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  • May 22, 2015
    The CEO of Chinese software firm NetDragon is such a big Star Trek fan he had the company's $160-million headquarters built to look like the Star Trek Voyager. This is a Google satellite image of that building, and there's a video tour after the jump. When I'm the CEO of my o... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2015
    This is an Instructable created by SFHandyman detailing how to make your own gummi LEGO bricks and minifigs. It's not too complicated. Will they taste better than real LEGO bricks? No, nothing is ever better than the real thing. "You do realize you're talking about eating p... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2015
    This is the 6-foot x 7.5-foot tall mosaic that Eric Harshbarger created using 50,000 LEGO bricks and two months time. The mosaic is a giant version of the cover of the 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set book (closeup of the book after the jump). Obviously, Eric did a great job... / Continue →
  • May 4, 2015
    This is a video tour of architect Jeffrey Pelletier's basement, where hes stores some 250,000 LEGO pieces in 153 bins and 189 drawers. He also has a nice looking bar down there. Clearly Jeffrey is very organized. Me? My apartment is so disorganized it took me fifteen minutes... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2015
    This is a video of Youtuber Moshe Tamssot using a McDonald's 'Create Your Taste' digital ordering kiosk to build the biggest burger possible. The system limits you to two quarter pound patties, but you can add up to 10x of all other ingredients (including three kinds of cheese... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    This is the Make Project created by Christian Poulsen detailing how to build your own functional BB-8 droid with a Sphero robotic ball toy, a foam head, and a neodymium magnet. It works pretty well, although his head doesn't stay on top as smoothly as the real BB-8. Still, im... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2015
    This is a video from Super Fan Builds of the team building Game of Thrones fan John Giovanazzi an iron throne inspired crapper. I kind of want it. Or to at least use it once. Will I clog it trying to flush the decapitated head of an enemy? No. Will I clog it trying to flus... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2015
    This is the Golden Girls kitchen and living room LEGO set proposed by builder lostsleep on the LEGO Ideas website. The set has already garnered the 10,000 supporters it needs to be officially reviewed by LEGO, but I don't have high hopes of it actually becoming a real product.... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2015
    Try saying that ten times fast! You know, or not. This is a video from Super-Fan Builds of prop makers designing and building a Han Solo in Carbonite Coffin Coffee Table for Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion, Ray Choi. Ray has built himself nine different Star War... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2015
    The Brik Case is a MacBook/MacBook Air case that turns the back of the monitor into a building surface for LEGO, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, or K'NEX. The Brik Case is currently an already funded Kickstarter project, so $35 will get you one along with a bag of 100 1x1 buil... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2015
    This is Ping Pong Go Round, a giant round ping-pong table built by Singapore artist Lee Wen. It was designed for a couple people in the middle to be able to challenge a bunch of other players on the outside. Interesting concept. You know what my favorite thing about ping-pon... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2015
    This is a video timelapse (skip to 1:55) of a 57-story skyscraper being erected in China in only 19 days. The 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) building was constructed using prefabricated modules built at a factory and assembled on-site. Still -- 19 days, wow, I'v... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2015
    This is a video of the impressive TIE Interceptor quadrocopter built by Youtuber Olivier C, who also made that Millennium Falcon quadrocopter. Clearly this guy has a thing for Star Wars and quadrocopters. So, if you were ever looking for somebody to make you a custom Star War... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2015
    This is the Up inspired doghouse created by Superfan Builds (previously: this Hobbit Hole cat litter box and Batman Tumbler stroller) for Russel cosplayer Steve Minty and his rescue dog Dug (named after the dog in the movie). You know, Russel and Dug were cool and all, but I r... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    This is the giant Playstation controller coffee table made and sold by Etsy shop WoodCurve. It weighs about 100 pounds and costs $3,000. That's $30/pound. For reference, I just bought some sea scallops for right around $18/pound, and they were f***ing delicious. Sadly, bein... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2015
    After receiving enough votes on the LEGO Ideas website, and being reviewed by LEGO (not to mention securing the licensing rights), the company has announced they will be producing Doctor Who and WALL-E playsets later this year. Sadly, they will both appear clearly written near... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2015
    This is the 2,996-piece S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier playset due out this March for $350. It will come with five minifigs (Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill) and is expected to be between first and third place on my birthday wishlist this year dependi... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2015
    Come on -- you can kick harder than that! What is this, an 8-and-under kickball league? This is a video from the apocalypse-hurrying jerks at Carnegie Mellon's Biorobotics Lab of a hexapod spider bot with modified robot snakes for legs. You know, because you can never pack ... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2015
    This is a video from the Super-Fan Builds webseries (previously: a Hobbit-hole litter box and Bioshock aquarium) documenting the construction of a custom Batmobile stroller for young Collin and his father Josh. It turns out pretty amazing. Sure it'll take up the whole sidewal... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2014
    This is a video detailing the build of a hobbit-hole litter box and Barad-dûr/Eye of Sauron cat-scratching tower for crazed Tolkien fan Misha and his cats Frodo and Sam (yes, seriously -- he even puts Frodo in a bag and calls him Frodo Baggins). Man, my cats would DESTROY that... / Continue →