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How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how

How do you follow up Batman Tumbler Lego? With The Walking Dead Lego, that's how

By Rik Henderson

The Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile we wrote about the other day caused something of a stir. Every single one of us, and a large amount of our readers it seems, want one and we couldn't help drooling over the set that contains more than 1,800 pieces.However,... Read more

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways

Hasbro okays artists to design and sell 3D printed toy art for fans on Shapeways

By Elyse Betters

Hasbro has embraced 3D printing. It announced 3D printing marketplace Shapeways is now selling fan art inspired by Hasbro brands like My Little Pony.In an interview with The New York Times, John Frascott, chief marketing officer at Hasbro, revealed that... Read more

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet

Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile coming soon for those with time and a fat wallet

By Rik Henderson

Lego has announced a new addition to its Ultimate Collectors' Series range, the Batman Tumbler Batmobile, as seen in the more recent Dark Knight trilogy of movies.The 76023 Lego Batman Tumbler UCS set with be comprised of 1,869 pieces for $199 (£116)... Read more

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego

Legoland Windsor gets free Wi-Fi, now you can watch The Lego Movie surrounded by Lego

By Rik Henderson

Legoland has partnered with The Cloud to offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Windsor theme park. Visitors can use the free wireless internet connection as much as they like while on the site, and can also access Legoland's Q-bot service, which allows them... Read more

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker

Keep your kids fit and healthy while they play, LeapFrog LeapBand is their own activty tracker

By Rik Henderson

LeapFrog has entered the wearables market with a cross between a sports fitness band and a smartwatch that encourages kids to keep healthy by playing games.The LeapBand activity tracker is a watch-like device that kids between four and seven can wear.... Read more

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

By Stuart Miles

Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are.The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that it... Read more

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

By Stuart Miles

Furby was the number one selling toy for Christmas 2013, and Hasbro is hoping it can repeat that feat a second year running.To do so, it is releasing a new "Crystal series" Furby and Furblings for those who either missed out first time around or need... Read more

Is this the coolest thing ever? A flatpack foosball table made of cardboard

Is this the coolest thing ever? A flatpack foosball table made of cardboard

By Elyse Betters

Do you love football and have extra space to fill in your man-cave but don't want to spend a lot? Then a cardboard foosball table is your thing.Gadget retail site Firebox has listed a new product called Flat Pack Cardboard Foosball Table. It's a ready-to-assemble... Read more

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review

By Luke Edwards

Building Lego is fun in itself, but Lego being Lego it wants to offer even more bang for your buck. Its new Ultra Agents range is here - not only to be built but to be interacted with using its app. This free app adds an intense story to what you've built,... Read more

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

By Stuart Miles

"Who you gonna call?" says the box proudly, leading you to savour the thought of building the Ecto 1 car from the 80s classic Ghostbusters in Lego.The new set, which is part of the new Lego Ideas (previously Cuusoo) family, is the latest throwback to... Read more

Makies, world's first 3D printed dolls launch in Hamleys, this is what they look like

Makies, world's first 3D printed dolls launch in Hamleys, this is what they look like

By Rik Henderson

During Hamleys' Christmas in July showcase held technically in June (and nowhere near Christmas but such is the nature of these things), Pocket-lint's eye was attracted to a new range of dolls coming to the store the very next day. Makies, a British brand... Read more

What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury

What's more awesome than Glastonbury? Lego Glastonbury

By Rik Henderson

Glastonbury starts today, the music side of the festival anyway, and many thousands will already be there enjoying the sun (at the moment at least) and other festivities. However, The Lego Movie's UK Twitter feed has given us a glimpse of something that's... Read more

Real FX Racing AI RC cars: Hands-on with the Kickstarter project everyone's talking about

Real FX Racing AI RC cars: Hands-on with the Kickstarter project everyone's talking about

By Rik Henderson

No sooner have we seen one Scalextric replacement system than another turns up. Real FX Racing, on the face of it, has a similar premise to Anki Drive, which Pocket-lint played with during our Tech Tavern event in honour of London Technology Week.However,... Read more

TX Juice AI Copter: Hands-on with the RC helicopter that will last longer than Christmas Day

TX Juice AI Copter: Hands-on with the RC helicopter that will last longer than Christmas Day

By Rik Henderson

You know that thing where you or your child unwrap a brand new remote controlled helicopter on Christmas Day or a birthday, only for it to shatter in pieces in contact with the living room light fittings 20 minutes later? Yeah, us too. Only too well.The... Read more

Real FX tabletop racing with AI is like Anki Drive without the need for an iPhone

Real FX tabletop racing with AI is like Anki Drive without the need for an iPhone

By Luke Edwards

Artificially Intelligent cars that race you around the track in Anki Drive are great, but for those without an iPhone to control them there have been few options. Now Real FX is aiming to bring AI real world racing without the need for a mobile.Many parents... Read more

