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Check Out Artist Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO Batmobile


Legendary LEGO brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, unveiled the world’s largest LEGO Batmobile made from half of a million LEGO bricks. The life-size LEGO Batmobile will be the centerpiece among over 120 works of DC Comics-inspired art showcased during Sawaya’s global touring exhibition, The Art of The Brick: DC Comics, a collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, which is opening at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia this November. Sawaya collaborated with acclaimed artist and DC Entertainment Co-publisher, Jim Lee, for the design of the new Batmobile sculpture, which measures over 18-feet long.


The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will begin its world tour in Sydney, Australia in November. For more information, and for more pictures of Nathan Sawaya’s amazing LEGO art, you can visit his website

Tickets for The Art of The Brick: DC Comics are on sale now at:


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Tesla Launches Model X


Revealed during a fan-filled event at its Fremont, California factory on Tuesday night, the new Tesla Model X packs some pretty impressive specs.

Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk, outlined some of its innovative features during the event today, including, of course, its signature ‘Falcon Wings’ doors that are mounted on two joints and come with built-in ultrasonic sensors to detect nearby objects. Musk even parked an Audi Q7 and a Honda Odyssey closely next to the Model X to demonstrate how the doors open in tight spaces and how they easily allow passengers to get in and out of the car.


Even the driver’s front door has a nifty feature, as it can open and close automatically when you approach it.

The air-conditioning system  has a “Bio-weapon Defense” mode that stops bacteria and viruses from entering the interior, or the panoramic windshield that curves into the roof?

The vehicle can transport up to seven passengers in three rows of seats, has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds or 2,268 kg. and is able to hit 60mph (96km/h) in as low as 3.2 seconds!


Other notable features include an air-suspension with five settings providing up to nine inches or 230mm of ride height, an available hitch capable of carrying up to four bikes or six sets of skis that can be hooked up in a matter of seconds, an Autopilot self-parking system, two flat-folding third row seats, and “independently operable, 3-adult second row seats”.

The vehicle is expected to retail in the $130,000 range and go 250 miles on a charge.


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Batman v Superman Batmobile To Be On Display At The Warner Bros. Studio Tour In Hollywood, California


Warner Bros. recently announced that the new Batman v Superman Batmobile will be on display at their Studio Tour in Hollywood, California, and now they’ve revealed a video of the vehicle’s arrival for display. The Batmobile will be on display from September 4 until the end of the year.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.

Directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, the film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.

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Tesla Charger Prototype


No, this isn’t Doc Ock’s arm….Tesla showed off a prototype of a new type of charger that uses snake-like appendage to automatically reach out towards a vehicle, and plug itself into the car’s charging port!

Elon Musk hinted at the charger project back in December by tweeting about it, likening the as-yet-unseen device to a “solid metal snake.” In October 2014, Tesla noted that it is working on an “electrically opening, self-closing charge port door on Dual Motor Model S.” The hands-off door would work nicely with the automated charger.

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Gidget Retro Camper


The Gidget Retro Camper was created by an Australian developer and contains a Queen size bed, a television entertainment set and sink with refrigerators. Some models even include showers with hot water. It’s powered by solar panels.

The rear camper shell can double as an overhang that will provide some shade in the sun, or some shelter in the rain, for whoever ends up cooking out back.  If you’re camping somewhere windy, there’s even an accessory windshield that isn’t featured in the video, but is available to protect whatever you end up cooking up on the stove top.

Best of all, it won’t break the bank. While the average brand new RV costs over $100,000, the Gidget is only $15,000.

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Features include:

– custom slide-out, patent pending, unique world-wide
– designed to be towed behind a 4 cyl car
– fuel efficient design, easy to tow and manoeuver
– fully set up in 30 seconds
– fully insulated
– Queen-size bed
– 1200mm wide skylight to view the stars at night
– 21” TV, DVD player, stereo
– 330 litres of storage space inside cabin
– handcrafted Tasmanian timber kitchen and throughout cabin
– pressurized water system, Dometic sink
– 80 L to 120 L water storage
– 30 L waste tank
– 41 L Waeco ice box or fridge
– large 2 burner gas stove
– fire extinguisher, blanket, smoke detector
– pantry and utensil drawers
– single or dual deep cycle battery
– 240V inverter
– 12V, 240V and USB outlets
– LED lighting inside cabin and kitchen
– custom Smoothie hotrod wheels

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LEGO Announces Ferrari F40 Due In August 2015


LEGO has officially announced the latest addition to the LEGO Creator line, the Ferrari F40 (10248). This set has 1,158 pieces and will retail for $89.99.


