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Lego Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker reconcile for fathers day
Lego Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker reconcile for fathers day By Stuart Miles

Nothing says happy Father's Day like a Luke and Vader fishing video, and that's what Lego has done to celebrate this year's Father's Day on Sunday. Turning to its partnership with Star Wars, the video - which callously ignores the billions of dead... Read more

Anki Drive app brings gaming to life in your living room - coming this autumn
Anki Drive app brings gaming to life in your living room - coming this autumn By Hunter Skipworth

First to take to the stage at Apple's WWDC 2013 conference was the developer of the Anki Drive app. Put together over the last five years, the app uses artificial intelligence and your iPhone to power a set of remote-control cars that operate entirely... Read more

Lego reveals 1,990 piece Lego Ewok Village
Lego reveals 1,990 piece Lego Ewok Village By Stuart Miles

Lego has announced its latest Lego Star Wars set - a mammoth 1,990-piece version of the Ewok Village allowing you to recreate the famous scenes from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.Designed for Legoers aged 12 and up, and presumably with plenty... Read more

Lego minifigs use Android smartphones
Lego minifigs use Android smartphones By Stuart Miles

It's official, Lego minifigs prefer Android. Well, the trendsetting ones at least.That is what seems to be the case, judging by the very Android-looking phone being carried by one of the latest minifigures in the new Season 10 set released by Lego.The... Read more

Life size X-Wing is largest Lego model ever built
Life size X-Wing is largest Lego model ever built By Hunter Skipworth

There is plenty in the world of Lego that is mind-blowing, but nothing comes even close to this full 1:1 scale reproduction of the X-Wing. At 5,335,200 bricks, it matches up to its real-life counterpart for size and weighs more than 20,000Kg.The model... Read more

The Walking Dead Monopoly and Risk boardgames shambling their way toward you for August
The Walking Dead Monopoly and Risk boardgames shambling their way toward you for August By Rik Henderson

We've often covered cool Monopoly sets in the past here on Pocket-lint, especially around Toy Fair time in January, but few have filled us with so much glee as the latest tie-in: Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition.Coming in August and available... Read more

Star Wars Black Series action figures announced
Star Wars Black Series action figures announced By Stuart Miles

Middle-aged Star Wars fans looking to relive their childhood will soon be able to do so with the launch of a new range of action figures. The Star Wars Black Series toys hark back to the days when you would chew the lead paint off Han-Solo's boot.Trying... Read more

Lego Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack pictures and hands-on
Lego Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Iron Man 3 is out on the 26 April in the UK, but those wanting to re-live the Malibu Mansion Attack sequence (featured in the trailer) can do so thanks to Marvel and Lego creating the Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack set. The set features Tony Stark's... Read more

Doctor Who: Soon there'll be a TARDIS you can actually fly
Doctor Who: Soon there'll be a TARDIS you can actually fly By Rik Henderson

The Doctor's space (and time) ship is a marvellous thing, celebrated by science-fiction fans worldwide - we have two of them on our desks here at Pocket-lint - but it's not real is it? It can't really fly? You can't take one for a spin.Well, it will be... Read more

WIN: One of three Lego The Hobbit prizes
WIN: One of three Lego The Hobbit prizes By Pocket-lint Promotion

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Pocket-lint becomes Iron Man
Pocket-lint becomes Iron Man By Stuart Miles

Iron Man 3 is in the cinemas in the UK from 25 April, and to help promote the film and the new Iron Man armour, Marvel, Disney, and RealD 3D have teamed up to take a "Become Iron Man" experience on the road around the UK letting you become the metal-clad... Read more

Scottish law could soon allow you to be married by a Jedi
Scottish law could soon allow you to be married by a Jedi By Rik Henderson

Proposed changes to marriage laws in Scotland, whereby non-religious belief groups could also be given the right to marry couples, could allow Star Wars fans to be joined in matrimony by a Jedi.The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill would... Read more

Have yourself turned into a Lego minifig for Red Nose Day
Have yourself turned into a Lego minifig for Red Nose Day By Rik Henderson

Comic Relief's biennial fundraising telethon takes place in the UK this Friday 15 March and members of the public have come up with all manner of ways to make money. And one of them has particularly caught Pocket-lint's eye: Henry Elliss will create a... Read more

