Brilliant LEGO Tape Lets You Build on Any Surface

There are few limits to what you can build with LEGO blocks, but there's one product that broadens the possibilities even further. Mayka Toy Block Tape from Zuru Toys is a flexible adhesive strip that turns unexpected spaces into foundations for LEGO creations.

“We’re the original, cuttable, and flexible toy block tape,” the product's Facebook page reads. "Mayka Tape transforms virtually any surface into a base for toy building blocks, figures, and accessories. Build around corners, up walls, and on all your favorite objects."

Mayka Tape first appeared under the name Nimuno Loops on Indiegogo, where it raised nearly $1,650,000. The product has been rebranded since then, but the basic premise remains the same: Users can snip it into strips just as they would with a regular roll of tape. After sticking the adhesive side to the surface of their choice, they can get to erecting gravity-defying creations with their LEGO bricks.

The tape is available in multiples colors and comes in three sizes: A 1-meter roll of tape that's two studs across, a 2-meter roll two studs across, and a 2-meter roll four studs across. LEGO enthusiasts looking to expand their brick-building horizons can purchase Mayka Tape in stores or online through Amazon.

Plano, Texas Is Home to a Dog-Friendly Movie Theater That Serves Bottomless Wine or Whiskey

K9 Cinemas
K9 Cinemas

For dog owners in Plano, Texas, movie night with Fido no longer just means cuddling on the couch and browsing Netflix. The recently opened K9 Cinemas invites moviegoers—both human and canine—to watch classic films on the big screen. And the best part for the human members of this couple? Your $15 ticket includes bottomless wine or whiskey (or soft drinks if you're under 21).

The theater operates as a pop-up (or perhaps pup-up?) in a private event space near Custer Road and 15th Street in Plano. Snacks—both the pet and people kind—are available for $2 apiece. Dogs are limited to two per person, and just 25 human seats are sold per showing to leave room for the furry guests.

Pet owners are asked follow a few rules in order to take advantage of what the theater has to offer. Dogs must be up-to-date on all their shots, and owners can submit veterinary records online or bring a hard copy to the theater to verify their pooch's health status. Once inside, owners are responsible for taking their dog out for potty breaks and cleaning up after any accidents that happen (thankfully the floors are concrete and easy to wipe down).

While many of the movies shown are canine-themed—a recent screening of A Dog's Journey included branded bandanas with every ticket purchase—they also hold special events, like a Game of Thrones finale watch party (no word on how the puppers in attendance responded to Jon Snow finally acknowledging what a good boy Ghost is).

Cook a Game of Thrones-Inspired Feast With This Video Tutorial

Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, and Emilia Clarke celebrate in Game of Thrones
Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington, and Emilia Clarke celebrate in Game of Thrones
Helen Sloan, HBO

Tonight marks the series finale of Game of Thrones. Hosting a watch party? Consider skipping the chips and dip, and try whipping up a dish inspired by the show. In the video below, first spotted by Laughing Squid, Binging With Babish host Andrew Rea provides recipes for three foods featured in the fantasy series: Purple Wedding pigeon pie, Dothraki blood pie, and Sansa Stark’s lemon cake.

For the uninitiated, Binging With Babish is a YouTube tutorial channel that features Rea cooking—and in some cases, improving on—foods from popular movies and television shows. Game of Thrones's characters are likely better on the battlefield than they are in the kitchen, so Rea takes a few culinary liberties while recreating Medieval and Dothraki fare: His “pigeon pie” is made with squab, and the blood pie, in Rea’s own words, is “essentially a black pudding in pie form” that’s garnished with figs, goat cheese, and black sea salt.

Updated for 2019.

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