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.
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.
There’s no word on pricing, availability, or what the final version will actually look like. But today Lego officially revealed that the next fan-built Ideas set it’s putting into production is JKBrickworks’ Labyrinth Marble Maze.
With the exception of a few of the Creator, Technic and Lego Movie sets, company suggested alternate models have all but disappeared from Lego instruction books. It may be best to use your imagination when making something new out of your existing bricks, but fans in the Lego community have started making…