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Ship in a bottle is made from Lego

Ship in a bottle is made from Lego

My dad had a ship in a whisky jug sitting on the bar at our house when I was a kid. I looked at that thing more times than I can count trying to figure out how exactly they got the ship inside the bottle. Julie Morley has taken that ship in a bottle and made it a bit geekier by building the ship out of Lego. She even made us a time-lapse video so we can see how she made it.

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Rolobox ensures kids play with the box more than the toy

Rolobox ensures kids play with the box more than the toy

My house is like a little kid wonderland. We have every game console that you can buy on the current market, more games than you could play in a whole weekend, and a computer in just about every room. My kids also get more toys than any sane parent would buy because toys are cool. Despite all the cool stuff around here to play with, my daughter is always busting into my office and asking for a box to play in.

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Final Two Standard Editions for Android Toy Series 02 Revealed

Final Two Standard Editions for Android Toy Series 02 Revealed

Collectors must be getting anxious because Android Toy Series 02 goes on sale this week and the last two of the 12 total designs have been revealed. The series will have 12 different collectible designs as opposed to the 10 in Series 01 and much like a pack of baseball cards, the toys come blind-boxed, meaning you don't know which design you're getting till it's opened. The last two designs are “Noogler” and “Iceberg”.

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Nanodots constructor accessories unveiled

Nanodots constructor accessories unveiled

Back in September of 2010, I mentioned the interesting building material for geeks called Nanodots. The things are like little magnetic BBs and you can build all sorts of interesting things from the balls. The magnetic attraction between the balls is very intense so 3D construction is possible too. Nanodots has announced a couple new accessories for fans of the building kits that will allow you to have even more fun with the magnetic balls.

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VTech InnoPad is a kid’s tablet

VTech InnoPad is a kid’s tablet

My kids are gadget hounds just like me. This Christmas they didn’t want real gadgets, but everything they did want was electronic and interactive for the most part. If your kids like gadgets like tablets, but are too young for the real thing VTech has some cool kid gadgets that might work well for them.

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