Although our primary school days are long behind us we still love breaking out the LEGO bricks. Since we don't have children of our own we have often fought the urge to feel guilty about spending money on the "toy," but after looking at all these great LEGO projects we will feel guilty no longer. Now if we could just find a letterpress to make our own 8-bit LEGO prints...

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  • LEGO Letterpress: We spotted this 8-bit print making letterpress on Co.Design and love the work that designers Sam Cox and Justin LaRosa have done with it. Sam and Justin make up Physical Fiction and use their LEGO letterpress to create fun and unique handmade prints (check out some examples of their work at the bottom of the page).
  • LEGO NES: Created by Flickr user Arkov this tiny NES system made out of LEGO bricks, would make a great surprise gift for the gamer in your life.
  • LEGO Clock: Follow the simple instructions by Instructables user Lemonie to create your own LEGO clock.
  • LEGO Telescope: The Lego Telescope by Alan Rifkin is just perfect for the LEGO loving stargazing geek. Fun fact, Alan modified only five of the more than 1000 LEGO pieces he used to fashion the fully functional telescope.
  • Minimalist iPhone Dock: It's almost hard to believe that this sleek looking dock is formed out of LEGO bricks. Check out Tonio's blog for instructions on how to make your own.
  • Brick Message Coffee Table: Bored by his Ikea RAMVIK coffee table, Quentin decided to add a pixelized "Hey!" under the tempered glass using nothing but LEGO bricks.
  • LEGO Router: Another project that does not scream "this was made with a toy for children," the LEGO router was built by Luke Anderson, who was kind enough to supply the instructions so you can make your own.
  • Smartphone LEGO Case & Stand: Although JohnnyT23 originally conceived of the design for the iPhone or iPod Touch we think this LEGO stand would also work well for any similarly sized device.
  • Pentax Optio RS1000: We love the look of this camera even though the bricks are not from LEGO but are Nanoblocks made by Japanese firm Diablock. Sadly the camera is only available in Japan which gives us all the more reason to try our hand at a DIY version.
  • LEGO iPad: Created by a Japanese LEGO and iPad enthusiast this device is an almost perfect size match for the original.
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