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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse shown off in fine detail ahead of launch

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse shown off in fine detail ahead of launch

Following a retailer’s premature publication of a product page for the device, LEGO unveiled its upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set in a series of official press shots. While varied, the shots all had one things in common: they only gave a look at the outside of the Firehouse Headquarters, with LEGO teasing that the inside was home to various iconic spaces. Now, in a new Facebook post, LEGO has published our first look at the inside of the building.

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Robot dog CHiP is like the spiritual successor to Sony’s Aibo

Robot dog CHiP is like the spiritual successor to Sony’s Aibo

High-tech toy-maker WowWee has just unveiled its latest robotic device, a dog named CHiP. Short for "Canine Home Intelligent Pet," CHiP is a black and white robotic puppy with blue LED, and more than a few sensors that allow it to navigate rooms, find its toy ball, and even go to its charging station. The toy also uses Bluetooth to connect with a wristband worn by users, which they can use to give the dog commands, as well as have it track their location.

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EHang Ghost 2.0 Drone with VR Goggles is controlled with a smartphone

EHang Ghost 2.0 Drone with VR Goggles is controlled with a smartphone

EHang has unveiled a new drone aircraft for consumers to play with. The drone is called the Ghost 2.0 and it aims at making drone flying attainable to everyone with easy to use controls. The device uses tilt control to allow for easy control rather than having to learn a complicated remote control system or tap on the screen of a smartphone to control.

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Halo Needler replica is a cosplay dream

Halo Needler replica is a cosplay dream

Sometimes when we see awesome replica weapons that have motorized actions and lots of slick touches to make them look just like the weapons from games, they are custom units that you can’t have. That isn't the case with this very cool Halo Needler replica that you can own if your wallet can sustain the damage.

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Forget hoverboards, this 3D printed electric skateboard is cooler

Forget hoverboards, this 3D printed electric skateboard is cooler

Hoverboards that don't really hover may be fashionable right now, but a 3D printed open-source electric skateboard has the potential for far more impact. Faraday Motion's HyperBoard R2, tucked away at the Stratasys booth at SEMA 2015 this week, takes the flexibility of custom 3D printing and uses it to deliver a personal transporter that can be adapted to the needs - and budget - of each user.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 comes to PC, forgets to bring the toys

Disney Infinity 3.0 comes to PC, forgets to bring the toys

When Skylanders came out a few years back, I was convinced that someone at Activision was a marketing genius. You buy a game, and it comes with toys that you use to interact with the game. Additional toys would give you access to new characters. This leads to people not only buying additional content for the game, but it gives you something physical to collect, as well. So what happens when you take the toys away from the equation? Well, if Disney Infinity is your thing, you can experience that scenario on your PC now.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set officially unveiled

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ set officially unveiled

Following a leak earlier this week, LEGO has officially taken the wraps off its upcoming Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set. The set made an unofficial appearance briefly on the Canadian Toys "R" Us website a few days ago, revealing both details and an image of the set. As is common after such leaks, LEGO went ahead and introduced the product, doing so on its social accounts.

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Sphero BB-8 updated with exclusive Star Wars content before film’s premiere

Sphero BB-8 updated with exclusive Star Wars content before film’s premiere

The Star Wars toy BB-8 by Sphero is given a software update that includes exclusive content from The Force Awakens several weeks before the film's premiere. While you can see the relatively limited holographic projection action released with the device initially in our first BB-8 review, today we're running down the extras delivered in this update. Both C-3PO and R2-D2 are now here to provide us with a couple of clues as to what will be happening in the film. Very, very tiny clues.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set leaked

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters set leaked

Earlier this year, LEGO fans were graced with the ECTO-1 LEGO Ghostbusters set (check out our review), and rumor has it there’s a followup Ghostbusters set in the pipeline. That rumor has been all but confirmed, as for a brief while the kit appeared on Toys “R” Us’ website, complete with an image. The page has since been pulled from the store's website, but details remain online elsewhere. The set appeared on the Canadian version of the retailer's site.

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LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

The Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei art show set to take place in Australia in December 2015 was planning on using large amounts of LEGO bricks to execute a number of statues. Unfortunately this would have required that LEGO sell the art exhibition a number of bricks - in bulk. According to Ai Weiwei, the fact that LEGO has decided NOT to sell him the bricks suggests that they've discriminated against him and have decided to use their position of power to censor his artwork.

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Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Nikon launches Nanoblocks version of first SLR camera

Love Nanoblocks (they’re like LEGOs) and Nikon cameras? If so, the camera maker’s new and unanticipated Nikon Nanoblocks kit is right up your alley. The kit allows users to assemble a blocky plastic version of its very first SLR camera, and though you won't be using it to snap any pictures, it will make an interesting conversation piece amongst your collection.

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PowerUp FPV: Paper plane, camera, Parrot. ‘Nuff said

PowerUp FPV: Paper plane, camera, Parrot. ‘Nuff said

Remember the days when paper planes where innocent, impromptu sources of joy and sometimes mayhem, that could carry either a love note or a ticket to detention? Well, those days are long over as today's paper planes can be armed to the teeth. Not exactly with weapons (though sometimes that too) but with cameras that can sometimes do as much damage. Taking their craft beyond version 3.0 two years ago, PowerUp FPV promises a more professional looking paper plane drone equipped with a camera for your VR pleasure.

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