Ichiban Custom Lego Kits

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.

  • Rover Spy Tank

    While it's not the most inconspicuous spy gadget we've ever seen, the Rover Spy Tank ($150) should do just enough to let you be the Ethan Hunt of your abode. Controlled by an app that works with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, the tank has a camera that streams live video and takes still photos, while a built-in microphone transmits sound back to you. It has a wireless range of up to 200 feet, plus infrared night vision for late night missions.

  • Big Daddy Nerf Gun

    We usually gag at anything related to the Steampunk movement, but this rejiggered Nerf Barricade blaster stole our heart. The Big Daddy Nerf Gun ($300) is crafted from wood planks that were part of a 75-year-old chair and hand-riveted aluminum, and sports a working scope. It holds 10 whistler Nerf darts and all the dreams of your steam-powered childhood. [via]

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