LEGO Debuts Jurassic Park T. Rex Rampage Set for the Movie's 26th Anniversary

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LEGO

Jurassic Park roared into theaters on June 11, 1993, and 26 years later, elements from the filmfrom the theme music to the Tyrannosaurus rex logo—have become still iconic. In honor of the anniversary, LEGO Jurassic World has announced a new set that recreates some of the most famous scenes from the original movie.

The 3120 toy bricks in the Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage set come together to form the Jurassic Park gates and a hulking T. rex model. The posable dinosaur with snapping jaws has six minifigures to terrorize: Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ray Arnold, and Dennis Nedry. A baby dinosaur toy is also included.

The 16-inch gates leading to Jurassic Park can be opened with a trigger. On the other side of the facade are chambers holding bonus items and scenes from the movie. Ellie Sattler can investigate the power shed, Alan Grant can study a dinosaur nest with eggshells, and Dennis Nedry can drop his fake shaving cream can down a mudslide (the Nedry minifigure even has a face depicting what he looks like post-Dilophosaurus attack). And though a minifigure of lawyer Donald Gennaro is missing from the set, there is a toilet in case you want to recreate his infamous death with another character.

The Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage set (as well as a smaller Jurassic Park-inspired set called Dilophosaurus on the Loose) will be available for $250 when it's made available in stores and online on July 1. If you're looking to recreate even more of the movie at home, you can pick up the velociraptor chase scene set that came out last year.

These ASMR-Ready Headphones Promise to Lull You to Sleep

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AcousticSheep

What do hushed whispers, gently tapping fingernails, and Bob Ross’s voice have in common? They’re all examples of triggers that may cause what’s known as an autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), or, as Dictionary.com succinctly explains it, a “calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation” that can be triggered by soothing stimuli. ASMR has recently been recognized as an effective relaxation technique for those looking to calm their nerves; now, ASMR enthusiasts and novices alike can experience it in the form of a sleep-ready headband.

Upon first glance, SleepPhones: ASMR Edition may look like just a fabric headband, but the device actually features flat speakers tucked into soft, stretchy, eco-friendly material. Unlike regular headphones, SleepPhones can be worn comfortably to bed, even if you sleep on your side, and they come preloaded with content designed to help you relax. They feature eight hours of built-in ASMR content by 16 different ASMR artists (or ASMRtists), including but not limited to tracks with rhythmic tapping and "peaceful Italian whisperings."

A close-up of the SleepPhones speaker technology
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The speaker components of SleepPhones
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Using SleepPhones is designed to be a stress-free experience. The speakers have the ability to play for 20 ad-free hours with a mere three-hour charging time in between. There are also zero cords involved, meaning you won’t get all tangled up as you lie down or if you have a tendency to toss and turn at night. The small button located in the back of the headband allows you to start, pause, or skip tracks and control the volume.

For people looking for ways to relax beyond yoga and meditation, ASMR may be the way to go. One study observed that subjects watching ASMR videos not only reported feeling that aforementioned pleasant tingling, but were also found to have reduced heart rates.

You can get a pair of your own SleepPhones on Kickstarter with a pledge of $75 or more. They come in three different sizes with seven colors from which to choose.

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Make Shopping Easier With This Super-Light Reusable Bag

Nanobag 3.0
Nanobag 3.0

With the current state of our environment being what it is, it's vital to try to reuse, reduce, and recycle as much as possible. Every year, people consume billions of plastic bags, leading to tons of unnecessary waste. Many consumers have made the switch to reusable bags, but they're often not the sturdiest nor most attractive method of portage.

The Nanobag 3.0, which is now raising money on Kickstarter, claims to be a comfortable, easy-to-fold, high-quality bag that can reduce the number of single-use plastic bags needed per year. This super-soft sack can easily fit into the smallest of places, like the watch pocket in your jeans.

Putting a bag into the watch pocket of jeans
Nanobag 3.0

Weighing just 0.7 ounces, the Nanobag 3.0 is made of water- and dirt-repellant rip-stop fabric. You can carry about 66 pounds of goods in its 18-liter capacity, and the bag's reinforced handles work to distribute the weight evenly on your shoulder or arm. Attached to the bag is a small pouch that can carry keys or a small wallet, so you can have all your essentials in one place.

For each bag sold, one tree will be planted with the Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit organization that restores forests and reduces poverty in developing nations.

With over a month left in its campaign, the Nanobag 3.0 has already exceeded its goal of $3,831, raising over $73,000 as of June 17. By pledging $10 or more, you can get your own ultra-light and ultra-strong reusable bag on Kickstarter. Shipping is scheduled for December.

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