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.
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Lego's master builders are known for constructing some of the most gorgeous, complex statues of iconic characters you'll ever see using nothing but thousands and thousands of little plastic bricks. This life-sized Lego Flash based on DC's upcoming Justice League caught our eye, but something about it was... well, eye-catching.
Welcome back to another week of Toy Aisle, our collection of the most amazing Paul Reiser merchandise (and maybe other things) we've seen on the internet this week. We have Black Panther and the Ultimate Spider-Man himself swinging into action, even more SDCC exclusives, and a very fancy Transformer.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our (slightly late) weekly round up of all things merchandise. This week we've got even more San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to drool over, some new LEGO from the upcoming Ninjago movie, and the best plastic recreation of Bruce Campbell's face the world has ever seen. Really!
LEGO's third feature-length animated film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, doesn't hit theatres until September. But the toymaker has already started to reveal a new series of sets based on the movie, which feature ninjas, giant robots, and... wait, do you really need anything else in a movie?
Video: As a follow-up to turning the classic LEGO Solo Trainer set into a fully-functional RC plane, aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth is back with an even more impressive build: He somehow made this tiny 27-year-old LEGO Space Shuttle actually fly.
Video: It's been in a bunch of the trailers for Homecoming, but apparently a lot — a lot — of work went into the simple moment that poor Ned Leeds, upon learning his best friend is Spider-Man, drops approximately 4000 LEGO bricks worth of Death Star all over the floor. Why? Because there wasn't one LEGO Death Star. There were seven.
Video: Everybody flipped out last year when LEGO Technic released a gorgeous Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But who would have guessed that an even more beautiful spectacle would be watching the 2700-piece work of art participate in a crash test.
Lego has invested $1.2 Billion over the last four years to balance 100 per cent of its energy use with that from renewable sources, and now that goal has been achieved - three years early.
To celebrate, Lego has set a Guiness World Record by building a seven and a half metre tall wind turbine out of 146,000 Lego bricks, because why not.
The world went a bit nuts last month when a company called Nimuno launched an Indiegogo campaign for Loops, its flexible adhesive-backed toy block tape — don't say the word LEGO, guys — that could be stuck to just about any surface and then have toy blocks clipped on to it. If you missed out, don't stress — it'll be in stores in Australia soon enough.
Video: Fuelled by imagination, this 27-year-old LEGO set — the Solo Trainer — flew thousands of hours in the hands of kids and collectors. But Adam Woodworth, an aerospace engineer and hardware designer at Google, wanted to see just how aeronautically sound LEGO's design really was, so he built a giant RC version of it.