Nicole Wakelin

Lego

Holy crap, I really want to see Danny Benedettelli use this Lego exoskeleton on something like this.

It was built using the Lego Mindstorms NXT system and an Android phone on which he was running a proprietary app. The robot is controlled via a Bluetooth connection.

As cool as it looks, he says it’s just a prototype. He is planning to continue working on the project, adding things like controls to open and close the hands.

See the Lego exoskeleton in action after the break.

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Well, this is upsetting.

A concept for an X-Files Lego set was submitted to Lego Ideas but was ultimately denied because it was deemed too mature for children. The set was designed by Brent Waller who also devised the successful Ghostbusters set. Even Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny thought it was a good idea, tweeting their support.

See Anderson’s tweet after the break.

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This wicked tank with mine flails is the creation of Tommy Styrvoky. It’s a 1/18th scale replica of a WWII M4 Sherman tank. In addition to the flails, there is a turret with a 360-degree traverse, a gun that rises up, a two-gear transmission and electronic braking.

See more pictures and a video of the tank in action after the break.

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The successful Kickstarter launched last summer by ESC-Toy and Devolver Digital produced a very cool Hotline Miami action figure. Fans asked for a Biker and they delivered. The project will easily surpass its goal, so you expect delivery of your figure in June 2016 should you decide to pledge.

See the project video and more pictures after the break.

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This infographic created by Empire Flippers details over 120 fictional businesses found throughout the Marvel universe.

Other than the slightly annoying issue of having super villains constantly trying to destroy humanity, how cool would it be live in the Marvel Universe? Not only would superpowers be real, but there would still be awesome places to shop, eat, and have some fun.

Marvel has done an incredible job creating a vast, realistic and relatable world for us. And the minutely detailed commercial segment is no different. If you’re a comic book buff, you’ve probably heard of many of these companies and establishments, but do you know where they are located?

Business are broken down by state and type of business so you can easily figure out where to go in your neighborhood to find your favorite heroes.

See the infographic after the break (click to enlarge).

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As you probably know, Hot Toys creates some of the most amazing and realistic action figures on the market. How do they do it? The video after the break will give you a behind the scenes look at how these amazing figures come together.

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Those bouncy balls that come out of vending machines fly all over the place once you get them bouncing. Niko Pueringer, Sam Gorski, and Corridor Digital created an amazing POV video of a ball that wreaks havoc through the streets of LA. There’s also a making-of video that shows how they pulled off the trick.

See the videos after the break.

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Why no one thought of this when they were coming up with the soundtrack for Mad Max: Fury Road is beyond us. This heavy metal version of the classic Yakety Sax paired to clips from the movie is perfect.

See the videos after the break.

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This cute little toy from Japan tests your balancing skills. Your mission is to stack as many Pikachus as possible on the belly of a Snorlax snoozing in a hammock without tipping him over. It’s sells for about $20 and you know you want one.

See more pictures after the break.

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Batman v Superman looks like it’s going to be a very somber movie. YouTuber Albert Lopez has made it a heck of a lot lighter by setting the trailer to the song Dayman from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We don’t know if this is the superhero movie we need, but it is the one we want.

See the video after the break.

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