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LEGO Caravan

Professional LEGO builders have set a new record for the largest caravan ever made from the plastic bricks. The life-sized vehicle measures in at 3.6m long and 2.2m tall, and consists of 215,158 individual bricks, complete with electric lights as well as running water. It took approximately 12 weeks to complete, and is 10 times bigger than the previous holder of the record for largest LEGO caravan. Click here to view more pictures of the incredible LEGO caravan. Continue reading for the official Guinness World Record video.

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Nerf Mega Mastodon

The Nerf Mega Mastodon is essentially a motorized blaster that's capable of firing 24 super-sized foam darts in seconds, and it comes complete with a heavy duty shoulder strap as well. However, all this power comes at a price, $80 to be exact. Unfortunately, it's not powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, but rather 6 D-sized batteries, so you may not want to use this for extended office battles. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Darth Vader Samurai

H/T: Rocket News

Bandai's Darth Vader Samurai may be just a toy, but this video brings the mythical character to life. To be more specific VS Gag pitted the villain against Kamen Rider Black RX - a fictional henshin superhero character featured in Japanese tokusatsu. "It seems that it takes VS GAG about three months to make one video, so we'll be waiting quite a while for the next one. But we're definitely looking forward to whatever they produce," according to Rocket News. Continue reading for a video review of the figure you see above.

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Nerf Rival Khaos

First came the Rival Apollo XV-700, now Nerf has upped the game with its all-new Rival Khaos MXVI-4000 blaster. It's the first fully-automatic blaster in the company's Rival lineup, and is powered by six D-sized batteries capable of firing up to 3 different types of ammo up to 70mph. No word yet on availability, but expect to shell out $70 for this gadget once it hits stores later this year. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Liquid Glass Putty

Liquid Glass Putty can stretch like rubber and bounce like a ball, and since it's silicone-based, the material won't dry out or crumble over time. Think of this as part toy, part stress reliever, part physical therapy and entirely addictive, or so the manufacturer thinks. However, pouring 500-pounds of this stuff into a bathtub and trying to climb out after the putty settles, is another story. Get some here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a karate master destroying 726 bricks in 90-seconds.

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LEGO Titanic

Brick master Ryan McNaught used 120,000 LEGO bricks to recreate the doomed Titanic breaking in half after hitting the iceberg. This isn't just some empty model, he added numerous minifigures in action poses to lighten the mood, with some actually in the water and / or boats. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are no Jack and Rose sightings from the movie version. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

H/T: Laughing Squid

A 1329-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon already exists, but fan Marshal Banana went above and beyond to create his own 22-pound version of the famous starship. "It took me a whole year to accomplish this build (including planning and collecting bricks). My main goal was to present the model in a flying position, which was a huge task. Due to its internal framework it was not possible to include an interior, but I was able to fully lighten the model. And there was still enough space left to include a detailed cockpit (with 4 seats), gunner's platform and a lowering ramp," said Marshal. Continue reading for more pictures of the Falcon. Click here to view some bonus LEGO Star Wars on Hoth images.

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Tamiya Cr01 Toyota Land Cruiser

Tamiya's CR-01 Crawler Toyota Land Cruiser is no ordinary remote-controlled vehicle, as it's designed to go anywhere, thanks to short progressive springs and a 4-link rigid suspension. The motor is placed in a central position, with planetary gears enabling low-speed shaft-driven 4WD. Front and rear differentials can be locked. Large-diameter tires feature a tread pattern which extends to the sidewalls, and are fitted to beadlock wheels. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you pour molten copper into a coconut.

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Hot Wheels Street Hawk

Hot Wheels' Street Hawk is unlike any other R/C car out on the market, as it's also capable of taking to the skies, and you can pick one up for just $23.99, today only, originally priced at $59.99. This vehicle offers a cool combo of on-ground remote-controlled performance, like proportional ground steering, plus the aerial performance of a plane. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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LEGO Brick Math

Elementary school teacher Alycia Zimmerman found that her students were not responding well to traditional math assignments, so she decided to use LEGO bricks instead to develop their spatial and proportional awareness. Since these bricks are already marked with studs grouped in twos, students can easily use them to identify patterns, making arithmetic concepts understandable, while also providing a fun experience. Continue reading for more pictures of LEGO brick math. Click here to view the adventures of LEGO Star Wars characters.

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