With all these fantastic Lego creations popping up left and right, you have to wonder why Lego hasn't created official licensed sets around StarCraft and Battlestar Galactica.
About a year ago we showed you the first Steve Jobs action figure that seemed geared toward humor. Now that the iconic Apple founder has passed away a new figure has been produced that offers a more reverent approach.
The Large Hadron Collider is like the supermodel of physics — larger than life and photographed a million times. Many people aren't exactly sure what its for and it's always upstaging the other science news. It's no surprise that a device with that much personality has become iconic enough to inspire a Lego homage.
There are a few reasons to write about this giant circular rainbow made out of toy cars. First of all, did I mention it is a rainbow? Made out of 2,500 toy cars? How could you put those two things together and not write about it?
I have a tough enough time solving a regular 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube, so don't ask me to try and figure out this 3x3x7 version.
This happened a little while ago, but it's going around again and we love it, so here it is.. A lively young tot, under the supervision of his father*, ties a string to his tooth and the other end to his Nerf Big Bow gun. After some brief discussion of potential pain factor, you almost miss the big moment of actual extraction.
There is nothing we love better than a good electric roller skates story. For some reason inventors just keep hoping they'll catch on. The latest entry, SpnKix dreams of a world where lithium battery powered skates will propel us all into a devil-may-care, one-step-up from-walking future.
It's a good thing Lego's promo pic for their new Friends set, which targets girls, shows a scene that includes power tools, a science set, a robot, and some math. Otherwise, we might be feeling some serious outrage at the insinuation that girls don't like regular old Legos, and instead need curvy minifigs and pastel colors to have fun.
It may seem like only recently that holiday shopping resembles a frothing free-for-all, but for toymakers it's always been a fierce battleground. For the victors the gains are great. After all, the likes of the Slinky, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Tickle Me Elmo all have a place in the eternal pantheon of the greatest toys ever.
We write about a lot of weird gadgets. Case in point: the snowball-launching crossbow. When that kind of stuff comes up, one of us inevitably says "we've got to get one to try!" Well, we did, along with a bunch of other cheap but fun toys and gizmos.