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11 of the Coolest Builds By Bored People With a Lot of Lego Bricks

There are a lot of reasons why Lego remains one of the world’s most popular toys, over 3,700, in fact: the number of unique Lego pieces that have been created over the decades. It allows everything from Batmobiles, to excavators, to Kessel running space ships to be built from plastic bricks, but Lego can be used to…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Cranes, Artificial Intelligence, Lego, Guinness World Records, Lord Of The Rings, Neural Networks, Bugatti, Nerf, Bugatti Chiron, Pinball, Rubiks Cube, Blasters, Kessel, Lego Bricks


Man Who Probably Hates Having Fingers Builds a Gun That Shoots Playing Cards at 120 MPH

There’s no denying the engineering and building skills of YouTube’s The Practical Engineer. But it’s the “practical” claims we feel the need to question because as impressive as this invention is, does anyone actually need a handheld blaster that can hurl playing cards at speeds over 120 miles per hour?Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, Youtube, Hacks, Playing Cards, Blasters, The Practical Engineer, Emiel


That Toilet Paper Spitball Blaster Gets a Much-Needed Rapid-Fire Upgrade

Despite being one of the many poop-themed, gross-out toy reveals at last year’s New York Toy Fair, Jakks Pacific’s toilet-paper shooting Skid Shot turned out to be a fun alternative to traditional toy blasters that just shoot foam ammo. For 2019, Jakks is releasing an improved version called the Sheet Storm that fixes…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Toilet Paper, Toy Fair, Blasters, JAKKS Pacific, Skid Shot, Toy Fair 2019, Spitballs, Sheet Storm, New York Toy Fair Jakks Pacific


This Video Runs Down the Fictional History of One of Star Wars' Most Recognizable Blasters

Okay, the most recognizable blaster in Star Wars is probably Han’s Blaster, the Dl-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol. But this is the second. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Vfx, Stormtroopers, Blasters


This Customized Hydrogen-Powered Nerf Blaster Makes Its Own Explosive Fuel

If you’ve ever been disappointed by the performance of a Nerf toy, you’re not alone. For safety (and legal) reasons the blasters come with limited power out of the box, but there’s a thriving community of modders online who’ve found ways to give them more kick. That includes Peter Sripol who hacked a Nerf blaster so…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Hacks, Hasbro, Nerf, Blasters, Electrolysis, Peter Sripol, Nerf N Strike Elite Mega Cycloneshock Blaster


The Perfect Nerf Knock-Offs

Nerf ranks up there with Lego, Hot Wheels, and Barbie, as one of the most recognizable brands in the toy industry, but can you have just as much fun pinging your co-worker with foam ammo fired from one of its competitor’s products? I went hands on with two Nerf alternatives: the Adventure Force Commandfire and…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Barbie, Hands On, Quantum, Nerf, Blasters, Dart Zone, Adventure Force, Prime Time Toys, Commandfire


Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally time for water guns to evolve again. They’ve created the self-filling Spyra One that fires quick bursts of water instead…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Weapons, Blasters, Water Guns, Spyra


Nerf's New Laser Tag Blasters Ditched the Darts, and I Don't Miss Them

Over-the-top Nerf battles are a fun and (mostly) painless way to determine who in the office has to buy the donuts this week. What’s not so fun is having to hunt down every last missing dart afterwards. Hasbro’s eliminated that hassle with its new Laser Ops Pro blasters; an updated version of laser tag that might feel…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Toys, Science, Lasers, Hasbro, Nerf, Blasters, Laser Tag, Laser Ops Pro, Alphapoint, Deltaburst


I'm in Awe of This Four-Foot Nerf Bazooka That Fires Pool Noodle Rockets

In recent years, Nerf has added some gigantic blasters to its lineup, at times necessitating the need for a shoulder strap. But they still can’t compare to one of YouTube’s Ryan & David’s recent creations: a four-foot long custom-built bazooka that fires oversized darts made from pool noodles.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Youtube, 3d Printing, Hacks, Explosives, Nerf, Blasters, Bazookas, Ryan David


This Glowstick-Shooting Star Wars Blaster Replica Looks Like It's Firing Actual Lasers

Star Wars cosplayers of the world take note: Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favorite slingshot-designing mad scientist, has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire in real life. Instead of employing dangerously powerful lasers that will get you kicked out of a convention faster than you can reload, his…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Weapons, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Joerg Sprave, Blasters, Slingshots, Glowsticks


