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This Transforming Lego Optimus Prime Must Be Bending the Laws of Physics

Half of me wants to believe that this amazing Lego version of Optimus Prime (the Michael Bay movie version) that can actually transform into a robot is legit. But the other half of me is having a hard time believing that Ralph Savelsberg didn’t just hire Industrial Light & Magic to help fake these photos with CG. » 7/19/15 12:58pm 7/19/15 12:58pm

These Guys Turned the Lego Batmobile Into a Life-size Soapbox Racer

Every year across the globe Red Bull holds various events requiring competitors to build and race their own contraptions. This weekend in the UK the Red Bull Soapbox Race will get under way, but why bother even holding the event when this team that built a giant version of the Lego Batmobile has already clearly won? » 7/12/15 11:21am 7/12/15 11:21am

Lego's Gorgeous New Ferrari F40 Even Has a Removable V8 Engine

Released back in 1987, almost 30 years ago, the Ferrari F40 is still considered to be one of the greatest supercars of all time. It was the last car that Enzo Ferrari himself personally approved, and Lego has finally immortalized it in plastic bricks with its latest Creator model. » 6/25/15 9:28am 6/25/15 9:28am

The decal work alone on this Lego Ferrari F1 car is amazing

Lego master builder Sariel admits to not being much of a Formula 1 fan, but you wouldn’t know it looking at his replica of the Ferrari 248 F1 car that drivers like Michael Schumacher raced back in 2006. It’s even remote control, with full suspension and steering for hugging every tiny corner. And it’s finished in… » 6/22/15 2:22pm 6/22/15 2:22pm

Sorry, Hot Wheels, We Prefer These Wacky Star Wars Die-cast Cars

When Hot Wheels started making die-cast toy cars inspired by everyone’s favorite Star Wars characters, it seemed like a match made in heaven—or in a galaxy far, far away. But now that Tomica has revealed its own line of Star Wars-themed die-cast cars, we have to admit we actually prefer these wackier designs,… » 5/26/15 2:35pm 5/26/15 2:35pm

This Simulator's Steering Wheel Is Strong Enough To Break Your Wrists

So how realistic do you like your simulators? Some racing fans are willing to spend thousands of dollars on displays, controls, and seats that move and shake to enhance their virtual driving experience. But a company called CXC Simulations is taking things to a whole new level with a new force feedback steering wheel… » 5/13/15 2:45pm 5/13/15 2:45pm

This Working Lego Gearbox Is As Close As You'll Get To The Real Thing

Letting 1930s GM teach you how a transmission works is great and all, but 1930s technology was limited in that it couldn’t actually show you the internal bits of a transmission in motion. Luckily, humanity has advanced to the point where there is a new solution, for your internal-transmission-workings desires. It’s… » 3/23/15 3:00pm 3/23/15 3:00pm

Power Wheels Is Making Tiny Porsches Again

There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to… » 2/25/15 12:54pm 2/25/15 12:54pm

This Genius Figured Out How To Drift Hot Wheels Cars

With enough imagination, a Hot Wheels or Matchbox die-cast car can do almost anything. But in real life, their abilities are limited to pretty much just rolling forward. Unless they're in the hands of Phil Foss who's actually found a way to get Hot Wheels and other toy cars to drift around corners like Ken Block was… » 2/05/15 10:03am 2/05/15 10:03am

Chinese Lego Knockoff Boldly Markets 'Terrorist Car' Kit

Xinlexin Electronic Toys' Lego-like line called "Gudi," (even the logo is cribbed) has tons of warfighter-themed sets, including this bearded fellow and his "Terrorist Air Car." I guess it makes sense to give your peacekeeping pieces somebody to fight, but somehow I feel like this would not fly in America. » 12/11/14 7:25pm 12/11/14 7:25pm