Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma lights up the NPR offices with a moving solo performance, playing three pieces from J.S. Bach, Prelude (from Suite No. 1), Sarabande (from Suite No. 6), and Gigue (from Suite No. 3), regaling us with a story about why each piece is meaningful to him.
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A real Bugatti Chiron will set you back $2.5 million, but this one cost just 1,000,000 bricks… and 2,304 LEGO Power Function motors… and 4,032 Technic gears. This 3,300 lb Chiron makes just 5.3 hp with a top speed of 12.4 mph and is every bit as awesome as the real deal.
Director Fleur Fortuné’s short sci-fi film feels more like an episode of Black Mirror than an ad for a personal investment app, but that’s exactly what it is – a sophisticated promotional spot for KOHO that envisions a future where big money banks steal our dreams – literally.
Our best look yet at Damien Chazelle’s biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and the trials and tribulations of the years leading up to his landing on the moon. It’s no coincidence it’s being released in October, in time for year-end Oscar noms.
LEGO Ideas member baeeee9 made this proposal for an official set of Voltes V, the super robot from the eponymous 1970’s anime. Just like in the cartoon, it consists of five vehicles that can be combined to form the humanoid robot. We love the proposal’s sleek look.
Just like its water bottles, Hydro Flasks’s Food Flasks are made of double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel, so they’ll keep meals warm or hot for hours. The non-slip grip makes the containers easy to carry and resistant to scratches. Available in 12oz or 18oz.
LiteZilla makes larger than life interpretations of the classic Lite Brite blown up big enough to cover a wall. The LiteZilla can be had in sizes up to 8′ wide, and comes with hundreds of colorful 1″ diameter pegs to create illuminated artworks. Custom sizes available direct here.
Sculpted by Paul Harding for Gentle Giant, each of the Wolverine Collector’s Gallery statues commemorates the various iconic looks of the famous X-Men member. There’s Wolverine ’74, Wolverine ’80, Wolverine ’92 and Wolverine ’08 aka “Old Man Logan.”
LEGO Technics expert builder Shadow Elenter adds another ride to his miniature theme park. His latest build is a dizzying thrill ride which would make even the most iron-stomached Minifig lose its LEGO lunch. Be sure to stick around for a little bonus at 3:13.
The new Jetboil Flash Cooking System can boil 16 oz of water in just 100 seconds, while consuming half the fuel of regular stoves. It has a thermochromic indicator that tells you when the water is ready, and an insulated koozie so you can drink straight from the Flash.
(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel whips out up one of their more dastardly tools, a metal grid for dicing objects into cubes. Will the mighty Stretch Armstrong survive the wrath of the 150-ton press, or will gum he just up the works like he did with that shredder?
This unique writing instrument allows artists to draw with a stippling technique without having to constantly raise and lower the pen. The rechargeable pen vibrates its tip rapidly to drop dots of ink onto the page. Reduced price available for a limited time from Massdrop.
“I want to know the whole story.” Oscar winner Mahershala Ali stars as an Arkansas detective in the third season of True Detective. The season will be set in the Ozarks, as Ali’s character and his partner investigate “a macabre crime that spans three decades.”
Synthesizer fanatic Look Mum No Computer (of Furby Organ fame) turns in a crunchy and funky electronic cover version of TLC’s 1999 hit track No Scrubs, with a fantastically analog sound provided by his wall of modular synths, and an audience of Furbies looking on.
The fearsome and funny villain from the original Metal Gear Solid gets three amazing statues from First 4 Figures. The regular edition comes with one masked head, the exclusive edition comes with an extra unmasked head, and the optic camo edition has a ghostly gray finish.