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Friendship Fuels This Erotic Photographer’s Collection of 90’s Toys

Fwee Carter believes nerds can be sexy too, and he’s got an entire book, and website, devoted to images he’s taken of nerdy guys with their nerdy cosplay or collection looking totally sexy. But what drives Carter, besides the need to level the playing field and giving us great examples of what it really means to see a man sexually objectified, is his affection for a very particular type of 90s nostalgia. Read More >>

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Lego’s New Remote-Controlled Batmobile Looks Fun as Heck

Lego just announced a new batch of smart systems that you can control with your phone. The so-called Powered Up Platform works with smartphones to turn classic brick-based creations into fun, animated sets. And right out of the gate, Lego is offering up a new app-controlled Batmobile. It looks awesome. Read More >>

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Hasbro Has Officially Trademarked the Smell of Your Childhood: Play-Doh

I have some bad news if you’ve created a perfume that has a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough. That’s exactly how Hasbro describes the scent of Play-Doh, a smell that many of us associate with out childhoods, and a smell that the toy maker has officially now trademarked. Read More >>

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This Glowstick-Shooting Star Wars Blaster Replica Looks Like It’s Firing Actual Lasers

Star Wars cosplayers of the world take note: Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favourite slingshot-designing mad scientist, has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire in real life. Instead of employing dangerously powerful lasers that will get you kicked out of a convention faster than you can reload, his replica of Rey’s blaster from Star Wars: The Force Awakens fires glow sticks, creating a convincing effect. Read More >>

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I Want to Super-Size Every Classic Lego Set I’ve Ever Owned

Matt Denton has been putting his 3D printer to good use again, possibly the only good use for those plastic-extruding machines. He’s super-sized all the pieces in Lego’s 1979 Technic Bulldozer set, which required over 600 hours of printing to recreate all 372 parts. Read More >>

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Tesla Could Learn Something From This Lego Car-Building Factory

Tesla’s hit a few speed bumps in getting all the pre-ordered Model 3's out the door and on the road. But perhaps the company can learn something from Daniele Benedettelli, who created a fully autonomous Lego car factory using the iconic building toy. Read More >>

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Wait, My Lego Toys Could Have Been Making Me Breakfast All These Years?

Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but it’s also arguably hardest to make. Can you really trust yourself to safely use a hot stove while you’re still half asleep? Obviously not, and why go to all that effort when you can build a Lego machine to make you bacon and eggs while you catch a few extra minutes of shuteye. Read More >>

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Yes, You Really Can Collect View-Masters, and Yes, This Woman Has Nearly All of Them

Before smartphones or mobile VR there were precious few ways for your eyes to feast on a far off land. The View-Master was one of the best ones. It could transport a person anywhere—provided they had the imagination and the patience to thumb through the dozens of slides on a View-Master wheel. Rebecca Kilbreath had that patience, and has amassed one of the larger collections of View-Masters and View-master reels. Read More >>

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Playmobil Atlantic Crossing Attempt Reaches Barbados

A dad threw his children's Playmobil pirate ship in the sea. We've all been there, but this was not in a rage about the stupid noises it makes; the toy ship is off on a journey of discovery. Read More >>

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Lego’s Latest Creator Expert Set is a Giant Rollercoaster

There seems to have been an influx of new Lego sets announced in the last few weeks. The most exciting, though, has got to be the latest Creator Expert set: a 4,124 piece roller coaster that's half a metre tall and nearly a metre wide. It's epic. Look: Read More >>

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A Pipe Cleaner Bending Lego Robot Is Equal Parts Pointless and Brilliant

Pipe bending machines make short work of twisting and shaping metal tubes into everything from car exhausts to trombones. Yoshihito Isogawa’s pipe cleaner bending robot works essentially the same way, although it’s more of an exercise in pushing Lego to its functional limits, as opposed to filling an automated void in the crafting world. Read More >>

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Lego Has Finally Given Me the Jurassic Park Lego Set I Wanted 25 Years Ago

Star Wars was the first major franchise that Lego licensed for a series of sets that went on to become a massive success for the company. That was in 1999, however—six years after Jurassic Park originally hit cinemas. But now that the movie is celebrating its 25th anniversary, Lego is righting a terrible wrong and finally giving us a set based on the blockbuster. And it’s a great one. Read More >>

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Lego-Sweeping Robovac Made of Lego Bricks Is the Best Thing to Happen to Bare Feet

If you’ve got kids at home, or if you’re just incredibly careless with your own Lego collection, YouTube’s The Brick Wall has built a Roomba-like robovac that sweeps any errant plastic pieces off your floors, letting you finally walk around barefoot with impunity. Read More >>

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The Makers of the Frisbee Reinvented the Frisbee Because Nothing Is Holy

61 years ago, the executives of Wham-O Inc. acquired the rights to a flying disk they called the Frisbee®. Now, the same company claims it’s reinvented the damn thing with a wobbly-looking toy called the Frisbee Sonic. It being 2018 and all, the new invention is being funded on Kickstarter. Oh, and I hate it. Read More >>

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The World’s Most Impractical Chess Set Can Fit Inside Your Wallet

If your wallet serves as more of a toolbox than a place to stash a few bucks, alongside a flat-pack knife and credit card-sized multi-tools, you can also slip in this super tiny, 3D-printed chess set. Compared to playing rock-paper-scissors, it’s a far more civilised way to make important decisions. Read More >>