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JIMU Robot BuilderBot Series: Overdrive Kit is robotics made LEGO-easy

JIMU Robot BuilderBot Series: Overdrive Kit is robotics made LEGO-easy

Revealed today was the new JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit. It's a box of blocks and power pieces that exist to introduce kids to STEM learning. In the box is "over 400 parts" that can potentially create two unique robots - DozerBot and DirtBot - as well as countless other unique robot oddities.

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NERF Fortnite blasters bring battle royale to real world backyards

NERF Fortnite blasters bring battle royale to real world backyards

Hasbro has some toys planned based on the hit video game Fortnite, and it'll include NERF-branded Fortnite blasters. These upcoming weapons will allow kids to (safely!) bring the battle royale gameplay into the real world, doing so with fun blasters that launch foam projectiles. The toy will join the upcoming Fortnite-themed Monopoly game revealed last week.

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App-Controlled Batmobile LEGO Review : One Powered Up Dark Knight

App-Controlled Batmobile LEGO Review : One Powered Up Dark Knight

The LEGO remote controlled Batmobile is an exercise in beastly looks, battery-powered rumbling motor action, and a new Batman. For some, the new Batman minifig for August of 2018 is enough incentive to own. Even without that Batman - even if this set came with a super old Batman - this set remains a pretty tight box of LEGO bricks and elements.

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Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron actually drives

Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron actually drives

This may be the coolest LEGO project ever made. LEGO as taken real LEGO Technic parts and used those parts to construct a life-size and drivable replica of the Bugatti Chiron. This is the first large-scale movable construction that was developed using over a million Technic elements and powered using LEGO Power Function platform. The replica has 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels.

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LEGO Minifigures turn 40: Here’s their original patent (and some prototypes, too)

LEGO Minifigures turn 40: Here’s their original patent (and some prototypes, too)

LEGO bricks are far older than their epitomous Minifigure friends, and today, 40 years after the first Minifigure was born, we're having a peek at the first patent. The patent comes after the first Minifigure, but it shows a sort of figure that's already evolved beyond the original release. LEGO celebrates the birth of the Minifigure in the release of the original "LEGO building figure," a terrifyingly odd creature born in 1974. It wasn't until 1978 until the form of the true Minifigure came to fruition.

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Overwatch Doomfist collectible hand-painted statue goes up for preorder

Overwatch Doomfist collectible hand-painted statue goes up for preorder

Blizzard has announced a new Doomfist statue available to preorder now. This isn't a toy, mind, but a collectible measuring more than a foot tall. Though the statue is pricey as far as figurines are concerned, the new Doomfist features an incredible amount of detail with a hand-painted finish and base sporting the Overwatch logo.

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Air Hogs Supernova Review: Simple drone with motion control

Air Hogs Supernova Review: Simple drone with motion control

Over the past week we've played with the Air Hogs Supernova, a tiny drone made to be minimal. This drone is controlled with an on-switch and sensors. The user tells the drone what to do and how to act with a series of gestures - hand signals in the air - and all power is provided by a charging cable that's not unlike what smartphone users have for their smartphone. This drone is just about as simple as a drone gets.

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LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

The time at which Star Wars and LEGO have reached peak insanity is now. Here, in 2018, we've gotten back to the point at which the most fabled and legendary of original Star Wars LEGO sets was hatched is back. This is Star Wars: Cloud City, in LEGO form. If you're a hardcore Star Wars LEGO collector, you know the original is basically unattainable. If you're new to the game, you'll understand why this set's reboot is about to keep with the tradition of mind-boggling largeness.

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Anki Vector: The new Rosie

Anki Vector: The new Rosie

There's a new robot in town, and it's basically Rosie from The Jetsons made real. This is the second-generation friendly two-tread rolling robot called Vector, from Anki. That's the same company best known for their super-sweet racing remote control car toys and their first-generation robot, the always entertaining Cozmo. This new robot called Vector looks a whole lot like Cozmo, but it's got a new set of inside parts that take it out a WHOLE new door.

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Funko reveals Avengers: Infinity War POP! toys for the holiday season

Funko reveals Avengers: Infinity War POP! toys for the holiday season

Toy company Funko has unveiled its upcoming Marvel: Infinity War POP! toy lineup expansion, showcasing each new figurine before their release this winter season. A total of five characters will be offered under this POP! product line, four that'll be available through various retailers and one that'll only be sold as an Amazon Exclusive. Availability will start in November, leaving only a short period of time to get them for the holidays.

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littleBits Avengers Inventor Kit lets kids create their own super gauntlet

littleBits Avengers Inventor Kit lets kids create their own super gauntlet

Last year, littleBits launched its very awesome Droid Inventor Kit. The kit aimed to get kids interested in STEAM fields by allowing them to create and code their own astromech droid from Star Wars. Giving kids the ability to build and customize their own R2D2 while at the same introducing them to STEAM concepts was certainly a cool idea, and today, littleBits is back with a new Inventor Kit - this time with a Marvel spin.

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Nintendo Switch Labo Vehicle Kit turns into a car, plane, sub

Nintendo Switch Labo Vehicle Kit turns into a car, plane, sub

One of the biggest hits that came from the Switch isn’t exactly a game. Sure, it’s playful but it’s also educational. The Nintendo Labo cardboard platform has opened up new worlds and new inventions, showing what can be done with simple materials and a pinch of creativity. Now Nintendo is expanding that world further with its third Toy-Con kit, the Vehicle Kit. With some simple cutouts and a Switch, you can have a racing truck, an old-school plane, and even a submarine.

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