The crazy kids at Lego do a pretty good job of giving us interesting items to build, but what if the thing you're lusting after — a Lego DeLorean, for instance — isn't available? That's where these Ichiban Custom Lego Kits ($15-$800) come in. Painstakingly designed, each kit arrives with all the brand-new, official Lego elements needed to recreate the design, but many also arrive with an instruction booklet — otherwise available as a PDF download — and a collector's box. They might lack some of the polish seen on Lego's most impressive kits, but if you're looking to build a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the Batpod, or the Nebuchadnezzar, they're the only game in town.
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots has nothing on these. Arriving in a package weighing 850 lbs. (!), these Robot Boxing Machines ($17,000) take recreational robot warfare to a new level. You and buddy each climb inside one of the beasts, and use a thumb-triggered button and two independent joysticks to activate the pneumatic-powered, tire-tread-fisted arms, while a Honda gas engine powers the hidden wheels, letting you float like a tank at up to 3 mph for up to five hours of fighting. Just the thing to liven up your holiday gatherings. [via]