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!
Australia got its first Legoland Discovery Center this week in Melbourne, but some Lego fans aren’t too happy about it. A handful of adult men are pissed that the Playground area is restricted to children. And one is even threatening to file a human rights complaint.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got tons of new Lego minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.
The Lego Batman Movie made enough at the box office to ensure that won’t be the last superhero to get the Lego Hollywood treatment. YouTube’s Huxley Berg Studios makes a strong case for the Guardians of the Galaxy to be next, but also for every movie to be turned into two hours of talking plastic bricks.
There’s something about combining Lego and old Macintosh computers that is just irresistible for hobbyists. The latest edition to the canon is a cute little version of the Macintosh Classic from 1990 that uses a Raspberry Pi and an e-ink display to make it partially function. Best of all, you can have one on your desk…
Star Wars Celebration gets under way in Florida next week, and with it comes countless exclusives that only attendees will be able to snatch up and sell on eBay afterwards. But Lego’s special edition Celebration set could be the hardest one to get your hands on since it will only be available to attendees lucky enough…
Discerning information about an upcoming movie from its toyline is always a bit of a wild goose chase—especially when it comes to Lego, which is notorious for obfuscating as much as it can to make sets. But nonetheless, this Lego set is the closest thing we have so far to a look at Wonder Woman’s big bad.
The opening for HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the few title sequences you don’t want to skip past during a binge-watching session. But Claus-Marc Hahn might be a bigger fan of those opening credits than the show itself, having built a massive animated version of Red Keep using nothing but Lego and Mindstorms.
Longtime Lego Star Wars collectors will remember when the original version of the Ultimate Collector Series Rebel Snowspeeder was released in 2004. The set was unfortunately retired a year later, leaving Lego AT-ATs to roam about with impunity, but the toymaker is bringing a totally revamped version back for Star Wars…
Even those of us who despise the idea of celebrating birthdays probably wouldn’t mind having a party if it included this truly fantastic Lego Batman cake that’s completely edible—save for the glowing eyes that will surely cause bodily harm if swallowed.
Hot on the heels of Hidden Figures’ recent Academy Award nominations, including one for best picture, Lego has just revealed the next fan-designed set it’s officially putting into production, and it also celebrates women who have played key roles in the history of the US space program.
Alfred Pennyworth is a man of many talents regardless of the incarnation of Batman he’s in. But it turns out, on top of all of the usual butlery and whatnot, his Lego self is also a slick as hell guitarist, to boot.
Every February, toy makers descended on New York for the annual Toy Fair event, giving us a taste of all the goodies that will inevitably have us emptying our wallets over the next year or so. As usual, io9 and Gizmodo descended right there with them. Here’s all our coverage, just in case you missed it.
Modern genetics still hasn’t brought us the dinosaur-filled theme park that Michael Crichton first envisioned back in 1990. So Lego master James Burrows built his own using 125,000 bricks to create an entire Jurassic Park theme park you’ll wish you could actually line up for.
The idea of a Lego movie seems so simple. There’s a world where Lego characters can talk, have adventures, and that’s it. Well, 2014's The Lego Movie blew that notion away by introducing both a Lego world and a human world. Now it seems, with The Lego Batman Movie, that’s just the start of an intricate Lego Cinematic…
You’re probably going to need every kind of stress-relieving toy imaginable to get you through the next four years, and if you’re well-stocked with Lego, you can build yourself a working version of Whac-a-Mole that even keeps score. It might even be better than the original, because if you break it, you can easily put…
Unlike Lego’s past cinematic efforts with its general brand and most recently Batman, I’m not super familiar with Ninjago, the line of Lego sets that will star in the next Lego movie. But apparently there aren’t just ninjas, but lots of giant robots too, and that’s quite alright by me.