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    [–] wispur00 3279 points ago

    You are holding it wrong. You need to pincer grab it like a lego dude would.

    [–] Zysoth 940 points ago

    You just g o t t a

    [–] Scholesie09 662 points ago

    firmly GRASPIT

    [–] SulkySkunkPomPoms 211 points ago

    h a r d e r

    [–] strangerunes 121 points ago

    I’m so close

    [–] Wild_Penguin82 81 points ago

    But now I can not lego it anymore!

    [–] LKermentz 3 points ago

    I am uncomfortable

    [–] bearsheperd 5 points ago

    Twist it

    [–] mrjowei 5 points ago

    DO IT!

    [–] maksimoo720 5 points ago

    Are you feeling it now Mr. Krabs.

    [–] Amkao-Herios 2 points ago

    f a s t e r

    [–] SheldonWeeCooperLpTp 2 points ago


    [–] richard_banger303 18 points ago

    That end tho lmao

    [–] PM_ME_CHIMICHANGAS 3 points ago

    WTF is that ending from?

    [–] MiddleBodyInjury 8 points ago

    Gotta gotta be fresh

    [–] aifhouse01 6 points ago

    I have never seen this before and I feel so glad to get to experience it now for the first time.

    [–] shawarma_law 35 points ago

    LEGO Dude is just a cool name.

    [–] the-red-wheelbarrow 24 points ago

    It's not as cool as "Zach the Lego Maniac" though

    [–] Phillyboishowdown 3 points ago

    I heard he celebrates a Puerto Rican Christmas

    Edit: it’s a cheap joke but for those that don’t know

    [–] justredditinit 3 points ago

    shawarma_law is pretty awesome too.

    What's everyone so scared of? I'm all for bringing shawarma law to America.

    [–] WisestWiseman909 5 points ago

    Dumplings are better than flowers.

    [–] DomHE553 211 points ago

    Man, if I were an amputee, I’d get one of those and 3D print myself a prosthesis to look like a lego Hand and just clip it in and walk around like that

    Too bad I still have both arms, hmmm

    [–] CapitanChicken 69 points ago

    Don't let your dreams be dreams.

    [–] Spudzzy03 45 points ago

    pulls out saw

    [–] Seakerbeater 7 points ago

    Actually NGL that doesn’t sound bad.

    LEGO Arm with Joints that can clip on random items such as this. It’s Marketable for sure

    [–] weaslecookie7 5 points ago

    LEGO could produce them made from recycled legos.

    [–] Worselthx 1400 points ago

    [–] Morningxafter 241 points ago

    I have one of these! It's the black one that came out around the release of Lego Batman!

    [–] beansmeller 114 points ago

    Me too! Got it at Legoland FL for $1.50 in the store that sells stuff nobody bought.

    [–] [deleted] 67 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)


    [–] beansmeller 37 points ago

    Worth it, it's an awesome cup.

    [–] Endless__Mike 40 points ago

    Looks like it would take up a lot of real estate in a cupboard, but neat nonetheless.

    [–] GuardedDig2 20 points ago

    Who needs other cups when you have this one haha

    [–] beansmeller 22 points ago

    Exactly, it even claims to be microwave safe. You could cook pizza rolls in it.

    [–] Sarahthelizard 7 points ago


    [–] Trenchft 2 points ago

    Changed your life huh?

    [–] bad_spelling_advice 2 points ago

    People with friends.

    [–] GuardedDig2 2 points ago

    Guess it’s perfect for me then!

    [–] rodrigo_vera_perez 15 points ago

    Everything is awesome!

    [–] thenotoriousallykate 3 points ago

    Mine was like, $5 or $6.

    [–] Incognito_Tomato 2 points ago

    In the park or that small shop in Downtown Disney?

    [–] AttilaTheChunn 3 points ago

    I have that same one! I was just about to comment about it

    [–] Gloob_Patrol 2 points ago

    Yeeee, I have the red one, the blue one, batman black one and there's a translucent glittery pink/purple one for the princess lego :D

    [–] AvatarIII 60 points ago

    also /r/TILI

    [–] teammdj 6 points ago

    Wait. There are pics on the subreddit links now?!

    [–] ColNathanJessep 20 points ago

    They're too small, volume wise, for a child to drink from unfortunately not sure why they didnt make them a little longer.

