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Lego Ideas’ Women of NASA Set Arrives on 1st November

Lego Ideas might have already announced two new sets back in August, but clearly that wasn't enough. It's announced a brand new set in the form of Women of NASA, set to arrive on 1st November. Read More >>

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How Do You Even Pilot a 450 MPH RC Plane?

We’ve seen remote control aeroplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what’s mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just 17 pounds but can blast through the skies at an astonishing 450 miles per hour, making you wonder how any human has the reflexes needed to keep this thing from crashing. Read More >>

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Watching This Lego Figure Perpetually Mow Its Lawn Is the Most Relaxing Thing

A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated Lego version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never stop growing. Read More >>

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Tamagotchi is Back – And I Already Killed Mine

Just after 11 am on Saturday morning, I became the proud parent of my very first Tamagotchi, freshly hatched from its virtual egg. By yesterday afternoon it was dead; its passing a poignant reminder that the gadgets we adored as kids aren’t always as awesome 20 years later when we’re grownups. Read More >>

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Mattel Cancels AI Speaker for Kids After Lawmakers Demand Answers

Mattel is cancelling Aristotle, a device described as “Alexa for kids,” after facing criticism from lawmakers and parents’ groups. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not “fully align with Mattel’s new technology strategy” and would not bring the device to market “as part of an ongoing effort to deliver the best possible connected product experience to the consumer.” Read More >>

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Eye Strain is a Small Price to Pay For Having My Own Tiny Video Game Arcade

The smartphone in your pocket can perfectly emulate any video game from the ‘80s, but not the experience of crowding around a cabinet at an arcade, waiting to try the latest hit game. Fortunately, if you’re a nostalgic gamer striving for the most authentic retro experience, you can now squeeze an actual arcade onto your desk—without having to keep a pile of change on hand. Read More >>

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A Razor Blade-Covered Yo-Yo is the Most Dangerous Toy Since Lawn Darts

We’re all guilty of performing stupid stunts as kids, but most of us tend to avoid risking life and limb as we grow older. YouTube’s Giaco Whatever has done just the opposite. Using his machining skills, he attached a bunch of razor blades to a high performance yo-yo, creating a toy that’s possibly even more dangerous than lawn darts. Read More >>

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Sphero Has Another Star Wars Droid, and This One is Evil R2-D2

Little over a month ago Sphero revealed two brand new droids for Force Friday, R2-D2 and evil BB-8 BB-9E. Plus some news about updates. Today it's announced that it will be selling a fourth droid, and it's basically evil R2-D2. Read More >>

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Move Over BB-8, Robotic Stormtroopers are on the Way

Sphero's robotic droids are a great present for any Star Wars fan, but there's a new contender in town. UBTech's app-controlled First Order Stormtrooper. Read More >>

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Hacking Together a Landspeeder and a Crazy Cart Creates the Best Star Wars Toy Ever

With a top speed of just five miles per hour, Radio Flyer’s ride-on Landspeeder toy doesn’t provide much of a thrill for adults. But when you hack it apart and then rebuild it with one of Razor’s high-speed Crazy Carts, suddenly you’ve got a great reason to buy some more Star Wars toys. Read More >>

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Nyko Is Mercifully Making the Wireless SNES Controller That Nintendo Refuses To

Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it’s probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn’t a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative. Read More >>

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Argos Sends Star Wars’ BB8 Back to Space

Argos doesn't just sell toys. It also send them into orbit. Quite literally. Read More >>

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Don’t Fire Nerf Guns into People’s Eyes, Says Doctor

Doctors from a London eye hospital are warning that Nerf bullets - foam-like bullets fired from toy guns - can cause serious damage if they hit you in the eye. Read More >>

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Lego’s Old Fishing Store Might Be the Best Ideas Set Yet

Released earlier this month, Lego set 21310 Old Fishing Store is the latest addition to the Ideas range. It's also the biggest yet — and in my opinion, the best. Read More >>

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Lego’s Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon is Proof Lego Isn’t Just a Kid’s Toy

Last Friday I got a very large package delivered to my flat. A supposedly child-friendly package, before anyone starts asking about porn-based innuendos. Inside was the latest edition to Lego's product line, a set that makes fans of Lego Star Wars simultaneously marvel at its grandeur and shriek with abject horror. Read More >>