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Is your awesome idea for a LEGO set rotting on LEGO Ideas? Check out PleyWorld. Launched by the LEGO rental company Pley, PleyWorld is a more liberal though unofficial version of LEGO Ideas. Once your concept or prototype set reaches 5,000 votes on PleyWorld, Pley will make it available for purchase or rental.
Do you love popcorn? Enough for a barrage of popcorn? A monsoon? The Popcorn Monsoon is all about making popcorn more fun. Forget the microwave. This is much cooler. This conceptual device by Jolene Carlier uses hot air to pop your kernels, so it is also healthier (albeit less tasty) than popping with oil.
German gadget blog Curved came up with a concept for a modern Macintosh that combines the Apple of the past with the Apple of the present. Its concept desktop computer mimics the outline of the original Macintosh’s front, but – as is the custom with today’s gadgets – is incredibly thin.
You and I may not be superstars, but you may still be interested in Anti-Paparazzi, since it will protect your anonymity and privacy. The concept clothing line would use highly reflective thread to reflect light from cameras and obscure your features by overexposing the image.
Prosthetic legs typically go for several thousands of dollars and stick out because of their robotic appearance. Industrial Design student William Root wanted to address both of those issues with his Exo concept. It’s a prosthetic leg that takes advantage of modern 3D modeling and printing technology.
Last year we featured Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih’s concept for a keyboard with E-ink screens on each key. The idea is for the each key to display a set of shortcuts, similar to Art Lebedev’s Optimus keyboards.
The Spider Dress isn’t as powerful as Peter Parker’s Spider-Sense, but it’s designed to react to potential danger as well. Designed by “technological couture” specialist Anouk Wipprecht, it has six spiky limbs on its shoulders that move based on the wearer’s mood and the movement of people around.
Wicked Lasers is known for creating crazy powerful consumer lasers, but there are some lines that even the company wouldn’t cross. But they’re going to help anyone crazy enough to realize its idea. It’s a concept for a laser-based replica of the crossguard lightsaber from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Japanese product design studio A.P. Works has an idea for a placemat that will make it seem like your food and dinnerware are warping spacetime itself, because the placemats’ lines curve right where the spoon, fork and plate should be.
If there was ever a cartoon made for LEGO it would be The Centurions. The hilariously stereotypical alpha males Max Ray, Ace McCloud, Jake Rockwell, Rex Charger and John Thunder used adaptable exosuits and modular parts that snapped on to their bodies.
LEGO Ideas member LuisPG pays homage to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments with this well made concept. His Apollo 11 set consists of the Eagle Lunar Module, the Apollo spacecraft and minifigs of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.
Professional LEGO builder Chris McVeigh is known for his miniature kits and building guides, including those of classic computers. But wouldn’t it be nice if there were LEGO sets of the machines you grew up with?
Product designer Ádám Török, from Sopron, Hungary, came up with the idea for this truly unique scooter. He made it for a school graduation project. His thinking is that in the future, most vehicles will be portable.