It's okay — kids aren't the only ones who like Lego bricks. But when it comes time to display your creations in your office, cubicle, or home, you might want to add a little bit of adult sophistication to the mix. Do exactly that with Lego Carbon Fiber Tiles. Available in packs of 10, these 1x2 tiles are made from 3mm sheets of aerospace grade carbon fiber, manufactured in the USA, and lend a touch of class to any model you add them to, whether it be a serious Architecture model or a double decker couch.
Some of the best time wasters fit snugly into your pocket and we aren't talking about your smartphone. EDC Tops from J.L. Lawson & Co. take a game that has been around for centuries and modernize it with these manually machined pieces. Starting from a solid bar of 7/8" brass or copper, each piece is then manually turned and a tungsten carbide ball is press fit for the tip. A custom leather pouch is also included for storage. Whether it's a relaxing ritual or a competition for the longest spin time, each top is hand made to last for as many spins as you can muster.
If you're a fan of all things remote controlled, or are just fascinated with drone culture and the growing interest surrounding it, the Nano Drone from Morrison Technologies looks like a great way to get started. The world's smallest quadcopter measures 2" across and 3/4" tall and is capable of flying for 5-8 minutes on a single USB charge at a distance up to 150 feet away. Learn how to pilot a drone without the worry of possibly destroying something pricey.
Approved by the World Chess Federation, the FIDE World Chess Championship Set will lend an extra air of legitimacy to your friendly matches. The set was designed by Pentagram vet Daniel Weil, and draws inspiration from both classical Greek architecture and the classic Staunton design. Handmade out of rosewood and maple, the matching board is the perfect base for the ebonized boxwood chessmen.