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Northlandz Largest Model Railroad

Bruce Williams Zaccagnino and his wife Jean started Northlandz as a hobby in their basement before opening its doors to the public as a tourist attraction in 1997. The world's largest model railway was painstakingly constructed by hand and took 16-years to complete. Featuring 100 trains, 400 bridges, more than 9-miles of track, 50,000 streets, 40-foot bridges spanning across vast canyons, as well as 3,000 miniature buildings that make up idyllic miniature towns and villages. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Hulkbuster Toy

Not just any tony, this Hulkbuster is fully-mechanized and stands approximately 55cm (21 inches) tall. It features a Mark XLIII bust inside the Hulkbuster with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest. On the outside, Hulkbuster sports metallic red, gold and silver armor, complete with a nifty weathering effect, as well as 16 LED light-up areas in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs. One caveat: it'll set you back $824.99. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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LEGO Creator Ferrari F40

There are these LEGO Creator models, and then this newly released Ferrari F40. Comprised of 1,158-pieces, it features the iconic flip-up headlights out front, a triple exhaust, the beloved round taillights, a functional hood that opens to reveal a tool-filled luggage compartment, doors, and a rear hatch that contains the glorious 478-horsepower, twin-turbo charged 2.9L V8 engine. Available August 1, priced at $89.99. Continue reading for a video preview and more information.

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Airsoft Grenade Launcher

The ICS-190 GLM Airsoft Grenade Launcher is exactly as it sounds, a fully-functional 6-round grenade launcher with an impact-resistant polymer frame, metallic revolving chambers that can house up to 6 x 40mm Airsoft grenade shells. That's not all, there's also a fully integrated rail system, which is basically means the installation of grips, lasers, and flashlights is a breeze. A handy removable vertical foregrip enahces shooting stability. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video that shows an interactive visualization of 100,000 stars.

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Bunch O Balloons

Bunch O Balloons is the perfect summer gadget, as it lets you easily make 100 tied water balloons at once, and in under a minute. You read that right, each bundle includes 37 balloons, all of which feature mini-tubes that connect to single threaded end. Just secure the threaded end to your hose, turn on the water, and your water balloons will be ready before you know it. Once filled, they will fall off completely tied and ready to wreak havoc on your enemies. Get it here now. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.

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Mammuth Rewarron

Not just any R/C car, the Mammuth Rewarron is currently the world's first 1:3 scale production R/C car. It's one-third the size of a real race truck, powered by a 4-stroke engine, and equipped with a rigid, durable steel frame, oil disc brakes w/ABS, traction control, as well as telemetry. The 175-pound, 6.5-foot-long vehicle has a top speed of 40mph, making it perfect for tackling dirt roads. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Photo credit: Sam Kwok

In an alternate universe, there just might be a Tony Stark-designed Batman suit, but unfortunately, we'll have to settle for this custom figurine. Artist Sam Kwok takes various store-bought Iron Man figurines, adds elements and then repaints them to whatever style his heart designers. Whether it be Gundam or Helly Kitty inspired, you'll find it here, and as you'll see, no detail was spared. Continue reading to see them all.

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USB Powered Rifle

This USB-powered mini BB sniper rifle, called "Axniper", may not be practical, but one thing's for sure, it's great for blowing off steam at the office. It's powered by any standard USB outlet, and works in conjunction with the included software to let you fire plastic BBs at any objects you desire. The small camera nested atop the barrel of the gun is used to display your target on-screen for perfect shots each time. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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LEGO Millennium Falcon World's Largest

For Star Wars Day on May 4, Australia-based brick fanatics and brothers Dan and Chris Steininger used 250,000 bricks to create the world's largest LEGO model of Han Solo's iconic spacecraft over the span of 2-days. It measures in at 5-meters (16-feet) wide making it the largest to date, while two additional TIE fighters were also constructed alongside the spacecraft with 80,000 bricks, each standing 2-meters (6.6-feet) tall. You can view it live until May 10 at the Westfield Southland shopping center in Cheltenham. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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LEGO Batman 76023 Tumbler

The LEGO Batman 76023 Tumbler has 1,869-pieces and features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior as well as huge rubber-tread racing tires. In addition to the special Christian Bale-style Batman and Heath Ledger Joker minifigs, this model includes new LEGO front wheels, along with a fact sheet about the Tumbler vehicle used in The Dark Knight Trilogy movies. Product page. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 8-week-old puppy named Buck who just doesn't understand what hiccups are.

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