For those who don’t already know, D-O was a droid created by Babu Frik out of spare parts who befriended BB-8 some time after the Battle of Crait, and wanted to be just like his droid friend. This droid is set to appear in Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, but engineer Matt Denton decided to recreate it ahead of time. Read more for a video of it in-action.
Let’s face it, LEGO sets are fun to put together, but when it comes time to clean everything up, sorting the leftover pieces definitely isn’t the most enjoyable task. Inventor Daniel West has just the solution. This LEGO enthusiast put his engineering skills to work by building the world’s first universal LEGO sorting machine that uses an AI-powered neural network to identify, classify and organize the pieces more efficiently than a human ever could. Read more to see it in-action.
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Auto enthusiast and brick master “BrickinNick,” decided to recreate the Tesla Cybertruck using LEGO in a single sitting spanning 24-hours. All of the build live streamed on his Twitch channel, and despite how basic it looks at first glance, the angular design of the truck were “extremely challenging to recreate” and “required a lot of trial and error. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Inventor Colin Furze teamed up with Lucasfilm and BBC Children in Need to create a real-life Star Wars Landspeeder in celebration of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The SoroSuub Corporation X-34 Landspeeder used by Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope has been recreated using a Yamaha golf buggy chassis as the base. The interior/cockpit is made of plywood, while the bodywork is steel sheet hand-formed over a fabricated steel frame. Read more for a the build video and additional information.
You’ve probably seen the Russian-made Sherp ATV many times over the years, but it has just recently landed in the US. Matt Farrah of The Smoking Tire recently got the chance to take this monstrous vehicle deep into an icy bog for his “One Take” segment, and let’s just say that if you have the money, this just might be the ultimate off-road vehicle. The exterior is coated in durable polymer for added ruggedness and a 15.3 gallon fuel tank – plus another optional 15 gallon tank in the wheels – a generator, independent heater, and high-powered headlights, means it’s suited for a zombie apocalypse as well. Read more for a video showing why.
Ever wonder what happens when a noble gas meets electricity? This video should answer that question. Why does this happen? Well, all noble gases conduct electricity and light up when a current runs through them. They are odorless, colorless and monatomic (exist as individual atoms) and due to its relative inertness, neon does not form any known stable compounds in nature. Read more for the clip and additional information.
You’ve most likely seen the Le Creuset Star Wars collection, and now, characters from the iconic space opera are back, but in Instant Pot form. This new line is available exclusively at Williams Sonoma, and the Instant Pot “Star Wars” collection features five new designs, with prices ranging from $80 to $120. The smallest being BB-8’s Instant Pot Duo Mini, which is a three-quart pressure cooker in the droid’s signature orange, gray, and white livery. It’s perfect for smaller meals and side dishes with seven functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and warmer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Many gamers would prefer to stay close to their displays in marathon Fortnite or Call of Day gaming sessions, but sometimes, hunger calls. Kellogg’s-owned Pringles just might have a solution, and it’s called the “Hunger Hammer”. Simply put, it’s a gaming headset that doubles as an automatic chip dispenser that feeds you hands-free. Read more for a video and additional information.
Heritage Auctions recently auctioned off the highest-graded copy of Marvel Comics No. 1, originally issued in 1939, for a hefty $1.26 million USD. This pristine copy received a 9.4 rating out of 10 by Certified Guaranty Company and so far, only two other copies that have received a rating of 9.0 or higher. Previous to being auctioned, it was owned by a Pennsylvanian mailman who was a big comic book collector. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You’re about to see Ken Block tackle China’s most dangerous road on Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2, behind the wheel of his 1977 Ford F-150, which is nicknamed the ‘Hoonitruck.’ It may look like a typical slammed truck at first, but it’s powered by a custom-tuned Ford Performance V6 EcoBoost engine generating 914bhp and 702 ft-lb of torque, mated to a Sadev 6-speed gearbox. Read more for the incredible 9-minute video and additional information.