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.
Nerf's N-Strike Elite Mega CycloneShock Blaster is perfect for office wars, and you can pick one up for $9.97, today only, originally priced at $21.99. Shock the competition and send darts flying up to 90-feet; the six 6-dart capacity drum rotates so you can fire all of them in a row without reloading. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.
At first glance, this appears to be just another Volkswagen toy, but it's actually a functional record player. That's right, the palm-sized "Record Runner" is officially licensed, and plays 12" or 7" vinyl records at 45 rpm. Two AAA batteries are good for approximately 90-minutes of play time, while the record needle can easily be replaced when worn out. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Noel Cruz is an artist unlike any other, in that he transforms mass-produced action figures into photo-realistic miniatures. Techniques used include face contouring, shading, add highlights, all to add depth to these figures. Once completed, he visits a photo studio to take professional-looking "before" and "after" shots. The results are amazing to say the least, with many looking near identical to their real-life counterparts. Continue reading for more pictures.
Brick master Cody Fowler combined two of his passions, Halo 5 and LEGO, for a massive project that took approximately 3-years to complete using more than 10,000 bricks. This UNSC ship recreation not only looks the part, but blue LEDs were installed for added effect. Unlike similar builds, you won't find any stacks on this vessel, as everything was carefully planned to have only two support beams showing. Continue reading for a couple more pictures.
Let's face it, anyone, child or adult, who still has LEGO bricks lying around their home, has probably stepped on a few over the years, and it's definitely not an experience you want to remember. Introducing Anti-Lego Slippers by France-based Brand Station, which are limited to just 1500-pairs, and boast thicker padding. Unfortunately, they will not be sold to consumers, but rather given away to those who fill out Christmas wishlists on LEGO France's website. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a machine that turns vinyl records into techno.
The World's Smallest Drone is so small that it can fit on a fingertip, as well as its own remote control. At just 3-cm long, 3-cm wide, and 2cm tall, the drone boasts some impressive features, including adjustable flight control sensitivity, 6-axis gyroscopic stabilization, LED lights, intelligent orientation control, and a set of pre-programmed aerial stunts that can be executed at the push of a button. Get one here now for under $24 shipped. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Sweden-based IKEA transformed children's drawings into real plush toys for their "Soft Toys for Education" campaign. They received thousands of drawings from young artists worldwide representing the plush toy of their dreams, and then they carefully selected ten finalists and brought these designs to life. IKEA teamed up with Save the Children and UNICEF to donate $1 from every $15 sale to promote children's education projects. Continue reading to see them all.
Brick master Alec Doede spent approximately 6-months constructing an impressive 6-foot-long, Venator-class Star Destroyer from Star Wars Battlefront II. "One year ago I began planning my largest MOC yet, the Venator from Star Wars. The MOC itself took 6 months of building and around 15,000 parts. It measures over 6 ft. and is 220 studs long. Thanks to GamerLUG for the support during the building process," said Doede. Continue reading for more pictures.
Powered by a 250 watt motor and two 12 volt batteries, the Hot Wheels Urban Shredder can hit a maximum speed of 10 mph, and designed for kids 8 and up. With twist grip acceleration control and hand brake, you can carve it up the streets for up to 60-minutes on a full charge. As with all vehicles, a full face style helmet as well as appropriate elbow and knee pads are recommended when riding. Continue reading for another video and more information.