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    Two Fun Gadgets From ThinkGeek.

    Over at the ThinkGeek booth, I learned about two fun gadgets; one already on sale and one that won’t be along until summer. In the video you’ll see the prototype of GoBricks. GoBricks is a building brick compatible system. It can work with many kinds of building bricks like Lego bricks for example. In the kit you'll get two motors, two wheels, two remote controls and a robot 'driver' figure. Basically it lets add motion and control to something you've built. MSRP is under $30, and it’s coming this summer. As of 2/25/15 it was not mentioned on the ThinkGeek website. 


    The second game, Hoverkraft, is already available. In Hoverkraft players take turns stacking pieces on a platform that levitates. Using magnetic repulsion, the game board defies gravity, seemingly hanging in air. The object is to stack translucent game pieces higher and higher or remove them as the die you toss dictates. The last player to place the final block without causing the platform to tumble wins. Hoverkraft is intended for two players, but it's fun to challenge yourself to build bigger and better structures. And it's a fast game, lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. $29.95 


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