Experience the iconic Ferrari F40 firsthand, with sleek aerodynamic lines, vented, hinged rear hatch, opening doors and detailed interior.

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Get up close to one of the world’s greatest supercars—the Ferrari F40! This awesome LEGO Creator Expert replica of the iconic sports car with its sleek aerodynamic lines, distinctive rear spoiler and racing-red bodywork is packed with authentic brick-built details, including pop-up headlights, side air intakes and a vented rear hatch that opens to reveal a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine! Open the doors and you’ll discover complete authenticity, right down to the crafted cabled door handles, steering wheel with Ferrari logo and 2 red racing seats, while under the hood you’ll find a luggage compartment and tools. A special windscreen element with printed A-pillars and custom-made, molded rim inserts with sturdy, road-gripping tires add the final touches to this intricately designed model, a must-have for all Ferrari fans!

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Features an array of brick-built details, including a hinged, vented rear hatch, detailed twin-turbocharged, 90 degree V8 engine with quick release function, opening doors and hood with luggage compartment and tools, pop-up headlights, cabled door handles, windscreen element with printed A-pillars, steering wheel with Ferrari logo, 2 red racing seats and custom-made, molded rim inserts.

– Includes 1158 assorted LEGO elements
– Racing-red color scheme!
– Lift the vented rear hatch to reveal the detailed V8 engine
– Open the doors to access the detailed, authentic interior
– Ferrari F40 measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (27cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning August 2015 via, LEGO Stores or via phone.

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Batman 1966 Batmobile Bank From Diamond Select Toys


This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag.

The Batman Classic TV Series: Batmobile Vinyl Bank will be available in July at your local comic shop for $22.99.

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Stan Lee Cameo School Featuring Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes & Lou Ferrigno


Released by Audi of America today, discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class to Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker and Tara Reid: the art of cameo. Stan’s notable cameos in Marvel films, from being a beauty pageant judge in Iron Man 3 to a mental ward patient in Thor: The Dark World, are part of comic legend.

The video directed by Kevin Smith, also features cameos by Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and the Audi S8.

Audi and Marvel Studios are joining forces once again for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released this Friday, May 1. The highly-anticipated film will feature the 2016 Audi R8, 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters.

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Volvo Cars Lounge Console


Labelled the Lounge Console, this new concept by Volvo Cars takes executive in-car luxury to a whole new level. By combining Scandinavian form and function, the Lounge Console transforms the XC90’s interior, providing a wealth of functions and amenities.


Perfect for the people with a hectic life that need a moment of respite between meetings.

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LEGO Speed Champions


Beginning from March 2015, builders of all ages, with fuel in their veins, can now create the speeding-bullet cars at home. The LEGO Group has now announced its partnership with the three automobile manufacturers Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche resulting in a new, high-speed product line for building the most favorite cars from LEGO bricks: the LEGO Speed Champions.



An adrenaline kick and the thrill of speed are included.


Seven different LEGO sets will be available from spring 2015, ensuring lots of racing action and squealing tyres in the children’s room. A large red Ferrari truck drives up – together with the Ferrari F14 T Racing car. What’s more, a McLaren Mercedes pit stop set will also be available, featuring the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 as well as the home stretch with lights function and two Porsche cars – the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Also four sets of stand-alone vehicles wait to hit the track. Whether it is a racing car or road car – the new brick built car models will get the hearts of five- to eleven-year old as well as grown up engine fans beating faster.

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In addition to typical LEGO building fun, the LEGO Speed Champions series of vehicles is particularly amazing thanks to its many authentic details: the LEGO minifigures are wearing racing car overalls, there is a winner’s cup, flags and detailed tools.

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