If there’s one thing you can count on in the Star Wars universe, it’s that if you build a big round killer space station, it’s sure to have some kind of major weakness that can be exploited to blow it to smithereens.
Because most people’s cats live better lives than I do, do-it-yourselfer Whitney Fabre constructed the CAT-CAT, an AT-AT-inspired cat condo. She built the condo for her feline friend, Captain Jack Harkness, who was named after the Doctor Who character.
Dreaming big: some people take it literally. Case in point, YouTuber Michael Pick, who dreamed of a giant Xbox Series X console, then constructed this 600% version measuring 6 feet tall, 3.41 feet wide, and weighing 250 pounds.
If you live in a house constructed with a wood frame or wooden siding, this is the last thing you ever want to buy. But if your dwelling is made from brick, concrete, stone, metal, or glass, read on… Do you want to see what termites can do to a piece of wood?
Disco balls: no dance party is complete without one. Same goes for somebody dancing on the sofa with a lampshade on their head. Usually it’s me, while my dogs hesitantly watch from the floor confused. But enough about my Friday nights at home alone, Amazon is selling these Mushroom Disco Balls (affiliate link) to liven up your living space with some funky reflective fungi!
Because brilliant ideas come in all flavors, video game hardware modder and YouTuber Peter Knetter went and constructed himself a sandwich from a GameCube controller. Yum! It’s not actually edible, though, all the sandwich bits are made out of wax or plastic, but it is a functional controller.
Perfect for any occasion (especially formal ones), Flip Flobsters are lobster-inspired slides made in the likeness of the large crustaceans. The unisex footwear is available on Amazon in three colors (green, orange, and fully-steamed red), and comes in six different sizes to ensure everybody who wants to wear lobster sandals, can.
Because a pleasant night’s sleep void of nightmares is overrated, model builder and YouTuber North of the Border went and crafted this ‘realistic’ LEGO minifig, complete with a terrifying face and unholy finger and toenails. I think it goes without saying, but my wife is going to be annoyed that I insist on sleeping with the lights on tonight.
Skulls: I find them fascinating. They’re a reminder of our own mortality, and my wife also likes to remind me mine is unusually thicker than others. Whatever that means! Crafted by Etsy shop G7T6 Design, these Human Skull Eyewear Stands are hand-cast and painted to provide a unique way to store and display your eyewear with a serious memento mori (Latin: remember that you must die) vibe.
Crafted by software engineer and Instructables user jnthas, this Super Mario Bros. animated LED clock features Mario jumping up to hit a question block to change the displayed time. How clever is that? Very clever – the answer is very clever.
Researchers at The University of Tokyo have covered a robotic finger with skin created from actual human skin cells. It’s also capable of repairing itself when a collagen sheet is applied. And repair itself, it’s going to need to because I’m taking that Terminator finger down!
Available as a limited-edition collaboration between Velveeta and Nails.INC, the Pinkies Out Polish Creamy Smooth Cheese Scented Nail Polish Duo is a $15 two-pack of Velveeta-inspired nail polish that smells like cheese when dried. The pinnacle of human achievement: we’ve finally reached it.
LEGO builders: their level of ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. Case in point, this mod created by programmer (not singer) James Brown, who managed to pack a tiny OLED display into a translucent brick to mimic a LEGO computer terminal.
LEGO has just announced a 3,756 Loop Coaster build set as part of its LEGO Fairgrounds Collection. The $400 set includes a gravity-driven roller coaster complete with one train, a boarding station with opening and closing gates, a control panel, and an elevator for the train to return to the top of the ride.
I just finished watching the latest season of Stranger Things (at least the part released so far), and let me tell you: It is INTENSE. And because Stranger Thing merchandise is hotter than the devil’s bathwater right now, this is a Stranger Things dishwasher magnet available from AlwaysFits.