There is no doubt that Lego Mindstorms has revolutionized the way that a kid plays with their toy. However, it appears that an Austrian startup is building up a challenge to provide an even better version of this robot technology.
Robo Wunderkind is the new kid on the block, no pun intended, with its new robotic toy. It is virtually impossible to deny the similarities between this software and its mainstream competitor, Lego Mindstorms.
After raising a considerable amount of money to fund the project, it seems like Robo Wunderkind is ready to unveil itself to the kids. There just seems to be something inherently fun about building something with bricks. With so many features akin to other popular block-based toys, such as light sensors, motion detectors, and proximity sensors, Robo Wunderkind has all the components to be the next big thing.
While each block has its own robot-like functions, each can be connected, meaning the possibilities are endless for kids who have the most creative minds. Users are able to integrate other mini-devices into their toy, such as IR blasters and cameras.
If you are worried that your kids will be too confused about having both Robo Wunderkind and Lego Mindstorms in the same house, have no fear. With a Lego adapter, it is very easy to connect the two blocks together.
While there are two apps available for this new toy, it is the Robo Code that really elevates it from other competitors. A child can use the app and create movements and techniques by reordering virtual blocks on their iPads.
While Lego Mindstorms is arguably a more sophisticated version, Robo Wunderkind is potentially easier for kids to use and facilitates a smoother transition into tech for older audiences. One thing is for sure: this is a toy/app that is going to fully stimulate your children’s abilities to build.
Since the very beginnings of Hollywood, stars have been using surgical procedures to enhance their beauty. These stars have paid megabucks to enhance their beauty, some with better results than others.
Cher – $750,000
The Goddess of Pop has always been into transformations, both surgically and artistically. Cher has never shied away from her cosmetic procedures, and still looks great in her 70s. Overall, Cher estimates that she’s spent around $750,000 on cosmetic procedures. The singer and actress has had eyelid surgeries, rhinoplasties, a chest augmentation, a facelift, dental surgery, and regular Botox.
Iggy Azalea – $40,000
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has undergone quite a transformation since first appearing on the music scene. The star has spoken about her chest augmentation and nose job, and sources speculate she has also had a chin implant, lip fillers, and a brow lift.
The star told Ellen DeGeneres that she didn’t “need” surgery, but that “it’s a personal choice.” She said, “Anybody, man or woman, they should be able to make an informed decision, and if you want to change something, then that’s up to you.”
Khloé Kardashian – $100,000
It’s no surprise that the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are fans of changing their appearance. Rumors of butt implants and lip fillers have always swirled around the siblings, but it’s unclear exactly what procedures they’ve had. In Khloé’s case, sources speculate the star has undergone liposuction or had butt injections.
Judging by recent snaps of the star, it looks like KoKo has had some facial cosmetic surgery. She has previously said that “plastic surgery should be viewed almost like makeup […] and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.”
Suzanne Somers – $20,000
Known for playing Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company, Suzanne Somers shocked audiences when she underwent plastic surgery in 2010. It’s thought that the star had a stem-cell facelift, which isn’t FDA approved. At the time, while on TV talk shows, her face appeared puffy and bumpy.
Since then Somers is rumored to have had more procedures — including rhinoplasties, lip injections, eyelid lifts, a chest augmentation, and Botox. Now in her 70s, the star is an advocate of a controversial hormone replacement therapy.
Tara Reid – $30,000
Also famous for her sub-par surgery is actress Tara Reid. The 00s star was in a string of hit movies, but poor plastic surgeries ended up stalling her career. Tara Reid had chest augmentation, liposuction, and body contouring in 2004, and the botched results ended up all over the tabloids.
Tara Reid has explained that her early cosmetic surgeries prevented her from landing roles. Thankfully, the damage has since been corrected, and the actress has returned to our screens.
Kris Jenner – $1 Million
It’s no surprise that momager to the Kardashian-Jenner crew has had plenty of plastic surgeries. Indeed, viewers of the family’s hit show have watched Kris Jenner undergo facelifts just in time for special family occasions.
