Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we’ve seen this week. It’s a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we’ve got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there’s more, including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!
Kids love Halloween because they get to dress up, act like a monster, and be rewarded with free candy. Then you become an adult, and suddenly have to deal with little monsters demanding free sweets. Halloween is suddenly less fun, unless you build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters.
As part of his research into building a functional Lego version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created this brilliant remote control monowheel that’s able to steer itself by shifting a counterweight inside from side to side causing the vehicle to lean into corners.
Gunning your way through hordes of alien invaders in a video game’s got nothing on the challenge of navigating a marble around an old-school Labyrinth. But now that the Lego Ideas Marble Maze is finally available, you can swap in pieces to make it easier, or even more frustrating.
Few Lego builders are as masterful at combining model-making and engineering as Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks. His latest creation, a miniature Lego Orrery depicting the moon orbiting the Earth, and both of them orbiting the sun, not only works, it’s also 97 percent accurate.
You usually see these kinds of gravity-powered walking toys made out of wood, but Jason Allemann has come up with a way to construct them out of Lego instead. And all you need to build your own walking duck and kangaroo is the proper Lego pieces, and the laws of the universe to still be in place by the time you’re…