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LEGO Sniper Rifle

Imgur user "RedTec" spent approximately 3.5-years building a fully-functional, bolt-action sniper rifle entirely from LEGO, and it even has a removable 9-round magazine. "Internal mech, note the bolt locked behind that light grey piece. I've developed the mech to the point where you can charge the gun with one finger, it's ridiculously smooth (not to mention sounds clean as hell). In the beginning it was terrible and took like 5 minutes to cock, it has come a long way," said RedTec. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.

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Nerf Rival


Nerf's Rival tactical gun lineup includes the MXV-1200 and the Apollo, the former of which can fire foam projectiles at up to 70mph. The latter lets you experience intense head-to-head competition with the ultimate precision and power, unleashing high-impact rounds at a velocity of up to 100 fps (30 mps). Get one here now. Continue reading for an in-depth review and more information.

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Mini Monster Truck

Why bother with toys, when you could have a mini monster truck? If you've got $125,000 to spare, and really want to spoil your child, this is the gadget to get them. It's custom-built to half the size of a real monster truck, and powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine with a top speed of 25 MPH, mated to a two-speed transmission. Its steel chassis is just as protective as the full-sized counterpart, protecting young auto enthusiasts with a seamless, 2-inch diameter DOM steel tube frame that withstands flips, bashes, and crashes. The four-wheel drive and hydraulic steering provide easy, responsive control when hurtling around a dirt track on its four 40" tires. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Nerf Rival Zeus

Nerf's Rival Zeus MXV-1200 is no ordinary toy gun, as it's capable of firing 12 high-impact foam rounds at speeds up to 70mph, thanks to an easy to load ambidextrous magazine as well as the ability to rapid fire the whole clip at your target by holding down the acceleration. Line up a target with the flip-up sights. A trigger lock prevents the blaster from accidentally firing when not in use. Tactical rails the sides and top of each side of the Nerf Rival blaster can hold additional gear. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and review.

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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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