Brickplate.com’s Lego News Roundup, May 7

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Alas, it doesn’t play “Duck Hunt”

AFOL and expert builder chiukeung is famously known for his recent Apple II build, but his rendition of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console — right down to the controllers, “Zapper” shooter and, yes, playing cartridges should get kudos as well.

Brickplate.com’s Lego news roundup for the week of 4/1/13

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  • Is Lego planning to release — gasp! — a 3-D printer?  (Hint: this news broke on April 1st.)  Of course, this would be totally awesome IRL.  [The Sociable]
  • Lego will pull set #9516, Jabba’s Palace, from store shelves following accusations of racism.  [The Huffington Post]
  • With manufacturing plants already in Denmark, eastern Europe and Mexico, the company will open another one in China, come 2014.  [The Massachusetts Republican]
  • A bunch of Lego toys, having spent some time on the International Space Station, returned to Earth last week.  No word on whether parents stepped all over them or not.  [NBC News]
  • We’re kind of surprised this hasn’t happened yet: plans are underway for the world’s first official Lego museum.  [Salon]
  • …and the world’s first Lego hotel opens this week.  [The Press-Enterprise]