This Custom-Made, 1,200-Round Triple Nerf Gun Is So Big It Needs a Tripod

There’s no better example of bigger being better than this devastating 1,200-round Nerf blaster made by combining three Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K blasters and a plastic storage container that serves as a massive ammo hopper. The result is a foam-firing Frankenstein that’s so massive and heavy you need a camera tripod to…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Diy, Hacks, Mods, Nerf, Frankenstein, Blasters, Frank Cooper, Rival Nemesis Mxvii 10k


These Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Can Be Fired by Flexing Arm Muscles

After realizing they had an unfair advantage during Nerf battles over a competitor who was missing a hand, the tinkerers at Hackerloop decided to level the battlefield by building Nicholas Huchet a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic that can be automatically fired whenever he contracts his forearm muscles.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Diy, Hacks, Prosthetics, Nerf, Blasters, Hackerloop, Nicholas Huchet, Valentin Squirelo


A Clever Trick Lets Nerf's Newest Blaster Shoot a Seemingly Endless Stream of Darts

In New York next month the toymakers of the world will be showing off everything the kids in your life will be begging you for later this year. But ahead of Toy Fair 2018, Nerf has given us a sneak peek at a couple of new blasters it’s introducing, including one that helps solve the most annoying part of waging a dart…Read more...
Tags: Toys, New York, Science, Hasbro, Weapons, Darts, Nerf, Toy Fair, Blasters, Toy Fair 2018, Mega Thunderhawk, N Strike Elite Infinus


A Talented Modder Turned Nerf's 70 MPH Rival Blaster Into a 2,000-Round Spinning Minigun

Nerf’s Rival blasters, which can fire small foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, already make you a formidable opponent when office battles erupt. But it wasn’t enough for YouTube’s Captain Xavier, who hacked his Nerf Rival into a spinning minigun fed by a 2,000-sh0t backpack.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Youtube, Hacks, Mods, Nerf, Xavier, Blasters


Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon

Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you answered “yes” to both, then head over to DragonflyFabrication’s Thingiverse page where you can download the plans for this double-barreled, wrist-mounted candy corn blaster.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Diy, 3d Printing, Thingiverse, Candy, Cannons, Blasters, 3D printed


A Homemade Brick Blaster Makes Lego Accidents Even More Painful

Joerg Sprave, the internet’s most famous slingshot-loving amateur super villain, has found ways to weaponize everything from foam Nerf darts, to those tiny Ikea pencils. His latest troubling achievement is a custom elastic-powered blaster that can turn Lego bricks into tiny projectiles.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Weapons, Joerg Sprave, Blasters, Slingshots


Don't Get Hit by a Nerf Dart Traveling at Twice the Speed of Sound

YouTuber Giaco Whatever is on a quest to build a Nerf blaster that will do more than just leave a tiny welt on someone. He’s constructed an air-powered dart cannon that generates 400 PSI of pressure, and when cranked to full power, it can apparently send a Nerf dart flying at Mach 2.3, twice the speed of sound, or…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Hacks, Weapons, Darts, Mach, Nerf, Cannons, Don, Blasters, PSI, Giaco Whatever


Guy Builds Home-Made Nerf Gun That's Powerful Enough to Blast Foam Darts Right Through a Can

One of the things that makes toy dart blasters fun is that they can’t really hurt you. Sure, it doesn’t exactly tickle if you get shot at close range, but toy makers limit the power to keep lawsuits at bay. However, you don’t ever want to find yourselves in the crosshairs of this homebrew dart gun that’s powerful…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Darts, Blasters, Giaco Whatever


How to Build an Alarm Clock That Can Only Be Silenced by a Nerf Dart

The most dangerous object in your home isn’t the stove, the clothes iron, or that chainsaw in your garage. It’s your alarm clock’s snooze button that makes it so easy to go back to bed each morning. Silencing that alarm shouldn’t be so easy, so Christopher Guichet built an alarm clock that can only be deactivated with…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Diy, Clocks, Arduino, Darts, Nerf, Alarm Clocks, Blasters, Christopher Guichet


