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LEGO VIDIYO sets and pricing revealed ahead of March launch

LEGO VIDIYO sets and pricing revealed ahead of March launch

Last month, LEGO announced VIDIYO, a new augmented reality system that allows kids to make music videos using LEGO minifigures and music licensed from Universal Music Group. Today, the two companies revealed the products that will be included in the first wave of VIDIYO releases. As it turns out, LEGO VIDIYO doesn't have sets like most traditional LEGO releases, but rather users will buy BeatBoxes containing a minifigure that represents a certain genre of music.

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Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO set confirmed – here’s where the idea came from

Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO set confirmed – here’s where the idea came from

Following the release of several Super Mario sets, LEGO has announced that Mario's chief competitor throughout the 1990s will be getting a LEGO set of his own. Today LEGO confirmed that a Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO set is in the works, but this new set didn't get its start because of some grand team up between LEGO and Sega. Instead, the idea for a Sonic-themed set was first pitched by LEGO and Sonic fan Viv Grannell from the UK through the LEGO Ideas website.

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LEGO Porsche 911 revealed as new 2021 2-in-1 Creator Expert set

LEGO Porsche 911 revealed as new 2021 2-in-1 Creator Expert set

This week LEGO revealed a new new Creator Expert Porsche 911 set with two potential forms. The set comes with a whopping 1458 pieces and is recommended for ages 18 and up - so it's not your kids' set, for sure. This set can create with the Porsche 911 Turbo model or the Targa model (complete with Targa bar and removable roof (with storage under the hood.) It looks simple - but it's not going to be easy!

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A Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus just sold for a truly ridiculous amount of money

A Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus just sold for a truly ridiculous amount of money

The world of trading card games may have seen a huge spike in interest in recent months, but long before YouTubers and Twitch streamers started opening boxes of Pokemon trading cards in the hope of striking it big, one vintage Magic: The Gathering card was the darling of collectors. We're talking, of course, about Black Lotus - more specifically, the Black Lotus that was released as part of Magic's original Alpha set.

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NASA Hot Wheels Mars Perseverance Rover released in time for landing

NASA Hot Wheels Mars Perseverance Rover released in time for landing

Hot Wheels revealed a new model in their NASA-associated lineup this week. This is the Hot Wheels Mars Perseverance Rover die-cast vehicle. This piece of hardware likely has more authentically modeled detail than any other product you can purchase for any price anywhere near a single US dollar. You'll likely find this vehicle in stores for around $1.09 USD.

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LEGO VIDIYO lets kids make augmented reality music videos starring minifigs

LEGO VIDIYO lets kids make augmented reality music videos starring minifigs

LEGO today announced that it's launching a new product called LEGO VIDIYO with Universal Music Group. This product - which comprises new minifigures, UMG's music, augmented reality, a mobile app, and new tiles called BeatBits - allows kids to make their own music videos and share them with the (heavily moderated) VIDIYO community. It's safe to say that VIDIYO is unlike anything LEGO has released in the past, and it's launching later this year.

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Watch NERF Rival Curve Shot blasters spin around corners starting at $15

Watch NERF Rival Curve Shot blasters spin around corners starting at $15

The newest NERF blaster ejects spherical rounds in a way that sends them careening around corners. The shape of the high-impact rounds means they can spin. The shape of the muzzle on each NERF Rival Curve Shot blaster combined with velocity of the round blasted through said muzzle makes for a round that spins upon ejection.

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This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

Pokemon plushies are nothing new, and we've seen some very interesting ones throughout the years. When the topic is memorable Pokemon plushies, no doubt many people immediately think of things like gigantic Snorlax pillows or Metapod sleeping bags, but now their might be a new competitor for the title of "strangest plush Pokemon product," on the market. This, ladies and gentlemen, is P-Bandai's very strange (and very expensive) Gengar pillow.

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Funko is about to release Pop! figures based on The Queen’s Gambit

Funko is about to release Pop! figures based on The Queen’s Gambit

Hit Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit is the subject of a new series of Funko Pop! figurines, three of which have been revealed ahead of shipment. Don't expect to grab one of these Pop! figures at the last minute as a Christmas gift, however -- they're only available to preorder right now.

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Tesla Cybertruck R/C toy delayed by Hot Wheels

Tesla Cybertruck R/C toy delayed by Hot Wheels

The Hot Wheels 1:10 R/C Tesla Cybertruck was delayed beyond its original ship date. Mattel sent emails about the project this week, suggesting that prospective buyers will need to re-confirm their orders as such. This part of the process is normal, as the FTC requires all products ordered and delayed to get reconfirmation of said order - lest that order be cancelled by default!

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Hyundai Mini 45 EV is an AI-powered children’s toy

Hyundai Mini 45 EV is an AI-powered children’s toy

Hyundai Motor has revealed details of a tiny electric vehicle called the Mini 45 fitted with Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control (EAVC) technology. That technology is AI-based and optimizes the vehicle environment based on the driver's mood. The little electric vehicle is designed to be a children's toy and is used to support the treatment of children at the Hospital Sant Joan Deu Barcelona through the ‘Little Big e-Motion’ project.

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LEGO Jeep Wrangler is a world’s first

LEGO Jeep Wrangler is a world’s first

In the last month of the year 2020, LEGO revealed a new LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler. This marks the first time LEGO ever released a Jeep SUV - in ANY LEGO line. This vehicle looks compact, almost small - but the machine is thick! The build is rugged! This piece of work was made to "face any epic adventure" as such!

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