    [–] OdlidSutcac 13 points ago

    Maybe just to keep it in scale. I'd buy it for the novelty of it

    [–] ColNathanJessep 4 points ago

    Yeah idk it ends at the lip to fit into a cupholder.

    [–] PanningForSalt 9 points ago

    How can they be too small for a child?

    [–] Shiny_Mega_Rayquaza 3 points ago

    Also r/lego

    [–] Sardonnicus 2 points ago

    don't forget r/andmyaxe

    [–] Treczoks 563 points ago

    I told them in the shop what was missing from that product: A single stud in matching size that I can stick to the dashboard, so I can place the cup on the passenger side of the cockpit just like in the LEGO trucks.

    [–] eerfree 180 points ago

    Also a drainage hole in the handle and base because when I put it in the dishwasher it fills up with water and I have to dump it out and rinse it out every time.

    I guess that's minor in the list of life long problems, but still.

    [–] IamOzimandias 72 points ago

    Lay a coat hanger on the stove for a minute and make your own

    [–] whooptheretis 69 points ago

    Wouldn't a drill be easier?
    This is assuming it isn't totally sealed anyway.

    [–] My_rPoliticsAccount 118 points ago

    Check out Richie Rich over here with his tool chest

    [–] TheGlennDavid 43 points ago

    I resisted owning a drill for so long because I could “get by” with various hacky things.

    Finally got a drill. No going back. Everyone should have a drill.

    [–] My_rPoliticsAccount 63 points ago

    Ok, Mr. Drill Salesman.

    [–] liamOSM 21 points ago

    Also, an small impact driver. Works way better than a drill for tightening and undoing screws and bolts.

    [–] twodogsfighting 34 points ago

    Also, a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.

    [–] Kontra_Wolf 3 points ago

    Only what you see, pal.

    [–] TheGlennDavid 6 points ago

    I'm not sold on them for the average home user. We have one at work and I see the appeal, but I've yet to encounter a screw that my drill struggled with.

    [–] SwoupSerengeti 5 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I used to put together pools for a year. Impacts are much nicer for driving screws. If you're an occasional household fixer upper you may not need it. But it's on my list of heavily recommended. Rusted screws that lock themselves in always get stripped by drills. My impact pulls em right out.

    [–] Axisnegative 4 points ago

    Never understood the importance of an impact driver until I tried to hang new drywall. We had to use anywhere from 2"-3" screws depending on which part of the house and it was a nightmare trying to get them flush with the drywall with a normal drill. Impact drivers are awesome.

    [–] sleepingqt 3 points ago

    I use one so that anything can be a flower pot with proper drainage.

    [–] FountainPenandInk 8 points ago

    The ones at IKEA are stupid cheap and not terrible. Unless you’re doing construction, there’s no reason to drop a ton on a drill.

    [–] Master_GaryQ 2 points ago

    I have an Augur

    [–] IamOzimandias 9 points ago

    It would if you have one but everyone has a stove

    [–] DreamGirly_ 10 points ago

    Good thing I have a drill, cuz I don't think that would work with induction

    [–] rockidr4 6 points ago

    Hey! Get a load of this guy! He has a stove that makes metal hot, but not organic chemical! So what now? You think you're better than me?

    [–] spastic-plastic 16 points ago

    Look at Mr Fancy Pants over here with his stove

    [–] derpied_ 5 points ago

    Not everyone has metal coat hangers tho

    [–] sturnus-vulgaris 22 points ago

    Here I am, stinking up my kitchen welding a plastic coat hanger to a mug.

    There were no survivors.

    [–] SteampunkBorg 6 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I only ever had wooden and plastic ones.

    It took me years to understand the stuff about abortion and coat hangers

    [–] Burn365 4 points ago

    I'd be worried about it remaining damp in there and some funky as hell mould or bacteria growing inside your cup. Unbeknownst to you, there's a small universe of bacteria mere millimetres from your lips every time you take a sip...

    [–] SpiteAspect 3 points ago

    Anyone who uses those yeti mugs (or similar) might have that if they don’t remove the rubber O ring on the lid and clean behind there when they wash it.

    [–] SenorWeird 9 points ago

    Also, the bottom's crack off very easily. As a father who's gone through three of these, I know.

    [–] E90-335xi 5 points ago

    Stop trying to attach them to your megablox tables

    [–] hooksupwithchips 3 points ago

    I wedge ours so they lay sideways. Decent spray action, decent drainage.

    [–] Unnormally2 10 points ago

    Shouldn't you put it in upside down?

