At Emerald City Comicon, a LEGO R2-D2 (L3-G0) encountered a little girl in a Darth Vader costume and their interaction will melt your heart. Darth Lily carries on a conversation with R2-D2, and when she realizes the astromech is afraid of her Vader mask, she removes it and hugs him. Cue the chorus of “Awwws.”

Flail over the cute in the video after the break.

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awesome shirts

If you enjoyed The LEGO Movie, you probably think these shirts are awesome. Everything about them is awesome—especially the price. They can be had for $11 each today only!

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