Photo credit: Simone Giertz
Inventor Simone Giertz is known for her wacky robotic creations, and her latest project is no exception. This selfie booth for dogs was made using a LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Building Kit and several other parts. When a dog presses a pedal, a GoPro camera is triggered to take the selfie. Afterwards a treat is dispensed to ensure the perfect shot. This was accomplished by linking several different linked modules and works like a charm as you’re about to see. Read more for a video demonstration.
Photo credit: Luis Nostromo
Luis Nostromo, a 43-year-old driver from Barcelona, has been a science fiction movie fan for as long as he can remember. One film franchise, Alien, caught his eye and for over 20 years, he’s been collecting memorabilia. What better way to showcase all of these goods than by building a museum? That’s exactly what he did, but instead of renting out a warehouse, he turned his apartment into one. To accomplish this in a fairly tiny space, everything had to be handmade using wood, metal grating, plastic, PVC, and other recycled materials. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
The King of the Monsters first appeared in Ishirō Honda’s 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon. Today, it has become a life-sized attraction a Nijigen no Mori Park on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture. Even though this beast is not standing tall, “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji,” lets you zip line into its mouth and take on various missions to prevent it from destroying the city. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Pizza Hut partnered with Ogilvy to launch a limited-edition pizza box that doubles as a functional foosball table. It was created to celebrate the start of the Europa League on October 22nd, and as you might have already guessed, most people will not be able to get their hands on these, since just five of them are available. To get your chance at winning one, you’ll have to download the Pizza Hut app, join the 12th Player Club, and then leave a comment on the company’s Facebook page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Researchers from the University of Queensland discovered that if time travel were possible, the paradox couldn’t actually exist. In other words, any changes a time traveler would make in the past would cause the timeline to self-correct, thus ensuring that whatever occurred to send you back in time would still happen. The current timeline’s events would still happen, but probably not in the same way, though similar enough for one not to notice. Read more for two videos on time travel and additional information.
Hasbro’s next big crowdfunding campaign is here, and it’s for the HasLab Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Razor Crest. At $349.99, this ship will be one of the largest The Vintage Collection vehicles ever produced by Hasbro, measuring 30 inches long (with the main cannons), 20 inches wide, and 10.5 inches tall (when sitting on the landing gear). Fans who back this HasLab will also receive a 3.75-inch Star Wars: The Vintage Collection The Mandalorian Figure in Beskar armor with a one-of-a-kind soft goods cape. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This isn’t your normal LEGO set, but rather sneakers that you can actually wear. Adidas Originals partnered with the LEGO Group for a playful take on the ZX8000 silhouette that lets you actually build on the shoe itself. Featuring a multicolor mesh and synthetic suede upper with a rubber outsole, complete with LEGO studs on the heels as well as the tongue tabs for easy building. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
LEGO teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC to bring you the 1989 Batwing and in 2,363 piece fashion. Not just a small static model, this one has craft has a full interior, removable canopy, posable aerodynamic flaps and several Easter eggs, including a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine that will transport fans back to 1989. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Luxury auction house Christie’s is putting a real 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton up for bid. This ultra rare specimen, called “STAN,” was discovered in 1987 somewhere around South Dakota by amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison. It was unveiled to the public today at Christie’s Rockefeller Center in New York and offered as a highlight of Christie’s Evening Sale of 20th Century Art on October 6 with an estimate selling price of of $6-8 million. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Star Wars x Adidas Originals sneaker lineup has been expanded with the Rivalry Hi “Chewbacca”. These sport an over the top design, complete with leather, suede, and faux fur fabric that appears to be straight from a Wookiee. To give it a more authentic look, the “Raw Desert,” “Mesa,” and “Chalk White” colors were used. Yes, there appears to be a bandoleer strap that resembles the one Chewbacca wore in the movies. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.