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This App Tells You What You Can Build Out of a Pile of LEGO Bricks

Despite the fact we’ve all “grown up” since our introduction to LEGO, the magic of building something from nothing but tiny plastic bricks remains as appealing today as it was during childhood. These days, we’re…

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The Latest R2-D2 LEGO Set Is the Most Advanced Yet

We’ve spent more of our adult lives building LEGO Star Wars sets than we’d care to talk about, but as long as the iconic and popular brick builder keeps churning out sets like this latest…

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LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Kit

When it comes to building models of your favorite National Aeronautics and Space Administration vehicles, you won’t find better than the options from everyone’s favorite brick-builder, LEGO. Joining the likes of the LEGO NASA Space…

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The Rarest Game Console Ever Can Be Yours… For Just $360,000

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Not everyone gets to own a Nintendo PlayStation

Back before Nintendo decided to make the cartridge-based Nintendo 64 and before Sony decided to make its line of disc-based PlayStation consoles, there was a brief collaboration between the two giants. The result? The rare, prototype “Nintendo PlayStation.” It obviously never came to market, but a prototype is up for auction and may well go for upwards of $1 million.

Its original owners came into possession of the strange piece of video game history through a bankruptcy auction that included items from a former Sony CEO. The strange device, one of only about 200 hundred prototypes ever made, is the only surviving console known to have survived. The auction, which will continue for 21 more days, has already attracted big bids, with the price already up to over $300,000 and is attracting attention from people with mountains of cash, who you’d be hard-pressed to outbid.

The owners of the console reportedly turned down a $1.2 million offer to purchase the device outright, which says plenty about how high they expect the number to go. This could wind up being the most expensive video game console of all time.

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Eric Limer

Eric Limer is Gear Patrol’s tech editor. A resident of Weehawken, NJ, his current obsessions include mechanical keyboards, mechanical pencils and Formula 1.

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This LEGO Ideas Set Includes Three Different Dinosaur Fossils

As much as we love the freedom and creativity imparted upon us with a giant pile of plastic LEGO bricks and no final goal in site, we also appreciate everything that goes into the creation…

Monopoly: Shinola Detroit Edition

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Sean Woolsey Pool Table

Although a bit pricey for our pockets, the Sean Woolsey Pool Table would be a nice addition to our office (can we get a review unit?). Made with performance in mind, the finely crafted gaming table is made of premium materials such as American black walnut for the rails & legs, and rich black leather Inset drop pockets.

The 8-foot pool table also features a steel structure, pro tour felt wrapped around solid Brazilian slate, brass rail protectors, and embedded black epoxy rail sights for aligning shots. With the table, you get a handcrafted walnut triangle with maple splines, an exclusive pro ball set, two 57″ and one 42″ premium fiberglass cue sticks, and a bunch of black chalk. You’ll have to supply your own silly costumes, though.

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