The Simpsons Lego in the works
The Simpsons Lego in the works By Rik Henderson

Lego is in talks with 20th Century Fox with a view to releasing The Simpsons-branded minifigs and sets.As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Lego's Jan Christensen confirmed that the Danish toy manufacturer was currently speaking to Fox about the long-running... Read more

WobbleWorks announces the world's first 3D printing pen, shipping in September for $50
WobbleWorks announces the world's first 3D printing pen, shipping in September for $50 By Jake Smith

WobbleWorks has begun a Kickstarter campaign for the world's first 3D printing pen. The group of "serial inventors" hopes to raise $30,000 for the 3D printer alternative. Priced at $50 for early Kickstart backers, the 200g 3D pen can create 3D objects... Read more

ArtSee Studio turns your iPad into a kids' drawing desk
ArtSee Studio turns your iPad into a kids' drawing desk By Stuart Miles

We had Etch A Sketch as kids, today children have iPads, and hoping to take advantage of that is WowWee, which has created the ArtSee Studio.Put simply, the ArtSee Studio  is a bolt-on accessory for the iPad that allows kids to create interactive art... Read more

BotSee wants to be your kid's iPad friend
BotSee wants to be your kid's iPad friend By Stuart Miles

WowWee is hoping to entice 3-year-olds who already have access to a tablet into using an intelligent stand that promises to make learning fun.Called BotSee, the new interactive buddy offers to teach shapes, colours and numbers through an iPad and Android... Read more

Lego Jabba's Sail Barge set welcomes Max Rebo to the Star Wars minifig universe
Lego Jabba's Sail Barge set welcomes Max Rebo to the Star Wars minifig universe By Stuart Miles

Lego is expanding on its Jabba the Hutt Jabba's Palace set launched in 2012 with two new sets for 2013.The first, the Rancor Pit, has just been launched in the US and offers kids the chance to recreate the famous opening scene from Return of the Jedi... Read more

Robosapien returns, this time with iOS and Android app control
Robosapien returns, this time with iOS and Android app control By Stuart Miles

Robosapien has been brought out of retirement and is heading back to shops in time for Christmas, this time with a new iOS and Android app allowing you to control all the action from your phone or tablet.The new model, now dubbed Robosapien X, is the... Read more

Skylanders Swap Force: 16 new swappable characters to want and master
Skylanders Swap Force: 16 new swappable characters to want and master By Stuart Miles

Activision has announced 16 new characters for its Skylanders game that are likely to have kids wanting to play the game even more than ever.The new characters, announced at the New York Toy Fair, now have swappable top and bottom halves, to give you... Read more

ZombieBot undead robot: Walking Dead meets C-3PO
ZombieBot undead robot: Walking Dead meets C-3PO By Stuart Miles

WowWee has announced the launch of an undead robot called the ZombieBot, debuting the new creation at the New York Toy Fair this week.If you are reading this, chances are you like two things in life; zombies and robots. Realising that there are plenty... Read more

WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home
WowWee RoboMe: iPhone controlled robot that lets you call home By Stuart Miles

WowWee is to launch a new robot this year called the RoboMe, a robot that allows you to give it some personality by plugging in your iPhone or iPod touch to double as the face.The new toy, which is expected some time over the summer, will work perfectly... Read more

Yoda Chronicles Lego tie-in sees first ever minifig with transparent arm
Yoda Chronicles Lego tie-in sees first ever minifig with transparent arm By Stuart Miles

Disney has already hinted that it's looking to expand on the Star Wars universe, possibly with Yoda. And that could start sooner than we expected with the launch of the The Yoda Chronicles, a new three-part cartoon series on The Cartoon Network airing... Read more

Lego Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown pictures and hands-on
Lego Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

The Daily Bugle is published using an iMac. That what Lego believes is the case with the Apple desktop computer featuring in a new diorama set featuring Spider-man, Dr Doom, and the Daily Bugle's offices.The computer, along with what could be easily mistaken... Read more

iPhone-controlled paper aeroplane takes flight in 2013
iPhone-controlled paper aeroplane takes flight in 2013 By Hunter Skipworth

The world of paper aeroplanes is about to be turned upside-down, thanks to an invention from Power Up. The device takes any conventional paper plane and lets you add a small electric motor to the back.In its most basic form, the Power Up 2.0, the motor... Read more