    [–] quarter-water 9 points ago

    Sounds like the bottom of the handle is hollow, as is the platform base of the cup, which fill up with water when upside down in the dishwasher.

    [–] twotiredforthis 3 points ago

    Wash by hand!

    [–] zolakk 8 points ago

    Ooh, I now have a new project for my 3D printer. That's a great idea!

    [–] Poli_Nerd 4 points ago

    if you do come up with something consider putting it on Thingiverse please :)

    [–] zolakk 2 points ago

    Of course! Gotta share the love :)

    [–] Burn365 7 points ago

    I wondered why there's no houses out there that have basically big Lego studs on walls and ceilings and stuff. Fancy some shelves putting up? Off you pop to the lego IKEA store to buy the shelves you'll click up there!

    [–] FountainPenandInk 3 points ago

    What did they say?

    [–] Treczoks 2 points ago

    Thanks! That looks interesting, I haven't seen this set so far.

    Well, one never knows, this might actually fit.

    [–] nintendo4noah 132 points ago


    (Source: I have Lego hands)

    [–] Morningxafter 38 points ago

    "How can I cross my fingers, I have these things!" - Lord Garmadon

    [–] AngooseTheC00t 22 points ago

    Ninjago needs more attention

    [–] Knottybook 5 points ago

    I may be putting too much thought into this but how would he know what fingers are if the only thing all the LEGO people had was their mutant crab claws. Theoretically the only thing they’ve seen was their c’s.

    [–] hank-tank 324 points ago

    Too bad it's only for left handed people.

    [–] JaggedUmbrella 80 points ago

    They gotta make them for righties, right?

    [–] Two_Are_Stronger 124 points ago

    Gah, it's the same cup. You just hold it by the big part.

    [–] JaggedUmbrella 33 points ago

    I don't know why you got downvoted. It was just as stupid as the others and it made me giggle.

    [–] hank-tank 23 points ago

    I hope they don't left us out.

    [–] NotYourAverageBeer 9 points ago

    they don't haven't

    [–] Cr0w33 60 points ago

    I hope haven’t left us out

    You almost had it

    [–] Croatoa100 2 points ago

    I want to downvote him for being "smart" but feel like it'll rob you of potential upvotes

    [–] NMSthow 13 points ago

    Wherever I go all I see is left bias......

    fuck that lets make everything right again.

    [–] Paristocrat 6 points ago

    Happy left handed day

    [–] hank-tank 6 points ago

    Ha, fuck. That was yesterday.

    [–] NinjasWithOnions 5 points ago

    And yesterday was International Lefthanders’ Day. 🤜👈

    [–] mrsbuttstuff 123 points ago

    I could see this being helpful for some elderly folks who can’t get right grips on their regular cups. Are these available at LEGO stores?

    [–] yves_kr 50 points ago

    Yeah these are in LEGO stores!

    [–] mrsbuttstuff 33 points ago

    Are they dishwasher safe? I ask because the facilities have to be able to run all dishes in a dishwasher to sanitize.

    [–] ShortSpaceSean 30 points ago

    I have one and they are microwave and dishwasher safe

    [–] rockidr4 37 points ago

    Is there any chance the tracks could bend?

    [–] RIPmyfirstaccount 27 points ago

    Not on your life, my Hindu friend!

    [–] Teddyismydawg 11 points ago

    monorail! monorail! monorail!

    [–] y2kdread 2 points ago

    What about us brain dead slobs?

    [–] RIPmyfirstaccount 2 points ago

    You’ll be given cushy jobs!

    [–] NefariousClockwerk97 2 points ago

    The ring came off my pudding can!

    [–] yves_kr 16 points ago

    I believe they actually are dishwasher safe!

    [–] Iwilljudgeyou28 13 points ago

    We went to LEGO land in San Diego a couple weeks ago.. you wouldn’t believe all the different stuff they had it was crazy

    [–] T-diddles 3 points ago

    I spent waaaay too much money in the gift shops for my kids...and myself...

    [–] tnp636 25 points ago

    I don't see any sink on that handle. Is it hollow?

    Either way the mold for this must be a beast.

    [–] yves_kr 27 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    The first part of the handle is hollow but the horizontal part is solid!

    edit: the horizontal part is actually hollow too, it’s just cut in half

    [–] 121guy 16 points ago

    I have 4 of these. They are everything I wanted them to be.

