Lego Helicarrier 4

The largest Lego set of all time is a recreation of the Taj Mahal. It comes in at a whopping 5,922 pieces and when it was released cost $300. So, by that cost equation, if the latest Lego Ideas creation receives 10,000 votes, and is approved and distributed, it could cost upwards of $1000.

A Lego builder has created a beautiful version of the Avengers Helicarrier, made out of 22,694 pieces. Check out more images of the build below and find out how you can pitch in to try and make the Lego Helicarrier a reality. Read More »

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Cool Stuff: Fan-Made Animatronic Iron Man Suit

Animatronic Iron Man

The reason people relate to Tony Stark so much is he’s just a regular guy. A “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” to sure, but a normal guy nonetheless. He made Iron Man with his bare hands and that’s something we can relate to. Some, more than others.

Online user named Honus67, for example. He made an animatronic Iron Man suit that works almost exactly like the real thing. It just can’t fly, stop bullets or shoot missiles. But the moving helmet, pop up weapons and all that? Totally works. Read More »

Lego Ghostbusters comparison 2

The first photos of the official Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 are now online. Back in January, the brick company announced that a fan’s design for a set recreating the iconic station wagon would be officially licensed and sold to the masses. Now we know the set will cost $49.99 when it is released June 1. We’ve also got a few images of the set and mini-figures.

Even better, these photos compare the actual set that’ll be in stores side-by-side with the original Lego Cuusoo version designed by Brent Waller. It offers a unique insight into how Lego creates its work compared to the process of talented fan designers. Check out the photos below. Read More »

real spider man web shooter

In the comics, and the new movies, Peter Parker is a genius who constructs a device that shoots super-strong webs over incredibly long distances. It’s one of the absolute staples of being Spider-Man, because what’s a spider without its web? And while technology hasn’t yet created a substance like Parker generates in the comics and films, one man has created a super cool mechanism that attempts to shoot stuff like Spider-Man. Check out a video below of man who created a real Spider Man web shooter. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Lego X-Mansion From ‘X-Men’

Lego X-Men 1

This Lego Cuusoo thing really works. Back to the Future and Ghostbusters are just two of the major properties builders created and uploaded to the site, only to be endorsed by fans, put in front of the Lego review board, approved and made available to the public. Now there’s another super cool set we want to alert people to, hoping it might get pushed through.

It’s a detaile, beautiful build of Professor X’s mansion from the world of X-Men. A slick building on the one side, you flip it around to reveal various rooms devoted to all kinds of mutants like Cyclops, Beast and others. See more images below. Read More »

Dolphin

The Internet is like an endless search for buried treasure. You can always find something new and exciting. Case in point, a five year old story that didn’t get a lot of play but is simply awesome. It also has loose ties to movies and Disney, two things we kind of like here.

In the late Nineties, Disney Imagineering helped create an animatronic dolphin that could actually swim and interact underwater. It appeared at Disney properties on only two occasions, just for a few days, before the company decided it was not a practical design for daily theme park use.

The dolphin was designed with the help of a company called Edge Innovations, which made the animatronic animals for films like Deep Blue Sea, Flipper, Anaconda, Free Willy 3, Cast Away, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as well as the frickin’ sharks with frickin’ laser beams in Austin Powers in Goldmember.

Where is this dolphin now? We don’t really know. But you can read more about his story, and watch a video of this amazing creation, below. Read More »

Bring Batman To Life With Lego Cuusoo Wayne Manor

Lego Wayne Manor

Lego Cuusoo is a site where fans can create and show off any Lego project they can come up with. If 10,000 people like it a design, Lego will consider making it a reality. The competition is incredibly fierce as only one piece out of many that meet the criteria is picked for every session. To date only four projects have been created, with two more recently selected.

After a project gets 10,000 votes, it’s put into a pool with others and Lego decides which one to make depending on a bunch of factors. For example, Lego must deem the project commercially viable and financially possible. So while a certain project could be popular, it might be impossible for Lego to legally make it. Rights aren’t always available to franchises like Jurassic Park or The Legend of Zelda (though it did work for Back to the Future and there are several Ghostbusters sets now under review).

All that is preamble to explain why we’re highlighting this latest cool Cuusoo. It’s called Assault on Wayne Manor and is basically just a huge working version of Bruce Wayne’s house. Which is incredibly awesome. Plus, Lego has released Batman sets in the past. Read More »

Enders Game poster header

3D printing could revolutionize the commercial world. Almost anything you can imagine can be reproduced in a 3D printer and Hollywood has begun to notice. For example, on the set of Ender’s Game, many of the film’s props were created in a 3D printer, likely saving money in terms of industrial and labor-intensive individual production.

It’s fitting, then, that Ender’s Game is now the first movie to offer prop replicas created by a 3D printer. (Replicas are usually sold by companies like Sideshow Collectibles and NECA.) The company behind the offering is called Sandboxr. Fans can log onto their website, choose and customize a bunch of different ships from the film, and have them printed for a relatively affordable price.

Below, get all the links and check out an infographic that’ll prepare you for the film, which opens this Friday, November 1. Read More »

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