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LEGO began making interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then, a global LEGO subculture has emerged, complete with supporting movies, games, competitions, and six themed amusement parks. All of this began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a skilled carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. Two-years-later, in 1934, his company came to be called "LEGO", which comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well". As of 2013, approximately 560-billion Lego pieces have been produced. Continue reading to see some of the geekiest LEGO tattoos ever.

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Syma's S107G R/C Helicopter is currently being offered for only $14.98, this week only, originally priced at $129.95. At approx. 7.5" long, it easily fits in the palm of your hand and is fully functional, equipped with latest Gyroscope technology, which makes this helicopter an instant hot seller in the RC World. Product page. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

Notable features:
  • 2 selectable frequencies let's you fly up to 2 helicopters at once.

  • No assembly required, ready to fly! Equipped with the latest gyroscope technology.

  • Full 3 channels : up, down, left, right, forward and backward.

  • A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to a 8-12 minutes flight.

  • Recharging takes place via the transmitter or USB cable.


[via Amazon]

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For Slinky fans, it may be the greatest invention ever, but for others, this machine could quite possibly be the most pointless yet. It basically consists of an angled conveyor belt that keeps the slinky moving perpetually at the correct speed, powered via USB port. Plus, it even has a speed controller, allowing the user to set the Slinky to walk off the device when he or she is done using it. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You'd think that small animals, such as a mouse, would just be tucked away in a corner snoozing away should there be nothing exciting going on, but this photographer manage to capture the perfect image of one with an even tinier stuffed toy. That's not all, there are other great examples, such as a kitten with a teddy bear and a newborn Siberian husky with a penguin. Continue reading to see them all.

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LEGO fans rejoice! A new world record has been set by a group of schoolchildren in Hungary. That's right, this record-breaking tower is situated in the shadow of the famous St. Stephen's Basilica and at approximately 114-feet-tall, smashing the previous record of 112-feet, 9-inches from 2013. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Hubsan's X4 H107C Quadcopter is currently being offered for only $58.49 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $100. In advanced mode, the X4 can execute aggressive flips. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • New hubsan X4 H107C RC quadcopter with Camera: Recording module.

  • Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity.

  • Permits super stable flight. With 4 channels.

  • 4-ways flip(left,right,forward,backward).


[via Amazon]

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While the image above may seem to be a real Millennium Falcon hovering over someone's backyard, it's actually a toy. Finnish illustrator / photographer Vesa Lehtimaki is an expert at turning ordinary Star Wars figurines and accessories (LEGO included) into scenes worthy of a film. Every single shot takes an incredible amount of work to put together, ranging from collecting props to building the sets himself. Continue reading for more.

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Why simply walk down the stairs, when you can slide down with the SlideRider? Created by Minnesota-based inventor Trisha Cleveland, this indoor slide can quickly and easily be stored away when not in use. To keep things safe for both adults as well as children alike, there are two bumpers along the sides and weights on both to ensure it's structurally stable. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dad who decided to photograph his daughter each and every day for 18-years.

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We know some of you may be traveling to countries where toy companies just want to make a quick buck, regardless of how blatant a knockoff may be. For example, "Sense of Right" seems to be a Marvel / DC / Shrek mashup gone terribly wrong. There's also Space Boys 3, which Pixar definitely didn't approve of. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral "100 Days of Dance" video.

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Syma's S107G R/C Helicopter is currently being offered for only $15.95, this week only, originally priced at $129.95. This 3-channel mini R/C helicopter is the world's newest, most durable and stable helicopter. It comes with the latest gyro system for precision control. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • 2 selectable frequencies let's you fly up to 2 helicopters at once.

  • Amazing technology in the palm of your hand!Syma newest model s107 3ch gyro rtf metal rc helicopter.

  • No assembly required, ready to fly! Equipped with the latest gyroscope technology.

  • Full 3 channels : up, down, left, right, forward and backward.A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to a 8-12 minutes flight.

  • Recharging takes place via the transmitter or usb cable.

  • The transmitter has an alignment trim, a charging and power.Indicator, a left/right lever and a trimmer. A lightweight lithium polymer battery.


[via Amazon]

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