Start Off the Weekend With These Great Amazon Deals

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Amazon

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 18.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

New Matter MOD-t Desktop 3D Printer | Built-In WiFi, Easy to Use, Safe and Quiet for $269.10 (list price $399.00)

Symphonized NRG Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Noise-isolating Headphones with Microphone (Gray) for $25.00 (list price $49.99)

MC Fashion 3D Japanese Cartoon Rinkadoll Super Cute Soft Silicone Case Cover for Apple iPhone 6/6S - Cactus for $8.95 (list price $16.95)

Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (Yellow) for $124.95 (list price $199.95)

TaoTronics Headset for Cell Phone with Bluetooth - Black for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Philips FLEX BT2000A/37 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Blue/Green) for $23.64 (list price $39.99)

ION Audio Max LP | 3-Speed Belt Drive Turntable with Built-In Speakers & 1/8" Aux Input (Natural Wood) for $72.47 (list price $78.73)

Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty) for $34.95 (list price $49.99)

[The Smallest] Jackery Mini 3350mAh Portable Charger - External Battery Pack, Premium Aluminum Power Bank, Portable iPhone Charger for iPhone 7, 6s, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 (Black) for $11.99 (list price $29.99)

Withings Activité Sapphire - Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch - Swiss-Made for $329.98 (list price $450.00)

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens for $388.00 (list price $549.00)

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Yellow/Black for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

KITCHEN

Home Bar Tools Set - 11-Piece - Stainless-Steel for $42.99 (list price $143.99)

One White Apple Wooden Spoons Disposable, 6" Length Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Compostable Birchwood (Pack of 100) GO GREEN! for $12.98 (list price $16.98)

MURENKING Stand Mixer MK36 500W 5-Qt 6-Speed Tilt-Head Kitchen Food Mixer with Accessories (Champagne) for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

Spring Chef Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons for Dry or Liquid, Fits in Spice Jar, Set of 6 for $9.97 (list price $19.99)

Bento Lunch Box by Lifemark Labs - Stylish Leakproof Lunch Kit with 3 Compartments - For Kids & Adults - Easy Portion Control - Container is Dishwasher & Microwave Friendly for $19.97 (list price $34.95)

Premium 24oz Cocktail Shaker and Jigger with Measurement Markings – Professional Bar Set to Make Delicious Cocktails for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Nordic By Nature Insulated Neoprene Lunchbox Tote Lunch Bag Made For Women, Men and Kids | Includes 12" Big Bottle Cooler | Lightweight | Rugged Lunch Box | Washable | Designer Camo Pattern Bags for $19.99 (list price $27.99)

Vera Wang Wedgwood Polish Noir Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting Set, Black for $90.00 (list price $125.00)

Joseph Joseph 40085 Nest 9 Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls Measuring Cups Sieve Colander, 9-Piece, Blue for $40.00 (list price $42.99)

VonShef 17 Piece Premium Mixing Bundle with 5 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls, Measuring Spoon Set, Measuring Cup Set, Graters, Whisk & Spatula for $46.95 (list price $79.99)

12oz SmartCup by frank green – Reusable Ecofriendly Travel Coffee Mug for $29.99 (list price $35.00)

BELLA 13694 High Power Juice Extractor, Stainless Steel for $53.99 (list price $110.00)

HOME

T4U 3 Inch Ceramic Cameo Double Layer Howllow Design succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot With Saucer Full colors Package 1 Pack of 3 for $19.93 (list price $49.86)

T4U 2.75 Inch Ceramic Summer Trio No.2 succulent Plant Pot/Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot/Container/Planter Yellow Package 1 Pack of 3 for $12.93 (list price $25.86)

Rexford Mid-Century Walnut Table Lamp Set of 2 for $119.98 (list price $179.99)

Adeco 30" Tolix Style Metal Stool with Pu Cover - Set of Two, (Black) for $109.99 (list price $209.99)

