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Jul14

ICEBERGS cools visitors at Washington DC

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Visitors to the Washington DC National Building Museum can now take a load off at the new ICEBERGS installation, which opened earlier this July. Designed by James Corner Field Operations as a part of the museum’s Summer Block Party event, the entire exhibit was created with pre-made elements and recyclable materials, transforming a 12,540-square-foot plaza into a simulated underwater playground. The exhibit features large triangular formations made to look like the underside of floating icebergs, and features bean bag cushions, cavernous rooms, and even interactive slides for visitors to relax and have fun at. The exhibit will remain open until September 5th, giving visitors the rest of the summer to visit the new exhibit. Check out the video below to see ICEBERGS in construction!

Jul14

Recreate iconic Disney castle in LEGO

2016 at 05:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Disney and LEGO have come together in a magical way to release a giant recreation of Disney World’s iconic Cinderella Castle in LEGO! The castle will prominently feature the front display of the castle in intricate detail, while turning the set around will reveal a number of playrooms for LEGO mini-figures to have fun in! These rooms will themselves be themed after a number of Disney’s most famous movies and animations, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Fantastia, and Brave among others. The giant set will also contain unique Disney-themed mini-figures, providing collectors with the chance to own Mickey Mouse, Minny Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell! Standing at nearly 30″ high, the 4080-piece LEGO Disney Castle will go on sale on September 1st for $349.

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Jul14

Nintendo announces miniature NES

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Fans of retro video games everywhere will be excited to hear that Nintendo has announced a brand-new miniature NES system! The tiny-sized console won’t be able to use actual NES carts, but will rather come pre-loaded with 30 NES classics, allowing gamers to re-explore the best of the best from the 1980s console. The list includes titles like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Pac-Man, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and many more. The new release, unlike the full-sized original NES, will be compatible with HD televisions, and the controller will even be able to be plugged into Nintendo’s Wiimote for use on the WiiU! The NES Classic Edition will be available on November 11th for $59.99, so keep your eyes peeled for this cool retro release this holiday season!

Jul13

Hot Wheels to release new Mario cars

2016 at 05:26 pm by admin | Comments Off

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As a continuation of last year’s Super Mario-themed Hot Wheels line, which featured box art from a number of Mario games on the tiny collectible vehicles, Mattel has announced a new wave of Super Mario Hot Wheels! This new line of vehicles will be themed around the characters of the Mario universe themselves, and will feature vehicular representations of Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Toad, and Bowser. These unique vehicles will be released in limited amounts later this summer, so Nintendo fans should make sure to keep an eye out for these cool little Nintendo cars!

Jul13

Buildings overgrow in artist's animation

2016 at 05:19 pm by admin | Comments Off

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3D animation artist AUJIK has released a new video titled “Spatial Bodies”, in which he transforms a seemingly normal city environment into a living, breathing ecosystem. In the animation, which has been a work in progress for the past 8 years, the building themselves come alive, expanding and growing into a wide variety of fantastical shapes and sizes. The video was created through a mix of CG animation and real life photography, shot with the use of a remote drone. AUJIK is known for his works in CG animation, with works in virtual reality being released as early as 2007. Check out the new work in the video below!


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Jul12

Origami birds flock to Paris mural

2016 at 06:07 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Street artist Mademoiselle Maurice has called a swarm of origami birds to her latest large-scale mural! The mural, titled “Lunar Cycles”, is the largest urban mural ever created in Paris, and spans the width of a large building scheduled for demolition. The mural was first created by painting over the entire 460-foot-long side of the building in black paint, which was then decorated with 15,000 colorful origami birds, spread and layered to create a beautiful array of designs and colors. The mural was created in collaboration with Mathgoth Gallery, and the final design was decided upon with input from the local community. The mural will remain open to the public until August 2016, so check out this cool installation while it lasts!

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Jul12

Advanced prosthetics hit retail this year

2016 at 05:57 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In the latest development from US robotics industry DARPA and inventor Dean Kamen, one of the world’s most advanced prosthetic limbs will be made available on the market this year! The arm, titled the Luke Arm after the protagonist from the Star Wars franchise, is designed to provide amputees with a limb capable of almost-natural manipulation and control. The Luke Arm is capable of delicate procedures like holding an egg, and at the same time is durable enough to handle lifting heavy objects in day-to-day life. The arm will also be able to be adjusted for any level of amputation, and can even be used underwater! The first wave of the arm is scheduled to be released sometime in 2016, with future releases improving on accuracy, durability, and other user-friendly options. The release of this arm to the market is an exciting step in using technology to help improve the lives of disabled citizens and veterans, and will surely lead to more amazing advances in the field.

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Jul12

Inflated Eiffel Tower appears in Paris

2016 at 05:40 pm by admin | Comments Off

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As part of a collaborative event between magazine publication TOILETPAPER, furniture manufacturer Gufram, and design company Seletti, a giant inflatable recreation of the Eiffel Tower has appeared in Paris’ Galeries Lafayette! The giant installation piece, which towers over the main lobby of the gallery, is the main attraction of the exhibition, and includes two giant golden eggs alongside the tower. The gallery also consists of a number of images and installations displayed around the Boulevard Haussman, featuring a number of paintings and unconventional furniture pieces and accessories that were created as part of the collaboration. The gallery is poised to transport viewers into a surreal world of visual and art, as famous icons are juxtaposed into unusual or unfitting scenarios.

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Jul06

Captain America statue coming to Brooklyn

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Classic comic book hero Captain America is celebrating his 75th birthday this year, so Marvel has gone above and beyond in paying tribute to this American icon by commissioning a bronze statue of the hero to be placed in New York City’s Prospect Park in Brooklyn! The statue, which will be initially unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con before moving to this permanent New York residence, will predominately feature Captain America in a heroic pose, with his iconic shield held aloft. Once completed, the statue will measure 13 feet in height! As of this moment, the only visual fans have to go off of is a design sketch of the statue, though you can look forward to the statue’s unveiling at Comic-Con later this July!

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Jul06

Artist transforms abandoned building into art

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Artist Katharina Grosse has taken it upon herself over the weekend to turn a condemned building on the New York beach into a work of art. Titled “Rockaway!”, Grosse has encompassed an abandoned aquatics building at Fort Tilden, which had been deemed structurally unsafe and was scheduled for demolition, with her signature style of spray paint art. The result is the transformation of the space from an eyesore into a vibrant playground of color, which expands from within the building itself to the sidewalk and environment around it. This is not Grosse’s first work with condemned structures, as the artist formerly created similar artwork out of buildings deserted after the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans in 2008. As for “Rockaway!”, the piece is scheduled to remain until November 30th, 2016, after which demolition of the abandoned building will go underway.

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