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LEGO Creations - Ten of Our Favorites (Gallery)

LEGO Creations - Ten of Our Fa...
The LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 is the largest LEGO Technic model ever released
The LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 is the largest LEGO Technic model ever released
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They don't have anything to do with the actual brand, but these "biological Legos" use polymer cubes with living cells encapsulated inside them to build artificial organs, brick by brick (Image: Javier Gomez Fernandez)
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They don't have anything to do with the actual brand, but these "biological Legos" use polymer cubes with living cells encapsulated inside them to build artificial organs, brick by brick (Image: Javier Gomez Fernandez)
Tubular tissue built by encasing cells in polymer "bricks" and attaching them to a tube-shaped template (Image: Javier Gomez Fernandez)
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Tubular tissue built by encasing cells in polymer "bricks" and attaching them to a tube-shaped template (Image: Javier Gomez Fernandez)
Cambridge scientists used LEGO MINDSTORMS parts to create robots that help with the process of making artificial pieces of bone
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Cambridge scientists used LEGO MINDSTORMS parts to create robots that help with the process of making artificial pieces of bone
LEGO robots perform some of the monotonous tasks in a Cambridge lab
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LEGO robots perform some of the monotonous tasks in a Cambridge lab
Google Australia has announced the release of Build with Chrome (or Build for short), perhaps the simplest online LEGO builder we've seen, and one that works right in your browser - as long as it's Chrome
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Google Australia has announced the release of Build with Chrome (or Build for short), perhaps the simplest online LEGO builder we've seen, and one that works right in your browser - as long as it's Chrome
Build allows you to create 3D models in a virtual world, but also restricts you to one 32 x 32 patch at a time with 12 brick shapes
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Build allows you to create 3D models in a virtual world, but also restricts you to one 32 x 32 patch at a time with 12 brick shapes
Mike Schropp used regular LEGOs to construct the chassis for this 12-core 3-in-1 PC that helps support medical research and humanitarian projects via IBM's World Community Grid project (Photo: Total Geekdom)
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Mike Schropp used regular LEGOs to construct the chassis for this 12-core 3-in-1 PC that helps support medical research and humanitarian projects via IBM's World Community Grid project (Photo: Total Geekdom)
A DIY PC housed in a LEGO case (Photo: Total Geekdom)
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A DIY PC housed in a LEGO case (Photo: Total Geekdom)
A DIY PC housed in a LEGO case (Photo: Total Geekdom)
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A DIY PC housed in a LEGO case (Photo: Total Geekdom)
14-year-old Leon Overwheel made this functioning printer using LEGO MINDSTORMS
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14-year-old Leon Overwheel made this functioning printer using LEGO MINDSTORMS
The PriNXT functioning printer uses motors to manipulate a felt tip pen
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The PriNXT functioning printer uses motors to manipulate a felt tip pen
Ben Fogle used LEGOs to recreate Machu Picchu; but the Peruvian entertainers in the foreground are the real deal
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Ben Fogle used LEGOs to recreate Machu Picchu; but the Peruvian entertainers in the foreground are the real deal
20,000 LEGO pieces went into this barrel organ that plays the Star Wars theme
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20,000 LEGO pieces went into this barrel organ that plays the Star Wars theme
The Star Wars LEGO barrel organ helped promote the release of the 3D Star Wars moviesbarrel organ
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The Star Wars LEGO barrel organ helped promote the release of the 3D Star Wars moviesbarrel organ
Star Wars scenes are re-created on the surface of the LEGO barrel organ
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Star Wars scenes are re-created on the surface of the LEGO barrel organ
The bricks on the surface of the barrel organ strike arms that trigger keys on the built-in keyboard
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The bricks on the surface of the barrel organ strike arms that trigger keys on the built-in keyboard
Mercedes and LEGO created this 1:12.5 scale Technic model based on the multi-purpose Unimog U 400 truck, the largest Technic model yet
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Mercedes and LEGO created this 1:12.5 scale Technic model based on the multi-purpose Unimog U 400 truck, the largest Technic model yet
The LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 is the largest LEGO Technic model ever released
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The LEGO Technic Unimog U 400 is the largest LEGO Technic model ever released
This model of a "Vampire GT" Supercar consists of almost 2,000 pieces, including a full transmission (Image: Cuusoo.com)
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This model of a "Vampire GT" Supercar consists of almost 2,000 pieces, including a full transmission (Image: Cuusoo.com)
This model supercar built of LEGOS features a full-blown 5-speed transmission (Image: Cuusoo.com)
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This model supercar built of LEGOS features a full-blown 5-speed transmission (Image: Cuusoo.com)
Joining dual obsessions, LEGOs have been used to recreate the meth lab in the TV series "Breaking Bad"
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Joining dual obsessions, LEGOs have been used to recreate the meth lab in the TV series "Breaking Bad"
Joining dual obsessions, LEGOs have been used to recreate the meth lab in the TV series "Breaking Bad"
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Joining dual obsessions, LEGOs have been used to recreate the meth lab in the TV series "Breaking Bad"

Even the most complex things in our universe start with small building blocks, and in the universe of LEGO you can take that truism literally. Between traditional LEGOs, LEGO Technic parts and some third-party LEGO-inspired projects, we've seen some truly amazing creations built up from the foundation of those little plastic blocks. Here's a visual look at ten of our favorites.

Click through the gallery for a brief tour of the LEGO-built world, from supercars to bones and organs to barrel organs. Below are just a few to whet your appetite.

This model of a "Vampire GT" Supercar consists of almost 2,000 pieces, including a full transmission (Image: Cuusoo.com)
This model of a "Vampire GT" Supercar consists of almost 2,000 pieces, including a full transmission (Image: Cuusoo.com)

This "Vampire GT" Supercar consists of almost 2,000 pieces and includes a full transmission.

A DIY PC housed in a LEGO case (Photo: Total Geekdom)
A DIY PC housed in a LEGO case (Photo: Total Geekdom)

This LEGO-bodied PC by Mike Schropp is a 12-core PC setup consisting of three systems in a single box made of LEGO, with its computing power being donated to medical research and humanitarian projects via IBM's World Community Grid project.

20,000 LEGO pieces went into this barrel organ that plays the Star Wars theme
20,000 LEGO pieces went into this barrel organ that plays the Star Wars theme

This barrel organ is constructed from 20,000 LEGO pieces and plays the Star Wars theme when manually cranked.

Ben Fogle used LEGOs to recreate Machu Picchu; but the Peruvian entertainers in the foreground are the real deal
Ben Fogle used LEGOs to recreate Machu Picchu; but the Peruvian entertainers in the foreground are the real deal

Ben Fogle used LEGOs to recreate the 15th-century Inca site, Machu Picchu.

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JøhP
Here is another contender for most complex Lego model. A half size Rolls-Royce jet engine. http://www.rolls-royce.com/civil/news/2012/120709_lego_jet_engine.jsp