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Archive for September 2013

LEGO Announces World’s Largest Ship in Kit Form: The Maersk Line Triple-E

LEGO Announces World’s Largest Ship in Kit Form: The Maersk Line Triple-E
If you’ve never heard of the Maersk Line Triple-E, it’s currently the World’s Largest Ship. The vessel measures over 1300-feet-long and 193 feet-wide, and can carry a whopping 18,000 20-foot-long containers of goods. Stood on its end, the Triple-E is 25% taller and almost as wide as New York’s Chrysler building.

Star Wars Battling Fighters Slot Car Set Lets You Relive the Death Star Trench Scene

Star Wars Battling Fighters Slot Car Set Lets You Relive the Death Star Trench Scene
At last, a toy that lets a TIE Fighter chase an X-Wing, just like during the big Death Star battle scene in A New Hope! A Trench run that is never-ending, thanks to its figure-eight slot car track.

iFruit Vinyl Skin Turns iPhone 5 into GTA 5 Phone

iFruit Vinyl Skin Turns iPhone 5 into GTA 5 Phone
A couple of days ago we saw MobileFun’s sticker kit that makes an iPhone 5 look like an iPhone 5S, sorta. It turns out they have a sillier stick-on conversion kit for the iPhone 5. The iFruit vinyl skin is based on Rockstar Games’ eponymous companion app for Grand Theft Auto V.

Picard Quilt: Make it Sew

Picard Quilt: Make it Sew
Every time I went to my grandmother’s house growing up she was always working on a quilt of one sort or another. She offered to make me quilts multiple times but I didn’t care anything for handmade blankets back in the day.

Star Wars Luke/Vader Switchplates: Which Side Are You on?

Star Wars Luke/Vader Switchplates: Which Side Are You on?
Now here’s an easy way to get people in your house to turn the lights off when they’re leaving the room or have no use for them: Star Wars Luke vs. Vader switchplates. To be honest, they’re quite simple, so you can make them yourself if you have the time and the materials.

Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword Steampunk Replica: Unswingable Sword

Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword Steampunk Replica: Unswingable Sword
In swords that are too heavy to lift news, the folks at Brick Replicas have built this amazing and huge replica Buster Sword. Final Fantasy fans will recognize it as the one from Final Fantasy VII, but with steampunk style.

Valve Steam Controller Will Help You Operate Your Steam Machine

Valve Steam Controller Will Help You Operate Your Steam Machine
Earlier this week Valve teased the free, gaming-oriented and Linux-based SteamOS and the PC-console hybrid Steam Machine. It soon completed the establishment of the fundamentals of its living room invasion by unveiling the Steam Controller. As with the Steam Machine, the controller is Valve’s attempt at bringing the best of PC and console gaming together.

Monster Truck Ice Cream Truck: I’ll Take One Giant Bomb-Pop, Please!

Monster Truck Ice Cream Truck: I’ll Take One Giant Bomb-Pop, Please!
Ice cream trucks are awesome. Any van or truck that comes into your neighborhood and delivers treats is okay with me. You know what is even better? An ice cream truck that can crawl over other cars to get to you.

Jurassic Park Meets Dr. Seuss: Seusstastic Park

Jurassic Park Meets Dr. Seuss: Seusstastic Park
Action figure modder Sillof loves to remake popular characters by casting them in the style of different eras or genres. But when the owners of the Best Western Denver Southwest hotel approached him last Spring, they wanted him to combine two popular franchises.

Travel Boy Game Boy Luggage: Pack Your Tetris Blocks in Style

Travel Boy Game Boy Luggage: Pack Your Tetris Blocks in Style
The Game Boy was an amazing portable gaming system back in the day. Who cares if it started off with a lack of color? We could play Mario and Zelda games anywhere. Your luggage goes with you everywhere too, so why not have some luggage that looks just like a Game Boy?

Mugenizer N11 Portable Battery Can Charge Devices Wirelessly

Mugenizer N11 Portable Battery Can Charge Devices Wirelessly
There are plenty of external batteries on the market that have USB ports allowing you to keep your smartphone or tablet charged up on the go. The thing I never liked about those battery packs is that you have to carry your charging cable with you.

Nissan Robot Car Acquires License: Skynet Is Just Around The Corner

Nissan Robot Car Acquires License: Skynet Is Just Around The Corner
Nissan seems keen to give Google a run for their money in the autonomous vehicle technology category, and the Japanese giant is working hard at creating functional robot vehicles for 2020 and beyond.

Ark Nova: The Inflatable Building That Fits in Your Pocket (Not!)

Ark Nova: The Inflatable Building That Fits in Your Pocket (Not!)
Inflatable buildings are definitely an interesting way of creating temporary structures, like for concerts, weddings, etc. This particular blow-up building concept has been in the works for at least a year and it looks pretty impressive.

This Pizza Has a Crunchy, Ramen-tastic Crust

This Pizza Has a Crunchy, Ramen-tastic Crust
Pizza with pasta toppings. Pizza infused with lasagna in the middle. Pizza with burgers baked into the crust. Those are just some of the interesting pizza creations people all over the world have come up with.

A Visual Comparison of Sci-Fi Spaceships

A Visual Comparison of Sci-Fi Spaceships
No, this is not an intergalactic traffic jam, although those look just like what you see here, just with a lot of honking and space rage. This is a size comparison chart of every Sci-Fi ship ever.

Awesome Street Art That’s Only Visible When It Rains

Awesome Street Art That’s Only Visible When It Rains
You might have heard of NeverWet when it was first launched. It’s basically a waterproofing spray that repels liquids so you can keep your stuff dry.

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