A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated LEGO version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never stop growing.
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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular weekly roundup of all the toys you'll want to blow your paycheck on, instead of buying groceries, paying rent, or other more responsible purchases. This week we've got an Imperial entry in Sphero's line of interactive droids, a cartoon version of Boba Fett, and a bunch of New York Comic Con exclusives. Check it out!
Video: One of the oddest things about watching ABC's Inhumans series is trying to shake the feeling that, in some alternate universe, it's probably a good show. All of the necessary components of a good story are there, but it feels like neither ABC nor Marvel really knew how to put them all together.
The Lego Ninjago Movie starts like a strobe light and ends like a night light. At first, it's bright, loud, fast, and in your face -- a constant barrage of visuals and sounds. Then it slows down considerably, focusing on the story and character development. One part is better than the other but neither is great, and, unlike Legos, they just don't fit together.
There's nothing unique about loving Lego. Millions of people wax nostalgic when they see those colourful bricks. Millions more never stopped building. I've always been a bit in between. I like zoning out by putting stuff together so, every couple of years, I'll buy a Lego set and build it. But then what? Put it on my shelf? Thanks to the new Lego Boost Creative Toolbox, there's another possibility. Turning Lego creations into programmable robots makes them fun (and functional) in an amazing new way.
In July of 2007, Lego released the Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon set which, at 5,195 pieces, was the largest set the toymaker had ever released. Ten years later, the Falcon is getting a massive update and facelift, with an additional 2,346 pieces, and an even heftier $US800 ($1,006) price tag. And good lord, is it beautiful.
There has been an awakening, Star Wars fans -- one that threatens the structural integrity of your wallet far more than it does the galaxy far, far away. That's right: it's Force Friday II, meaning that from today, September 1, the very first toys from The Last Jedi are going on sale. Get a look at everything we know will be available -- and we'll be adding more all day.
Video: They have been used by large companies for rapidly creating prototypes for at least a few decades, but finding a reason to put a 3D printer in every home hasn't been as successful. Making accessories for your vacuum? Boring. Building soft drink bottle bridges? Meh. Super-sizing LEGO? Hello holy grail of 3D printing.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly round up of the coolest toys and merchandise floating around the internet. This week, we've got a festive Lego set, an obscenely over-the-top Nerf cannon, and yes, a Joker figure just resplendent with different emotions. Take a look, and prepare to hide your wallet somewhere safe.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly roundup of the latest plastic behemoths that are going to drain away all your spare change. This week, there's a Justice League blowout, including our best look yet at the movie's ferocious villain. Plus, a truly fabulous Magneto figure, and the world's most impractical Thor merchandise.
A little over a year after len_d69's custom Lego Voltron set was submitted to the Lego Ideas platform, the toymaker has officially decided to put it into production after the fantastic model of the five transforming robots from the original animated series successfully received 10,000 votes of support from fans.
Kids and space ships go hand in hand, which is why so many of us fondly remember Lego set #1682, the Space Shuttle Launch, released 27 years ago. Last month Adam Woodworth created a tiny drone version of Lego's shuttle that could fly indoors, but now he's created a larger version that can soar through the skylike an RC plane.