It’s estimated that Kris Jenner has spent around a million bucks on altering her appearance. The star had chest augmentation in the ’80s, and then had her implants adjusted later. Like her daughters, Jenner does deny having a nose job, though she has had dental surgeries and Botox.
Nicki Minaj – $40,000
It’s clear to most people that rapper Nicki Minaj has undergone several surgical transformations. However, the star denies having ever surgically altered her face, putting her sharp nose down to contouring.
It’s thought that Nicki Minaj has had fat transferred to the side of her hips in order to make her waist look slimmer, and her backside bigger. It’s also speculated that the star has had butt implants, a chest augmentation, fillers, and Botox. The “Anaconda” singer has also been accused of doing skin lightening procedures.
Pete Burns – $300,000
“Dead or Alive” singer Pete Burns is a tragic casualty of excessive plastic surgeries. The singer is estimated to have had around 300 surgeries in total, including many corrective procedures. Unfortunately, this led to the “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” singer having “hissing” and pussy skin.
Initially, Pete Burns was seeking “physical perfection” with his cosmetic surgeries. Eventually, he commented about himself, “I’ve got staples, nuts, bolts, stitches, the whole lot. I’m Frankenstein.” Sadly, Pete Burns passed away in 2016, at 57.
Meg Ryan – $30,000
Meg Ryan is another actress whose career ultimately suffered as a result of her cosmetic surgeries. It’s unclear exactly what procedures the actress has had, but sources speculate that she had fat or filler transferred into her cheeks.
For this reason, the actress’s eyes look smaller, making her less recognizable overall. It’s also thought that Meg Ryan has had a nose job, lip fillers, Botox, and a facelift. Overall, the bill for these types of procedures is way over $30,000.
Megan Fox – $60,000
It’s perhaps surprising that Megan Fox has undergone significant surgical procedures. However, it’s a good reminder that even “natural” looking Hollywood beauties have spent considerable cash on maintaining their good looks.
Altogether, it’s thought that the actress has had three nose jobs, a chest augmentation, laser skin resurfacing, cheek fillers, lip injections, an eyelid lift, and Botox. Apparently, Megan Fox’s cosmetic alterations and dental surgeries cost her around $60,000. However, she’s never spoken about any of her cosmetic procedures.
Janice Dickinson – $40,000
The self-proclaimed world’s first supermodel, Janice Dickinson, has also splashed her cash on several surgeries. The model has spoken openly about her various procedures — including a facelift, a browlift, a tummy tuck, chest augmentations, and facial fillers.
In fact, Janice Dickenson appeared on plastic surgery show Botched in order to have her chest implants fixed. Unsurprisingly, living life in the public eye usually leads people to chase the fountain of youth. This is especially true in an industry like modeling.
Joan Rivers – $100,000
Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers was well known for her plastic surgery. In fact, when most people think of celebrities and plastic surgeries, it’s the loudmouth funny woman they think of. According to the comedian, she underwent over 300 procedures during her life. Indeed, the star passed away following complications during throat surgery.
Sadly, Joan Rivers suffered from low esteem and used plastic surgery as a way of trying to feel better about herself. Indeed, this is all too common in Hollywood.
NeNe Leakes – $25,000
When it comes to reality TV stars, there’s usually a correlation between wealth and plastic surgery. In other words, when people get richer, they tend to turn to the nearest cosmetic surgeon. That’s what happened with Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes.
When she started on the show, Ms. Leakes was a regular-looking person. However, the celeb has since admitted to chest augmentations, liposuction, rhinoplasty, dental surgery, and Botox. It’s estimated that NeNe spent around $25,000 on her celebrity look.
Courtney Love – $25,000
Rocker Courtney Love has commented that she would never have had a career without having a nose job. The Hole frontwoman has been open about her cosmetic procedures, saying she doesn’t regret the rhinoplasty at all.