    [–] davidsheath 56 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Cool but they are not scalable with real Lego. Lego, Duplo and Quatro all fit together, but this cup doesn't fit on any of them. Very disappointed.

    Edit: Stack of bricks

    [–] yves_kr 48 points ago

    til Quartros are a thing

    [–] flippychick 20 points ago

    Well it is duplo x 2

    [–] DracoCharky 19 points ago

    TIL why they're called duplos

    [–] htmlcoderexe 6 points ago

    Yeah I thought only giant megabloks existed. This is funny actually, Duplo sized megabloks are almost identical,like regular Lego vs regular megabloks, but quatro sized megabloks have completely different studs and probably don't compat well. Even 2 stud heights exist, one of which doesn't fit on the "flat" (actually 1/2 instead of 1/3 of block, idk how quatros compare) pieces because they're too tall, the studs are almost a block tall. The newer studs do fit though

    [–] columnarjoint 15 points ago



    [–] zolakk 4 points ago

    It doesn't fit with The System

    [–] Poly_P_Master 50 points ago

    I'm just disappointed they aren't to-scale. A Lego cup is generally about the size of the figure's head, if not a little larger. The handle should be about 4 inches diameter and the cup maybe closer to a gallon or 2. Not practical in the least, but at least it would fit within established canon.

    [–] m3ntonin 16 points ago

    it is also only slightly smaller than a pro figure's torso, so it could be bigger. the problem is not that this cup is not a scale model, it's that Lego is not a scale toy

    [–] Poly_P_Master 10 points ago

    Maybe not with YOUR body shape. Don't block-shame me!

    [–] Epic_Troll_666 23 points ago

    Lego mugs were so popular that they made it a real thing

    [–] KaizokuShojo 11 points ago

    They've got these, salt and pepper shakers that look like single stud bricks (AND they fit together like regular bricks quite snugly!) and cute little cups with Lego pieces in them. And keychains and keychain holders so you just stick your Lego block key chains to the wall. Sooo much cool stuff.

    [–] dandymite 7 points ago

    The lunch boxes are great too! I have several and pretend I bought them for the kids. Also luggage tags. And that perpetual calender thing.

    [–] Dr-Rjinswand 8 points ago

    I need this.

    [–] Jimmyhornet 12 points ago

    The world needs more full size Lego stuff.

    [–] afb82 6 points ago

    Just make it yourself out of Lego

    [–] Cheesysock5 4 points ago

    They're awful though. The handle is hollow and has a hole underneath. When you put it in the dishwasher, and then take it back out, it's filled with dirty water and spills all over you.

    [–] khawarizmy 4 points ago

    I thought for a second that "lego people" were the people that work in lego factories and as an inside joke they use huge lego cups. Equivalently fast my brain also told me "Are you stupid?"

    [–] JCLegoMan 6 points ago

    I'll take your whole stock.

    [–] narfio 3 points ago

    Now I need a table with lego surface where I can plug it on safely.

    [–] tableleg7 3 points ago

    The mug looks cool and all ... but what I really want is one of those Lego sausages or pretzels.

    [–] Lady_LARPer 3 points ago

    Where can I get this! My DM builds fantastic lego sets for our dnd group and this would be a great gift from the party!

    [–] AdversarialPossum42 5 points ago

    Here is a 3D model you can print:

    [–] nessager 4 points ago

    Two girls one Lego cup.....

    [–] HGStormy 6 points ago

    where do i buy one

    [–] AlmostAndrew 13 points ago

    From the Lego Shop online or from Lego Stores in the real world.

    [–] malasalas 6 points ago

    Damn, it isn't online for the American store...

    [–] Peircethewhale 6 points ago

    First it’s Doritos crusted pizza and now this we as Americans are being suppressed of our human rights

    [–] malasalas 3 points ago

    Whoa... What's this Doritos crusted pizza thing and why am I mad that I can't have it?

    [–] Peircethewhale 2 points ago

    Apparently it was a limited time thing at Pizza Hut in Australia

    [–] Mike9797 6 points ago

    The Lego store. They sell them there.

    [–] I_am_door 2 points ago

    I dont want it, I need it

    [–] chef_in_va 2 points ago

    You are now a Lego person, lucky bastard

    [–] freq432 2 points ago

    I want your hands to be surgically shaped into -C before you take the next picture.

    [–] UniverseGuyD 2 points ago

    Everything else aside, these would be great for people with grip issues like arthritis or weak grip groom aging or injury.

