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Back to the Future: LEGO CUUSOO Review

Back to the Future: LEGO CUUSOO Review

In the spirit of the film series - and partially because we didn’t get the set until very recently - we’ve decided to release our review of the Back to the Future (BTTF) DeLorean Time Machine LEGO CUUSOO set to here, several months after it’s been put on sale. This set is just one of a growing collection created by the minds at "Team BTTF", a set of conceptual LEGO artists that aim to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation and bring Back to the Future to a new generation of fans.

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Titanfall K’NEX sets release headed to Fall 2014

Titanfall K’NEX sets release headed to Fall 2014

While it’s fairly clear that the toy group has quite a few sets ready to roll in test form here nearer Spring, this week it’s been made clear that K’NEX Titanfall toys will be released later this year. Revealed in full - save the release schedule - at Toy Fair all the way back on February 17th, 2014, the K’NEX crew are bringing on at least six sets to the market before the end of the year. These sets won’t just be all sticks and connectors, either.

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LEGO Breaking Bad and Shaun of the Dead sets appear aside new Movie figs

LEGO Breaking Bad and Shaun of the Dead sets appear aside new Movie figs

This week at SXSW the LEGO presentation team have showed off and mentioned several new sets for the near future. In addition to suggesting that they’ll have more LEGO Movie sets in the near future, they’ve given glimpses of in-movie "history books" and Taco Tuesday. From what we understand of the LEGO Movie sets out on the market today, the team didn’t expect such a major response from moviegoers - they’ve been modest so far: there’s a lot more on the way.

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HUVr Hoverboard fake: Funny Or Die claims anti-grav viral

HUVr Hoverboard fake: Funny Or Die claims anti-grav viral

Yesterday, fans the world over got a jolt of excitement when a viral video surfaced showing off celebrities and athletes alike demonstrating the HUVr, a purported "real" hoverboard bringing the iconic futuristic skate option from Back to the Future to reality. Today Funny or Die has posted a new video featuring Christopher Lloyd apologizing for the shattered hopes of many and taking credit for the production.

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HUVr Hoverboard isn’t real, but these Back to the Future products are

HUVr Hoverboard isn’t real, but these Back to the Future products are

While we’re far from convinced that the "HUVr" floating skateboard presented today is the genuine article, we’ve been seeing some other fantastic real-life Back to the Future gadgets and toys in the recent past. While the whole lot could be ramping up toward a fourth installment in the Back to the Future series of Steven Spielberg films, it’s far more likely that the spirit of the series is simple alive and well.

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HUVr: Back to the Future’s Hoverboard gets “real”

HUVr: Back to the Future’s Hoverboard gets “real”

There’s a campaign running right this minute with some wizards of video effects that have some surprising celebrity connections up their sleeves, one that suggests they’ve finally created the real Hover Board from Back to the Future. This is a viral campaign, working with celebrities like model Billy Zane (also BTTF actor), skateboarder Tony Hawk, and actor (and the original "Doc" from Back to the Future) Christopher Lloyd. They also suggest that it’s all very "real."

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