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Tie Knot Water Balloon Filler is a summer must have gadget

Tie Knot Water Balloon Filler is a summer must have gadget

It's HOT in Texas in the summer. I mean really hot. Fat hairy dudes are banned from walking in the grass during droughts out of fear the friction might start a forest fire. That means that many people end up doing something with water to keep cool. My kids always want to have a water balloon war. The problem is neither of them can fill their balloons.

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Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

I used to build paper airplanes a lot as a kid. I once tried to graft one of the rubber band propellers from those little balsa wood planes you could get at the store onto the paper planes with no success. I was never able to get the balance right and the planes always crashed. A cool new gadget called Power Up has broken cover that will give you an electric engine for your paper airplanes.

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LEGO-licious Star Wars Sandcrawler used 10,000 bricks

LEGO-licious Star Wars Sandcrawler used 10,000 bricks

I mentioned a cool LEGO kit yesterday that is the largest Technic set LEGO has ever offered at about 2,000 pieces. That LEGO kit is nothing compared to this DIY LEGO construct that Marshal Banana spent nine months building. That is a long time for the birthing process of a 3-foot long 10,000-piece Star Wars Sandcrawler. I would have never finished something this epic. The crawler has remote control steering and is incredibly detailed.

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Gigantic LEGO Technic set is a Mercedes Unimog truck

Gigantic LEGO Technic set is a Mercedes Unimog truck

Geeks like LEGO, specifically the LEGO Technic sets that are so crazily detailed that you have to put the littlie LEGO pistons into the little LEGO engines of some models. The latest LEGO Technic set to be unveiled is a scale model of a truck that we rarely see in the States, but is apparently pretty common in Europe. The truck the kit is modeled after is the Mercedes Benz Unimog. That is a strange name, Unimog sounds like some sort of subterranean mythical creature that Hercules fought.

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