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The Ultimate LEGO Room

The Ultimate LEGO Room

We’ve built our share of LEGO models over the years, but we’re nowhere nearly as obsessed with the bricks as Jordan aka Bricksie is. In this video, he shows off his collection, which includes a massive LEGO city in the center of the room, surrounded by hundreds of LEGO cars, spaceships, and sculptures filling his bookshelves.

Ghost Yo-Yo

Ghost Yo-Yo

This unique metal yo-yo features a lightweight CNC-machined frame that makes it look like its parts are floating. Its offset connector bars enable the optical illusion as it spins up to speed. It’s available in bead-blasted aluminum, black anodized aluminum, and titanium and includes a sleek metal desk stand.

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LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van

LEGO Volkswagen T2 Camper Van
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Remember the LEGO Volkswagen T1? There’s a new camper van in town, and this one has the iconic pop-up fabric tent. Details include a custom windshield, steering, a sliding door, a surfboard, folding chairs, and 1960s “flower power” stickers.” The 2207-piece model measures 13.5″ l x 5.5″ w x 6″ h. Drops 8.1.2021

Brickit AR LEGO App

Brickit AR LEGO App

Brickit is an ingenious smartphone app that uses machine learning tech to analyze a photo of random LEGO bricks, count and identify them, then provide ideas of things you can build with your available inventory. it’s available for iOS now, with an Android version on the later in 2021.

Making a Stop-Motion Animation for Will Smith

Making a Stop-Motion Animation for Will Smith

For Halloween 2020, animator Lawrence Becker created a stop-motion short featuring a miniature Will Smith carving a pumpkin with a tiny sword. This behind-the-scenes look at how he made it is just as awesome as the animation itself. Also, his stop-motion Danny Devito Penguin pumpkin would make Tim Burton proud.

LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty

LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty
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Now that we’ve seen how the real Statue of Liberty was built, you can make your own tabletop version using 1685 LEGO bricks. The LEGO Architecture 21042 Statue of Liberty depicts America’s iconic statue along with its intricate pedestal. The statue includes the golden torch, crown, and tablet.

R2-D2 Hologram Edition Model

R2-D2 Hologram Edition Model

Bandai Japan is showing offf this unique 1/12-scale plastic model of R2-D2. This clearly isn’t the droid you’re looking for because you can see right through its electric blue shell. The design was inspired by R2’s holographic projection of Princess Leia. Drops 10.2021.

Shelby Destroyer Foam Disc Blaster

Shelby Destroyer Foam Disc Blaster

The makers of the Shelby Destroyer set out to make the most durable, accurate, and fast foam disc blaster. Designed for hardcore players, the blaster fires up to 6 rounds per second with a velocity up to 160 feet per second. It has fully-automatic and semi-automatic modes, and its quick-reload magazines hold up to 120 discs.

Your Illustrated Childhood

Your Illustrated Childhood

If you grew up in the ’80s, ’90s, or ’00s you saw the work of artist Gary Ciccarelli. You might not know his name, but the illustrator created airbrushed images for countless products, including action figure packages, toy boxes, board games, movie posters, trading cards, and more. His work is gradually being archived on Instagram.

LEGO CUBE-ROBO Series

LEGO CUBE-ROBO Series

If there’s one kind of toy that we wish LEGO would make more of, it would be shape-shifters. Moko Brick Laboratory shows off an awesome custom LEGO series that looks like a Rubik’s cube, but transforms to form a mech. Among the designs are an Iron Man Hulkbuster, Aliens Power Loader, and Super Mecha Mario.

Marble Night City Marble Run

Marble Night City Marble Run
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ROKR’s intricate marble run makes a great desktop plaything. The crank-driven elevator wheel keeps marbles flowing through the endless maze, which includes multiple ramps, a spiral funnel, and other fun obstacles along the way. You’ll have fun building the 294-piece laser-cut kit too.

DIY Syringe Rifle

DIY Syringe Rifle

Weapon replica maker Blackfish shows us how he used various plastic medical syringes and a whole lot of glue to create a working replica of an M4A1 rifle. After pumping it up with air, it fires Airsoft BBs with quite some power. If you want to build your own, he’s provided basic templates for the design here.

If Toad Had a Podracer

If Toad Had a Podracer

When you think about it, the podracer sequence in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, is kind of like a round of Mario Kart, minus the banana peels. Studson Studios ran with the idea, and put together this awesome Star Wars + Nintendo kitbash model that imagines what Toad’s podracer might have looked like.

