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Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen draining our wallets for a perpetually growing list of preorders. This week: Bastion the robot gets turned into Lego! Hot Toys is making an Infinity War meme a very expensive reality! Groot gets a disturbingly detailed puppet! And more!

Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time round, a very cool take on the comic book Iron Spider suit, Obi-Wan Kenobi reaches out into the Star Wars figuarts line, Darth Vader’s sinister castle gets a slightly less sinister Lego set, and more. Check it out!

Good Robots, Dead Robots, and an Excellent Princess Leia Are Among the Best Toys of the Week Good Robots, Dead Robots, and an Excellent Princess Leia Are Among the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest merchandise we’ve seen on the internet. This week: RIP Optimus Prime! Plus, a very good Princess Leia, Wolverine goes ronin, Overwatch’s divine robot monk gets the figure he deserves, and much more. Check it out!

Tinkerer Builds More Durable Version of Nintendo Labo Toys Using Lego

When I reviewed Nintendo’s Labo kits a few months ago, I was genuinely impressed that the company had managed to create playable accessories out of cardboard. However, a few months later they’re starting to show some wear and tear, and glue and tape can only go so far when it comes to repairing them. That’s why I love…

Unintentionally Creepy Halloween Costumes, Space Rovers, and All the Best Toys You Missed This Week Unintentionally Creepy Halloween Costumes, Space Rovers, and All the Best Toys You Missed This Week

Ending the week without a list of new ways to blow your paycheck just feels wrong, so welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet. This week we’ve got some Star Wars-themed costume ideas that will unintentionally terrify your neighborhood, a fun Squirrel Girl doll…

Spider-Punk Does Whatever a Spider-Punk Can in the Best Toys of the Week Spider-Punk Does Whatever a Spider-Punk Can in the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet. This week, Spider-Punk rocks out, Overwatch’s D.Va adds another sweet piece of merch to her highlight reel, a very cool Star Wars set, and...Barbie’s craziest ride yet? Check it out!

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

An Amazing Japanese Take on C-3PO, and More of the Loveliest Toys of the Week An Amazing Japanese Take on C-3PO, and More of the Loveliest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things merch. This week, Tamashii Nation’s “movie realization” range takes on Threepoio, an incredibly detailed Keanu Reeves emerges from the Continental, and Doctor Who’s Bill Potts finally gets her own action figure. Check it out!

Marvel At This Drivable Bugatti Chiron Built From a Million Pieces of Lego Technic and 2,304 Electric Toy Motors

As cool as the 5.3-million-piece Lego X-wing fighter the toymaker built in Times Square was—the ship didn’t actually fly. That’s what makes Lego’s latest over-the-top build even more impressive. There’s over a million pieces of Lego Technic in this life-sized Bugatti Chiron, as well as 2,304 tiny Lego electric motors…

40 Years of Lego Minifigures: What's Your All-Time Favorite?

If you’re a Lego aficionado, there’s a good chance you’ve occasionally bought an entire set just to add a single, four-centimeter plastic figure to your collection. Today Lego is officially celebrating the 40-year anniversary of its Minifigures, so now’s as good a time as any to discuss which one is your all-time…

It Takes a Villain to Beat a Villain in the Latest Lego DC Super-Villains Trailer It Takes a Villain to Beat a Villain in the Latest Lego DC Super-Villains Trailer

I mean, who else will threaten to take over the world if some bigger bad guy comes and tries to do it first?

Lego Finally Gives Lando the Monstrous 2,800+ Piece Cloud City He Deserves Lego Finally Gives Lando the Monstrous 2,800+ Piece Cloud City He Deserves

Taking a cue from SUVs, fast food joints, and smartphones, Lego continues its Master Builder Series supersizing efforts with this new Betrayal at Cloud City set that clocks in at a hefty 2,812-pieces and recreates multiple scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It even includes Slave 1 so Boba Fett can haul…

Lego's Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To Lego's Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To

Listening to what customers want is crucial for any company to survive, but in 2008 Lego took that idea farther than most by enlisting its dedicated fanbase to actually help it design new sets. The approach has led to some of the company’s most memorable creations to date, including a towering new Voltron set that…

With Some Clever Engineering, This Guy Made a Supersized Lego Helicopter Actually Fly

Instead of relying on just his imagination to make Lego toys fly, Adam Woodworth supersizes his favorite sets and upgrades them with motors and electronics so they can take to the skies all by themselves. But with a blocky rotor that’s clearly not designed for flight, can you figure out how this Lego helicopter…

The New RC Lego Batmobile Is Your Puppy's Worst Nightmare The New RC Lego Batmobile Is Your Puppy's Worst Nightmare

When I was a kid I always wanted to electrify my Lego creations. I wanted my Lego planes to fly, and I wanted my Lego cars to drive. The latter is finally possible thanks to Lego’s new Power Up platform, a set of features that lets you add motors to Lego creations and control them with a smartphone app. One of the…

We Built This Massive Lego Voltron So You Don't Have To

Here at io9, we love any excuse to foster our inner children. For Gizmodo video producer Tom Caswell, that opportunity came with Lego’s new Classic Voltron Set. It’s 2,300 pieces of 1980s Lego perfection that we put together over the course of eight glorious hours. Of course, we know not everyone has the time for…

Lego Batman, Superman, and Emmet Star in the Best Airplane Safety Video You've Ever Seen

In the escalating arms race that is entertaining airline safety videos, Turkish Airlines has just dropped the equivalent of the atomic bomb on its competitors. Its new in-flight video features characters from The Lego Movie inside a fantastically detailed Lego airplane. It’s...awesome.

Jell-O’s New ‘Special Recipe’ Kit Lets You Make Jiggly Blocks That Stack Like Lego Jell-O’s New ‘Special Recipe’ Kit Lets You Make Jiggly Blocks That Stack Like Lego

Lego might be the most popular toy on Earth, but it’s about to get some stiff (jiggly?) competition from Kraft-Heinz, which just tweaked the recipe of its Jell-O gelatin mix, making it thicker and sturdier. It’s only available in new Jell-O Play kits that also include plastic molds for making squishy bricks that can…

I Hope I Get an Acceptance Letter to Lego's New 6,020-Piece Hogwarts Castle Set I Hope I Get an Acceptance Letter to Lego's New 6,020-Piece Hogwarts Castle Set

If you thought Lego was out of surprises after all the sets it revealed leading up to San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, today the plastic brick-maker revealed it had one last giant Hogwarts-shaped ace up its sleeve with a new 6,020-piece Harry Potter castle set that includes 27 microscale figures.

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