Akiyuki the spent two years building an incredibly Lego machine make out of 17 modules that the plastic balls pass through in a continuous loop. It’s worth watching the entire 7 minute video the machine in action! Cool
The set includes a miniature cat treehouse along with 10 tiny cats in various positions. With this Konekodarake Cat Balance Game from Japan, you can practice picking up and balancing stuff with chopsticks by testing your skills on these tiny kitties.
The Simpsons Homer Buddha, Haha, I like it! The SIMPSONS and Kidrobot comes Homer Buddha in 7-inch vinyl, inspired by THE SIMPSONS episode “Goo Gai Pan,” in which Homer poses as Buddha to gain entry into an orphanage in China. Available beginning September 6 for $50 US.
New York City based artist and designer Jason Freeny has released his colorful Gummi Bear Anatomy Toys. We have posted previous Gummi Bear Anatomy images before, see their toy photos above, they look cool, now Jason Freeny will be offering signed versions for purchase. Unsigned versions of the clear Gummi Bear Anatomy Toy, are currently available to purchase at Yoyamart and Pylones USA.
This toy, entitled Asobi (means "play" in Japanese), is invented by Japanese art student Yasutoki Kariya. He uses a method for using programmed light and two surreptitiously placed pistons to create this visual experience.
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)