It’s awesome to see people build big things with LEGO bricks. Chevrolet teamed up with students from the Oxford Community School’s First LEGO League, and Detroit’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary’s A World in Motion Program to unveil a full-size replica of the Silverado truck made entirely of LEGO bricks.
There are two kinds of LEGO kits that I have always liked. I go for anything with wheels, like the slick new LEGO Corvette ZR-1, and also anything with wings. The cool part about LEGO aircraft is that you can pretend to fly them, then drop your plane and watch it explode.
We like our LEGO around these parts. Usually, when we are talking about a LEGO Technic car kit, we are talking about an insanely complex and expensive bag of parts. The $350, 3599-piece Bugatti Veyron kit is an excellent example of how extravagant LEGO car kits can be.
As a kid, I loved the original Battlestar Galactica, and had some of the toys that went with the show. I particularly remember the Viper spaceship, and I would routinely play with the triangular fighter during commercial breaks.
Lost in Space fans will want this collectible B-9 robot action figure based on the episode of the sci-fi series called “The Anti-Matter Man.” The robot has different colors than the similar toy we talked about back in 2015, because this one is from the opposite world.
If you are the sort that waits until the weekend before Christmas to go shopping, it’s that time. That means you finally have to get off your butt and stop procrastinating. The good news is that Target has an insanely good toy sale going on right now where you can get up to 50% off some toys, and have them shipped right to your door or ready for pickup at your local store.
It seems like it has been a very long time since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was in theaters. If you have kids that are fans of dinosaurs and the movie, they will love this Alpha Training Blue RC robot.
Growing up, all I wanted in the world for one of my birthdays was an Optimus Prime Transformer. I got it even though it was like $20 back then, which seemed like $100 today. Hasbro’s Transformers Masterpiece Edition MP-44 Optimus Prime (ver 3.0) toy looks exactly like I remember my Optimus Prime, but a much cleaner and higher quality version.
I’d wager most people that played with LEGO growing up made cars and trucks with the bricks and promptly crashed them. Hammacher Schlemmer is offering a set of RC toy monster trucks which takes that idea and runs with it.
Growing up, the key to a great Saturday morning full of cartoons and fun was a big bowl of Cap’N Crunch cereal with Crunch Berries in it. Note that I am most certainly not talking about the nasty peanut butter variety available back in the day, or the “plain” version that lacked Crunch Berries; those cereals were for hooligans.
Growing up, my favorite Star Wars characters were Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. In addition to being incredibly versatile, R2 seemed to have more to say with all his beeps and boops than the other characters that had actual words to say.
Growing up, I was famous in my neighborhood for my pickle concoctions. Essentially I did what my dad did when he cooked a steak, simply opened the spice cabinet and put some of everything on the pickles.
Each Christmas when we were kids, we got one of those advent calendars that you opened to count down the days until the big day. The ones we bought always had nasty chocolate inside, but this one sounds much better.
One of the scenes I remember most in Harry Potter was when they were all young and learning their first spells. The scene where Hermione shows off by making the feather float is very memorable. Now you can buy a toy version of that magic wand and the accompanying floating feather for your next cosplay.