Record stores are no longer an endangered species reports The Vinyl Revival, a doc about why the tables are turning again. Director Pip Piper explores the vinyl renaissance with industry pros, artists, record sellers, and the new generation of vinyl aficionados choosing needle drops over digital streams. DVD drops 4/10/20.
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In the world of LEGO, you can’t just buy stuff that’s already made, right? It’s not official unless you snap some pieces together, like this 12″ ruler that’s made up from official LEGO plates and bricks. After you assemble it, you can measure stuff, or just snap more bricks on top.
Have you lost pieces from your board games? Want to populate your games with NPCs? Peeples are tiny plastic game pieces you can use on any board game. They come in a box of 100 (10 each of 10 colors), and measure just under an inch tall. Their maker, Honeycomb Design, also makes colorful bowls for organizing game pieces.
This badass NERF drum-spinner weapon offers two modes of fire – a shot at a time from its trigger, or all 20 darts in rapid-fire sequence with a pull on the slam-fire handle. It comes with 20 Mega Whistler darts which make a whistling sound as they fly through the air.
Written and directed by Mike Burakoff, the animated music video for The Strokes stripped-down new track “At the Door” has a fantastic look. Inspired by classic anime style, it tells an abstract tale of a boy torn between his reality and a dark alternative universe. From The New Abnormal, due out 4/10/2020.
Elephant’s playing card tech-decks feature custom illustrated fronts and backs inspired by the intricate traces on printed circuit boards. They come in blue, green, white, or our favorite, a premium edition with two-tone foil on its box, and gold and silver metallic inks.
Spicy food interview show Hot Ones is spinning off with a game show. Host Sean Evans will ask contestants to answer trivia questions as they eat progressively hotter and hotter wings. Each episode, one smart and iron-stomached winner will take home $25,000. Premieres on truTV on 2/18/20.
IKEA teamed up with synth and design house Teenage Engineering to create a limited collection to turn any space into a dance party. It includes modular LED spotlights and dot-matrix lights, speakers and subwoofers, furniture, tiki cups, and even a cajón drum to get the beat going. They also created some 3D-printable hacks.
A compact and portable charcoal grill from Heston Blumenthal’s Everdure line of barbecue kits. The Cube is made from stainless steel with a porcelain firebox. Its chrome handles remain cool to the touch, even while cooking. It has a built-in prep board and storage tray.
New Wave Toys‘ Replicade sixth-scale arcade machine is a playable miniature replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition cabinet. It’s got a 3.5″ color screen and working arcade controls. You also get a matching miniature USB fight stick. Save an extra 10% with code LOVE10 (expires 2/14/20).
Carry your meal to school or work in one of these playful plastic lunch totes that looks like an oversize LEGO block. The brick box comes in blue, red, yellow, black, light green, or lavender, and measures 6.8″ x 6.5″ x 4.6″, which is perfect if you’re watching your portion sizes. They’re also good for storing and carrying LEGO pieces.
Given the way season three of Stranger Things ended, we didn’t know if we’d ever see Hopper again. Well now that we have the teaser for the fourth installment, we think we have our answer. Of course, Hop could just have an evil identical twin laying train tracks in Russia too.
Prop builder Odin Makes shows off one of his coolest and complex projects yet, a replica of the famed gravity gun from Half-Life 2. He based his design on a 3D digital model, then printed templates to create plastic and foam parts. More than 15 years after the game’s release, it’s still one of our favorite weapons ever.
Gareth Evans, the man behind the lens of The Raid films brings his dark, gritty, and visceral style to this TV drama about warring crime organizations in the underworld of London, England. It’s headed to Sky Atlantic in the UK, and Cinemax here in the states. More here.
Young geeks will love to complete the challenges in this DIY book, filled with 20 different science experiments and craft projects inspired by the Star Wars universe. Using household objects, kids from 8-12+ will build their own mouse droid, a Tatooine sand globe, tabletop gliding landspeeders, and more.
By applying a tilt-shift photographic effect to scenes from the game, the guys from Red Dead Online Guides transformed the various environments of Red Dead Redemption 2 into miniature versions of themselves. We love how the illusion makes everything from trains to horses look so adorable. More here.
Melodicka Bros ask the question, “What if John Denver came from a different universe to bring us some electro cyberpunk industrial synthwave sci-fi futuristic metal vibes?” They answer it with a wild arrangement of Take Me Home, Country Roads that sounds like something Depeche Mode might have recorded.
Next time you offer to make drinks at a friend’s party, bring the bar with you. Jillmo’s bartender bag has padded pockets for carrying liquor bottles, a cocktail shaker, and a full set of bar tools. It’s got a shoulder strap for easy carrying, and is made from waterproof materials. Available with or without tools. Liquor not included.
DD Squad, the acrobats behind the world’s largest trampoline are back, and this time they’ve built themselves a playground filled with bouncy surfaces. Their freestyle trampoline park included shipping containers for them to jump off of and climb, and a crazy trampoline sandwich on the back of a moving 18-wheeler.
Wes Anderson does what he does best, telling intricately woven tales of unusual people, portrayed by a star-studded cast, and setting them into fastidiously-arranged living paintings. The French Dispatch follows a series of stories surrounding the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French city.
Maker Ivan Miranda recently completed his largest build to date, a working R/C model of a tank made using lots of 3D printed parts. Its motors and tracks are powerful enough to negotiate rough terrain, and it’s even got room for a driver inside. Check out the full series of build videos here.
Takeshi Kovacs is back for season 2 of Netflix’s sci-fi drama, but he’s wearing a new sleeve that looks a whole lot like Anthony Mackie. This time, Tak lands a job that sends him to his home planet of Harlan’s World, where he finds himself torn between his crime-solving mission and reuniting with his long lost love, Quell.
As part of the festivities at the 2020 Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival in Colorado, the pyrotechnics experts from Steamboat Fireworks bested the previous world record for largest firework shell by launching a 62-inch explosive package sky-high, illuminating the night skies for miles around.
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