They say that when you're tired of Lego, you're tired of life. Or something like that. Lego Mini Camera Custom, designed by Chris McVeigh, enables you to build your very own camera from scratch. Available in a black or brown finish, the only problem is you can't actually take any snaps with it. You could take pictures of it though, which would be kind of ironic.
Attention all frustrated astronauts and NASA engineers, we bring you what is one of the coolest toys, like, ever. The Fuel Cell-powered H-ROVER is controlled by means of your smartphone, tablet or PC and boasts a real-time video feed from its on-board camera. Forget conventional batteries, this thing's so advanced it's powered by hydrogen cells that will keep it going for a good hour. Spacesuit not included.
We've had hours of fun with this at GearCulture. The Nerf Sports Firevision Football boasts Micoprism Technology that creates a glowing streak of light like a meteorite. Don a pair of Firevision frames, chuck it to a friend and be mesmerized by the comet-like glowing missile that has a range of 100 feet. Don't get to too entranced and forget to catch it though.
How do you make flying remote-controlled indoor choppers more fun? Turn into a duel to the death, of course. The Swann Sky Duel twin indoor helicopters will test your flying skills against a challenger, equipped with a weapon for shooting your opponent down. Tap away at the controller to fire infrared beams at your target and send them falling from the sky, but don’t worry about damaging your choppers since they’re built to withstand impacts and crashes.
How d'ya fancy owning your own drone, CIA-style? The Lehmann LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is the first of its kind, no need to know a thing about piloting, can house up to two cameras either above or below the wing for superb aerial images and is ultra-lightweight meaning that it's ultra-portable to boot. Privacy? Overrated if you ask us.
The Lego Mindstorms EV3 will turn everyone's favorite plastic building bricks into live robots, Transformers-style. The set includes motors, sensors, a programmable brick, remote control and even its own app that will enable your creation to be powered from your very own smart device. How d'ya fancy a healthy dose of ass-kicking, Decepticons?
A modern take on the most timeless of toy brands, the remote controlled Lego Technic 4x4 Crawler with its high performance extreme suspension boasts off road capabilities, an infrared receiver, opening doors and fully controllable steering. There was a time when all the fun of Lego was in building it, now the good times are infinite.
Possibly proof that time travel does exist because surely someone has brought this back from the future. The Puzzlebox Brain-Controlled Helicopter does exactly what it says on the tin. We're not even going to pretend to understand how the hell this thing works, but it does, and it's one of the coolest things we've ever seen.
Modern home games consoles may be advanced, but they're never going to replicate the real thing, and as for the real thing, let's face it, few of us have the money/time/balls to ever experience it so the bad boy Black Swann is the next best thing to being an authentic stealth helicopter pilot. Even has a built in camera so you can watch your missions all over again and is available in a range of models to suit all piloting abilities.
We're absolutely loving these Moto TC RC Cars in the GearCulture office. Regardless of the fact that both the Monster Truck and Racer models look as cool as the real things, it's the control that's got us all hot under the collar - they're done so via app. It means all movements are virtual and conducted with a slight lean, flick or twist of your favorite iGadget.