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Custom LEGO Minifig

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LEGO Minifigs are nothing new or special, but one designer decided to think outside the box, and use one for his resume. Andy Morris, a recent design graduate from the University of South Wales, used his design philosophy and experience with toys to create this custom figurine that resembles his own likeness. He's holding a laptop in one hand and a miniature custom printed CV in the other. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Flip Flop Action Figures

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Elmer Padilla, a construction worker from Manila, Philippines, spends his days at sites, but whenever he has spare time, it goes into creating these amazing flip flop action figures. That's right, he starts by cutting normal flip flop and then assembles the pieces into articulating toys, including Bumblebee from Transformers, Predator, as well as several Marvel superheroes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Desert Eagle

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Snyzer_Tech is a LEGO fanatic that likes to take things to a whole new level, and it shows with his latest project, a functional Desert Eagle. While it may not shoot bullets, it does fire off plastic pellets, thanks to a custom-designed system of rubber-bands and plastic bricks via reloadable magazines. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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SagaPlay F1 Hoverboard

The SagaPlay F1 self-balancing scooter / hoverboard has an integrated Bluetooth speaker, and it's being offered for just $229 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. SagaPlay has 250W Dual Motors that help it climb slopes as steep as 15 degree and last over 1 hour and over 9 mile range on a single charge, making it the most powerful balance board on the market. Built-in high-quality stereo Bluetooth speaker, connect your phone and bring you the perfect music as you ride. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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New LEGO Millennium Falcon

There's this version, and then the new LEGO Millennium Falcon (75192), which is set to be released on October 1st, at the price of $799.99. Consisting of 7,514 pieces, it's set to become the largest and most expensive LEGO set yet, complete with 10 minifigs - Han, C-3P0, Leia, Chewbacca, BB-8, Old Han, Finn, Rey, and two porgs. Unfortunately, this does not include any flying drone functions, which means it will have to sit tight in your Star Wars collection. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more picture and information.

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Nerf Lazer Tag

Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger is great for home or office battles, and it's being offered for just $47.99 shipped, today only, originally $63.99. It features a red receiver dome on top where tags are registered. This dome flashes red when it is tagged. Matches are started by pulling the trigger, which activates a ten second countdown before the game begins. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LEGO McLaren 720S

McLaren partnered with LEGO to create a 1:1 scale 720S using 267,300 bricks. The car is estimated to weigh 1.6-tons (3,527-lbs), and was built around a steel frame, with a team of six people working for over 2,000 hours. It boasts real Pirelli P Zero CORSA tires, complete with silver 'Pirelli Color Edition' graphics. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is currently the world's largest model railway, and to give those who aren't able to visit a closer view, Google last year built a miniature version of its Street View car to capture the streets within. By 2020, the exhibition is expected to have reached its final construction phase, including at least a total of ten new sections in a model area of over 24,757 sq ft. It includes 1,300 trains made up of over 10,000 carriages, over 100,000 moving vehicles, ca. 500,000 lights, 130,000 trees, and 400,000 human figurines. Continue reading for another video tour and more information.

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Super Soaker

The Super Soaker, invented in 1982 by Air Force and NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson, is basically a water gun that utilizes manually-pressurized air to shoot water with greater power, range, and accuracy than conventional squirt pistols. The prototype combined PVC pipe, acrylic glass, and an empty plastic soda bottle. During that same year, Lonnie Johnson decided to shift his focus from his current scientific career at NASA to the Super Soaker because the Super Soaker could potentially create enough funding for his own research goals. The revenue that Lonnie received from the Super Soaker licensing provided enough money for Lonnie to create Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Radio Flyer may not be synonymous with the Star Wars universe, but that's all about to change, with their latest vehicle. This miniaturized Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder is not just a toy or prop, but something kids can actually ride around the neighborhood. It's powered by a 12V rechargeable battery, has two seats and a maximum load capacity of 130 pounds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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