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Modern Lego living: See how they're not just for kids any more

The children’s toy has moved out of the playroom and not just because of Gen-X nostalgia. Those bricks have a sleekly modern look

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In 2010, architects at ABGC Architecture and Design, a firm in Ireland, created a boardroom table made out of Lego for the advertising firm Boys And Girls.

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In 2010, architects at ABGC Architecture and Design, a firm in Ireland, created a boardroom table made out of Lego for the advertising firm Boys And Girls. Architects Gearóid Carvill on the left and Andrew Brady on the right.

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In 2010, architects at ABGC Architecture and Design, a firm in Ireland, created a boardroom table made out of Lego for the advertising firm Boys And Girls.

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In 2010, architects at ABGC Architecture and Design, a firm in Ireland, created a boardroom table made out of Lego for the advertising firm Boys And Girls.

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In 2010, architects at ABGC Architecture and Design, a firm in Ireland, created a boardroom table made out of Lego for the advertising firm Boys And Girls.

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Sara Wood, the owner of Smock Café in Toronto, incorporated Lego into her café's interior design by building a bulkhead out of Lego and displaying Lego vignettes around the space.

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Sara Wood, the owner of Smock Cafe in Roncesvalles incorporated lego into her cafe's interior design by building a bulkhead out of lego and displaying lego vignettes around the space. Erin McAnany, an employes at cafe, works on more lego designs on December 12, 2012. JENNIFER ROBERTS FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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Sara Wood, the owner of Smock Cafe in Roncesvalles incorporated lego into her cafe's interior design by building a bulkhead out of lego and displaying lego vignettes around the space. A small vignette in her cafe is seen on December 12, 2012. JENNIFER ROBERTS FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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Sara Wood, the owner of Smock Cafe in Roncesvalles incorporated lego into her cafe's interior design by building a bulkhead out of lego and displaying lego vignettes around the space. A small vignette in her cafe is seen on December 12, 2012. JENNIFER ROBERTS FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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Karl Lagerfeld has designed a Lego-inspired clutch purse for Chanel’s new spring/summer collection

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At a design competition in October, Garrison Hullinger and his team had already created an entire wall of patterned blue and yellow Post-it Notes and a floor tiled with pennies, but their room was lacking that finishing touch. So Hullinger turned to Grant Scholbrock, an award-winning Lego architect who works at his eponymous interior design company, in Portland, Ore. Scholbrock created a large rhinoceros head made entirely out of yellow Lego bricks and mounted on a plate made of brown Lego pieces.

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Sean Kenney, a Lego Certified Professional based in New York, creates lamps made from Lego.

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Sean Kenney, a Lego Certified Professional based in New York, creates lamps made from Lego.

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Sean Kenney, a Lego Certified Professional based in New York, creates lamps made from Lego.

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Lego taxidermy kits created by David Cole, which include a deer head made of 60 pieces, a red fox and a yellow bear head, which he sells for U.S. $28.

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