How to Turn Nerf's Newest Blaster Into a Foam Bullet Fire Hose

It was only announced last week, and it’s not supposed to be available until later in the year, but somehow YouTube’s LordDraconical managed to get his hands on Nerf’s new Rival Nemesis MXVII-1oK. He promptly gutted it and then upgraded it to turn it into a wacky foam bullet-shooting monster.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Youtube, Hacks, How To, Batteries, Upgrades, Mods, Nerf, Blasters, Rival


Watch Adam Savage Give a Nerf Blaster an Impressive Scifi Movie Prop Makeover

Despite being made of plastic, Nerf’s dart blasters look incredibly realistic and detailed—as long as you can ignore their garishly bright colors. Adam Savage apparently could not, however, so he spent an entire day giving the Nerf Longstrike CS-6 a fantastic facelift to make it look like a prop from of a scifi…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Hasbro, Weapons, Tested, Adam Savage, Nerf, Props, Blasters


Nerf’s Newest Blasters Include a 10-Barreled Mega Monster

We who are about to Nerf salute you. The post Nerf's Newest Blasters Include a 10-Barreled Mega Monster appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Toys, Gear, Nerf, Blasters


Nerf's Colossal New Gun Blasts 100 Rounds at 70 MPH

A few years ago Nerf decided the best way to lure teens away from paintball and back to its foam darts was with a new line of blasters capable of firing tiny foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. The latest addition to that line is the formidable Nemesis MXVII-1oK which comes with a massive 100-shot hopper…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Nerf, Toy Fair, Blasters, Rival


Nerf's New Blasters Shoot Tiny Foam Cars Instead of Darts

Every kid knows that if you want your die-cast toy cars to make an impressive jump off a ramp, you need a lot of steep track to build up speed. But Nerf wants to change all that with a new line of blasters that simply fire tiny toy cars directly at a ramp, so you don’t need any track at all.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Cars, Automotive, Hasbro, Nerf, Toy Fair, Blasters, Nitro


An Exhaustive Explanation of the Best Nerf Dart to Reach For in Battle

Some people take their Nerf dart blasters very seriously. There are entire leagues dedicated to running around and blasting fellow players with foam darts—essentially a less painful version of paintball. But what darts are worth arming yourself with? Nerf expert Frank Cooper breaks it down in this exhaustively…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Weapons, Darts, Nerf, Blasters, Frank Cooper


You Can Build a Working Nerf Blaster Using Lego

Proving once again that the only toy any kid really needs is a giant box of Lego, YouTube’s Astonishing Studios has managed to recreate a working version of the classic Nerf Maverick REV-6 blaster using nothing but plastic bricks and a metal spring for power.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Lego, Hasbro, Weapons, Nerf, Blasters, Astonishingstudios, Astonishing Studios


Adam Savage Built a Perfect Replica of The Fifth Element's Zorg ZF-1 Blaster

The Fifth Element is one of those movies you can’t help but watch all the way through whenever it’s on TV. There are just too many wonderful moments to miss, but clearly Adam Savage’s favorite was the reveal of the Zorg ZF-1 blaster. Why else would he spend over 10 years building a replica of his own?Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Guns, Tested, Adam Savage, Props, Replicas, Blasters, Zorg, The Fifth Element


A Real-Life Version of Doom's BFG Reveals Just How Gigantic It Really Is

Doom is known for being one of the original multiplayer first-person shooters that let you and your friends run around blasting each other to pieces. But most players probably instead remember it fondly for the BFG, the ultimate blaster upgrade that now exists in real-life, too.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Video Games, 3d Printing, Weapons, Doom, Bethesda, Bfg, Props, Replicas, Blasters


Nerf's New Accustrike Blasters Use Redesigned Darts For Improved Accuracy

Given they’re just toys, Nerf’s blasters aren’t really known for accuracy. The best approach has always been to just send as many darts as possible at your target to improve your chances of hitting it. But with Nerf’s new Accustrike line, precision, patience, and aiming are finally the better approach.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Hasbro, Weapons, Nerf, Blasters


Q-Tip Crossbow Lets You Help Friends With Their Hygiene From Across the Room

When your work requires you to be in an office and interact with other people, you owe it to your co-workers to keep up your personal hygiene. That includes ensuring you keep the insides of your ears neat and tidy, unless you want your co-workers to do it for you using a tiny Q-Tip crossbow. (You don’t.)Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Thinkgeek, Weapons, Crossbows, Blasters