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Yes, the New Predator Movie Has Predator Dogs

Any dog lovers out there? You might want to start lining up for The Predator. Read More >>

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Lego’s Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To

Listening to what customers want is crucial for any company to survive, but in 2008 Lego took that idea farther than most by enlisting its dedicated fanbase to actually help it design new sets. The approach has led to some of the company’s most memorable creations to date, including a towering new Voltron set that might be the ultimate mashup of childhood nostalgia. Read More >>

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Lego Seems to be Back at Board Games, as Ludo is Spotted in the Wild

Several years ago Lego made the decision to get into the board game business, developing new and classic games out of Lego pieces for everyone to enjoy. From what I recall this was met fairly well, but in recent years we haven't seen much of that. There's the Iconic Chess Set that went on sale last year and the Guess Who clone that just got discontinued, but that's about it. If you miss the blend of Lego and table-top gaming, there's good news because someone's spotted Lego Ludo in the wild. Read More >>

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Sideshow’s Imposing Doomsday Statue is Ready to Kill Every Superman on Your Toy Shelf

Superman lives, but maybe not for long if this incredible Doomsday statue has anything to say about it. Read More >>

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With Some Clever Engineering, This Guy Made a Supersized Lego Helicopter Actually Fly

Instead of relying on just his imagination to make Lego toys fly, Adam Woodworth supersizes his favourite sets and upgrades them with motors and electronics so they can take to the skies all by themselves. But with a blocky rotor that’s clearly not designed for flight, can you figure out how this Lego helicopter manages to get off the ground? Read More >>

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The New RC Lego Batmobile Is Your Puppy’s Worst Nightmare

When I was a kid I always wanted to electrify my Lego creations. I wanted my Lego planes to fly, and I wanted my Lego cars to drive. The latter is finally possible thanks to Lego’s new Power Up platform, a set of features that lets you add motors to Lego creations and control them with a smartphone app. One of the first sets is a drivable Batmobile, and boy, does my dog hate it. Read More >>

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The Perfect Nerf Knock-Offs

Nerf ranks up there with Lego, Hot Wheels, and Barbie, as one of the most recognisable brands in the toy industry, but can you have just as much fun pinging your co-worker with foam ammo fired from one of its competitor’s products? I went hands-on with two Nerf alternatives: the Adventure Force Commandfire and Quantum, and discovered a much cheaper way to wage a friendly battle. Read More >>

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Nerf’s New Laser Tag Blasters Ditched the Darts, and I Don’t Miss Them

Over-the-top Nerf battles are a fun and (mostly) painless way to determine who in the office has to buy the donuts this week. What’s not so fun is having to hunt down every last missing dart afterwards. Hasbro’s eliminated that hassle with its new Laser Ops Pro blasters; an updated version of laser tag that might feel like blasphemy to the Nerf name, but actually ends up being more fun than fighting with foam darts. Read More >>

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Lego Batman, Superman, and Emmet Star in the Best Airline Safety Video You’ve Ever Seen

In the escalating arms race that is entertaining airline safety videos, Turkish Airlines has just dropped the equivalent of the atomic bomb on its competitors. Its new in-flight video features characters from The Lego Movie inside a fantastically detailed Lego aeroplane. It’s...awesome. Read More >>

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We Built This Massive Lego Voltron So You Don’t Have To

We love any excuse to foster our inner children. For Gizmodo video producer Tom Caswell, that opportunity came with Lego’s new Classic Voltron Set. It’s 2,300 pieces of 1980s Lego perfection that we put together over the course of eight glorious hours. Of course, we know not everyone has the time for that—so check out our timelapse video construction of the almighty Voltron, which went on sale yesterday. Read More >>

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Now There’s a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally time for water guns to evolve again. They’ve created the self-filling Spyra One that fires quick bursts of water instead of a steady stream, which promises to improve accuracy and distance. Read More >>

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Lego Roller Coaster Review: Seriously Big Fun

I was almost dreading putting together the Lego Roller Coaster. Not because it didn’t look really cool – because by god, it did – but because of the sheer size of it. It’s absolutely huge. I was all ready to write about how it’s a great set to build but unless you have a ridiculous amount of space in your house then don’t bother buying it. And that’s still kind of true. But after finishing building it, and playing with the thing, I absolutely love it. Yes, it may be half a metre tall and the best part of a metre wide, but damn it, I will find somewhere for it to live without having to dismantle it. The Lego Roller Coaster might just be the most fun set I’ve built to date. Read More >>

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Lego’s Newest Star Wars Set is this Freaky Life-Size Porg

Tomorrow is 1st August, which also happens to be the day a whole string of new sets hit the shelves of the Lego store. We've already heard a load of different announcements, including Jame Bond, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and even Aquaman, but there are still some things Lego has been keeping close to its chest. Like this life-size Porg set that's so detailed it looks a little freaky. Read More >>

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You Can Build This Creepy, Crawly Robotic Centipede Yourself — and Then Stomp It Back to Hell

Designing robots that emulate how creatures move and walk helps us not only understand the world around us, but also improve how automatons of the future will get around. But on the other hand, that same research has given birth to this creepy centipede robot toy that squirms around on 18 flailing legs like a tiny mechanised nightmare. Nope. Read More >>

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The Lego City Police Station is Just Pure Frustration-Free Fun

Okay, so Lego City sets might not be the most complex, interesting or challenging builds, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun. Lego’s current City Police Station set, 60141, is very much a playset aimed at children, but it’s an engaging build that offers plenty of detail and enjoyment for the young and old alike. Read More >>