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Minecraft Lego release approaches

Minecraft Lego release approaches

This summer we're about to see the release of the one and only Minecraft Lego set courtesy of their new program by the name of CUUSOO. With this program, fans and organizations alike are asked to create their own lego sets - or prospective lego sets as it stands - and submit them to the CUUSOO system. If they're accepted at first, they're then voted upon by the public, and if they are voted up enough, like this Minecraft set has, they're set for release!

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Portal Gun replicas sale details revealed

Portal Gun replicas sale details revealed

There's a limited edition Portal Gun coming to your doorstep via ThinkGeek, all you fans of the fantastic cult classic game, and its the 1:1 replica you may never have known you've always needed. This gun is the same you've seen in the Portal Series in both the first and second editions, you being able here to toss some C batteries in, start it up, and blast some GLaDOS friendly sound effects and lights into the atmosphere at will. This Portal Gun replica is limited to 5000 pieces worldwide and has been announced for sale on the 18th of May by ThinkGeek today!

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Quad the green tech Tamagotchi toy for kids

Quad the green tech Tamagotchi toy for kids

Here's a new toy concept that can help instill green values in your kids when it comes to using renewable energy. A toy designed by Endrit Hanjo, called the Quad, works like the Tamagotchi toys of yesteryears but it comes with a catch. For the toy to be kept alive, your kids will need to keep it well fed on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy.

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Mattel Hover Board prepped for 2012 holiday release

Mattel Hover Board prepped for 2012 holiday release

Before you have a heart attack over the undeniable excellence that would be a real live hovering Hover Board from Back to the Future: Part II, note that this one doesn't QUITE float yet. Instead we get an assurance that this Hover Board does not work on water and that the price for this 1:1 replica will indeed be produced by Mattel and will be released in a "minimum orders required" fashion. This means that because the creation of this item is so costly to Mattel, they're requiring that a minimum number of pre-orders be placed before they go into production.

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Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

The cult classic video game still undergoing development and exploding in popularity on both the web browser and mobile platforms has been approved in LEGO form. There's a brand new set coming through officially through the LEGO project known as CUUSOO - this program being a socially judged creation platform for LEGO fans who want to see their projects made into real LEGO-carried sets for stores. With the Minecraft set having reached 10,000 votes, LEGO will officially be making a set!

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Canada reaches space with Lego

Canada reaches space with Lego

Two students from Toronto have made a bit leap into the final frontier for Lego-kind, sending a Canadian-flag wielding Lego man into space with just a helium balloon and four cameras to record the whole event. Seventeen-year-olds Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad simply attached a helium balloon to four cameras and a Lego strip connected to a Lego man and his cool tiny Canada flag and let them fly. Once the whole rig descended back to Earth, the collection was made and the videos were viewed. When the videos were loaded and the photos they took were reviewed, the teens started screaming.

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DIY Paper Monster Truck constructed, destroyed for They Might Be Giants tour

DIY Paper Monster Truck constructed, destroyed for They Might Be Giants tour

There's nothing better than a gigantic pink monster truck / hearse hybrid made out of cardboard and paper to get your rock and roll concert tour underway, and They Might Be Giants have done us one better: they've taught us how to make our own! We love gadgets, and they've got a gigantic person-sized cardboard and paper boombox to fix us up there as well! This is basically the greatest combination of oddities to happen here in the tech, music, and fun world all day long!

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Desk Pets Tankbot Review

Desk Pets Tankbot Review

When it comes to radio-controlled miniature vehicles, essentially everything has been done over the past couple of decades - but low and behold, citizens, there is more to be done, and the tiniest of intelligences is going to do it: the TankBot. What we've got here is a couple of TankBots, both of them of the same lovely two tracks and one big ol' windshield model, and a smartphone per machine that'll control them from on high. What you're going to see here is that for under $30 USD, you can have such a tiny explosion of fun that only your dog will know for sure.

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Hobbyist Attempts Atom Splitting in Kitchen, Seeks Legal Advice

Hobbyist Attempts Atom Splitting in Kitchen, Seeks Legal Advice

Before we begin, I must note that this is not an article from The Onion. This is real. As real as it gets, as they say, as a mister Richard Handl this week has both attempted to find out if his favorite hobby was legal and found himself in the possession of local police soon after. It was for the past few months that Handl had been trying out some of his own scientific tests in his oven that included a small nuclear meltdown amongst other less frightening sounding experiments. All this ended late July / early August 2011 as police descended on Handl's southern Sweden apartment.

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