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  • August 4, 2014
    These are the sets of Pikachu and Hello Kitty samurai armor built by DeviantARTist Andihandro. As far as samurai armor goes, they're not that intimidating looking. Which means they could probably only be worn by the most fearsome samurai. It's like, you don't have to look th... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2014
    This is the mashup weapon forged by the folks of Mat At Arms that combined all four ninja turtle weapons: Donatello's bō, Leonardo's ninjato, Raphael's sai, and Michelangelo's nunchaku. The result...is whatever the hell this thing is. A bōjatosaichaku? I dunno, but I can a... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2014
    Note: Larger, more legible version right HERE. This is the Delta-V subway map of our solar system created by Redditor Ucarion. What the hell is Delta-V? A copy/pasted explanation courtesy of Wikipedia while I pour iced coffee in my eyeballs: In astrodynamics a Δv or delta-v... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2014
    This is a time-lapse of Youtuber and LEGO fanatic Mike (aka BricksNerd) building the new 2,532 piece LEGO Simpsons house set. I don't really have much else to say except 1. I wonder if it qualifies for the BJ contest and 2. I just watched the whole thing and now I don't feel l... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2014
    I was bald until I was two. These are the Cabbage Patch inspired yarn wigs for babies made by Etsy seller TheLillyPad. She'll custom make you one for $33.50 or you can just buy the pattern for $6.69. I'll admit it -- I had a Cabbage Patch Doll growing up. Plus on my fifth b... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2013
    This is the Wreath of Khan made by Annie Shapiro. Man, that Ricardo Montalbán -- he was a handsome dude. Remember Fantasy Island? My fantasy was always to go be seduced by Mr. Roarke. "What about Tattoo?" He could ride around on my shoulders until things started to get too... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2013
    This is the stainless steel handgun that was 3-D printed by the folks at Solid Concepts in Texas (where else?) using a direct metal laser sinistering (DMLS) technique. Impressive. Not impressive enough for me to want to fire, but I've never had a gun explode up in my hands be... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2013
    This is a video from the 'Man at Arms' Youtube series (previously: Link's Master Sword) featuring blacksmith Tony Swatton forging Thor's hammer Mjolnir in real life. He doesn't actually use the heart of a dying star though (hopefully for reasons obvious to you), instead opting... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    These are the Death Star weed grinders made and sold by Etsy seller Pyroteeze ($22). If I'm not mistaken, they're made by filling these Death Star ice cube molds with polymer clay, then mashing the two halves of a cheap grinder inside and painting the whole thing. Plus they'r... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of JoeBot, a coffee brewing robot. It doesn't make coffee from scratch though, IT USES A K-CUP MACHINE. So basically it can pick up a coffee pod and push a button. I'm sorry, but if you can't use a K-Cup machine you might actually be dead. The ... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    Astronaut Karen Nyberg made this stuffed dinosaur toy for her young son out of scrap supplies she found aboard the International Space Station. Hopefully not anything important like I would have done. "GW -- where did you get that big red button?" I found it. "Found it wher... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2013
    This is a video from Stan Winston Studio of creature designer Stephen Norrington discussing how the chestbursting alien was made and operated for the iconic movie scene. It's actually fairly simple and required zero CGI. Remember when movies didn't use CGI and the special eff... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2013
    This is a video of the Knight Rider KITT replica that Chris Palmer built out of a 1991 Pontiac Trans Am (the original KITT was an '82). It looks pretty impressive. Now I'm usually a pretty traditional dater, but if Chris picked me up in this thing I'd probably make an excepti... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    This is a video of blacksmith Tony Swatton of Man at Arms forging a replica of Link's iconic Master Sword. Then at the end a guy and a girl take turns using it to break a bunch of pots JUST LIKE LINK WOULD DO. Are there any rupees in this one? Nope. What about this one -- m... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is the Darth Vader mask and lightsaber mailbox constructed by DeviantARTist SenseiMonkeyboy. You can raise the lightsaber hilt and blade like a flag to let the postman know you've got mail that needs to be picked up. Unfortunately, in real life a wooden baseball bat > a ... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    It's ever turtle's dream to be big and tough like Bowser. And now, thanks to this guide from Squirrel Picnic, you can make your own little Bowser shell for your special reptilian friend. Don't have a turtle? Make one anyways and put it on a loaf of bread. Don't have a loaf ... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    This is the 32-disc X-Box carousel made entirely out of LEGO by Youtuber zwenkka. It can remove a game disc from the console and replace it with any of 31 others (selected via Bluetooth) in an average of 42-seconds. Which, let's not kid ourselves, is still way quicker than i... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Because 'Why not?' seems to be just as good a reason as any these days, here's the giant yellow banana shaped pool table created by artist Cléon Daniel. I think we can all agree this piece does NOT carry any sort of social or political commentary. Or does it? Underpaid banan... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2013
    This is a video of the machine built by Youtube user Hknssn entirely out of LEGO that can fold and launch paper airplanes. Not very complicated paper airplanes mind you, but still better than anything I could make. I remember in high school physics class we had a paper airpla... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2013
    Caddisfly are a species of moth-like insect that, when in their larval stage, spin a web of silk and attach whatever materials they have around them to it for protection before climbing inside to pupate. So you know what French artist Hubert Duprat gave them? A beret, baguett... / Continue →