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  • August 17, 2015
    Father Tez Gelmir built this speeder bike rocker for his daughter's first birthday. He even posted an Instructable to follow if you want to build your own. It looks...difficult. At least for me, but I'm bad with tools. The finished product also looks kinda dangerous. Of co... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2015
    This is the IndieGoGo campaign to build a full-scale replica of Minas Tirith somewhere in southern England. The architects and structural engineers behind the project have calculated they only need around £1,850,000,000 (~$2,885,000,000) to make it happen. If they don't reach... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2015
    This is the 10,000-piece, 28-pound LEGO Jawa Sandcrawler built by Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley. It measures over three feet long and can actually crawl under its own power. Motors also operate the main front ramp, as well as an elevator and droid lift in the interior. Y... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2015
    These are a bunch of shots of the 50-meter (~165-foot) crazy straw a father built for his daughter's birthday. It starts on an upstairs deck in a bottle of fruit juice and travels all the way down to the garden lounge below. Do you think you could actually suck through 165 fe... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2015
    Because most rich people didn't get rich by doing all the heavy lifting by themselves, luxury vacation rental company Oliver's Travels now offers Sandcastle Butler services at some of its European properties. Awesome. *riding on butler's back like a pony* Mommy and daddy sai... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2015
    After teasing us for over a month (my nipples have been hard for weeks), Lexus has finally released a video of their liquid nitrogen-cooled magnetic superconductor hoverboard being ridden. It is more impressive that I imagined, and pro skateboarder (but only novice hoverboarde... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2015
    This is a video of LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli demonstrating the LEGO exosuit he built to control his tiny robot friend. When Daniele is wearing the suit, the robot will replicate any movements he makes with his arms. If I were him I would punch myself in the head. *c... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2015
    These are some shots of the two-story villa that Chinese company ZhuoDa assembled in less than three hours using six previously 3-D printed modules. The company says it takes about 9 days to produce the modules. That is pretty impressive. Even more impressive considering the... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    An 18-year old college student built a drone with a semi-automatic handgun attached as part of a Manufacturing Engineering Processes course. This is a brief video of that drone. This is not the first time it's been done. Currently it seems the student didn't break any laws, ... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2015
    This is the wearable Batman cowl made from tree bark by French artist Christophe Guinet. I wood wear that. See what I did there? I'm sorry, it's Friday and my brain told me to piss off even before lunch. together with warner bros france and the splendens factory, the arti... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2015
    This is the 14-foot LEGO Starcraft II battlefield built by a group of international LEGO/Starcraft fans. It includes all three races and a ton of buildings and battle units. It made me think about how LEGO should create their own tabletop game like Warhammer and sell a ton of... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2015
    This is the first shot of the new LEGO Batmobile set for the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie. The set will be released January 1st of 2016, contain 306 pieces, and retail for $30. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of this Batmobile and I hope Superman kicks Batman's ass for driv... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2015
    After securing the rights from Disney/Pixar, LEGO has just released the first images of its upcoming WALL-E set. The set started as a LEGO Ideas submission by Angus MacLane that got the necessary votes to be considered by LEGO for production (comparison shot between the origin... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2015
    This is a video of 11,000 marbles taking a trip down the Marble Tsunami, a giant 33-foot long marble run machine built by Jelle Baker. PROTIP: Keep the volume in check unless you want a headache bad enough to leave work early). I used to love building marble mazes when I was ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2015
    This is the Wired Throne built by Redditor and jonat1992. Presumably while on the clock, and presumably while ignoring the constant ringing of his work phone. In my mind this is what all IT guys spend their time doing instead of poking their heads out of the basement and fina... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2015
    This is the USS Enterprise office desk and chair built by Tim Baker creations for Star Trek superfan Jake Geiger as part of the Super-Fan Builds webseries (previously: their Han Solo in Carbonite coffee table, Bioshock aquarium, Batmobile baby stroller, Up doghouse, Lord Of The... / Continue →
  • 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 →