As well as her early nose job, it’s reported that Courtney Love has had chest augmentations, fillers, and lip injections. Indeed, the singer’s appearance has changed quite a bit, at times making her unrecognizable. Altogether, it’s thought that the musician has spent approximately $25,000 on surgeries.
Cardi B – $50,000
Rapper Cardi B was strategic about her plastic surgeries. The former dancer saved up her tips to surgically enhance her body, and the rest is history. Initially, the celeb had a chest augmentation and butt implants. She has since had another chest augmentation, liposuction, and dental surgery.
The “WAP” singer isn’t shy when it comes to cosmetic procedures, and has said, “I do whatever I want with my body.” However, after undergoing some complications during surgery, the star has said she’s finished.
Kylie Jenner – $2 Million
Another celebrity whose career skyrocketed as a result of cosmetic surgery is Kylie Jenner. The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling got lip filler as a teen, and created a massive trend at the same time.
Since her initial procedure, Kylie Jenner has kept transforming. It’s speculated that the star has had a nose job, cheek implants, a chest augmentation, butt implants, a chin lift, dental surgery, and an eye lift. Just like the rest of her siblings, Kylie is pretty coy when it comes to admitting what work she’s had.
Sharon Osbourne – $250,000
Sharon Osbourne was Ozzy Osbourne’s girlfriend and manager, but she didn’t feel pretty enough to be with a rock star. As a result, she turned to cosmetic surgery. Since the ’70s, the TV personality has had arm and leg lifts, liposuction, a gastric bypass, rhinoplasties, facelifts, and Botox. It’s thought that the celeb has spent around $250,000 on transforming her appearance.
Speaking about her procedures, Osbourne has said there isn’t much of her body not “tweaked, stretched, peeled, lasered, veneered, enhanced or removed altogether.”
Heidi Montag – $1 Million
When reality star Heidi Montag had a whopping 10 cosmetic procedures in one day, the world was aghast. The blonde celeb debuted her total body makeover in 2010, and appeared on basically every magazine cover.
As part of her dramatic transformation, Montag had an eyebrow lift, a chest augmentation, cheek implants, and a chin reduction. Altogether, the star spent around $1 million! Heidi Montag has admitted that she regrets spending so much on the procedures.
Dolly Parton – $250,000
Another famous plastic surgery fan is Dolly Parton. The star grew up in the Appalachian mountains, and used to marvel at a local woman with blonde hair, long nails, and lipstick. Over the years, Dolly has transformed herself into a blonde bombshell, commenting, “You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap.”
Dolly Parton has had several chest augmentations, facelifts, liposuction, nose jobs, eyelid surgeries, and brow lifts. She quips, “If I see something saggin,’ baggin,’ or draggin,’ I’m gone have it nipped, tucked, or sucked!”
Donatella Versace – $50,000
Another woman who isn’t scared of not-so-natural beauty is Donatella Versace. In fact, the fashion designer has said, “I do not believe in totally natural for women.” That’s clear!
It’s not known exactly what Versace has had done over the years, though it’s thought she’s had Botox, fillers, laser treatments, a brow lift, and a facelift. Despite the speculation, most sources agree that the fashion icon has never had anything done to her nose. Weirdly, we’re impressed!
Mickey Rourke – $40,000
Also famous for his rather dramatic appearance is actor Mickey Rourke. The star was initially praised for his good looks, but sought out surgery because of his boxing career. The actor claims that his face was damaged from fighting, and that he went to the wrong surgeon to fix it.
Altogether, Mickey Rourke has had six facelifts and a nose job. It’s been speculated that the star has also had hair transplants… and too much Botox
Kim Kardashian – $2 Million
Sure, there’s a couple of decades between these pictures of Kim Kardashian. However, she arguably looks more like her natural self than her siblings, Kylie and Khloé. Though Kim K did get her butt X-rayed to prove she had no implants, the star has definitely had lots of procedures.
