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Fathom drone explores the undersea world

Fathom drone explores the undersea world

Drone aircraft are becoming a big thing with people all around the world buying them to explore and play. Some people have been known to use them for annoying neighbors and emergency services. We haven't seen much in the way of devices for exploring the underwater wonders around the planet. That is where the new Fathom drone comes in.

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Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf guns are fun for a moment or two, but the combination of endless dart hunting and lackluster shooting speed/accuracy wears thin quickly. As such, the play rifles have largely been relegated to the realm of children, but that'll be ending with the maker's new 'Rival' lineup of tactical guns for competitive play. Nerf has been silently working on these new tactical arms for more than four years, and this week graced us all with a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making them. Pre-orders are live, but you're probably too late: most of them are sold out already.

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Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Today's LEGO review of Palpatine's Throne Rome, otherwise known as the "Death Star Final Duel", we're going to do something different. Instead of just getting up close and personal with all the little bits, we've gone ahead and captured a number of emotional, colorful recreations of the most epic scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the film from whens this LEGO set and its minifigures originated. Prepare yourself for the most intense and highly dramatic LEGO review we've done so far!

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Original LEGO calculation busted by math professor

Original LEGO calculation busted by math professor

This Friday a documentary will be released by the name of "A LEGO Brickumentary," and in it, a math professor will tell you how many different LEGO creations you can make. Of course the real number isn't entirely feasible to calculate. Back in 1958, LEGO estimated and suggested through a patent (as created by the original LEGO creator's son, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen) that six standard LEGO bricks could potentially be stacked in around 103-million ways. According to math professor Soren Eilers, whoever suggested 103-million was about 900-million off the mark. Behold this tiny brick clip.

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Awesome R2-D2 creation flies like a rocket

Awesome R2-D2 creation flies like a rocket

As a huge fan of Star Wars going way back to the 80s when all the toys were all any kid wanted for Christmas, I am a big fan of R2-D2. I always liked the little droid as much as any of the other characters in the films. R2 could fly on occasion in the new films with little rocket boosters that come out of his shiny metal legs. A geek has made a flying version of R2-D2 and it looks fantastic.

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Capcom finally makes a wearable Mega Man helmet

Capcom finally makes a wearable Mega Man helmet

Riding on the good will that was generated when it announced Mega Man Legacy last month, Capcom is giving die-hard fans another but more rare treat. At the San Diego Comic Con this year, the game publisher is putting outs its new wares and collectibles, but one that is bound to steal the spotlight is its blue Mega Man helmet. This isn't just a helmet for show, though it definitely serves this purpose. This helmet is actually something you can wear and even has LED lights for maximum effect!

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Celebrate the 4th with the world’s largest LEGO American flag

Celebrate the 4th with the world’s largest LEGO American flag

The National Museum of American History opened their new Innovation Wing in Washington DC this week just in time for Independence Day. The LEGO Groups joined in the fun with what is now the world's biggest American Flag made entirely out of LEGO bricks. This flag is a cool nine and a half feet tall and fourteen feet wide, weighing in at 546 pounds in all. That's over 100,000 LEGO bricks in red, white, and blue, with some black for lettering to spell out the name of the new exhibit.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens toys revealed

Star Wars The Force Awakens toys revealed

The first three toys from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection are revealed. They're all stormtroopers. You're going to see one LEGO set, one Hotwheels car, and one Black Series action figure from Hasbro. These are amongst some of the most widespread, popular brands that'll be carrying Star Wars toys now and when the time comes for The Force Awakens to be released. Expect to see these toys in every department store across the planet by the end of the year.

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Nanoblock teams with McDonald’s, makes food-themed sets

Nanoblock teams with McDonald’s, makes food-themed sets

Nanoblock has teamed up with McDonald's in Hong Kong specifically to introduce some miniature food-themed Nanoblock sets. The sets are available for purchase at the McDonald's stores, and it's not clear if there's any plans to introduce the sets in other regions. There are several of them, and they -- as you'd expect, given the partnership -- are designed after some of the fast food chain's own food offerings. Only, they actually look tasty. They've turned out to be a hit among consumers.

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

To celebrate May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, LEGO has revealed their next Star Wars themed set - Death Star Final Duel. This is the same set you may have seen shown at Toy Fair earlier this year as photographed by intrepid toy-goers - today we get to see it up close and personal. Of particular interest in this set is the fact that, for the first time in a LEGO Minifigure, Darth Vader's helmet comes in two parts. There's a life support collar below his head and a removable mask/helmet above.

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Sphero robot ball transformed into Star Wars’ BB-8

Sphero robot ball transformed into Star Wars’ BB-8

J.J. Abrams surprised and delighted Star Wars fans last week by revealing that the rolling and tumbling robot seen in the latest :Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is actually a real rolling and tumbling robot and not just a piece of CG artistry. Naturally, it would inspire not only lovable merchandise somewhere down the line but even attempts at making one as early as now. That is probably the inspiration that took hold of industrial designer Christian Poulsen as he transformed a relatively nondescript Sphero robot ball into what could be the next most loved robotic mascot of the franchise.

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