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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.

Lego DC Super-Villains Lets You Wreak Havoc With the Baddies as a Custom Villain  Lego DC Super-Villains Lets You Wreak Havoc With the Baddies as a Custom Villain 

The newest trailer for Lego DC Super-Villains has arrived, which will star a custom-created supervillain of the player’s choice alongside DC’s deep catalog of bodacious bad guys.

Watch: io9 Gives You a Tour of San Diego Comic-Con's Show Floor on Preview Night

The big show is on! Comic-Con officially began last night in San Diego and the crew of io9 is there to experience it first-hand and bring you all the fun. Our own Beth Elderkin and Germain Lussier took a stroll around the show floor on Preview Night to give you a sneak peak at what to expect.

Lego Recreated James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 Complete With Ejector Seat and Hidden Machine Guns Lego Recreated James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 Complete With Ejector Seat and Hidden Machine Guns

No one watches James Bond movies for Bond, or the over-the-top diabolical plans of the film’s villains. We’re there for the gadgets, which Lego’s designers have carefully recreated in this feature-packed replica of the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove during his time as 007. I’ll never have an ejector…

A New Lego Set Reveals Spider-Man and Venom Don't Need to Be Jealous of Tony Stark's Hulkbuster Mech A New Lego Set Reveals Spider-Man and Venom Don't Need to Be Jealous of Tony Stark's Hulkbuster Mech

As one of the few superheroes without any powers, Tony Stark instead brings some impressive toys to battle—including the towering Hulkbuster armor—that must make other heroes jealous. But as io9 can exclusively reveal today, in Lego’s new set, Spider-Man and Venom have no reason to envy Stark, as the two will soon go…

Mego Makes a Nostalgic Return, and More of the Best Toys of the Week Mego Makes a Nostalgic Return, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the toys that we’ll be buying immediately after we’re done staring at everything at San Diego Comic-Con next week. While there’s all that ahead of us, right now we’ve got Lego Movie 2 sets, a very stylish Half Life hero, and, as always, adorable porgs. Check it out!

The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of our…

A Cavalcade of Gorgeous Marvel Hot Toys, and More of the Fanciest Toys of the Week A Cavalcade of Gorgeous Marvel Hot Toys, and More of the Fanciest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things toys. This week, San Diego Comic-Con marches ever closer with even more exclusives, Batman Ninja strikes at your shelf, and Nerf is getting into laser tag. Check it out!

The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on this here internet lately. This week: Comic-Con exclusive mania continues, Fantastic Beasts finds itself an extremely clever Lego set, and the best incarnation of the Justice League assembles on your toy shelf. Check it out!

Lego's Voltron Set Is the Giant Brick Robot of Our Dreams Lego's Voltron Set Is the Giant Brick Robot of Our Dreams

We’ve been quivering with anticipation ever since Lego officially confirmed it would be adding Voltron—the universe’s premiere lion-based defender—to its range of fan-petitioned Lego Ideas products. But now, we finally have our first look at the final set and it’s even better than we had imagined.

Lego's Next Minifigure Collection Is a Harry Potter Treasure Trove Lego's Next Minifigure Collection Is a Harry Potter Treasure Trove

It’s time to hone your squeezing and feeling skills because Lego’s next blind-bagged minifigures collection arrives August 1 with 22 new characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If only “Aparecium,” the revealing charm, worked on tiny foil bags, too.

Even More Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Exclusives, and the Rest of the Best Toys of the Week Even More Weird and Wonderful Comic-Con Exclusives, and the Rest of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the newest, coolest toys we want to add to our collections. This week’s entries might be a bit hard to acquire though—because truly, San Diego Comic-Con exclusive season is upon us. We’ve got creepy Yodas! Aquamen! Spaceship cockpits! Oh, and a Swedish chef. Take a…

The PS4 Spider-Man Heads to Your Toy Shelf, and More of the Most Spectacular Toys of the Week The PS4 Spider-Man Heads to Your Toy Shelf, and More of the Most Spectacular Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of all the shiny things we’ve wanted to spend our savings on recently. This week, we’ve got some very cool Voltron, Star Wars, and Batman Beyond toys heading to San Diego Comic-Con, a lovely little Pokémon pal, and a most impressive Sith Lord. Check it out!

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