A fun kit which lets you build your own motorized wooden marble machine. It sends a cascade of spheres spiraling to the bottom, then finding their way back to the top for an perpetual loop of marble madness. Available as a battery-powered or solar version.
Sculptor and makeup artist Akihito Ikeda is the man behind this incredible Elite Creature collectible – a half-scale (26″ tall) replica of his terrifyingly-awesome flaming skull he created back in 2015. Limited to 500 pieces, pre-orders start at Monsterpalooza 2017, 4/7-4/9/17.
If cube-shaped magnetic building blocks aren’t your thing – perhaps some other Platonic solids will be. TRIDO’s self-aligning construction toys let you build all kinds of interesting structures and creatures using octahedrons, tetrahedrons, and half-tetrahedrons.
Sideshow Collectibles‘ latest masterpiece is a 35lb, 21.5″-tall statue Infinity Gauntlet’s wielder, Thanos the Mad Titan. The Marvel villain dares his foes to come and get him while sitting on an equally imposing and detailed throne, and the Infinity Gems are lit by LEDs.
Beyond the Brick shows off Claus-Marc Hahn’s astounding model of the Red Keep from Game of Thrones. He used over 125,000 bricks, and a multiple EV3 servo motors to mechanize the build, so the whole thing turns, its towers move up and down, and their cupolas spin.
Geeki Tikis’ series of officially-licensed tiki mugs includes designs based on Star Wars, Star Trek, TMNT, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and more. There’s even a Pulp Fiction series on the way. They’re like the Funko POP! collectibles of barware, and we must have them all.
Fans of Super Mario Bros. will immediately recognize this obnoxious bit of vegetation as a Piranha Plant. Jason from JK Brickworks brought the creature to life in mechanized LEGO form, complete with a motor drive to pop the plant up and down from a pipe as it chomps its jaws.
Looking for something to go along with your marble columns? Class up the joint with this 7″ tall mini-bust of the Merc with a Mouth, donning a Romanesque robe, and wearing a gilded laurel wreath in his hair. Brutus wouldn’t dare try anything with those katanas in place.
This awesome stuff is a removable adhesive tape that’s compatible with LEGO, Mega Blocks, KRE-O, and other building bricks, letting you attach blocks pretty much anywhere. You can bend it, cut it, and stick it to everything from your shoes, to your fridge, to other toys.
Given how good The LEGO Movie was, it may be hard for all of its spin-offs to live up to the original. Still, we’re hopeful that this big-screen take on the popular ninja-themed minifigs will be as action-packed and funny as its first trailer looks. It’s certainly got an awesome voice cast.
Adam Savage joined Imgur’s 2016 Secret Santa and made a custom NERF sniper rifle as his gift. He went for a weathered sci-fi look and beefed up its firing mechanism. He kinda borked the magazine with paint, but overall he did a great job. Finished build at 29:08.
Popular Mechanics checks out NERF’s most insane handheld blaster yet. This adult-sized plaything has a hopper that holds up to 100 foam balls, and fires them at up to 70mph. Uses 6 “D” batteries, or NERF’s new rechargeable Rival packs. Drops Fall 2017 for about $100.