Twenty-two years before WALL·E’s sermon about over-consumption hit theaters, an even better movie robot had already saved the day. Every child of the ‘80s wanted Short Circuit’s Johnny Five as their best friend, and now that we’re all grown up, that might actually come true with a little help from Lego.
It might look like this erratic RC helicopter is malfunctioning and about to crash, but its pilot, Tareq Alsaadi, is in complete control. RC choppers are notoriously difficult to fly, but Alsaadi makes it look beyond effortless with a routine that has his craft flipping around in every direction.
Seeing the perspective of a toy train is way, way more fun than it should be. About 160 feet of Lego train tracks were laid out around this guy’s house, through the inside of home, next to his pets, and beyond. The tracks went outside too, winding all over his garden in the front yard, under the wooden fence, and onto…
Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cozy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room.
The original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System arrived in North American well before wireless standards like Bluetooth or wi-fi were established—it wasn’t until the Gamecube that Nintendo even offered wireless controllers. But thanks to this simple adapter, your original NES can now use them too.
Lego just officially confirmed that its massive 2,704-piece Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set will be available on June 1 for the hefty sum of $300. Originally teased at the Nuremberg Toy Fair wearing dazzle camo to hide its curves and final design, the creation is quite simply a work of art.
The idea was simple: Come to Gizmodo headquarters, drink beer, and build stuff with colorful plastic bricks. So last night Gizmodo readers flocked to the Flatiron district and did just that. It was an awesome party.
After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.
Your typical Hot Wheels car is 100 percent powered by imagination. But we’re at the point where you can cram a lot of technology into a 1:64-scale toy car, which is what the creators of Pocket Racing have done to bring these tiny rides to life as they interact with a new iPad game.
Your mom always told you to keep your feet off the coffee table, but you’ll finally have good reason to listen to her advice with this wonderfully over-the-top Star Trek pinball machine sitting smack dab in the middle of your living room.
Feliks Zemdegs solved his 5x5 cube at Melbourne Cube Day in 44.837 seconds. And the crowd went not at all wild.
An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny …
The newest addition to Lego’s Minecraft collection is also the largest to date. The Village set, which weighs in at 1,600 pieces, now gives Alex, Steve, and other characters plenty of places to hang out including a library, a blacksmith, a butcher, and a marketplace. And there’s no risk of any of those buildings…
The K’NEX Big Ball Factory was so loved by fans of the building toy that the company decided to bring it back last year, 20 years after it first hit toy stores. But with just over 3,000 pieces going into its construction, it doesn’t even begin to come close to Austin Granger’s record-setting K’NEX creation.
At first glance, the last thing you’d assume was that Magnus Walker was a prolific Porsche builder and tuner. Muscle cars? Maybe. Porsches? Unlikely. But maybe that’s why he was the perfect choice to help Hot Wheels customize its new collection of classic 1:64-scale Porsches.
At just shy of $200 each, these Copycat Art Scratchers are an expensive way for your cat to stay entertained while you’re at work all day. But, relatively speaking, they’re a lot cheaper than your cat destroying an actual priceless piece of artwork like da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Matthew Reinhart and Emiliano Santalucia have created what is easily the most impressively engineered pop-up book you’ll ever see. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the iconic Transformers toy line, it not only features pop-up paper versions of Autobots and Decepticons, but many of them also completely transform.
Even the most basic yo-yo tricks depend on the toy’s ability to keep on spinning. But why does it spin so fast for so long?
Unless being covered in impossible-to-clean metal shavings is your idea of a good time, leave this experiment to the professionals.