MEGATech Showcase: LEGO-Related Merchandise Beth Snyder October 11, 2013 Features Judging by the incredibly large number of LEGO items in my folder, it's been probably too long since I've done a showcase. This one is going to be all about objects made by LEGO either by themselves or with other manufacturers--lamps, watches, flashlights... like that. Because there are a great deal of them, and they're all pretty darn neat. Let's get started, shall we? It's a night light. It's a desk lamp. It's a clock. It's a flashlight. It's also LEGO Boba Fett and it's awesome. He stands 19cm tall, and is detachable from its base so you can use it in its flashlight function throughout your house. Its base also lights up (although I suspect that's a result of Boba's feet lighting up rather than it having internal bulbs), and his arms and legs are poseable. To turn him on, just press on his chest plate. Then either press it again to turn it off, or use the 30-minute sleep timer. Available for just under $40.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets How about a LEGO Joker? He also has poseable arms and legs so you can have him sit or stand on your nightstand, although this one doesn't light up. It is an officially licensed DC Comics product, though. He stands 8 inches tall and the clock is located smack in the middle of his abdomen. Recommended for ages 4 and up, this one will cost you $29.99 US. Source: Coolest Gadgets You know the only thing I don't like about these? Children's sizes. I want a pair for me! These are LEGO rain boots made by Crocs, and they are fabulous. In addition to the LEGO bricks running down the outside of each boot, they have handles for easy transport and also for ease of pulling them on. They only come in blue, which is kind of disappointing, but blue isn't a bad colour. Each pair runs $39.99 US. Source: Gizmodiva If you're a LEGO aficionado, you probably have way more bricks than you could ever hope to fit in this case. But if you just want to take a few somewhere for a building party (people do), what better way to carry them than in a LEGO Darth Vader case? I kind of want one for other stuff, like maybe I could use it to haul the tools I carry to work daily. It measures 11.5 x 3.1 x 11.8 inches and weighs about six ounces empty. Make one yours today for about $15.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts Sicking with the Star Wars theme, who wouldn't want an R2-D2 key chain light? I've kept a small light on my key ring since college, when I used to live in an apartment where the porch light burned out on a regular basis. You can attach it to your keys with the chain and ring, but you can also pose him with his legs if you need a steady light other than in your hand. It measures 2.75 inches tall, and requires 2 CR2025 3V batteries which are included. R2-D2 can grace your keys for just $11.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts R2-D2 not your thing? What about C3P0? Or, really, why not both? They are friends, after all. Anyway, this is obviously another key chain light, with LEDs in each poseable foot. He stands 3 inches tall, and you turn him on and off by pressing on his chest plate. He also requires 2 CR2025 batteries (included), and costs $11.99 US. Source: Coolest Gadgets Hey, look! It's another desk lamp/nightlight/flashlight! This one doesn't have a clock (it seems you can either light up or have a clock with these things). And of course it's reminding me yet again that I still haven't checked out Legends of Chima to see what it's all about. Arms and legs are poseable, and the LEDs are located in the bottom of each foot. He's removable from the base so you can use him as a mobile flashlight, and features a 30-minute sleep timer. This one runs about $55.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets And now for something completely different! Gaby and Jarrod are two geeks who got married, and while they didn't want to be completely ridiculous because they did want a nice wedding, they did want to embrace their geekdom. Thus, LEGO. The cake is shown above, and I love it. They also used LEGO bricks for cufflinks for the groomsmen, LEGO minifigs on each bridesmaid bouquet and groomsman boutonnire, LEGO centerpieces, and a LEGO brick ring box. You've got to check out the source article for all the pictures...they're fabulous. Source: Nerd Approved Someday I'm going to have an entire shelf in my library dedicated to LEGO books. Of course, that's going to require my living in a house large enough to accommodate a library, but whatever. This book will definitely be part of my collection, though. Mike Doyle has put together this 280-page coffee table book of some of the most beautiful LEGO creations, and appropriately enough named it "Beautiful LEGO". Use it for inspiration for your own designs, or just page through it in awe of the wonderful things others have created out of those little plastic bricks. $29.95 US. Source: The Gadgeteer Earlier we looked at a Joker lamp. Now we have Batman, in case that's more your style. Although it does make me giggle that there is a light source modeled to look like the Dark Knight, but then that's my sense of humour. At any rate, he stands 9 1/4 inches tall, and like the others is removable from his base, with poseable arms and legs. No clock in this one, either, just a lamp/flashlight. He'll be available in November, but you can pre-order now for $49.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts Here's some good news for grownups! We may not be able to get a pair of rain boots that fit, but LEGO is going to start making watches for big people! Pricing is supposed to range from $85.00 to $185.00 US, and will have wristbands that disassemble to mix and match with other LEGO watch faces. Of course, that will require you own more than one watch, but if you've got the money for it, why wouldn't you? I'm not entirely sure when these will hit stores, but keep your eyes open...you're gonna need to get one. Source: Oh Gizmo Finally, let's check out the trailer for The Desolation of Smaug in LEGO. Brotherhood Workshop put this one together, and it is fabulous! I don't know what my fascination is with movie trailers done in LEGO, but obviously I'm not the only one or there wouldn't be so many of them. It took two months to make this, and it was worth every second. It'll be one of the best two-minute investments you'll make to watch. Source: Nerd Approved Share This With The World!