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At first glance, this chess set looks a bit like the traditional Staunton set.  Upon closer inspection, you'll see that the pieces are actually formed by their names.  Even the newest beginner will have no trouble telling the queen from the king or the bishop from a pawn.  If you order these pieces, you'll need… Read More

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This Star Trek-inspired quadcopter has four 3.5" diameter propellers for superior flight stability;  its "six-axis stabilization allows it to be tossed into the air and throttled up simultaneously".  The U.S.S. Enterprise Quadcopter  (15.5"  x 9.75"  x 4.25", 4 ounces) is designed to look like the Enterprise of the 1979 movie, and it has ten LEDs… Read More

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It's the middle of October, and my thoughts have turned to all the gifts I have to get before Christmas this year.  While searching for ideas, I saw that LEGO is releasing a 550-piece Beatles' Yellow Submarine set complete with the submarine and all four Beatles plus another figure on November 1 for $60.  (source… Read More

Galaxy ZEGA tank game review

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I've always loved remote controlled toys, and my son (age 10) has always had a fascination with tanks.  Recently he made a Lego tank of his own design, complete with the treads.  When I saw the Galaxy ZEGA remote control tank game, I knew I had to give it a try. I had never heard of… Read More

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The new No Starch Press: Geeky LEGO Crafts 21 Fun and Quirky Projects by David Scarfe will turn you into the Martha Stewart of LEGO. This 128-page book full-color hardback book features step by step instructions for 21 kooky and useful items that you can build with LEGO bricks. Some of the crafts include mounted… Read More

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Drone racing is the new RC toy past time for geeks and RC enthusiasts. The Rogue "Beta" FPV (first person view) drone from xCraft is not only wild looking, but this drone is wild in the air too. The Rogue flies like regular racing drones, but when you're ready to really fly, you just flip… Read More

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Do you miss your simple but fun childhood building toys like blocks or Lincoln logs? How about toys like train sets, dollhouses, model kits or dioramas? Two guys named Mat and Erik must have missed those toys too, so they created Mini Materials. What are they? Literally, all manner of itsy-bitsy building materials, including their original product, the 24-pack of… Read More

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I know it's not even Halloween yet, but that just means you have plenty of time to build a whole set of holiday themed ornaments for this coming Christmas season. The new No Starch Press: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer by Chris McVeigh  is a 220-page book that features instructions… Read More

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Are you ready to buy a VR headset but don't want to spend a lot of money just to see what all the fuss is about? The HooToo VR headset is a sub $20 headset that is comfortable, easy to use and even worked with my Nexus 6P phablet. Let's take a look. The HooToo… Read More

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You've been looking at buying a drone for your kids that is both fun and maybe even useful (inspecting roofs, aerial photography, etc.), but you don't want to deal with the hassle of having to register it with the FAA if it's heavier than 0.55 pounds. It's tough to find a drone that weighs less… Read More

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I know Comic Con in San Diego just got over with but that does not mean it is too early to start thinking about next year. The Marvel Legends Captain America 75th Anniversary Metal Shield may be just the prop to put you over the top. This is a metal 1:1 ratio 24-inch in diameter… Read More

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Drones are becoming ubiquitous in society; you can buy them everywhere from Best Buy to 7-Eleven. There is an incredible amount of variety available should you be interested in a drone. I've had the opportunity to review drones big and small, expensive and cheap. Recently I was given the Eachine E10C mini video drone to… Read More

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Lux Blox are a snap and lock hinge building system that allows kids and adults to use their imagination by creating models that can curve, bend, flex, twist, turn and move while remaining strong and stable. The shape of the blox are built around nature. We call Lux "the principled block" because we intentionally designed… Read More

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Imagine you’re a member of the crew of the USS Enterprise. You are part of an elite away team, along with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and for some unknown reason, Dr. McCoy. Aliens are attacking your team from all sides. You need suppressing fire power to rain down from above. What do you do? As… Read More

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Fans will love these officially licensed beverage steins in the shape of their favorite intergalactic Star Wars characters. Each 22-ounce stein stands 9 inches tall and is made of high-quality ceramic with a wide base and a hinged head that has a pewter thumb lift. Choose from Boba Fett, R2D2, Chewbacca or Darth Vadar and… Read More