Lego Worlds is basically Minecraft but with those plastic bricks we love

With Lego already making loads of official Minecraft playsets, you’d think the company would avoid stepping on the insanely popular building game’s toes. But apparently that’s not the case, because today Lego Worlds was officially announced, and the only real difference between playing it and Minecraft is that you get… » 6/01/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

The latest Lego Jurassic World game trailer makes the wait even harder

It doesn’t reveal much in terms of gameplay, but Warner Bros. has released another trailer for Lego Jurassic World that shows a few more glimpses of the levels based on the three previous films in the franchise. It also mentions the Lego Jurassic World Creation Lab, so in addition to being able to play as dinosaurs,… » 5/30/15 12:00pm Saturday 12:00pm

There's a Toy Fire Truck, Excavator, and Blimp Hiding In This Giant Book

The words “some assembly required” often strike fear into parents when they’ve bought their kid a new toy, but that’s half the fun with Phil Conigliaro’s new book called Colossal Paper Machines. The 128 pages of the massive tome are filled with pre-cut, punch-out paper parts that can be folded, glued, and assembled… » 5/29/15 10:56am Friday 10:56am

In Japan Even the High-Speed Toy Trains Float On Magnets

If you needed another reminder of just how woefully primitive public transportation is in North America compared to Japan, even the tiny toy versions of their high-speed bullet trains now float on magnets. And with such little friction, Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner model can hit scale speeds of over 300 miles per… » 5/28/15 3:57pm Thursday 3:57pm

Tiny Lego video game consoles to keep your Minifigs entertained

Worried your collection of Lego Minifigures is bored while you’re at your nine-to-five all day? Even tiny plastic people need a way to stay entertained, and for those times when the carnival isn’t in town, these Minifig-scale Lego video game consoles and controllers are the perfect addition to any studded living room. » 5/27/15 1:46pm Wednesday 1:46pm

Spock's Home Office Would Include This USS Enterprise Desk and Chair

Adam Savage recently built his own flawless replica of Kirk’s captain’s chair, but the talented designers behind Super-Fan Builds have taken that idea to the next level by turning the entire USS Enterprise into a glowing computer desk and office chair that looks ready to hit warp nine. » 5/26/15 1:19pm 5/26/15 1:19pm

Sorry, Hot Wheels, We Prefer These Wacky Star Wars Die-cast Cars

When Hot Wheels started making die-cast toy cars inspired by everyone’s favorite Star Wars characters, it seemed like a match made in heaven—or in a galaxy far, far away. But now that Tomica has revealed its own line of Star Wars-themed die-cast cars, we have to admit we actually prefer these wackier designs,… » 5/26/15 9:45am 5/26/15 9:45am

You Could Slide a Truck Down This Monstrous 50-Foot Long Slip N' Slide

If the Slip N’ Slide had one failing (besides killing a strip of grass in your parent’s backyard or injuring riders) it was that your slippery ride was over in the blink of an eye. But with this gigantic 50-foot long alternative, your slide will at least last take three or four blinks, if not more. » 5/23/15 7:00pm 5/23/15 7:00pm

Christopher Lloyd's LEGO Ad Makes Us Want A New Back To The Future Movie

Doc Brown returns in this fun trailer for WB Games’ Lego Dimensions, in which the zany scientist helps construct the device that enables the toys (including his own tiny doppleganger, and lots of other familiar faces that have nothing to do with Back to the Future) to virtually “come to life.” » 5/23/15 4:50pm 5/23/15 4:50pm

The Groundbreaking History Of Star Wars Toys

When Star Wars released in 1977, the face of science fiction in popular culture was changed forever — but a year later, the movie helped transform the toy industry as well. Since then, Star Wars and the toys it inspired have been forever linked, a story that can just as easily be told through figures as it can the… » 5/22/15 1:56pm 5/22/15 1:56pm

This Plush Ghostbusters Set Includes the First Stuffed Bill Murray

The film’s recent 30th anniversary has brought with it a wonderful influx of Ghostbusters merchandise that’s perfectly engineered to separate nostalgic (and now grown-up) fans from their hard-earned money. We should be outraged, but who could be with these over-sized ghost-busting plush characters that actually play… » 5/22/15 10:09am 5/22/15 10:09am

It's Too Bad the Stocks Of This Plush Falkor Aren't Neverending Too

The wonderful ‘80s flick The NeverEnding Story wasn’t exactly a blockbuster when it hit theaters decades ago, and that means that finding memorabilia from the film these days isn’t easy. There’s an army of crafters on Etsy that are happy to scratch your nostalgic itches, though, it’s just too bad that GameGuardians » 5/21/15 7:10pm 5/21/15 7:10pm

Build This Brass Stirling Engine To Keep You Hypnotized At Work

Not every building set has to be made from colorful plastic bricks. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging—and rewarding—than Lego, Hermann Böhm has created this gorgeous stainless steel and brass stirling engine kit that will take you about three satisfying hours to build. And of course it’s fully… » 5/21/15 4:06pm 5/21/15 4:06pm

An Inflatable Death Star Beach Ball That Lights Up Because Why Not?

Who of us hasn’t lamented the fact that a late night trip to the beach for an evening swim can never include a beach ball for fear of it going missing in the dark? The folks at Swim Ways obviously have, because they stuck a motion-activated LED inside this inflatable Death Star beach ball so it’s visible all night… » 5/20/15 9:19am 5/20/15 9:19am