Zuo Modern Hamilton Ceiling Lamp, Antique Black/Copper for $101.99 (list price $267.00)

LCH Wooden Ball Clock, Handmade Antique Retro Classic Mid-Century Modern Wall Clock, Designed by George Nelson (Orange) for $89.99 (list price $129.98)

Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack, Espresso for $29.99 (list price $34.40)

Honey-Can-Do SHO-02222 4-Tier Bamboo Entryway Organizer for $55.87 (list price $90.99)

Levpet 13-Gallon Touch-Free Trash Can, Stainless-Steel for $48.35 (list price $85.99)

Saganizer Hamper with Wheels Rolling Cart Heavy Duty Triple Laundry Organizer/Sorter, Chrome/White for $37.99 (list price $49.99)

EWEI'S HomeWares 3 Floating U Shelves, Espresso Finish for $15.99 (list price $20.50)

Inter Design Newspaper and Magazine Rack for Bathroom, Office, Entryway - Matte Black for $12.99 (list price $14.99)

Twone White Cloud Magnetic Wall Key Holder - Easy to Mount - Powerful Magnets Keep Keychains and Loose Keys Securely in Place for $7.98 (list price $9.98)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

SONGMICS Bamboo Lap Desk Board Multi Tasking Laptop Tablet Cellphone Stand Holder with Built-in Mouse Pad ULLD560 for $26.99 (list price $35.45)

Leather Journal Refillable, UBaymax Genuine Crazy Horse Leather Handmade Travel Journal Diary Dark Brown Vintage Journal Notebook and Planner with Elastic Strap Bind for Men Women S Size: 5.1" x 3.54" for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator Multi-function Pen Black/Blue Ink, Medium Point with Pencil includes complimentary Memo Pad for $26.47 (list price $32.99)

ISSIKI Luxury Bamboo Fountain Pen With Gift Case 100% Handcrafted Vintage Collection Best Signature Calligraphy Antique Executive Business Gift Pens for $12.49 (list price $50.00)

LIHIT LAB Pen Case, Black, 3 x 9.4" (A7552-24) for $8.13 (list price $10.99)

Safco Products 9423MO Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer, 24 Compartment, Oak for $89.98 (list price $143.00)

Eames Style Aluminum Group Management Office Chair Reproduction Leather White for $345.00 (list price $1,345.00)

Exposed Bulb Accent Lamp, Mahogany Wood, Dimmable, E26, 60W, 120V, Plug-In, Includes Edison Filament Bulb, ETL Listed for $49.00 (list price $114.00)

Leather Business Name Card Holder Case Wallet Credit Card Book with Magnetic Shut Coffee for $6.99 (list price $15.99)

Acrylic Desktop, Folder and Makeup Palette Organizer - Mail, Paper/Paperwork Organizer - File Sorter; File Folder Holder - Laptop Rack - by Unum - Black and Clear, 9" x 6.75" x 6.5" for $20.99 (list price $29.99)

Umbra Toto Storage Caddy, Tall for $25.71 (list price $30.00)

Ninepeak 11 Inch Professional Tailor Scissor Black,High Carbon Steel for $21.03 (list price $29.99)

Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Mouse for $23.53 (list price $29.95)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Folding Wood Comb by Striking Viking - Anti-Static Wooden Styling Comb for Men for $15.79 (list price $22.00)

Beard & Mustache Scissors from Striking Viking - Steel Scissors for Beards and Mustaches. Includes Synthetic Leather Case for Travel and Storage. for $12.97 (list price $22.00)

Alotpower Shaving Brush with 100% Pure Badger for Safety Razors,Double Edge Razors,Straight Razors, Engineered for the Best Shave of Your Life(Just 1 Brush for Package) for $10.86 (list price $28.98)

Conair Oval Shaped Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror, 1x/7x magnification, Polished Chrome Finish for $26.09 (list price $34.99)

Purell 9120-03-EC Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Clean Refreshing Scent, 40 Count Canister (Pack of 3) for $13.13 (list price $20.25)

