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Who would’ve guessed LEGO would blow the covers off the upcoming Land Rover Defender. We’ve seen the real vehicle testing with camouflage in harsh conditions, but we didn’t imagine the reveal would show up totally uncloaked in brick form. This LEGO Technic model sports the right shape, and the wheels even match the test vehicle’s to a “T”. Just like their other superb Technic series vehicles (Bugatti Chiron, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Defender will take more than a few minutes to assemble given its 2,573 piece count. But it’ll be worth it since the doors, steering four-speed gearbox, and front-mounted winch all work. It’s just not big enough for you to pilot. Look for the new kit to go up for sale in October.

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Xeric watches have always been bold, unique and stylish, but their newest watch is absolutely otherworldly. Xeric teamed up with NASA to create watches for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The dial features a star map of the constellations surrounding Trappist-1. The grill references the ISS cupola window to give you the sense of looking out into space. The dome crystal is Hesalite, a material originally developed by NASA in the ’60s. Time is displayed with planetary hour and minute hands and stars on the sweeping seconds hand. It’s like wearing space on your wrist.