“Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!” Rally your evil figures with Kotobukiya’s tenth-scale statue of Star Wars’ villain. Palpatine can be removed from the throne, in case you want your stormtroopers to taste power for once.
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Hot Toys’ latest Iron Man action figure is based on Iron Man’s appearance in Spider-Man Homecoming. The 13″ tall figure has 28 LED light up points and has tons of interchangeable parts and accessories, including a new weapon that was hinted at in the movie’s trailers.
Cardboard and rubber band weapon maker Blackfish shows off an amazing build which looks just like a Glock 19 handgun, with working slide and firing mechanism, and an ammo clip filled with bullets made from crayons. After the action, he shows off how to build your own.
Hong Kong startup PlaySomeToys is working on a line of figures inspired by product designs from the ’80s and ’90s. Their first toy is this anthropomorphic computer that looks like the original Apple Macintosh. The 3.9″ tall plastic figure comes with a font suitcase and a mouse.
Ever resourceful maker The Q shows us how to build a shoulder-mounted quad launcher like the one Arnie had in Commando. Only this one is made from cardboard, PVC, and a cigarette lighter, and fires plastic soda bottles as its rockets. It still looks like it would hurt like hell.
Beyond the Brick met up with builder Tom Atkinson at Brickworld Chicago 2017 for an extensive tour of this seemingly endless LEGO machine built collaboratively by LEGO fans who each worked on their own modules which linked together. That ferris wheel was amazing.
Located in the Wulingyuan region of Zhangjiajie, China, the Bailong (aka “Hundred Dragons”) Elevator is a 1,070 foot-tall glass elevator. While some might question the impact it has on nature, it’s an incredible feat of engineering, and provides astounding views.
This featurette for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 features interviews with the cast and crew about creating a new universe while being faithful to Ridley Scott’s original vision, while also giving us a peak at some of the film’s fantastic scenery and cinematography.
There are lots of big, well-known festivals around the country, but if you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path, check out Rides and Drives‘ feature, which catalogs eight wonderful music and arts gatherings which are well worth a road trip.