Lego robot builder Simon "Burf" Burfield has built this Lego motorized wheelchair. It can carry a 90kg person (198 pound). The 44 pound creation was created from six Lego Mindstorms NXTs, 12 Mindstorms motors, 12 Lego Mindstorms touch sensors, 12 Rotacaster mult-directional wheels and a "whole load of Lego Technic." The wheelchair is driven by a four-direction joystick. "There is a master NXT which controls the 6 NXT via turning on/off touch sensors. The joystick is connected to 4 touch sensors to determine direction (forward, backwards, turn left, turn right). "
From Japan's company Maruda, the RPG-7 PET Bottle Launcher is a water rocket-propelled grenade launcher which fires water bottles. With a 35º angle, this toy can launch a bottle filled with 0.6L of water up to a distance of 35m (approx. 115ft). Maruda is selling the RPG-7 for ¥28, 350 (~$361 USD). It looks cool!
Mini Batman Bat-Signal is a tiny version of the one Commissioner Gordon uses to summon the Dark Knight, from thinkgeek. Battery: 1 x CR1632 (included) Dimensions: Bat-Signal: approx. 1.5" x 2.5" x 1.75" Mini Book: 2.5" x 3" x 0.125"
This is the Lego set you’re looking for! 10225 R2-D2 is an upcoming UCS Star Wars set to be released in May 2012. It has a retractable third leg that can be dropped with a rear switch and rotating dome head. The front panels open to reveal a buzz saw and computer linkage tool. There's even a small mini-fig R2-D2 hidden inside. He stands just short of a foot tall, and will cost around $250. Hit the jump for a video of some of the LEGO designers talking about the model.
From the website: "Life size 1:1 scale replica measures nearly 30-inches in length. It features both orange and blue LED lights and unique sounds that correspond to each color. A 3 way switch allows you to select blue, orange or off and when you pull the trigger you activate the “firing” and sound. Limited to just 5,000 pieces! Requires 3x “C” batteries, not included." $130.(Coming in May 2012)
Ryan McNaught built this 19-foot-tall model of Apollo 11's Saturn V rocket out of 120,000 LEGOs. It took him 250 hours to complete, will be showcased at Australia's Brickvention next weekend. More pics jump more.
The iLaunch Thunder can be controlled by your iPhone, and its 25 foot range should get you over a couple of cubicles to reach your target. Watch its video, Cool. It is currently on sale for $96. ($82 until December 15th) "With a 270°horizontal rotation, a vertical flexibility of more than 40° and a shooting distance of around 25 feet, the iLaunch Thunder will cover more than 1,400 square feet of your workspace. "