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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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LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

The LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader isn't just some sit you leave on a shelf, it's a fully-functional vehicle, once assembled of course. The company partnered with Volvo Construction Equipment in order to make this vehicle into a Technic model, and worked closely with engineers as well as designers at Volvo to ensure you're getting the real deal. This model measures over 22-inches in height, and features a the largest single piece ever created for LEGO Technic...a massive scooper that reaches 14-inches in the air. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Pocket Shot

The Pocket Shot is no ordinary slingshot, it's touted as the world's first and only with a circular design. It easily fits into your pocket, and enables users to fire different projectiles at 2-3 times the rate of an ordinary slingshot. Measuring just 2.3 inches by 1.3 inches when closed, and 5 inches x 1.3 inches when in use, it's compatible with steel slugs, marbles, small paintballs and even arrows. Product page. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Rubber Band Gatling

You haven't seen a rubber band gun, until you've seen this one, designed by design student Alexander Shpetniy from Ukraine. Available in three different models, these wooden weapons can fire approximately 672 rubber bands in a mere 48-seconds. Sporting 16 separate barrels, the Rubber Band Machine Gun has a Gatling gun-style firing mechanism that rapidly spins between chambers, shooting bands at a rate of 14-shots-per-second, with a range of over 26-feet. You can reload by stretching multiple rubber bands at once around each individual barrel. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including what The Avengers: Age of Ultron would have been like in 1985.

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LEGO Safe

Household Hacker's Dylan Hart shows how to build a functional safe using only LEGO bricks. Hart says: "We will be creating a hidden drawer inside a lego block that will not draw suspicion. By attaching some magnets to our final project we can create a safe only accessible if you know where the internal magnet is." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone dancing to the beat of a real car alarm.

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Axis Nano Drone

The Axis Nano Drone was created to give first time flyers something easy to navigate, yet durable. It features built-in side and top impact guards to help prevent blade damage, landing Skids for keeping the rotors off the ground, 3-speed calibration that provides smoother lift and maneuverability, and improved 6-axis stabilization for better hovering capability. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Canon D530

Holy Stone's F180C may not be the most expensive drone on the market, but it does come with a 720P HD camera, and for just $69.99 shipped, today only. It features a remote controller transmitter with an LCD panel display, a 6-axis gyro for smooth easy flying. Camera wise, you get a 1280 x 720 pixel shooter with 4-speed-modes for beginners to pros. Plus, you get a bonus stock battery as well as 8-blades should anything go wrong. Product page. Continue reading for a detailed video preview and more information.

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LEGO Kwik-E-Mart

LEGO fans rejoice!. Available May 15 and priced at $200, the LEGO Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart includes six minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum. and Snake (a.k.a. 'Jailbird'). That's not all, there will be another set of Simpsons minifigures is on the way, bringing 16 new characters from the show to the LEGO universe for $3.99 each. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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