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  • April 20, 2016
    Box Kitty is a set of modular rugged cardboard pieces (they're scratch and waterproof) that attach via Velcro so you can build your cat the cardboard castle of his or her dreams. They're currently crowdfunding via Indiegogo and the most basic set starts at $55. I'm going to b... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2016
    A lot of times in life you have to work with what you're given, and these European paper wasps prove that as they built a rainbow nest when only given colored paper to use as building material. I mean, what the hell else were they gonna do? Not have sex and need to build a ne... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2016
    This is the 75,000 piece LEGO Bat-Signal created by LEGO expert builder Nathan Sawaya and his team over the span of five weeks to promote the new Batman vs Superman movie. It really works too. Well, it really works in that the spotlight inside comes on. It does not really wo... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2016
    LEGO has just confirmed that, after getting the requisite votes and being reviewed on their LEGO Ideas website (plus securing the licensing rights), the company will produce an official Adventure Time set later this year/early next year. The set will be based on the one above,... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2016
    This is a video of inventor Colin Furze demonstrating the firework rocket launcher he built. You just jam a giant firework rocket down the pipe, and a trigger connected to a gas tank ignites the rocket and sends it on its way. I love fireworks so much. If I could marry firew... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2016
    This is a model of a Japanese sushi restaurant built by LEGOManiac Dr. Pei. It's filled with a bunch of unique patrons like samurai, astronauts and aliens, and even has a functional rotating sushi conveyor belt. People are so clever. I am not very clever. On my last job app... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2016
    This is the official LEGO Marble Maze set being released this April. The set was designed by Jason Allemann, whose LEGO labyrinth set this one is based on I previously posted back in 2012 HERE. Well LEGO has finally decided to make it. The 769 piece set will cost $70, which ... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2016
    This is the paper airplane building and launching machine built by LEGO expert Arthur Sacek for an Arrow Electronics commercial (previously: this less pretty version built by somebody else). I have never been very good at building paper airplanes. I always come up with new de... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2016
    This is a short video of inventor Simone Giertz demonstrating the lipstick-applying robot she built (previously: her slap-you-awake alarm clock). It works pretty well provided you're going for that Heath Ledger's Joker look. I would not recommend using it before going out on ... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2016
    This is the homemade crawling robot that Redditor gjjones125 made out of an old DVD drive, an Arduino Uno, and a Popsicle stick. The robot, which was posted to the subreddit Shitty Robots (which they all are), extends its disc platter, then lowers its Popsicle stick foot, whic... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2016
    This is the Dalek fire pit built by Owen James of UK based automotive and motorcycle customizers Maven Industries. It has a wood burning tray in the bottom to exterminate logs. You ever spent a whole afternoon splitting logs for a fire before? I have. My uncle told me it bu... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2016
    This is a video of Jameel demonstrating the system he built with an Arduino micro-controller to automatically blast The Baha Men's 'Who Let The Dogs Out' whenever it detects the neighbors are playing their music too loud. It is very effective (especially after he turns the spe... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2016
    This is the circular bridge recently constructed on the southern coast of Uruguay between Rocha and Maldonado to slow traffic and encourage drivers to enjoy the panoramic views. So they're making the bridge safer by slowing traffic, but then ramping the danger back up again by... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2016
    This is the giant high-heel shoe shaped church built in the Chaiyi province of Taiwan. The glass slipper measures over 10m (36-ft) wide, 16m (55-ft) tall, and is made up of 320 separate tinted glass panels. Despite what several news outlets are reporting, it will not be used ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2016
    This is a timelapse of a lifesize LEGO BB-8 being built by the folks at Bright Bricks. Me? I am a Dumb Stone. Oh who am I kidding, I'm not even a stone. I'm a rock at best and more than likely just a dried up piece of animal shit somebody might mistake for a rock provided t... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2016
    This is a specialized truck used to build support-less stone tunnels. It's called the Zipper truck system, although I like to think of it as more of a Naked Mole Rat truck system. The blocks are lowered onto its roller back, then pressed into place with the weight of an excav... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2016
    This is the Neopixel Giant Thermometer Scarf created by Instructables user caitlinsdad. It uses a digital thermometer, Arduino controller and strip of LEDs to display the current temperature. It also has a couple different cool light-up effects. Of course, I don't need a the... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2016
    Because plastic milk crates nailed to the wall aren't fancy enough for some people, this is the Dinosaur Decorative Wall Shelving available from expand furniture. It's not actually one piece though, it's a bunch of interlocking pieces you assemble yourself, so you can customiz... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2015
    This is the holiday Pizza House built by Carrie Dennis. It's like a gingerbread house, but made out of pizza. There are instructions for how to make your own over at Thrillist, which sadly include building an internal support structure out of cardboard and toothpicks and empt... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2015
    This is the EV3 Cookie Icing Machine built by LEGO loving couple Jason and Kristal of JK Brickworks. It can ice holiday cookies with star, angel and snowflake designs. You can follow their directions to build the same set for yourself HERE. Alternatively, learn how to ice co... / Continue →