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Wave Sega Astro City Arcade Machine 1/12 Scale Model: Virtua Pocket Fighter

Wave Sega Astro City Arcade Machine 1/12 Scale Model: Virtua Pocket Fighter
Back in January we checked out Akira and Sarah Figma action figures based on their appearance in the first Virtua Fighter. One of the figure’s product shots showed the characters playing on an equally tiny arcade machine, specifically the legendary Sega Astro City.

Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Action Figures: Beasts of the Mesozoic

Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Action Figures: Beasts of the Mesozoic
Even though geeky hobbies are increasingly going digital or electronic, the action figure and scale model market has remained strong. You know what’s even more enduring? Our love for dinosaurs. But veteran toy designer and sculptor David Silva has yet to find a winning combination of the two, so he wants to fill the void himself. In 2008, after making toys for the likes of McFarlane Toys, Hasbro and NECA, David began sculpting dinosaur figures under the company Creative Beast.
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Trade Real Money for Real Elite: Dangerous Ship Scale Models

Trade Real Money for Real Elite: Dangerous Ship Scale Models
Last year, we checked out Eucl3D’s tie-in with Kerbal Space Program that lets you order 3D prints of your created spaceships. Now the company has partnered with developer Frontier Developments to print scale models of some of the ships in Elite: Dangerous. At the moment, you can get models of the game’s Viper, Anaconda and Cobra ships.

Fan Made Star Wars VII LEGO Millennium Falcon is Definitely Not Garbage

Fan Made Star Wars VII LEGO Millennium Falcon is Definitely Not Garbage
LEGO enthusiast Marshal Banana is a huge fan of Han Solo’s spaceship. So much so that he spent the past year planning, gathering pieces for and building this large and accurate model of the Millennium Falcon based on its appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Marshal’s model is made from about 7,500 LEGO pieces.

UGears Wooden Mechanical Models: Rubberpunk

UGears Wooden Mechanical Models: Rubberpunk
If you’re fond of puzzles and construction toys, check out UGears. It’s an upcoming brand of working mechanical models that are made of laser-cut plywood. You snap them together without the need for tools or adhesive. Some of the models are hand-powered, while the others store energy on rubber bands.

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan
It may not be as exciting as Lexus’ hoverboard, but Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner is still pretty neat. Based on Central Japan Railway’s L0 Series trains, this model train also uses magnetic levitation to zip along its track. The 9.9″

Life-size LEGO Claptrap: High Fives Guys! For Real!

Life-size LEGO Claptrap: High Fives Guys! For Real!
MOCer Simon Liu is a big fan of Borderlands, so he built a life-size Claptrap for this year’s Brickworld Chicago. It’s not remote-controlled and it doesn’t have a fridge, but it does have a Pick A Brick cup lid for an eye. In his interview with Beyond the Brick Simon said it took him a while to figure out how to combine Claptrap’s trapezoidal prism body with its white horizontal stripe. 

LEGO Akira Motorized Kaneda’s Bike: Where Are These Things Called Training Wheels?!

LEGO Akira Motorized Kaneda’s Bike: Where Are These Things Called Training Wheels?!
A couple of years ago we checked out The Arvo Brothers’ LEGO scale model of Kaneda’s motorcycle from Akira. LEGO master Sariel came up with his take on the iconic bike, giving it a pair of hidden wheels so it can move. Sariel used a pair of small wheels and a Power Functions motor to make the bike move; he also added another Power Functions motor to steer the bike’s front half.

DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard

DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard
Hardware and software developer Sergey Grishchenko made this small remote-controlled model of NASA’s Curiosity rover from scratch. Sergey designed and printed most of the toy’s non-electronic parts, including the wheels and the claw arm. Sergey used a LinkIt One computer to power his mini Curiosity.

Arckit: LEGO for Architects

Arckit: LEGO for Architects
Architectural models are usually made of wood, paper and foam. But the recently launched Arckit makes building scale models a lot easier and cheaper. Arckit consists of 1:48 plastic modular pieces. It’s a lot like LEGO, but instead of studs it uses pegs and small holes. Pieces are sold in sets or as component packs for structures like walls, windows, doors, stairs and roof trusses.

LEGO Millenium Falcon Interior: LTV Cribs

LEGO Millenium Falcon Interior: LTV Cribs
A group of Singaporean LEGO enthusiasts called Titan Creations built this awesome minifig-scale model of the Millenium Falcon with its interior exposed. The group built it for Legoland Malaysia’s Star Wars Day event. The model measures 110cm x 85cm (approx.

LEGO Titan of Braavos: Man of Gray and Gray

LEGO Titan of Braavos: Man of Gray and Gray
We’ve seen the Titan of Braavos a couple of times in the past seasons of Game of Thrones, and we’ll probably see more of it this season. LEGO enthusiast Steve Morrison showed off his scale model of the fictional wonder at BrickFair New England. As Steve and Beyond the Brick point out in the video below, one of the reasons why the model is so interesting is that its parts are mounted at various angles.

Life-size Classic LEGO Gadgets: The Brix System

Life-size Classic LEGO Gadgets: The Brix System
Boutique PC maker Love Hultén is known for building computers inspired by 20th century furniture. But his latest masterpieces are based on toys, LEGO to be specific. Love’s The Brix System are wonderful 6:1 scale functioning replicas of LEGO gadgets from the ’70s and ’80s Space sets. The Brix System consists of two computers, a gamepad, a telephone, a mic, a speaker, a synthesizer/keyboard and an effects machine. The gadgets can be wired to each other and used as one unit e.g.

Iron Man Life-size Mk. XLIII Helmet Bluetooth Speaker: Headphone

Iron Man Life-size Mk. XLIII Helmet Bluetooth Speaker: Headphone
Brando must be losing its touch. Now it’s selling products that I actually want to buy, like this 1:1 scale model of Iron Man’s Mk. XLIII helmet that’s also a Bluetooth speaker. What’s happening Brando? Did you replace your dart boards and bingo machines with actual merchandisers?

LEGO Titanic Set Concept Being Reviewed: Let’s Hope It Stays Afloat

LEGO Titanic Set Concept Being Reviewed: Let’s Hope It Stays Afloat
LEGO Ideas member Ssorg must feel like the king of the world these days. After nearly four years, his proposal for a set based on the infamous RMS Titanic has gathered the 10,000 crowd votes required for LEGO to consider releasing it as an official product.

LEGO RC 1:34 King Tiger Tank: Brickskrieg

LEGO RC 1:34 King Tiger Tank: Brickskrieg
LEGO Technic master Sariel built this 9″ tall and 5″ wide remote-controlled scale model of the World War II German tank Tiger II aka King Tiger. It’s propelled by two Power Functions motors, and its turret and cannon are moveable as well. Sariel said he challenged himself to build the smallest, fully-remote controlled and detailed model of the famous tank.
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