It’s estimated that KiKi has had a chest augmentation, a nose job, liposuction, a lifted hairline, Botox, a butt lift, a tummy tuck, a chin augmentation, lip fillers, and cheek implants. Phew!
Michael Jackson – $1 Million
Here’s another casualty of excessive plastic surgery — Prince of Pop, Michael Jackson. The star lived with a skin condition, vitiligo, which caused patches of his skin to lose their pigmentation. As a result, and for other reasons, the star lightened his skin.
It’s thought that Michael Jackson had a forehead lift, cheekbone surgery, lip surgery, and rhinoplasties. The star also had a dimple added to his chin, received regular injections of filler, and had tattooed lips, eyebrows, and eyeliner.
Jane Fonda – $70,000
Again, there are decades between these two shots, but actress Jane Fonda famously used surgery to retain her youth. In fact, the star has said, “People looked older back then. I wish I were brave enough to not do plastic surgery but I think I bought myself a decade.”
Jane Fonda has admitted to having chest augmentations, facelifts, an eye lift, and work done to her jawline. In 2020, at the age of 82, actress Jane Fonda declared that she was giving up plastic surgery.
Demi Moore – $50,000
Most people are more familiar with actress Demi Moore looking like something in between these two images. After rising to fame, the star spent around half a million dollars on facelifts, Botox, chest implants, and laser treatments. In fact, she specifically had wrinkles lasered off her knees.
Like Jane Fonda, Moore feels her procedures helped her career. More recently, the actress shocked onlookers when she walked in Paris Fashion Week looking unlike herself.
Blac Chyna – $200,000
When Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian went through a messy public split, he claimed he had spent $100,000 on plastic surgery for his ex-fiancé. Indeed, there’s no question that the celeb has had several cosmetic procedures.
It’s speculated that Blac Chyna has had cheek filler, scalp advancement treatments (which bring the hairline forward), butt injections, a nose job, eyelid surgery, lip filler, chest augmentations, and liposuction. The star certainly isn’t scared of transformations, and doesn’t seem to care about the cost.
Jocelyn Wildenstein – $6.7 Million
Now, here’s a really infamous case of cosmetic surgery addiction. This is Jocelyn Wildenstein, a socialite who married a billionaire. Wildenstein is more commonly known as the “Cat Woman” and apparently got surgeries to look like a cat because her husband loved big cats…
When Jocelyn and her husband eventually split, the court ordered her to not spend any of her alimony on cosmetic procedures. Alas, that didn’t seem to stop her. Plus, she landed over $2 billion in the split!
Lil’ Kim – $25,000
Another star that ended up splashing out on skin lightening is legendary rapper Lil’ Kim. After a successful hip-hop career, the celeb disappeared and then came back with a totally different look. Lil’ Kim had cheek implants, lip filler, nose jobs, liposuction, and chest implants.
But, that wasn’t the end. Later, the rapper posted a picture on her Instagram, showing her much lighter skin. Sadly, the star also suffers from low self-esteem, saying, “All my life men have told me I wasn’t pretty enough.”
Kim Zolciak-Biermann – $25,000
Here’s another Real Housewife that went down the plastic surgery route in order to maintain her career. When she first appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim Zolciak looked like a regular person (wearing a wig). As the years passed by, the star — and her daughters — started to look more and more like Barbie.
The reality star has admitted to having chest augmentation and a tummy tuck, but denies having any facial surgeries done. However, Kim has clearly had regular Botox and lip fillers.
Barry Manilow – $70,000
Last but not least is iconic performer Barry Manilow. The “Copacabana” singer had a facelift in 2003, and a rhinoplasty to repair his broken nose. However, celebs regularly give other medical excuses for their cosmetic procedures, so we’re not so sure we believe that one.
Altogether, it’s thought that Barry Manilow has also had cheek implants and eyelid surgery. We have to say that he’s looking pretty good, which is what you would expect when you spend $70,000 on surgeries!