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Lego Batman Batmobile, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

November 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lego Batman Batmobile, just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

Tim Burton’s Batman flick celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a Lego toy replica of the Batmobile. It’s an unusual gift for a movie as timeless as Batman, but the $249 LEGO set is an excellent way to spend that time with your kids. The set includes a sleek Batmobile with black paint job […]

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Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

October 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Model Builders’ Manual by Mat Irvine (book review).

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a book by model-maker Mat Irvine, thinking it might be showing me how to make models. It does but the ‘Model Builders’ Manual’ starts with a history of model kits, mostly in a variety of plastics, before going into various techniques. If you ever wondered why different […]

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Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

Steampunk car customiser-king Paul Bacon has completed his most steaming project yet – a steampunk hot rod built from scratch. The Automatron is a horse-drawn carriage-inspired hot rod with an estimated top speed of up to 110mph. Beginning with a 1924 Singer Sport base, parts were added from a variety of unlikely sources; including a […]

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Hot like Thanos on the beach?

June 12, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Hot like Thanos on the beach?

What did Thanos do immediately after destroying half the universe’s population in the second to last Avengers flick? Heck, everybody knows he hit the beach in Hawaii for some de-stressing time and surrounded himself with aliens wearing the famous Thanos Bikini set. The more modest aliens probably wore the Thanos One Piece Bathing Suit, of […]

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Steampunk laptop, home-brewed to the extreme (maker projects).

June 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk laptop, home-brewed to the extreme (maker projects).

Once upon a time there was a maker called Starhawk. Starhawk was bored. What can I create, he pondered? Then, inspiration struck. “I know, I’ll strip an old Intel motherboard out, load up on the wood and brass, and create myself a fully functional steampunk laptop!” And do you know what, dear reader? That’s exactly […]

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The good news? Lego’s new Stranger Things kit. The Bad? It costs £179!

May 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
The good news? Lego’s new Stranger Things kit. The Bad? It costs £179!

Something strange is happening in Hawkins, Indiana – but this time in LEGO form, with a Stranger Things set made in partnership with Netflix for the Byers’ house and the supernatural world of the Upside Down. The set was unveiled at the LEGO Store Leicester Square, London. Visitors were greeted with the supernatural sight of […]

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Live long and prospurr?

May 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Live long and prospurr?

Everyone likes classic Star Trek, right? And everyone likes cats, too? So what could be better than combining the two and having a series of Star Trek cats! Good old Chronicle Collectables, the same people that brought us the War Rocket Ajax model at a hefty $1600 US dollars have now released a range of […]

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Dragon invasion?

April 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dragon invasion?

As the new season of Game of Thrones approaches, office stationery suppliers Viking Direct has ramped up the anticipation in their office by creating a giant dragon sculpture for their staff. The beast, constructed from the equivalent of 1,200 sheets of A4 paper, was set up as a surprise for employees before employees came into […]

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Motorbike that transforms into flying jet bike, S.H.I.E.L.D.-style.

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Motorbike that transforms into flying jet bike, S.H.I.E.L.D.-style.

Nick Fury has just pimped himself a new ride for S.H.I.E.L.D, courtesy of French engineer Lazareth and his ingenious La Moto Volante LMV-496, which transforms from an admittedly rather futuristic-seeming piece of road-steel into an even more futuristic-looking flying jet bike. Only two questions leap to mind. 1). How much is it? 2). Where the […]

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Kindle: new entry-level 2019 model out in April.

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Kindle: new entry-level 2019 model out in April.

If you, like us at SFcrowsnest Towers, have reached the level of endurance on your book-shelves’ load-bearing capacity, then the Kindle e-book reader is one of the more elegant ways to indulge your book-buying habits. It appears there’s now a 2019 entry-level Kindle hitting the big Zon on April 10th this year, replacing their slightly […]

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