Play-i robots Bo (explorer) & Yana (storyteller) are aimed to help children learn to code. The toys make programming fun and accessible for every child, as young as 5 years old. By playing the toys, your child gets to look behind the visual interface to see the real code. When your child is ready, they can leap in and write code themselves! Yana costs $49 and Bo $149. The toys may be available in summer 2014.
3D Monopoly New York Edition($500) by Charles Fazzino. Oversized Monopoly Edition featuring custom-designed elements depicting New York City from popular three-dimensional artist Charles Fazzino. This includes six pewter game pieces, play money, title deeds, chance and community chest cards, wood houses, hotels, and the banker’s tray aside from the 3D artwork with embedded crystals and foil accents on the board. Only 2,000 pieces of Monopoly 3D edition have been made. The set comes in a two-inch-deep wooden cabinet with a glass top, and each set is numbered and signed by the artist.
These are the radio controlled witch and wizard planes designed by R/C enthusiast Otto Dieffenback of Flyguy Promotions. It looks like a wizard and witch flying around on broomsticks. You can buy a kit of either one for $150, but all the electronics you have to provide yourself.
"3 years ago my husband told me I needed to get a hobby. I think he has some regrets," writes Mrs. McGettrick on reddit. With eerily human eyes, false human teeth, and a few choice props, created by Canterbury, England. Mrs. McGettrick sells her handcrafted Fugglers on Etsy.
This sniper rifle(about $100) is powered and aimed via a USB connection to your computer, and it actually has a camera built in letting you see your targets on-screen instead of having to get up and expose yourself to retaliation.You can only shoot things that are near your computer unless you feel like running around with a laptop in one hand and the gun in the other. Watch the video of it in action.
The iPhone Controlled Bug by tech company iHelicopters syncs with an app on your smartphone. "Inspired by the movement and characteristics of an insect, the insect-like legs are manipulated by the internal structure inside and powered by a small rechargeable battery. Charge your Bug via the included USB cable and start controlling it using your iPhone, iPad. The bug allows you to control the bug up to a distance of 6 meters."
Don’t have a playground nearby? No backyard? Not even a tree that you can attach a tire and rope to? This door frame swing can be set up on most door frames and is designed to "in excess of 100 lbs". It will cost you $55.99(USD) from Amazon. Cool
This working Lego microscope was built by Carl Merriman. It's sleek, functional and even though you couldn't use it to study Ebola or the T-Virus, it's still a pretty sweet piece of kit. This build was originally inspired by the LEGO X-Pod sets. While trying to find a use for the pod itself, I realized that it was very close to a deep petri dish. I used a planetary gear system to allow both coarse and fine adjustment of the objective “lens”. A little more tinkering and I connected the focus to a magnifying glass and fiber optic light in the eyepiece, so adjusting the focus knobs would actually bring the writing on a LEGO stud in and out of focus.
Watch Christina Stephens—a practicing occupational therapist and clinical researcher who lost her foot after a crush injury—build herself a working prosthetic leg out of Lego. She explained: "Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos. The joke's on you—I went home and did it. Please don't do this yourself, I don't want you to fall and get hurt!"
What’s a pool party without an amphibious RC vehicle designed for delivering drinks on land or down to the deep end? "With a push of a button, it transforms from sea craft to rugged, 4-wheeled land vehicle. While in land mode, the wheel wells can be used to hold up to four beverage cans. Plus, an on-board water cannon can blast a stream of water at any target. . ." Cool
Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks! It's as big as the real thing. Gizmodo writes that “it reproduces the official $60 Lego 9493 X-Wing Fighter. But instead of being 560-pieces and a few inches long, this model uses more than five million pieces and it’s 11-feet tall and 43 feet long, with a 44-foot wingspan. Just like the real X-Wing—and 42 times the size of the commercial Lego set.” Here are all details about the model: Contains 5,335,200 LEGO bricks Weighs 45,979.61 pounds (including bricks and steel infrastructure) Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters 32 builders spent 17,336 hours (about 4 months) to construct It took 32 Master LEGO builders approximately 4 months to build it to completion. LEGO unveiled this behemoth at Time Square in New York City.
Epic LEGO Lord of the Rings the battle of Helm’s Deep created by Goel Kim. This Lego Helm’s Deep diorama is 90 percent complete and using 150,000 bricks and 1700 mini figures. More images here(flickr set). Cool