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LEGO Announces Ferrari F40 Due In August 2015

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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.

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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 shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone.

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Volvo Cars Lounge Console

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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.

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

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LEGO Speed Champions

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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.

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An adrenaline kick and the thrill of speed are included.

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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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Automatic

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The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic ($100) you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that’s not all it does: helping improve your car’s fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you parked are just a few incredibly-useful features.

Automatic plugs into the same port your mechanic uses when you take your car in for service. It’s easily accessible near the steering wheel.

Add in that its beautifully-designed iOS and Android apps are constantly updated with new functionality, and you get the partner your car always needed.

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Batmobile: The Complete History

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Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile!

In addition to comic books, the Batmobile has been immortalized in nearly every imaginable medium, including film, television, toys, and video games. Most recently, it was given breathtaking new life—and extraordinary capabilities—in Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Dark Knight trilogy. This book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in unparalleled detail and scope, with special attention paid to Nolan’s Tumbler.

With stunning photographs, detailed specs, blueprints, concept artwork, and original interviews, Batmobile: The Complete History ($35) is an informational and visual delight for auto and Batman fans alike. It’s a high-speed journey that will leave you breathless!

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Navdy

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Navdy ($300) is a head-up display (HUD) that allows drivers to use turn-by-turn navigation, make calls, and use smartphone apps, all without taking their eyes off the road. The Navdy display mounts atop the driver’s side dashboard and projects an image on a 5.1-inch transparent display.

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The driver interacts with Navdy through voice and gesture commands. Navdy is currently available for pre-order, and is scheduled to ship in early 2015.

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Hammacher Schlemmer Offering The Authentic 1966 Batmobile For Only $200,000

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So accurate it requires almost a year to complete, this is the officially licensed, roadworthy replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s TV show and it will only set you back a mere $200,000.

Built on a custom Lincoln chassis, this crime-fighting cruiser comes standard with a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Though equipped with neither atomic batteries for power nor turbines for speed, a rear-facing propane tank creates the same afterburner effect as the original. The vehicle’s cockpit honors the gadgetry of the TV series with a blinking Batphone, switch-operated electric actuators that open the hood and trunk, and a rotating red beacon to alert citizens while in pursuit of fiendish criminals. Other intriguing, if less functional, accessories include a glowing detect-a-scope screen, a Batbeam ray that raises from a hood-mounted antenna, and empty rear parachute packs. The vehicle’s exterior bears all the hallmarks of its namesake, from bubble-canopy windshields to chrome “rocket” tubes behind the rear windshield. Though the original Batmobile lacked rearview mirrors, this street-legal model comes with clamp-on side mirrors as well as a rear video camera.

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To order The Authentic 1966 Batmobile call 1-800-227-3528 and a Hammacher Schlemmer Product Specialists will gladly answer all questions and provide additional information.

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The Filmography of Cars, An Illustrated Chart Featuring 71 Iconic Vehicles From TV Shows & Films

A group of independent artists from Calm The Ham have created “The Filmography of Cars,” an illustrated chart featuring 71 “iconic vehicles of film and television from 1929 to the modern day.” 

A limited edition of 500 signed and numbered prints are available to purchase online.

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Batman Automobilia Figure Collection Magazine Special: The Dark Knight Returns Bat-Tank

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From the critically acclaimed comic series – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – comes the futuristic tank-like Batmobile. This scale model of the heavily armed, militaristic Batmobile is produced in immaculate detail and set in front of a 3D lenticular.

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The Dark Knight Returns Bat-Tank will retail for $38 and ship on October 30, 2013.

You can pre-order the item HERE.

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Car Drives Through Anamorphic Illusions in Clever Honda Ad

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A car drives past (and sometimes through) a series of clever anamorphic illusions in this commercial for Honda. The commercial was created by UK ad agency mcgarrybowen.

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