Barbie hits the club with digital dress
Barbie hits the club with digital dress By Hunter Skipworth

Barbie continues to lead the way in the world of high-tech fashion, now sporting a dress with a 114 tri-colour LED lights, announced at the 2013 Toy Fair in New York.The dress uses a 4.5-inch resistive touch panel that can be drawn on with a finger or... Read more

V-Tech Kidipets could beat Tamagotchi to the punch as your virtual chum
V-Tech Kidipets could beat Tamagotchi to the punch as your virtual chum By Rik Henderson

Yesterday, Pocket-lint heard that Tamagotchi was on its way back in the form of an iPhone and Android application, but if you want to go old school and play with a physical, er, virtual pet, electronic toy company V-Tech has a range that'll be right up... Read more

Wow! Stuff turns your iPad into a pinball machine, or aquarium
Wow! Stuff turns your iPad into a pinball machine, or aquarium By Chris Hall

Have you ever wished you could convert your iPad into a pinball machine, or an aquarium? Well your prayers have been answered, thanks to Wow! Stuff.Part of the new App Converters line from the toy company that brought us things like Air Swimmers, the... Read more

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego
Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby set plays nice with Lego By Stuart Miles

Scalextric Quick Build Demolition Derby Set: that's the Scalextric set your kids are going to most want later in the year, so make a note of it now so you are prepared.Launched at the London Toy Fair this week, the Scalextric Quick Build set will, says... Read more

Hexbug Aquabots planned: Mini robot fish that can actually swim
Hexbug Aquabots planned: Mini robot fish that can actually swim By Rik Henderson

Innovation First is to expand its line-up of miniature robots with a range suited to water. Where the Hexbug line-up usually takes its influences from the world of creepy crawlies, Hexbug Aquabots will be based on the movements and actions of fish.Shown... Read more

Teksta the Robotic Puppy (2013) pictures and hands-on
Teksta the Robotic Puppy (2013) pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

Paws up who remembers the original Teksta the Robotic Puppy from 1999? Called Tekno in the US, the first Teksta was incredibly detailed and well-specified for its time. Sony's Aibo was popular around then but prohibitively expensive, so Teksta/Tekno became... Read more

Doctor Who: Limited Collector's Edition Union Jack Dalek pictures and hands-on
Doctor Who: Limited Collector's Edition Union Jack Dalek pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

Hiding in one corner of the Character Options stand at London's Toy Fair is a rather interesting addition to the Doctor Who collectibles range. To celebrate the Doctor's 50th anniversary this year, the company behind some of the coolest Doctor Who-licensed... Read more

Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on
Disney Applingz for iPhone and iPod touch, interactive Mickey and Minnie Mouse pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

AppToyz, the company behind the famed AR toy AppBlaster for iPhone and Android (through AppBlaster v2), has branched out from its own smartphone and tablet gaming accessories into licensed products.A partnership with Disney will bring several new products... Read more

Meccano Evolution shrinks parts for more detailed models (pictures)
Meccano Evolution shrinks parts for more detailed models (pictures) By Chris Hall

Meccano has launched its newest range of models, Meccano Evolution. We had the chance to explore the new models at the Toy Fair in London Olympia today.The new range feels like a return to what Meccano is all about. Rather than taking the character lines... Read more

Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on
Tagamoto mini robot cars pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

At last year's Toy Fair, Innovation First - the creator of the hugely successful Hexbug creepy crawly robot range - branched out by introducing Bobble Bots, helped no end by a tie-in with Moshi Monsters. This year it has adapted its Hexbug nano technology... Read more

Inflatable R2-D2 lets your ride your favourite droid
Inflatable R2-D2 lets your ride your favourite droid By Chris Hall

If you've always wanted to ride R2-D2 then your moment has arrived, with the introduction of the R2-D2 ride-in toy from Kids@Play. The company previously offered a Dalek from Doctor Who, but has now shifted focus to Star Wars.The R2-D2 ride-in has already... Read more

Jumbo appCards bring interactive card games to your iPad or Android tablet
Jumbo appCards bring interactive card games to your iPad or Android tablet By Chris Hall

