Pixelated graphics used to be a thing frown upon, but then, somewhere down the road, we learned to appreciate the beauty of pixels and images form or 3D objects created with obvious pixels becomes art. I am not going to lie; I am quite a fan of pixel art but rest assure, it has nothing to do with Minecraft. Anyways, if you appreciate the good’ol pixel art, then I am sure you will dig the Pixio Magnetic Construction Set. But what the heck is Pixio Magnetic Construction Set? Well, simply put, it is LEGO blocks without stud and in tiny 8 mm (about 1.3-inch) cube form. Continue reading Stud-less Tiny, Magnetized Building Cubes Lets You Create 3D Pixel Art
There is always a reason for sales and May 4th, being the designated Star Wars Day (you know, ‘may (the month May) the Force (4th) be with you?), is no exception and while every other businesses are jumping into the bandwagon, we are particularly interested in what LEGO has to offer and I am sure you are too. So, here goes. LEGO is celebrating Star Wars Day with exclusive LEGO Star Wars offers, for a limited time, and along with discounted stickers, folks who made purchase of $50 or more LEGO Star Wars items will get a free polybag set of R2-D2 Set – a departure from the usual minifigures issued as LEGO May 4th exclusives. Continue reading LEGO Celebrates Star Wars Day With Exclusive Offers And Free R2-D2 Set
Yes. There is a ‘transforming’ Xiaomi tablet, but it is not kind of transformer tablet you may have imagined. It’s a toy, which is what makes it so interesting. Seriously, I don’t know how we managed to miss this exciting news when it was out last year. But hey, you know what they say? It’s better late than never. Anyways, last year, U.S. toy giant Hasbro and China handset maker Xiaomi jointly released a toy inspired by the iconic Decepticon robot, Soundwave, from the Transformers franchise. Kids of the eighties will remember Soundwave as the robot that masquerade as a cassette tape recorder that commands a bunch of cassette tape robot minions. Continue reading Did You Know Xiaomi Has A Tablet That Is Also A Transformers Robot?
If you have not heard, NASA Apollo Saturn V is set to launch again. Except that this time, this space-bound rocket ain’t heading to space and NASA will not be responsible for the launch; instead LEGO is the behind it and the iconic rocket will be launch by you, in the comfort of your own home, with this massive LEGO Ideas-born set called LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). I know right? This is probably the most exciting news all of last week. I mean, seriously, a piece of mankind’s history, the glory of Americans’ achievement, that can be assembled by your own hands? Continue reading NASA Apollo Saturn V Launches Again, This Time As A Huge 3 Ft LEGO Set
Ok. We are not here to preach some equality bullshit here. However, the fact is that there are lot less girls interested in science and even less in the field of STEM. Unlike physical attributes, intellectual is pretty much equal in both sexes and therefore, there’s really no reason not to encourage young ladies to pick up science. This is where Smore Magazine wants to make the difference. You see, up till now, young ladies have been influence by magazines with topics revolving around beauty, fashion and entertainment, and the result is pretty much one have anticipated: a generation of dainty, young creatures in pursuit of beauty, fashion and chasing after idols. Continue reading Science Magazine For Young Girls Is The Best Thing To Happen Since Lammily
A lot of things are cute when we don’t see the things beneath it. Like for example, a girl maybe cute, but sometimes, just sometimes, the character may not. Ok. Maybe that’s a little too judgemental. I apologize if anyone got butthurt over my comment but one thing for sure, Elmo, specifically Tickle Me Elmo – the popular toy launched by Tyco Toys back in 1996, isn’t all that cute if it loses its iconic red fur. How we know? Well, thanks to Canada Science and Technology Museum now we know because CSTM did the unimaginable: stripping the furry red muppet of its fur, recorded the fur-less ‘thing’ in action and posted a video of it on Twitter. Continue reading Tickle Me Elmo Without Fur Is Basically Nightmare On Elmo Street
Let me see. This news came up on April 6, so the MAX Motor Dreams Baby Cot you see here is not an April Fools prank. The thing is, it is not a creation of some startup nor is it a product of a baby care company. It is in fact a product by Ford. Yes. An automaker. Apparently, some new parents resort to driving the baby in attempt to coax them to sleep and hence, Ford thought it will be nice to have a cot that simulates a moving car, complete with motion, engine noise and even passing street lighting, so parents get baby off to sleep at night without actually going on drive. To be honest, this has to be the first time I am hearing this theory, but hey, who am I to doubt this, right? Continue reading Here’s How You Can Get A Moving Car Simulating Baby Cot By Ford
I don’t know what else speaks louder than a self-explanatory post title that says what the item is all about. The LEGO Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set ($40) was unveiled last week, but unfortunately, one of the option for fans to secure this set has since expired. Our bad. I only noticed this from our source on April 4 and by the time we react to it, the lottery for you to have a shot in earning the chance to acquire the set at the Star Wars Celebration this week had lapsed on April 6. Again, our bad. I apologized for our incompetence. Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set. ‘Nuff Said!
As it turns out, mad garage inventor and famed YouTuber, Brit Colin Furze is equally at home with wrenches and blow torch as with writing a book. Wait, what?! Book? Yes. You heard that right. The man who pretty much owns the garage has written a book and as one may have guessed, it is all about making stuff at your own backyard. But you won’t be doing extreme builds like he did; instead this 192-page hardcover book, aptly entitled Colin Fuze: This Book Isn’t Safe! (Puffin, ISBN-13 978-0141386959), aims to inspire young folks to be creative and make things. Continue reading Mad Inventor Colin Furze Has A Book That Teaches Kids To Make Things
Digital age has relegate the good’ol globe to decorative piece. I mean, who the hell need a physical globe when Google Earth is just a few clicks away? But that’s for information hungry grownups. As for kids, learning from Google Earth about the Earth itself won’t be much of a fun. Learning is different from digging for information. Learning is what kids do, and it should be fun, and this is where PlayShifu wants to do with Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe. Even a grown man like me gets excited about a mash up of a physical globe and AR (which is essentially what the Orboot Educational Augmented Reality Globe is really about). Continue reading A.R. Globe Makes Learning About The World Fun And Interactive For Kids