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Lego Mindstorms EV3  set to launch on 1 September - social community, three mobile apps already live

Lego Mindstorms EV3 set to launch on 1 September - social community, three mobile apps already live

By Elyse Betters

The highly anticipated Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit will release this weekend on 1 September, but Lego has already launched a social community website and three Mindstorms iOS and Android apps in preparation.Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the third generation... Read more

Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

If you ever find yourself screaming, "We need bigger guns!" then Nerf has probably heard you and is trying to answer your call - in the toy world at least.The Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 forms part of the N-Strike Elite range and is a fully automatic machinegun... Read more

Hasbro Nerf Mission app brings heads-up-display to gun gaming

Hasbro Nerf Mission app brings heads-up-display to gun gaming

By Luke Edwards

You might not openly admit it, but we know you love playing with Nerf guns as much as we do. But it needs something to make it more adult, right? How about a heads-up display? That's exactly what you get from the new Nerf Mission app.All you need is a... Read more

Who you gonna call? Lego Ghostbusters could become a reality

Who you gonna call? Lego Ghostbusters could become a reality

By Chris Hall

We know you were all excited to see the Lego Back To The Future DeLorean make it into production recently, well now it looks as though Ghostbusters is getting closer to reality too.The Back To The Future set, which we featured alongside the new Lone Ranger... Read more

Lego Back To The Future + Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase = BTTF III gold

Lego Back To The Future + Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase = BTTF III gold

By Stuart Miles

Lego has just released, with help from fans, a Back To The Future Lego set complete with Marty McFly, Doc Brown and, of course, the DeLorean.Here at Pocket-lint we couldn’t resist getting one in to see just how good it was and whether it's worth trying... Read more

Great Scott! You built a time machine... out of Lego

Great Scott! You built a time machine... out of Lego

By Stuart Miles

Lego has, with fan support, released a Back To The Future Lego set complete with Marty McFly, Doc Brown and, of course, the DeLorean."Today, The Lego Group unveils its limited-edition Lego Back to the Future Time Machine. The world-famous Delorean has... Read more

Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on

Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

We love Lego. And we love Lord of the Rings. So when the Danish maker put the two together we didn't need to be sold on the idea - and with Legolas surely it was an inevitability?It might be the peak of summer - if it could be called that in the UK this... Read more

Hexbug nano V2: Now they climb as well

Hexbug nano V2: Now they climb as well

By Stuart Miles

Hexbugs, the small vibrating critters that your kids no doubt love but you find rather creepy, have just got a little more disturbing - they can now climb walls. Innovation First, the company behind the original hexbug micro robotic toys, has come up... Read more

Lego Mars Rover model inbound

Lego Mars Rover model inbound

By Hunter Skipworth

Lego has given the go-ahead for a Mars Rover model after its fan-built design received massive support on its Cuusoo page. Lego Cuusoo is like a Kickstarter for Lego models, where users can submit their own designs and, if they gather more than 10,000... Read more

Lego recreates historic London Tube maps to celebrate 150 years of Underground

Lego recreates historic London Tube maps to celebrate 150 years of Underground

By Hunter Skipworth

Lego has done something rather special to celebrate the 150th year of the London Underground and remade four iconic versions of the map, each one made up of more than 1,000 lego bricks.The 140 x 100 cm maps each took four days to build and go from 1927... Read more

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

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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