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
Japanese mech factory Sakakibara Machinery Works is out to make mecha lovers all over the world drool again, and wish they were a Japanese kid with a rich dad. The mecha manufacturers are rolling out, fresh from the factory, a relatively pint-sized ride-able mech for kids. The catch? It’s worth a bit of money and then some, at US$20,000. “The Landwalker” features a cockpit that fits one person, and walks on two legs.
Creative Wooden Creatures kit designed by Hakan Gürsu allows children above the age of 5 to create a wide range of animals by combining various body parts. It is a universal toy that children from different cultural backgrounds learn and discover animals of land and sea while designing their own creatures. Each set offers around 10-12 types of defined creatures and 72 pieces. Children can use the parts to create crabs, shark, scorpion, etc. The toy kit provides children with a good way to develop creativity and imagination.
The Airow Gun attaches to your compound or recurve bow, uses draw power to launch paintballs up to 300 feet. "transform your existing bow into a paintball splattering or pellet throwing weapon of epic proportions."
It took Seattle-based LEGO artist Alice Finch one year and 400,000 bricks to build this recreation of Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. "It is designed to be architecturally accurate and completely playable. It breaks into sections that pack into 40 large flat boxes or shelves. " Time lapse footage of setup below. For more detailed photos, check out Finch's Flickr.
Insectoids is infrared toy bug that users can control with a smartphone. Just plug the infrared transmitter into your headphone jack, launch the Insectoid app, and start playing. The Insectoid features 8 directional controls for realistic scurrying action.