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LEGO Imperial Shuttle

The LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Tydirium 75094 Kit has 937-pieces of brick building fun, and it can be picked up for only $76.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. As featured in the exciting scenes leading up to the destruction of the Empire's second Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this impressive LEGO Star Wars starship features folding wings for flight and landing modes, retractable landing gear and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures.Product page. Contiue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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Largest NERF Gun

Even NASA engineers need some time away from work, including former NASA engineer and inventor Mark Rober. So, he decided to build the world's largest functional NERF gun with friends Ryan and David of Eclectical Engineering. It boasts a wooden frame and utilizes a modified paintball tank to propel custom pool noodle / plunger darts. These projectiles exit the chamber at 40mph, which means it's something you don't want to mess with. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when an electrified powerline meets swing set.

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

The LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set has 1,329-pieces of brick goodness, and it's being offered for only $119.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video review and more information.

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Nerf Modulus Recon MKII

The Nerf Modulus Recon MKII Blaster can fire darts up to 90-feet, and it's being offered for just $18.75, today only, originally $24.99. Customize the blaster with the stock and barrel extension to create 4 different versions of the blaster. Whether it's a stealth operation, close quarters battle, or long-range targeting, it can be configured for the next Nerf mission. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing and review video.

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Solarin Smartphone

Priced at $16,500 and equipped with "Zimperium state-of-the-art mobile threat protection that thwarts the broadest array of advanced device, network, and application mobile cyberattacks, without impairing usability or functionality of a top-of-the-range smartphone," the Solarin Smartphone is aimed at government officials worldwide. There's a physical switch that can be turned on to scramble outgoing voice calls, along with hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption from KoolSpan. It's no slouch on the hardware side either, boasting a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a f/2.0 lens 24MP rear-facing camera with a 4-color flash module, autofocus, an 8MP front-facing camera, multi-directional directional, three-speaker array and a large 4,000mAh battery. For consumers who need this kind of security, it will be available for sale at Harrods in London beginning June 30. Continue reading for more things you might want, but probably don't need.

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LEGO Technic Arocs 42043

The LEGO Technic 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs Truck has 2,793 pieces and an advanced pneumatic system, all for $181.29 shipped, today only, originally $229.99. Turn on the included Power Functions large motor and engage the advanced pneumatic system for complete control over an array of exciting motorized functions. You can operate the ultra-versatile crane arm mechanism, open and close the grabber, extend the outriggers or raise and lower the tipper body. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052

The LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052 includes several motorized functions, and it's being offered for only $104.05 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. Activate the included Power Functions motor to spin the contra-rotating rotors, lower the loading ramp, open the cargo bay doors, lower the winch and hoist up the included cargo. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information. Click here for a few bonus LEGO creations.

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Big Ben LEGO

LEGO introduces the latest piece in its Creator Series, and it's London's most iconic landmark: Big Ben. Comprised of 4,163-pieces, no detail was spared as it features all of the 19th-century building's facades, statues, shields and even windows, complete with 4 adjustable clock dials. There's also a removable roof that enables you to access the belfry, along with customizable pavement and lawn sections. You can pick up this infamous building on July 1, 2016. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Tesla autopilot prank.

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Electronic Chewbacca Mask

This electronic Chewbacca mask is currently the hottest gadget online, and rightfully so. Simply move your mouth while wearing it to activate a variety of authentic wookiee growls and howls to scare off every Stormtrooper in sight - open your mouth slightly for a light roar, then open it wider to make your wookiee roar even louder. This lady became an internet sensation for doing just that, with a touch of uncontrollable laughter to boot. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy pop-up LEGO castle.

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Star Wars Whiskey

Photo credit: Instgram via MyModernMet

Instagram user "Scotch_Trooper" shows us what happens when Darth Vader and a couple of Stormtroopers decide to have some fun with scotch whisky. These toy soldiers are playfully placed around bottles in various activities, including unboxing, pouring a glass, and even guarding the liquid. Unfortunately, the bottle of bourbon above is no match for Lord Vader, especially with lightsaber drawn. Continue reading for more pictures.

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