If you’ve been a lifelong fan of the Transformers series, then the simple transforming toys you grew up with probably just didn’t cut it, that is until you see Robosen Robotics’ T9. It’s touted as the world’s most advanced programmable robot, and rather than require you manually transform it, this toy automatically converts from robot to vehicle. Plus, it boasts bipedal walking ability in robot form, a race function in vehicle form, programmable/code development, and robot control/commands by either voice or via app.
Let’s face it, Tesla probably won’t be releasing any Cybertruck merchandise, especially remote-controlled cars or Power Wheels-sized vehicles anytime soon, but that didn’t stop the guys at FliteTest from making their own. If you’re interested in building the latter, simply start with a standard electric Power Wheels toy car, and craft the Cybertruck body using white foam. Read more for the build video and additional information.
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.
Funko Pop’s Baby Yoda won’t be released until after Christmas, but you’ll be able to snag one before they sell out in stores for just $8.78, this week only, originally $10.99. Inspired by the Disney+ live action series Star Wars: The Mandalorian, this tiny creature is a perfect addition to your POP collection. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.
To celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Build-A-Bear Workshop teamed up with Nintendo to create a giant Snowlax that stands 16 inches tall, making the large cuddly creature anything but a snooze. It even comes with an exclusive Pokémon: The Trading Game Snorlax card with its abilities listed as “Stir and Snooze – If this Pokémon is Asleep, flip two coins instead of one between turns. If either of them is tails, this Pokémon is still asleep.” Read more for a video and additional information.
Batman fans rejoice! LEGO revealed today their all-new DC Batman 76139 1989 Batmobile model car kit that eplicates the classic curves of the famous Batmobile car, as seen in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. It measures 60cm long and consists of 3,306 pieces, offering a challenging and rewarding build. Authentic features include a slide-open cockpit with a wraparound windshield element, 2 hidden machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks on each side of the vehicle.
LEGO fans rejoice! The company is launching a limited edition original wooden “minifigure” that has been upscaled to 5:1, and designed in partnership with Room Copenhagen. Standing seven-inches-tall, it features an oak body, plastic hands and a branded LEGO logo on top of its head. If you like customizing things, there are plenty of options, but keeping it as is also makes for a great conversation piece. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Shanghai police arrested 25 suspects over a counterfeit anime toys / figure operation that netted over $42,000,000 USD. It all kicked off when back in June, police in the Huangpu district received a tip from an unnamed source and discovered these roughly made toys being sold in many shops, which included famous brands like Bandai Namco, Megahouse and Nintendo. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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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.