MEGATech Showcase: LEGO Merchandise Beth Snyder January 14, 2014 Features There is so much more to LEGO than just building kits. There’s even more to it than the amazing creations those with far more creativity and engineering skills than I put together. There’s also a huge market for other merchandise with a LEGO theme: clocks, flashlights, lunch boxes…the list goes on and on. Here are a few of those items for your viewing pleasure. Granted, this one isn’t available for everyone, but if you happen to live near the blogger at Cute Sweet Things I bet you could get one for a price. Or, conveniently enough, there are detailed instructions with pictures if you want to attempt to make one yourself. I’m talking about this Millennium Falcon cake, of course. It’s a chocolate mud cake covered with ganache and sugar paste, and I want it for my next birthday. Source: Craziest Gadgets Who wouldn’t want a LEGO Superman clock in their bedroom? I would certainly use one. He measures over 9 inches (22 cm) tall, and has movable arms, wrists, legs, and head. His cape is made of fabric, but his body is pure LEGO minifig, with an easy-to-read LCD display and a snooze button. Add one to your night stand for around $30.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts Got an iPad Mini? You need a LEGO Builder Case for it! Don’t even try to tell me you don’t want one, because this is so cool I simply won’t believe you. This one comes from Belkin (as did previous LEGO cases), and features a LEGO baseplate on the back for easy building. The front is a magnetic cover that protects your screen, but folds into the familiar triangle to hold your iPad up while in use. Your choice of red, yellow or green will cost you $70.00 US. Source: Gizmodiva You know what you need sitting next to your LEGO Superman clock? A LEGO Joker lamp. Never mind that they don’t exactly go together, I’m working on a DC Comics theme here. This 10-inch tall Joker minifig has LED lamps in his feet, and can be removed from the base for use as a flashlight. His arms and legs are poseable, and he has a 30-minute auto shutoff for use as a nightlight. It takes three AAA batteries, which are included, and costs about $45.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts I don’t normally wear a watch, but that has changed on occasion when I’ve found one that’s so darn cool I simply must have it. This could very well be one of those times, although this looks a bit big for my wrist. This is a working, digital wristwatch, unisex, with an alarm, and is water resistant to .5 meters. The band material is rubber, comes in multicolour only, and measures about 3 cm wide by 25 cm long. The case measures 4.2 x 3.0 cm in diameter by 1.8 cm thick. Put one on your wrist for only $25.00 US. Source: Coolest Gadgets So you like the Joker lamp, but need something a little more practical to carry around? How about a Catwoman key chain light? She’s only about 3 inches tall, and features an LED in each of her movable feet (her arms and head move as well). Two CR2025 3V batteries are included (they’re replaceable), and she has a key chain attachment on her head. To make her light up, simply press on her chest. Yours for just $11.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts I’ll close this one out with a wonderful book that will teach you how to make things out of LEGO you never thought possible. Megan H. Rothrock came up with this 196-page hardcover book which follows the adventures of Megs and Brickbot as they track the Destructor. Along the way you not only get an entertaining story, but learn how to make cars, spaceships, dragons (that even breathe fire!), and all sorts of neat stuff. This is Volume 2, and is available for $24.95 US. Source: The Gadgeteer Share This With The World!