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Remote control Batmobile LEGO set: Powered Up Platform set number 1

Remote control Batmobile LEGO set: Powered Up Platform set number 1

LEGO's got some sweet sets on the way, all part of a new sort of under-brand branding: Powered Up! You won't necessarily find a "Powered Up" or "Powered Up Platform" logo on every radical new set - instead, there'll be a mix of sorts. Every one of these sets coming later this year (and beyond) will be able to be controlled with its own unique app - or the already existing app for LEGO Boost!

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Tour the LEGO Solo movie Millennium Falcon with Lando (and SlashGear)

Tour the LEGO Solo movie Millennium Falcon with Lando (and SlashGear)

The newest Millennium Falcon LEGO set is here, and we're going down its hallways in detail. This is the Falcon as it existed in one of its earliest forms - the earliest we've yet seen it. This was back when Lando Calrissian owned the ship and the ship - man - it was clean. So clean it almost breaks the "used future" Science Fiction George Lucas originally pierced our collective consciousness with in A New Hope.

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Star Wars’ Solo: Lando Toys Roundup (AKA Scoundrel Time)

Star Wars’ Solo: Lando Toys Roundup (AKA Scoundrel Time)

Today we're having a peek at a collection of Lando Calrissian toys from the film Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is the first in a set of three films, all centered on the coolest outlaws in the classic film series. What we're looking at today is the expression - that one, singular expression - through which actor Donald Glover's projected the soul of Lando, a role originally commanded by Billy Dee Williams.

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LEGO Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary set launches next week

LEGO Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary set launches next week

LEGO will be launching an official Jurassic Park set for the movie's 25th anniversary. It won't be a huge, expensive set, instead offering 360 pieces for a decent $40; it's designed around the movie's theme park visitor center. The set, which is called Velociraptor Chase, will be joined by Jurassic World sets, as well, based on the newer movie.

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BrickHeadz: Go Brick Me LEGO Review (DIY x2!)

BrickHeadz: Go Brick Me LEGO Review (DIY x2!)

There's a new sort of LEGO set in town, and it's all about the brand's new label: BrickHeadz. This is the "Go Brick Me" box set, and it's as entertaining as it is challenging to wrap one's mind around. What on earth is such a strange collection of odd pieces doing presenting itself as a LEGO make-it-your-own set? And why didn't LEGO think of this a long, long time ago?

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Microsoft’s Project Zanzibar could do for toys what multitouch did for smartphones

Microsoft’s Project Zanzibar could do for toys what multitouch did for smartphones

Microsoft has detailed Project Zanzibar, a research effort involving the development of a smart mat that takes physical toys and presents them on a display, combining real-world and digital play into a single experience. To put it simply, Microsoft says Project Zanzibar is a smart mat that can sense touch and physical items using NFC, in part. The technology could open the door to new types of gaming experiences.

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All Star Wars: Solo’s LEGO sets revealed in full

All Star Wars: Solo’s LEGO sets revealed in full

Details for the full first wave of LEGO Star Wars: Solo sets are here. It's time to peruse the collection from top to bottom. Every set from Chewbacca to an Imperial Patrol Battle Pack. Ever set from a new Imperial TIE Fighter to the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. We've got the whole shebang right here, right this minute.

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LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 LEGO Review

LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 LEGO Review

SlashGear covered the beginning of the 2018 New York Auto Show this week with some drool-worthy photos of tomorrow's most excellent vehicles. Meanwhile here at home base we're taking a peek at high-end cars on a much smaller scale: LEGO. While you're welcome to look at the human-sized cars we've captured in NYC this week in photos, we've also got a closer look at set of pocket-sized cars you'll potentially find a bit closer to home.

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TRON LEGO Light Cycles set ready for release at last

TRON LEGO Light Cycles set ready for release at last

Details on the official first LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy set have arrived. Behold! This is the first major connection between Disney's most retro-futuristic science fiction property and the most well-connected toy line of all: LEGO. The set revealed today was made real thanks to the LEGO Ideas crowdsourcing platform, a place from whens originated some of the most excellent LEGO sets of the past half-decade.

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Classic rainbow box of LEGO Review (Bricks on a Roll)

Classic rainbow box of LEGO Review (Bricks on a Roll)

This week we're having a peek at a return of a classic idea - give a kid a box of LEGO bricks and they'll go hog-wild with creative building ideas. They've brought this idea back in a number of mixed brick sets, one of which is the "LEGO Classic Bricks on a Roll" set number 10715, 60th Anniversary Limited Edition. That's a pretty long set name, but the contents are simple.

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Toys’R’Us to employees: we are closing all US stores

Toys’R’Us to employees: we are closing all US stores

Though some might not exactly be sad to see it go, much less surprised, it’s still a sad day when an icon goes under. After 70 years of being the toy store, especially with its grammatically questionable name, Toys’R’Us is folding. It has just told employees that it will either liquidate or sell its US stores. Either way, those stores will close down and the worst part is, of course, the more than 33,000 jobs that will be lost because of it.

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Robot smashes Rubik’s cube record, solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds

Robot smashes Rubik’s cube record, solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds

Humans are no match for machines in many ways, and solving the Rubik's cube is no exception. A bunch of people have dedicated huge amounts of effort into mastering the art of rapid Rubik's cube solutions, but a machine has beat them all with a seemingly impossible 0.38-second solve time. You have to slow down the video considerably to see the solution, otherwise you'll blink and literally miss it.

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