Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular round-up of all the shiny things we've wanted to spend our savings on recently. This week, we've got some very cool Voltron, Star Wars, and Batman Beyond toys heading to San Diego Comic-Con, a lovely little Pokémon pal, and a most impressive Sith Lord. Check it out!
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It might be hard to get your hands on a real Hasselblad 503CX, but that doesn't matter when you can build a fairly accurate replica entirely out of LEGO... which is exactly what Helen Sham, photographer and plastic brick aficionado, did. And now it's up on LEGO Ideas, so we could all potentially have our own LEGO copy in the future.
Video: You might remember Brent Waller as the original creator of the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters set that LEGO put into production a few years ago. Sadly, there's little chance the toymaker will do the same for Waller's latest creation: A 1.8m-tall recreation of the Wayne Manor and the Batcave that he estimates was assembled from over 100,000 bricks.
Two years ago, LEGO rolled out one of its largest and most complex Technic sets ever with its 2704-piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But that car looks about as exciting as going for a Sunday drive in Grandma's sedan now that LEGO has finally revealed its long rumoured (and teased) Technic Bugatti Chiron.
Lego just announced a new batch of smart systems that you can control with your phone. The so-called Powered Up Platform works with smartphones to turn classic brick-based creations into fun, animated sets. And right out of the gate, Lego is offering up a new app-controlled Batmobile. It looks awesome.
Video: Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but it's also arguably hardest to make. Can you really trust yourself to safely use a hot stove while you're still half asleep? Obviously not, and why go to all that effort when you can build a LEGO machine to make you bacon and eggs while you catch a few extra minutes of shuteye?
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of all things wonderful and plastic. This week, even more Avengers: Infinity War madness, Lego's latest Creator Expert set, and we all bow down to our feline overlords, because the feline overlords are now packing insane amounts of heat. Praise them, and the rest of this week's toys!
Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks is one of the internet's most talented amateur LEGO builders; there's a good reason LEGO turned his working Labyrinth maze into an official set. He hasn't let the fame go to his head, however. He continues to build and share amazing LEGO creations, such as this delightful Death Star trench run animated sculpture.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our's regular dosage of all things merchandise. This week, we have claws out for a very cool Iron Spider figure, LEGO's descent into chibi-figurine madness continues, and Overwatch's premiere edgelord slinks into action figure form for the first time. Hide those wallets, the toys are here!
Video: Pipe bending machines make short work of twisting and shaping metal tubes into everything from car exhausts to trombones. Yoshihito Isogawa's pipe cleaner bending robot works essentially the same way, although it's more of an exercise in pushing LEGO to its functional limits, as opposed to filling an automated void in the crafting world.