Leapfrog LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi bring power and resolution to kids' tough tablets

Leapfrog LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi bring power and resolution to kids' tough tablets

By Luke Edwards

Leapfrog, the children's tablet specialist, has unveiled its newest tough tablets in the LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi.Both feature the usual education-focused software expected from Leapfrog. That means educational videos, games, books and apps. And... Read more

Lego bus stop appears in London replacing the real thing

Lego bus stop appears in London replacing the real thing

By Luke Edwards

The bus stop outside Hamleys on Regent Street in London is not what it appears, it's a Lego model version. It's fully functional and in use right now.The Lego bus stop, at first glance, looks like any other London bus stop. But a closer look reveals... Read more

Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself

Look no stabilisers, Jyrobike is the kids bike that balances itself

By Stuart Miles

Jyrobike is a new bicycle aimed for kids due out in the first half of 2015 that should mean they can ditch the need for stabilisers even if they've never ridden a bike before.The bike, which is fitted with an intelligent gyroscope in the front wheel,... Read more

Lego Fusion puts real world Lego into its new augmented reality Lego games

Lego Fusion puts real world Lego into its new augmented reality Lego games

By Luke Edwards

Lego has announced a new generation it's calling Lego Fusion. Using special bricks, that can be recognised by the Fusion app on iOS or Android, it's possible to build real Lego buildings that appear in a virtual world. Or make virtual constructs and use... Read more

Anki Drive is the iPhone-controlled Scalextric from the future: Playtime at the Tech Tavern

Anki Drive is the iPhone-controlled Scalextric from the future: Playtime at the Tech Tavern

By Rik Henderson

Of all the things being shown at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern this week, Anki Drive perhaps regressed us to giggle like kids the most. It's easy to see why, just look at the bullet points: track racing, robot cars, Batmobile designer, iOS control, AI opponents,... Read more

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

Remotely lock a child’s tablet or phone using DinnerTime app

By Luke Edwards

Meal times can often turn into a refuelling mission for the family while everyone focuses on their gadgets and not each other. The DinnerTime app was built to fix that issue and help families spend more time together by allowing parent's to lock their... Read more

What is Apple iOS 8 Family Sharing and how does it work?

What is Apple iOS 8 Family Sharing and how does it work?

By Luke Edwards

Apple announced its new Family Sharing feature at its World Wide Developer Conference this week. But what is Family Sharing and how does it actually help?Credit controlAt its heart Family Sharing is about offering more control to parents over their children,... Read more

World’s tallest Lego tower built with nearly half a million bricks

World’s tallest Lego tower built with nearly half a million bricks

By Luke Edwards

A Lego tower has been built in Budapest that has broken the Guinness World Record for The Tallest Structure Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks.The tower stands with bricks alone and no form of external support. The Official Lego Builders team managed,... Read more

Google celebrates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with interactive Google doodle

Google celebrates 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube with interactive Google doodle

By Rik Henderson

The Rubik's Cube is 40 years-old today and to celebrate, Google has created a Google doodle that presents an interactive virtual version of the much-loved puzzle toy.Erno Rubik invented the 3x3x3 cube in the spring of 1974, although it wasn't released... Read more

Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming

Disney 3D printed teddy bears are coming

By Luke Edwards

Disney is pioneering 3D printed teddy bears that could leave Build A Bear in a spot of bother.Researchers at Carnegie Melon University have worked with Disney Research to create a 3D printer that is capable of 3D knitting.The woollen 3D printer is capable... Read more

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

By Stuart Miles

The Lego episode of the Simpsons is almost here, but now we've been given a treat from Fox and Lego in the guise of a 1 minute 51 second trailer for the show that airs this Sunday.Called Brick Like Me, the story sees Homer Simpson slowly remember his... Read more

LeapFrog LeapBand is an activity band for kids with virtual pet capabilities

LeapFrog LeapBand is an activity band for kids with virtual pet capabilities

By Elyse Betters

Smartwatches are everywhere, but they're usually expensive gadgets limited to teenagers and adults. LeapFrog has come to the rescue however and unveiled an affordable wrist product for tots.LeapFrog, the maker of numerous educational electronics for youngsters,... Read more

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

By Stuart Miles

Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office. The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of your... Read more

Better than birthday candles, Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40 years with the Rubik’s Cube Light

Better than birthday candles, Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40 years with the Rubik’s Cube Light

By Luke Edwards

It's 40-years since the Rubik's Cube was born. If, like us, you've never completed one in all that time this might be a sad day. Fear not there is light at the end of the tunnel, literally thanks to the Rubik's Cube Light.The 40th Anniversary Rubik's... Read more

Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review

Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review

By Ian Morris

Baby monitors are one of those things that have changed things for the better. These days, you can listen out for murmurs and requests and make sure your little ones stay asleep. And that's exactly the one thing all parents want: sleep.D-Link is best... Read more