Marvis Jasmin Mint Toothpaste, Travel Size 1.3 Ounces for $6.00 (list price $7.00)

Mudder Silicone Cosmetic Containers Cream Jar with Sealed Lids, 3 Pieces (20 ml) for $8.99 (list price $14.99)

Wahl Professional 5-Star Cord/Cordless Magic Clip #8148 – Great for Barbers and Stylists – Precision Cordless Fade Clipper Loaded with Features – 90+ Minute Run Time for $79.30 (list price $94.13)

TRYM II - The Rechargeable Modern Hair Clipper Kit - Ultra-sleek Hair, Body, Mustache, and Beard Trimmer Looks Great in Any Bathroom - AC Adapter, Base Dock, and Trimming Attachments Included for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Dukes Daily Age-Defying Facial Moisturizer Cream 4oz - Anti-Aging Lotion - Day/Night Face Wash Fuel for Men – All Organic for $19.99 (list price $45.00)

Waterpik Wp-952 Complete Care 7.0 Water Flosser and Sonic Tooth Brush, Black for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

Rugged & Dapper - Face Mask for Men - 5 oz - Detoxifying Facial Treatment with Kaolin Clay & Aloe - Purifying & Deep Cleansing Formula Helps with Blackheads & Acne – Natural & Organic Ingredients for $21.95 (list price $39.00)

KIPOZI 1 Inch Pro Nano-Titanium Flat Iron,450F Salon High Heat,Anti Frizz LCD Hair Straightener, Dual Voltage for $35.06 (list price $98.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Poler Men's Retro Rolltop Backpack, Black, One Size for $63.71 (list price $74.95)

64oz Stainless Steel Growler and Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Pine Sky - 2 Lid Package (64 oz, Campfire Red) for $26.99 (list price $34.99)

Maxpedition Bottle Holder, Khaki for $34.29 (list price $40.99)

Small Basic First Aid Kit Supplies (100-Piece) : The Most Lightweight and Portable Emergency First Aid Kit for $6.79 (list price $19.99)

Everstryke Match Pro Lighter - Waterproof Fire Starter Especially for Survival and Emergency Use for $9.95 (list price $29.95)

JOOLA Midsize Table Tennis Table for $144.98 (list price $219.95)

Bike Water Bottle Holder, Black or White Gloss, Secure Retention System, No Lost Bottles, Lightweight and Strong Bicycle Bottle Cage, Quick and Easy to Mount, Great for Road and Mountain Bikes for $15.79 (list price $24.99)

Corkcicle Canteen - Water Bottle and Thermos - Keeps Beverages Cold for Over 25, Hot for Over 12 Hours - Triple Insulated with Shatterproof Stainless Steel Construction - Matte Black - 16 oz. for $24.99 (list price $27.95)

Anpress Portable Mini USB / Battery Fan Air Cooling Handheld Fan Palm-Leaf Fan Personal Cooling Fans with 18650 Rechargable Battery for Home and Office,Indoor and Outdoor Activities (Blue) for $12.99 (list price $30.99)

Plemo Rain Umbrella Windproof Auto Open and Close Compact Folding Umbrella for Business and Travel with Anti-Slip Grip, Classic Pinstripe Print for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Razor A2 Kick Scooter (Blue) for $35.96 (list price $38.99)

TOOLS

eTape16 ET16.75-db-RP Digital Tape Measure, 16 Feet, Red for $24.50 (list price $29.99)

Bosch GMS120 Digital Multi-Scanner for $65.00 (list price $69.99)

True Utility FIXR Multi-Tool (20 Tools in 1) for $3.89 (list price $14.99)

JACKYLED 45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Tool Kit Compact Repair Maintenance Opening Pry Set with Tweezers & Extension Shaft for Cell Phone Laptop Pad etc Disassemble for $10.99 (list price $23.99)

