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When is LEGO not just something you use to build static sculptures? When BuWizz gets their hands on the bricks. The team used nearly 8,000 LEGO pieces, 32 L motors, 8 BuWizz bricks, and the BuWizz app to create a life-sized go-kart that can hit a top speed of 2.5 mph. Sure, it may not be a speed demon, but the idea that one day anyone will be able to create things like this at home was more than worth the hundreds of hours it took to build. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Elago’s AW3 AirPods Case is modeled after the original line of Apple Macintosh computers, and is compatible with both generations of the wireless earphones. When using with the second-generation AirPods, the front LED remains visible and the case retains its wireless charging support. It’s made of flexible, impact-resistant silicone material, while an added layer prevents scratches and buffs up protection from external impacts to the case. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Under Armour has revealed the spacesuits that Virgin Galactic astronauts will wear on flights to the edge of space, and each one will be individually hand-tailored to each passenger and will include their national flag as well as a name badge. Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft can carry as up to six passengers, along with the two pilots, to the edge of space after being dropped from a jet-powered aircraft at around 40,000 feet. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Tourists are now allowed to enter the control room of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. This room is significant because the decisions made on that fateful day in 1986 contributed to the worst nuclear accident the world has ever seen yet. For the past 20+ years, visitors were only permitted to observe the abandoned schoolyards, amusement parks, and classrooms outside the nuclear plant since they aren’t considered dangerous anymore. Read more for two videos and additional information.
In the Star Wars universe, the X-Wing starfighter is a light escort and reconnaissance craft of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Resistance. It comes armed with four laser cannons, two proton torpedo launchers, deflector shields, Class-1 superluminal hyperdrive, a repair astromech, and a full life support system. This life-sized LEGO version may not be equipped with battle, but it did take 2.5-million bricks to complete. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
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Former photojournalist Dan Price decided to leave his career and live underground in rural Oregon, and he’s been there for over 20 years with no interest in returning to the hustle and bustle. Simply put, he was worn out from the never-ending rat-race in 1990, and had an epiphany after reading a 1974 book called Payne Hallow about the simple lifestyle. Read more for a tour of his humble abode and additional information.
When Wizards of The Coast, makers of Magic: The Gathering, was acquired by Hasbro for $325 million in 1999, we all knew that a crossover was coming sooner or later. Well, the time is now, and it’s probably not what you expected. From October 22nd through November 5th, you’ll be able to snag two bundles – a set of three silver-bordered cards for $50 ($30 goes to charity) and a $100 three play mat bundle ($80 goes to charity). Read more for a video, another picture and additional information.
No, this isn’t a joke, but rather a real tabletop role-playing game by fast food chain Wendy’s. It’s called “Feast of Legends” and was inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. In this game, players create characters with five stats (Strength, Intelligence, Charm, Arcana, and Grace) and selet one of twelve orders, each based on various Wendy’s Menu items, like Beefy Order of the Baconator, Order of the Chicken Nuggets and Order of the Frosty. Read more for a video and the download link for the game.
Always wanted a Batmobile and have $844K burning a hole in your pocket? Russian tuning shop Fast Boom Pro has just the vehicle for you. This rear-wheel-drive Batmobile is powered by a 5.0L V8 engine and includes several technologies found in its movie counterpart, including bulletproof windows, thermal imaging with 255x zoom, and even a night vision camera. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
First released on the Nintendo 64 in August 1997, GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film with the same name. The single-player campaign has players assuming the role of British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond as he fights to prevent a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. However, the game is best known for its split-screen multiplayer mode where up to four players can compete in different types of deathmatches. Read more for a video of a fan-made remake called GoldenEye 007.