Jumbo, manufacturer of puzzles and games, has introduced a line of interactive card games, working with an app on your Apple or Android tablet or phone. Called appCards, the games are designed to incorporate your tablet or smartphone without becoming... Read more

Iconic moments of 2012 recreated in Lego brickfilm, 2012: A Year in Bricks (video)
Iconic moments of 2012 recreated in Lego brickfilm, 2012: A Year in Bricks (video) By Chris Hall

The year 2012's most memorable moments have been recreated in a Lego brickfilm by an 18-year-old Surrey school boy.The video, 2012: A Year in Bricks, has immortalised the most iconic moments of the year, including highlights from the London 2012 Olympic... Read more

Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on
Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on By Ian Morris

If you were an executive at Fisher Price watching how much fun children have with their parents' iPads you could do one of two things. You could decide you’re never going to better Apple’s device, give up and go home, or you could use it in your own... Read more

Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on
Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on By Ian Morris

Did you know that Lego Mindstorms is now 15 years old? When it was introduced, we were almost able to claim to be children and the whole of kids' toys looked completely different. Imagine a world where your 10-year-old wasn’t always seen from behind... Read more

Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter
Smallworks iPhone Brickcase lets you turn your iPhone into a helicopter By Stuart Miles

Lego fans listen up. A company called Smallworks has created a Lego brick compatible iPhone case which allows you to build and customise your Apple phone case using Lego bricks.It's been available for some time in an array of colours for $24.99, and... Read more

Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013
Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable robots coming 2013 By Dan Sung

Buildable, programmable and very much the adult face of the company, the Lego Mindstorms series is set to return in 2013 in the form of Lego Mindstorms EV3.The Intelligent Brick at the core of the experience now comes with an SD card for local storage,... Read more

Awesome: Giant Lego Block bag, the fashion of childhood dreams
Awesome: Giant Lego Block bag, the fashion of childhood dreams By Mike Lowe

Looking for that new year accessory to stand out? Then look no further than this giant Lego brick bag. It's made by Luxford St, based in Australia, and is officially called the Block Bag. It's also big enough to make us feel like real-world Minifigs.The... Read more

First five Sphero apps
First five Sphero apps By Stuart Miles

You've just bought or been given a Sphero, whizzed it around your living room for 10 minutes and are now wondering what else it does. Thankfully, seeing a life-span beyond crashing into the dog or your sofa, Orbotix, Sphero's creator, has come up with an... Read more

Back to the Future to get the Lego treatment, DeLorean set coming mid-2013
Back to the Future to get the Lego treatment, DeLorean set coming mid-2013 By Rik Henderson

A Back to the Future Lego set will be coming in mid-2013. As part of the Lego Cuusoo scheme, which saw the Minecraft set greenlit earlier this year, Team BTTF's fan-based project has been given the thumbs up by the Lego review team and will therefore... Read more

MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit
MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit By Stuart Miles

If you like the idea of Rasberry Pi, but are worried that it all sounds a little bit too complicated this might be the answer.MaKey MaKey is all about letting you create a computer controller, but instead of its being made from traditional materials such... Read more

Talking Tom Superstar pictures and hands-on
Talking Tom Superstar pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Talking Friends, the app in which three cats - Tom, Ginger and Angela - talk to you, has escaped out of your iPhone and Android smartphone and into a range of talking plush toys.The new toys, starting with Tom, stand around 12 inches high and have three... Read more

The transforming robot that costs $26,000
The transforming robot that costs $26,000 By Stuart Miles

Do you like Transformers? Do you like robots? Do you have $26,000? If the answer to all three of those questions is yes, then you'll probably want to grab your cheque book.Brave Robotics, a Toyko-based company, has created a remote controlled robot that... Read more

Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on
Star Wars Angry Birds AT-AT battle game pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

You've played the game on your phone or tablet, but what about in real life? That's what Hasbro and Rovio are hoping you'll want to do with Angry Birds Star Wars AT-AT Battle game that lets you recreate the battle of Hoth over and over again without a... Read more

Fisher Price 3D printed records bring new tunes to an old favourite
Fisher Price 3D printed records bring new tunes to an old favourite By Stuart Miles

It may be still in its infancy, letting you make phone cases, the odd chess piece and maybe even a shoe from time to time, but some have an even better idea for 3D printing - custom Fisher Price records.Based on a Fisher Price record player from the 1970s,... Read more