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SBRICK brings Bluetooth to your LEGO creations

SBRICK brings Bluetooth to your LEGO creations

As LEGO has proven over the past several years, there’s no limit to what this interchangeable interlocking brick system can do in the way of super simple buildings to extra-complex robots. They’re building pieces, after all, and open systems like the SBRICK - or SmartBrick - are coming in to expand the system even further than LEGO has already imagined. Here we’re going wireless with LEGO robotics and remote control.

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Star Wars hits the mobile battery market with mimo PowerBot

Star Wars hits the mobile battery market with mimo PowerBot

From the same folks that’ve brought your Star Wars USB stick Mimobots and Star Wars microUSB converters comes a new collection of mobile power chargers. These little beasts work with 5200mAh of power, meaning your iPhone - or similarly sized device - will be able to roll with three extra lifelines of power before you have to charge R2-D2 back up. You’ll also have fast-charge action with 2.1AMP right out the gate.

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LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

LEGO Fusion scans your creations into the mobile world

Further bridging the gap between physical and digital this week are the creators behind LEGO Fusion, a toy-to-screen environmental switch for iOS and Android devices. You’ll be purchasing a LEGO set in the Fusion brand, creating sets, and effectively scanning them in to the LEGO Fusion app using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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The LEGO Movie Blu-ray and DVD release today

The LEGO Movie Blu-ray and DVD release today

Today’s the day The LEGO Movie comes to DVD, Blu-ray, and combinations of the two therein. This film was released in its digital format earlier this month to web-based storefronts like Google Play and iTunes, and starting today you’ll be able to pick it up in physical format. This film comes in packages of many sizes, from most basic to a rather strange combo-pack.

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CreoPop 3D Pen hands-on: Freehand object sketching gets cool

CreoPop 3D Pen hands-on: Freehand object sketching gets cool

3D printing has segued from the niche lab to very nearly the mass market, and new startup CreoPop is hoping to tip it over the edge with its new 3D Pen. Built around an intriguing range of unusual "inks", as well as the promise of more child-friendly hardware, the CreoPop 3D Pen is hoping to follow in the illustrious footsteps of previous similar crowdfunding projects. I caught up with the team to try my hand and see what makes CreoPop different.

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