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Pewter Death Star Container

Pewter Death Star Container
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Measuring in at just 4″ in diameter, Royal Selangor’s pewter Death Star is a 1:1,600,000 scale replica of the Empire’s deadly space station. But rather than exploding when you hit its exhaust port, this one splits in two, so you can store small trinkets inside — a very special collectible for serious Star Wars fans.

Never-ending LEGO Climber

Never-ending LEGO Climber

Jason of JK Brickworks built this wonderful mechanical LEGO plaything inspired by an equally great retro Japanese battery commercial. It features a fire-fighting robot dog that climbs to the top of a tower, then smoothly descends to the bottom to repeat the task over and over.

Copernicus Mini Drone

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This compact drone folds up small so that you can toss it in your backpack. It’s easy to fly – offering one-button take-off and landing and a fixed altitude hover feature. Choose from four options: no camera, 480p, 1080p, and 4K. Save an extra 20% through 6.20.2021 with code WELOVEDAD in The Awesomer Shop.

Kotobukiya Darth Vader Industrial Empire Edition

Kotobukiya Darth Vader Industrial Empire Edition
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Artist Adi Granov designed this awesome steampunk variant of the Dark Lord of the Sith. The 1/7th-scale figure features lots of great details including brass-finish rivets on Vader’s helmet and pauldrons, and a steam-powered machine to help keep the Imperial leader alive. Pre-orders start shipping 11.2021.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

LEGO Ideas Typewriter
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This LEGO kit is based on a design submitted by LEGO fan Steve Guinness. The production version of the kit has 2,079 pieces with moving carriage and working keys. Its platen can hold paper and the set includes a typewritten letter signed by LEGO Group chairman Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. Drops 7.1.2021.

Mezmoglobe Nano Desk Toys

Mezmoglobe Nano Desk Toys

The guys behind the Mezmoglobe and Mezmotop are back with a new series of kinetic desk toys. These palm-sized aluminum playthings come in globe, cone, and cylindrical shapes, each of which spins fluidly as a spiral pattern draws your eyes towards its top.

LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva

LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva
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LEGO presents a miniature version of the expensive and elusive McLaren Elva. This 263-piece kit does a nice job capturing the spirit of the open-cockpit performance car, and won’t demolish your bank account. In addition to the sweet blue ride, it includes a McLaren driver minifig with a race suit, helmet, and a wrench.

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Jack Burton Q-Fig Elite

Jack Burton Q-Fig Elite
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There’s Big Trouble in Little China! This 5″ tall vinyl figurine from QMX features our hero as he bursts into Lo Pan’s HQ, donning his iconic tank top, jeans, and combat boots. His only weapons against his enemies? A throwing knife and his wits. The sculpting on both Jack and the skull diorama is fantastic.

SpyraTwo Water Gun

SpyraTwo Water Gun
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Sprya’s claims that its latest water gun is the world’s strongest. It uses an automatic pump that blasts out “water bullets”, instantly soaking your opponents. Its firing range is 30 to 46 feet depending on mode and firing angle, and it comes in blue and red so you can easily identify teammates and enemies.

LEGO Spider-Man Daily Bugle Tower

LEGO Spider-Man Daily Bugle Tower
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Spider-Man fans will love this massive 3,772 piece LEGO kit that comes together to form the iconic Daily Bugle tower. Outside, battles play out between Spidey, Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Mysterio, and more. Inside, it’s editorial business as usual between Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson. Drops 6.1.2020 on LEGO.com.

Making Kids Toys More Dangerous

Making Kids Toys More Dangerous

Kids who grew up in the 1980s and before could almost certainly count on their toys to offer some risk of injury. But thanks to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the fear of lawsuits, they’re far tamer these days. The Backyard Scientist teamed up with William Osman and Peter Sripol to Make Toys Dangerous Again.

LEGO x Marvel Infinity Gauntlet

LEGO x Marvel Infinity Gauntlet
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This official LEGO kit (#76191) is a 590-piece model of the devastating Infinity Gauntlet from The Avengers saga. The 12.5″ tall gauntlet features lots of shiny gold bricks, colorful translucent Infinity Stones, and even has articulated fingers. Coming soon to LEGO.com and Walmart.com.

ChopChucks Chopstick Nunchucks

ChopChucks Chopstick Nunchucks

Created by Plei Design, these collapsible and reusable titanium chopsticks double as a tiny set of nunchucks. So when you’re not picking up individual grains of rice with them, you can improve your manual dexterity by flinging them around like a martial arts master.

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