Lego's TMNT range adds four minifig sets, as first trailer to Ninja Turtles reboot film releases

Lego's TMNT range adds four minifig sets, as first trailer to Ninja Turtles reboot film releases

By Elyse Betters

Lego has introduced a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles range, just as Nickelodeon Movies and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes have begun promoting a late-summer reboot of the franchise's film series.Jonathan Liebesman has directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... Read more

Lego Simpsons minifigures revealed ahead of 4 May special episode airing (UK updated)

Lego Simpsons minifigures revealed ahead of 4 May special episode airing (UK updated)

By Luke Edwards

Ahead of the Lego Simpsons 25th anniversary episode, that will be aired on 4 May, a veritable deluge of recognisable yellow Lego cartoon favourites has been unveiled. And the official minifigures will be on sale soon.A total of 16 Simpsons Lego characters... Read more

Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray set comes with free Hobbit Lego

Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray set comes with free Hobbit Lego

By Elyse Betters

Sainsbury's UK supermarket chain has announced it will soon offer a Blu-ray version of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug alongside an exclusive Hobbit-themed Lego set.Warner Bros. Pictures' The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second installment of... Read more

Lego rocks out with great musicians given the minifig makeover

Lego rocks out with great musicians given the minifig makeover

By Luke Edwards

If Lego was ever in danger of not taking over the world, this latest collection should set it back on track. Now some of the greatest bands of all time have been given Lego counterparts.Lego artist Adly Syairi Ramly has created several of the most iconic... Read more

YouTube reportedly creating safe zone aimed at children under 10

YouTube reportedly creating safe zone aimed at children under 10

By Luke Edwards

For parents, the internet is a minefield through which their children have to be guided. There's no way the little entertainment sponges are putting down those tablets if they don't have to. Seeing this, YouTube is said to be planning to create a... Read more

Cubestormer 3 Lego robot smashes Rubik’s Cube world record

Cubestormer 3 Lego robot smashes Rubik’s Cube world record

By Rik Henderson

The ARM-powered Cubestormer 3 Lego robot featured on Pocket-lint last Friday obliterated the Guinness world record for solving a Rubik's Cube by registering a time of 3.253 seconds, over two seconds faster than the same team managed to set two years... Read more

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Lego Avengers Assemble set to release 26 March for Marvel film's premiere

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Lego Avengers Assemble set to release 26 March for Marvel film's premiere

By Elyse Betters

Lego has announced a new Marvel-branded LEGO Avengers Assemble set called Captain America vs Hydra.The set will release on 26 March - just in time for the US premiere of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier film on 4 April. Produced by Marvel Studios... Read more

ARM’s Cubestormer 3 to attempt Rubik’s Cube world record, not bad for a Lego robot

ARM’s Cubestormer 3 to attempt Rubik’s Cube world record, not bad for a Lego robot

By Rik Henderson

An attempt to break the Guiness World Record for solving a Rubik's Cube is to be made at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham's NEC this coming weekend, on 15 March. "But what's so special about that?" we hear you ask.The attempt is to be made by a robot built... Read more

Hasbro Furby Furblings break out of Furby Boom app: Physical hatchlings to land in UK stores this spring

Hasbro Furby Furblings break out of Furby Boom app: Physical hatchlings to land in UK stores this spring

By Elyse Betters

Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom app and toy line today by introducing a physical collection of miniature creatures called Furby Furblings.A Furbling is simply a pint-sized Furby Boom - which is successor to the popular Furby 2012 but with different... Read more

Lego Simpsons intro video made featuring The Lego Movie gang

Lego Simpsons intro video made featuring The Lego Movie gang

By Luke Edwards

YouTube filmmaker MonsieurCaron, we thank you. The Lego Simpsons introduction video, featuring characters from The Lego Movie is brilliant.The film, made using real Lego bricks, copies a chunk of The Simpsons introduction first with Simpsons characters,... Read more

Functioning Lego keyboard uses a house as home key and just look at caps lock

Functioning Lego keyboard uses a house as home key and just look at caps lock

By Luke Edwards

Lego makes everything more fun. One boring object in need of a fun injection is the keyboard. So Lego master Jason Allemann has done exactly that with his functioning Lego keyboard.Using a circuit board from a standard keyboard and official Lego pieces,... Read more

Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

By Stuart Miles

Lego has announced another huge Lego Stars Wars set that will have fans of both reeling with excitement and worrying for their bank account.The Lego Sandcrawler, the massive moving junk yard from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, will consist of almost... Read more

Back To The Future Lego: Team BTTF's vision for sets beyond the DeLorean

Back To The Future Lego: Team BTTF's vision for sets beyond the DeLorean

By Stuart Miles

We absolutely loved the official Lego Back To The Future set produced as part of the Cuusoo project, but the team behind the DeLorean isn't resting on its laurels.The team, headed by M.Togami, has already been busy creating a whole host of different... Read more