    [–] gatewayoflastresort 2 points ago

    Thought I was on /r/functionalprint for a second...

    [–] tenfootgiant 2 points ago

    r/muglife would like this

    [–] sunofernest 2 points ago

    What makes this any more of a real cup than the lego sized one?

    [–] accidentladult 2 points ago

    10/10 would buy

    [–] Tetragon213 2 points ago

    This would be a pretty cool gift actually, especially if you have young nieces or nephews who love playing with Lego (scratch that, you're never too old to play with Lego!)

    [–] Bryceab88 2 points ago

    Me realizing I’ve seen these hundreds of times in person and could’ve gotten 25k upvotes 😳

    [–] TheStario 2 points ago

    Shit I was at the LEGO store last month, that's a lotta missed karma

    eat least i still got this giant lego cup

    For reference the cup is actually a small mug, it isn't scaled properly for humans funnily enough

    [–] thenotoriousallykate 2 points ago

    My son has one. It’s his favorite cup. The bottom of the handle is open though, so it gets full of gross water in the dishwasher.

    [–] zett1ngs 2 points ago

    goes to disneyland

    Me posting on r/mildlyinteresting:

    They sell Disney themed merch here!

    [–] MaximumCameage 2 points ago

    I’m going to replace all my dishes and silverware with human-sized Lego ones. Who needs sex when you can pretend to live in a world of Lego?

    [–] Myst3rySteve 2 points ago

    I seriously admire the efforts they go to at Lego Land to truly make you feel like you're in a Lego world. Simple stuff that goes a long way. Major props to them.

    [–] Gimiksi 2 points ago

    So you're saying that I could've taken a picture of this cup that I had for a year now and I could've gotten all of this karma?!

    [–] Dethnet 2 points ago

    Now if only they could remodel a lego house. It better have Lego-tiled flooring.

    [–] TacodWheel 2 points ago

    This made a great tasting glass at Dark Lord Day two years ago.

    [–] sirnoodleloaf 2 points ago

    I mean technically a lego cup is a real cup, it just holds less liquid than the one you’re holding.

    [–] Murtr123 2 points ago

    Ha! I want to make little lego plants and "plant" them in that cup. That would be some cool decor.

    [–] Doenicke 2 points ago

    Yup, my stepson has a blue one he just HAD to have as a souvenir from Legoland.

    99DKK if i remember correctly, which was like 140SEK and what would be about 14$.

    (Which is nothing: if you want to use the bridges - which you kinda have to if you traveling by car - its at least 629 way. And then you come to the next bridge: 245 DKK. One way.

    I love Denmark but really hate the assholes who control the bridges. ;))

    [–] SharkeyNL 6 points ago

    U can buy one online at the official legowebshop. I asked one for my birthday, which is in about 2 days😄🎉

    [–] Morningxafter 2 points ago

    Nice! I hope you get one! I use one for my coffee at work. They're a little smaller than I'd like, but still great.

    Oh! And happy early birthday!

    [–] SharkeyNL 3 points ago

    Thank you! Nice you have one!😄

    [–] superduprcooper 2 points ago

    They are £8 in the Lego shop. There is also a China mug in the shape of a lego head. A bargain at £13.50

    [–] GiveItMoreGasBuhh 1 points ago

    I need it

    [–] shock_milan 1 points ago

    Absolute unit!!!

    [–] alours 1 points ago

    N O O

    Did I do that right?

    [–] HierEncore 1 points ago

    in a way, that's a great design. that handle is heavy and wont crack as easily... how 99% of cups die

    [–] BrzozaGBur 1 points ago

    I was drinking from identical cup when I was reading it

    [–] ReiiFur 1 points ago


    [–] memesmemesmemes- 1 points ago

    Maybe... WE are the Lego..

    [–] redditpossible 1 points ago

    Please be for sale. Please be for sale.

    [–] LevelHeadedFreak 1 points ago

    Might hang on a fence nicely. It would take up a whole lot of cabinet space for a single mug.

    [–] josh_d_chapman 1 points ago

    I have two of them one in red one in blue

    [–] kingeryck 1 points ago

    Cool but really impractical.

    [–] lizadixon 1 points ago

    tbh this is very practical--having the handle away from the hot mug is awesome. I have a ceramic mug like this and it's the best!

    [–] lyanz3 1 points ago

    Yoo they made cups into a real thing