GlowGeek 120 to 3000 Grit Sandpaper Assortment, Dry/Wet, 9 x 3.6 Inch, 42 Pieces,Sand Paper for Automotive Sanding, Wood Furniture Finishing, Wood Turing Finishing for $9.96 (list price $24.99)

3M Patch Plus Primer Kit with 8 fl. oz Patch Plus Primer, Self-Adhesive Patch, Putty Knife and Sanding Pad for $9.87 (list price $12.25)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $229.99 (list price $530.00)

Southwire Tools & Equipment 58993940 S5N1 5-in-1 Long Nose Multi-Tool Pliers, Black/Yellow for $20.56 (list price $32.81)

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $74.25 (list price $99.00)

Dremel 2200-01 Versa Flame Multi-Function Butane Torch for $39.00 (list price $42.99)

Plus Pen Style Compact Twiggy Scissors with Cover, White (34609) for $4.36 (list price $5.99)

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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Amazon
As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 4. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

10 Harry Potter LEGO Sets to Get Fans This Holiday Season

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Harry Potter/LEGO/Target

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The magic of Harry Potter continues to amaze children all over the globe, especially when the cherished series is combined with the LEGO brand. And if you have a builder on your list who's obsessed with the series, we've compiled a list of 10 great sets you can pick up for the holidays.

1. Diagon Alley; $400

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This set includes more than 5000 pieces to use to build storefronts, props, and the interiors of Diagon Alley. From Flourish and Blotts to Fred and George Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, you’ll be able to go shopping here every day.

Buy it: LEGO

2. Attack on the Burrows; $100

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Many fans will remember when the Death Eaters attacked the Weasley home in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). This set helps fans build their topsy-turvy house just before Bellatrix arrives to destroy it all.

Buy it: Target

3. Hogwarts Astronomy Tower; $100

Harry Potter/LEGO

The Hogwarts Astronomy Tower is a truly iconic location. Just below the top of the tower, fans can build the Ravenclaw dormitories and common room. Below is Professor Slughorn’s potions office, where he keeps many secrets.

Buy it: LEGO

4. Quidditch Match; $40

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Throughout Harry’s time at Hogwarts, not only has he managed to save the school every year, but he also carved out plenty of time to play Quidditch. This set lets fans build the pitch, complete with viewing stands for each house; three goal posts; and all the tools needed to play the game, like a Quaffle, a Bludger, and, of course, a Golden Snitch.

Buy it: LEGO

5. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar; $40

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As we start to inch closer to Christmas day, many like to celebrate with Advent calendars. This Advent calendar made by LEGO features elements from the Potter films, including minifigures and props.

Buy it: LEGO

6. Hogwarts Castle; $400

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For the ultimate LEGO Harry Potter experience, building the Hogwarts Castle is a must. With over 6000 pieces, fans can build each area the castle has to offer, from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets deep below.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hogwarts Express; $64

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So many great memories have happened at Platform 9¾, and now, fans can make the journey themselves with this 801-piece set, complete with platform, train, and a wall to go through. There might even be an enemy aboard, but you’ll have to find them.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue; $60

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Hagrid is the honorary fourth member of the gang, and by proxy so is Buckbeak, his Hippogriff. The pivotal moment when Hermione and Harry go back in time to save Buckbeak has now been transformed into a set for fans to build.

Buy it: LEGO

9. Hogwarts Clock Tower; $90

Harry Potter/LEGO

This 922-piece set shows fans everything that goes on inside the clock tower, from the Prefects' bathroom to Dumbledore’s office to the Hospital Wing. Reenact the Yule Ball with all the icy decorations and minifigures of Madame Maxime, Fleur Delacour, and Viktor Krum.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts; $50

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If you are going to build the Hogwarts Express, it seems fitting to also build another iconic mode of transportation: the Beauxbatons' carriage. In the Goblet of Fire, the all-girls French wizarding school decided to arrive at Hogwarts in style with this flying carriage. The carriage even has some secret compartments that will make the journey even more fun.

Buy it: LEGO

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