The LEGO Creator Expert (10253) Big Ben Building Kit contains over four thousand pieces, and it’s being offered for $199.99 shipped, Cyber Monday deals week only, originally $249.99. The Great Bell was first started on May 31st 1859, and its first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. Standing 23” (60cm) tall, this LEGO interpretation features a detailed facade, complete with statues, shields, windows, a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials, a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, and buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn as well as a tree depicting the building’s location. Product page. Read more for a speed build video and additional information.
Yume MRC, a Japan-based collectible manufacturer, has just unveiled a life-sized Vegeta statue that stands a towering 6.9-feet tall. It will be limited to just 150 pieces, and the standard edition shows the “Prince of Saiyans” in Super Saiyan form, complete with his Z-Fighter’s Saiyan armor outfit, and a light-up base. Read more to see the even more expensive “Combo Edition” and for additional information.
The 1,580-piece LEGO Technic 42096 Porsche 911 RSR has been officially unveiled, and it’s loaded with functional parts, including an authentic rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, detailed cockpit, working differential, as well as an independent suspension. It measures 5-inches high, 19-inches long and 7-inches wide, while also offering realistic placement of the engine. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
LEGO sets are fun for all ages, but now, the Danish company introduces the Forma line, which promises “a premium LEGO experience designed for adults looking for a fun, engaging way to reconnect with their creative side.” The Koi fish set, priced at $46 (currently sold out), boasts 294 pieces, while replaceable skins enables you to transform the model into a shark as well as other creatures. These sets “are designed to help you reconnect with your imagination and disconnect from the stress of life (and) discover the simple satisfaction of building with your hands,” according to the LEGO Forma site. Read more for another video, additional information, and the Indiegogo page.
Anki’s Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition features robotic cars programmed for battle that can be controlled with your mobile device, and it’s being offered for just $97.50 shipped, today only, originally $169.99. Each Supercar is loaded with cutting-edge features, including an optical sensor, dedicated 50MHz CPU, and two high performance motors for precision maneuvering with one-millimeter accuracy. Connect the durable magnetic track pieces to build one of eight unique battle tracks. The Anki Overdrive app on your mobile device automatically connects your Supercars and teaches you the game, so you can start racing immediately. Product page. Read more for an in-depth unboxing and review video.
Casio teamed up with toymaker Takara Tomy to create a special edition Transformers G-Shock watch to celebrate the 35th anniversary of G-Shock, and the 35th anniversary of the Transformers, in 2019. Available in two different models, the DW-6900TF-SET, which includes a transforming Optimus Prime figure, and G-Shock DW-6900TF-4. If you pick up the former, the chest area of Optimus can be used to house the watch. One more cool feature is that the Autobot emblem magically appears when the EL backlight is activated. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Amazon’s Black Friday extravaganza hasn’t even begun yet, but they are already starting their holiday marketing campaign by mailing out millions of copies of its first toy catalog, called “A Holiday of Play,” which pays tribute to the late Toys”R”Us. Inside, you’ll find action figures, dolls, subscription boxes, LEGO sets, and even a $500 Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera kit. Continue reading to flip through the entire catalog.
IKEA may be known for its build-it-yourself furniture, but did you know they offer a wide variety of other products too, including plush toys? One of their most famous characters is BLAHAJ, a plush toy shark, who has become a big social media star. “Big and safe to have at your side if you want to discover the world underneath the sea. The blue shark can swim very far, dive really deep and hear your heart beating from far away,” according to the product description. Continue reading for more pictures.
The A-10 was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces. R/C enthusiasts Kurt Totsch recently brought out his massive A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt II model to the Barone Rosso Airshow 2018, complete with a 30mm gun. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The real Apple Park, also known as the spaceship campus, is located at 1 Apple Park Way in Cupertino, California, United States, and spans 175-acres. LEGO fanatic Spencer Rezkalla decided to create a 1/650 scale version using thousands of bricks, right down to the surrounding trees. Continue reading for more pictures and information.