Adidas miCoach Smart Ball

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There’s no better way to celebrate the World Cup than to actually get better at Football (Soccer). Yes practice makes perfect, but practice with a high tech ball that can tell you exactly where and how to kick, will help you reach perfect more quickly. The miCoach Smart Ball works with an iOS app that gauges how hard you kicked, how accurate you are, the ball’s trajectory and how far it travels. You can also watch tutorials on the app that will teach you advanced techniques like bending it in the style of Beckham or knuckle balls. A charging dock is included and while you may be worried all that fancy tech will weigh the ball down, this Adidas ball still weighs and feels the same as a regulation size five ball. Unfortunately for Android owners, this is an Apple exclusive. Maybe Nike can make a ball for the rest of us to play with. $299. store.apple.com

LEGO Star Wars Jawa Sandcrawler

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Don’t let anyone ever tell you that your too old to play with Lego, especially when it comes from a galaxy far, far away.  The Sandcrawler is one of the many iconic vehicles from the original Star Wars trilogy that continue to inspire the imagination of both young and older generations.  Consisting of nearly 3,300 Lego blocks, this is far from a children’s toy and should take you many hours to build.  And then you can reenact your favorite scenes from The New Hope, or make up your own.  The Sandcrawler offers two working cranes for picking up droids and other things, a lowering front ramp, opening side flaps and a removable top which reveals the engine bay and cockpit.  And of course there are several great minifigures for you to play with, including Luke, Uncle Owen, some droids and four Jawas.  Coming this May.  $300.  www.lego.com