We recently spent the day at one of our favorite off-road spots in the Midwest – Badlands Park in Attica, Illinois. There, we were given free-reign to explore acres upon acres of challenging terrain behind the wheel of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon.
The aptly-named Brick Experiment Channel decided to see if they could make a paper shredder using only LEGO components. While the motor and gearing was pretty simple to set up at first, getting Technic gears to actually shred paper took some serious experimentation.
Crossbow maker Raduka shows off a truly impressive build – a miniature version of a reverse-draw compound crossbow, capable of firing dangerous little projectiles with tremendous power. All of the parts appear to have been shrunk down from a full-size weapon, and it works just like the real deal.
The GT Throne gaming chair has three electric motors that create vibrations based on the sounds from your PC, console, or mobile device. For comfort, it has a tilt and recline mechanism, and a removable back cushion. It’s on sale at Touch of Modern as of this writing.
Earth’s heroes and villains team up to prevent Thanos and his Black Order from getting their hands on the Infinity Stones in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 for the Nintendo Switch. The action RPG features online and offline co-op for up to 4 players. Drops 7/19/19.
Set after 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Dark Fate sees Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800. Along with a soldier from the future, they try to protect a hybrid Terminator from a new T-1000. Directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and premieres 11/1/19.
Rapha’s oversize bike pack not only protects your gear from getting wet, it also ensures that your bicycle stays stable while it’s attached. It’s secured to both the seatpost and the saddle rails for stability. An aluminum spine and a three-point harness cinches the bag to compress it.
The Mosi Tea has a silicone sieve that’s easy to clean. The sieve is attached to the lid so that your loose leaf tea won’t stay submerged in the water and make your drink bitter. It also has a leakproof flip top cap, and a double-wall insulated bottle that holds up to 16oz.
From August 15 to 18, 1969, an outdoor concert was held on a 600-acre dairy farm in New York, with over 400,000 people in attendance. Woodstock would go on to be one of the most legendary festivals ever staged. PBS’ documentary on the show features never before seen footage.
The always awesome Chop Shop Store teamed up with The Planetary Society to create 20 wooden blocks, each featuring a planet, dwarf planet, or moon from our solar system, and printed with useful data. They’re also offering space-themed add-ons like posters, tees, and stickers.
Travel Oregon follows up its wonderful Studio Ghibli inspired promo with another amazing animation, featuring flying whales, anthropomorphic islands, and many more amazing things you won’t actually see when visiting. Still, it’s a beautiful place, and you should go see it.
The latest trailer for Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4 shows more of Woody, Buzz, and the gang’s misadventures as they try to rescue their new friend, a silly and happy go lucky toy spork. They make new friends along the way, some with questionable ideas. The movie premieres 6/21/19.
Want to build your very own escape room? This Moscow, Russia prop builder and Etsy shop custom-makes all kinds of tricky puzzles to keep people perplexed, from an LED color-coded lockbox, to fake bombs to diffuse, to a mysterious talking owl, to a laser maze to crawl through, and more.
(PG-13: Language) A roomful of Nazis set on fire 20 seconds in makes it clear that this is a Quentin Tarantino flick. But this is no Inglourious Basterds. The film is set in 1969 Hollywood against the backdrop of the Manson family murders, as two aging stuntmen try to keep their careers alive.
While many of the LEGO kits we feature are based on some pop culture franchise, we love the more traditional source of inspiration for this 471-piece set. LEGO set 80103 features a duo of Chinese dragon boats, each with its own minifig crew and a group of onlookers cheering them on from the stands. Drops worldwide on 6/1/19.
(LOUD) If you’ve never been to a monster truck rally, you owe it to yourself to view the madness first hand. You could see crazy stuff like this Monster Jam, where driver Neil Elliott managed to not only keep his truck on two wheels and do a moonwalk, but then run it up a ramp backwards.
The leader of the Autobots becomes the first Transformer to join Kaiyodo’s Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi line. This G1-inspired Optimus Prime action figure stands 5.5″ tall, comes with an axe and a rifle, and is incredibly articulated for lots of posing flexibility.
You’d think that bouncing on a trampoline while it’s being driven down the road would be a bad idea. You’d probably be right, but at least the guys from the Dunking Devils Squad have physics on their side as the forward momentum of both the trampoline and jumpers keep them in sync.