The new Vader Minifig has a two-piece helmet just like in the movies

Just because all the Star Wars vehicles and figures in your collection are made from Lego doesn’t mean they still can’t be accurate to the actual movies. So for its new Death Star Final Duel set being released in June, Lego redesigned the Vader minifig’s helmet to break into two pieces exactly like it did in Return of… » 5/04/15 7:25pm Monday 7:25pm

Everything You Need To Build a Triple-Bladed Lightsaber

It’s easy to figure out exactly when Star Wars fans first started building their own replica lightsabers—it was almost certainly the same day the original film premiered back in 1977. And if the triple-bladed lightsaber seen in the teaser for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens has inspired your DIY side, this … » 5/04/15 5:30pm Monday 5:30pm

Smashing an $800 Lego Super Star Destroyer in slo-mo is heart breaking

For May the Fourth the folks at Wired decided to recreate one of the final scenes in Return of the Jedi where Vader’s Super Star Destroyer crashes head first into the Death Star and explodes. Except that instead of using a CG simulation, or even a movie-caliber model, they simply dropped the hard-to-find $800 Lego… » 5/04/15 2:11pm Monday 2:11pm

Star Wars Fans Are Going To Absolutely Love These New Collectibles

Today in Anaheim, California, Star Wars Celebration 2015 kicks off in one of the best years to ever be a Star Wars fan. Not only does Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December bringing with it new characters and the original cast, but ThinkGeek has just revealed a huge collection of Star Wars-themed… » 5/04/15 9:52am Monday 9:52am

iFixit Tears Down the One Gadget We All Really Want: a Lightsaber

To celebrate May the Fourth, the most important date on a Star Wars fan’s calendar, iFixit has set aside its Apple Watches and laptops and instead focused its expertise in disassembling on the one gadget everyone in this galaxy (and those far, far away) really want: a lightsaber. » 5/04/15 9:31am Monday 9:31am

You Can Finally Buy That Back to the Future Mr. Fusion Replica

Officially revealed back in September of last year, and teased even earlier at Toy Fair in New York, Diamond Select Toys’ perfect replica of the time-traveling DeLorean’s Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor seen in the Back to the Future trilogy is finally available for sale. » 5/02/15 10:00am Saturday 10:00am

Hands on with the Lego version of New York's iconic Flatiron Building

First seen way back in October of last year, Lego’s version of the Flatiron building—one of New York’s most iconic landmarks next to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building—is finally available for those looking for a souvenir of the city, or to add to their Lego Architecture collection. » 5/01/15 9:34am Friday 9:34am

Someone turned Lego computer consoles into life-size working electronics

Half the fun of playing with Lego is actually building your creation. The other half is using your imagination to bring it to life and wonder what it would be like to be inside your rocket ship, race car, or space station. A talented artist named Love Hultén decided imagination wasn’t enough, so he turned the computer… » 4/30/15 3:07pm Thursday 3:07pm

Lego's new Ferris Wheel will make you nostalgic for a carnival

Following up on the Fairground Mixer released last year, Lego has just introduced another set that is sure to make you nostalgic for a childhood spent getting sick on carnival rides. Its new Lego Creator Ferris Wheel is almost two-feet tall and features twelve suspended gondalas capable of taking the ten included… » 4/30/15 11:56am Thursday 11:56am

Explore This Elaborate Labyrinth Dining Table While You Wait For Supper

How do you keep a table full of hungry kids distracted while dinner still has a few minutes to go in the oven? Easy, you ask Danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark to build you one of his wonderfully complex Labyrinth tables featuring six tiny figures trapped inside that can be steered through the maze using magnetic… » 4/29/15 4:45pm 4/29/15 4:45pm

An Onboard Camera Makes It Feel Like You're Driving This RC Batmobile

Few of us have the financial resources to build a Batmobile that does everything the ones in the movies can do. Or even a full-scale replica that just drives, for that matter. But if you can scrape together a thousand bucks, you can easily get your hands on this 1:12-scale remote control Tumbler toy that includes a… » 4/28/15 11:54am 4/28/15 11:54am

This Girl's Hulkbuster High Chair Will Make You Wish You Were a Toddler

Every episode of Super-Fan Builds makes it harder and harder to deal with the fact that few of us have access to special effects wizards to build us cool stuff. And the latest episode of the web series, featuring a custom Iron Man Hulkbuster high chair, will make you wish you were still a toddler—and that’s completely… » 4/27/15 5:50pm 4/27/15 5:50pm

Transform Paper and Glue Into a Robot That Actually Transforms

If the thought of spending hours with a hobby knife, glue, and more patience than a saint doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend an evening, you’ll probably want to move along. Because it’s completely up to you to turn the six pages in this papercraft kit into a robot that actually transforms into a paper car. » 4/27/15 12:52pm 4/27/15 12:52pm

An Iron Man Bluetooth Speaker Is More Useful Than Most Collectibles

Unless you’ve managed to hold on to the imagination that inspired your make-believe childhood adventures, all those comic book collectibles you’ve bought don’t do much more than decorate your den. Except for this Iron Man helmet replica that’s secretly also a wireless Bluetooth speaker. » 4/27/15 10:12am 4/27/15 10:12am

This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

You can do everything from fly fighters jets, to steal cars, to fight wars in a video game, but there will always still be something appealing about games like this gymnastics challenge that test your timing and reflexes in real life. Plus, it just might give you the skills you need to try out for the Olympic games… » 4/24/15 7:45pm 4/24/15 7:45pm

An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs… » 4/24/15 5:30pm 4/24/15 5:30pm

Melting Is Now One of Many, Many Terrible Ways a Stormtrooper Can Die

Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… » 4/23/15 7:07pm 4/23/15 7:07pm