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Introducing LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R

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The wait is over! LEGO has been been polishing this yellow and black beauty all night so that they could finally present to you the first official images and details of the LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R! Measuring in at 771 bricks distributed across 3” (10cm) in height, 11” (28cm) in length and 5” (14cm) in width, this Caterham contains stunning details to reproduce that awe inspiring Caterham look.

This LEGO Caterham is racing to a store near you on October 1, 2016 for 79.99.

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Here is the official product description:

Create a LEGO version of the Caterham Seven 620R, a custom-built sports car with an unashamed old-school vibe. Power steering? No chance. Electric windows? Forget it. The Caterham Seven is definitely not for the faint-hearted—luxury is for wimps! Remove the nose cone, engine cover or engine to take a closer look at the authentic details of a LEGO model that’s for true car connoisseurs only.

Carl Greatrix, fan designer, and Henrik Andersen, LEGO Designer, share their insights:

“One of the most exhilarating drives I’ve ever had was out on the track in a Caterham Seven. It is brutally fast due to its light weight and tremendous fun to be in. It really struck a chord in my heart that I never forgot”, Carl Greatrix explains as he talks about his love for Caterham cars.

This love turned to inspiration for his future LEGO Caterham model, Carl explains “When I got back into building LEGO car models I thought the shape of the vehicle would lend itself to being modeled well in LEGO bricks as it is very angular and if I could find a suitable scale then I would be able to get all the details into it that I would love to see”.

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The Batmobile By Craig Drake

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Mondo will be selling this beautiful 24 x 36 print of the Batmobile by Craig Drake. The poster will be available at booth 835 at San Diego Comic Con today!

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LEGO Creator Expert Set 10252 VW Beetle

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Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. The accessible interior features beige-colored, forward-tilting seats, dashboard and steering wheel, and the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.

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– 1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features an array of brick-built details including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals and opening hood, trunk and doors.
– Use the included stickers to choose 1 of 4 license plates.
– Remove the cooler box and surfboard from the roof rails.
– Tilt the rear seat forward to access the storage space with fabric beach towel.
– Lift the hood to access the spare tire and fuel tank.
– Open the trunk to reveal the authentic, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.
– Open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed beige-colored interior with dashboard, steering wheel and tiltable front and back seats.
– Special elements include a round tile with printed VW logo, arched fender elements and an updated windshield design.
– VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 11” (15cm) high, 10” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

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Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning August 1, 2016 for $99.99.

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A Tiny Spock Leaning On A 1964 Buick Riviera Is The Best Hot Wheels Car Ever

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San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalizing looks at next summer’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectibles. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badass-looking Spock leaning on the hood.

The die-cast car is based on a well-known photo of Leonard Nimoy, in his full Spock getup, who celebrated the success of the original Star Trek TV series by buying himself a 1964 Buick Riviera and then posing with his new ride on the studio’s backlot.

It’s weird to see Spock standing near a vehicle not destined for space travel, but from the looks of it, the 1964 Buick Riviera was at least as large as the USS Enterprise, and it was probably able to carry more passengers and crew.

So how can you add this to either your Star Trek or Hot Wheels collection? The good news is you don’t need to be at Comic-Con to buy the car and its included 3D diorama. It will be exclusively available online from MattyCollector.com for $20 once the convention gets under way, although presumably in limited numbers, so don’t drag your feet.

(Reprinted from i09)

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LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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Experience the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS with this authentic LEGO Technic replica. Inside the box you’ll discover a special collector’s book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars, together with 4 original-design rims bearing the RS emblem. The sets of elements are boxed, and the building sequence gives an insight into the real-life vehicle’s assembly process. The model features detailed, orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights, taillights, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tires. The accessible cockpit features a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number.

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Functions include opening doors and hood with storage compartment and suitcase, and an opening rear lid that houses a detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons.

– Features authentically designed aerodynamic bodywork, adjustable rear spoiler, headlights and taillights, red suspension springs, original-design rims with RS emblem, detailed brake calipers, low-profile tires, working gearbox, working steering wheel with gearshift paddles, detailed seating, glove compartment with unique model serial number, opening doors, opening hood containing a suitcase, and an opening rear lid with detailed flat 6 engine.
– Includes a collection of authentic stickers.
– Open the doors to access the detailed cockpit.
– Lift the rear lid to access the detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons.
– Open the glove compartment to reveal the unique serial number.
– Delivered in luxurious box packaging.
– Includes a special full-color collector’s book including the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars, plus comprehensive building instructions.
– This set includes over 2,700 pieces.
– Porsche 911 GT3 RS measures over 6” (17cm) high, 22” (57cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.

The LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 will be available on June 1, 2016 for $299.99.

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Batman 1966 Hot Rod Batmobile Statue

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The Batmobile featured in the 1960s Batman TV show is still one of the most iconic throughout the franchise. This statue combines the legendary ’66 Batmobile with the hot-rod/Kustom Kulture art of the 1960’s popularized by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth for a dynamic interpretation.

Pre-order the statue HERE for $125.

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Tesla Model S For Kids By Radio Flyer

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Radio Flyer has partnered with Tesla Motors to release a miniature Model S electric car for children. The vehicle has a top speed of six miles per hour, advanced battery technology, working headlights, a sound system, and other Model S inspired design elements.

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The tiny cars will begin shipping in May 2016, and customers can preorder and build their little Model S now. The preorder process involves picking the color as well as optional spare batteries, a cover, and customizable license plate and parking sign. Prices begin at $500.

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Domino’s Unveils The DXP: Delivery eXPert Vehicle

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Behold the Domino’s DXP (Delivery eXPert), think of it as a Batmobile for pizza delivery.

The modified Chevrolet Spark is tricked out with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces. The driver’s seat is the only seat and a puddle light projects the Domino’s logo onto the ground.

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Local Motors, which once built a 3-D printed car, held a crowdsourced competition to collect and perfect design elements, while Rousch Enterprises, developer of Google’s self-driving car platform, put the DXP together. The brand’s lead agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky—the shop behind Domino’s Tracker and other high-profile promotions (like the ability to order by text, tweet and emoji)—worked on the DXP’s flashy exterior design and bespoke car topper.

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There are 100 such vehicles in production, and by year’s end they’ll serve as mobile advertisements while speeding pies to customers in cities like Boston, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego and Seattle.

“People want their pizza to be as hot and fresh out of the oven as possible,” CP+B executive creative director Matt Talbot tells AdFreak. “The DXP, with its built-in warming oven, can deliver on that better than any vehicle before it. The other compartments in the vehicle also mean that any drinks, sides and sauces will make it safely to your front door as well.”

Four years in the making, the DXP has been rigorously tested, Talbot adds: “That includes flammability testing, cold weather testing, rain testing and excessive-use, including 10,000 cycles of opening and closing the warming oven door.”

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Tesla Launches Model X

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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.

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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!

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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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Tesla Charger Prototype

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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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