A number of films have the word “Guardian” in their titles, I can see how someone might get confused. At the same time, Rise of the Guardians really looks and sounds very little like Guardians of the Galaxy.
Most castles, LEGO or otherwise, stay put. During a siege you can rain arrows and hot oil down on your enemy, shoot from catapults and use murder holes to get rid of the closest foot soldiers, but your castle can’t just walk away.
Gearheads, how would you like a Fiat 500 Abarth? No, not the car, the desk. Yes, this very special desk is built to look like a classic Fiat 500 Abarth.
The handmade Italian desk is up for sale on eBay, and is equipped with original Fiat, Abarth and OMP racing equipment, and rides on a pair of actual Michelin Slick tires and 8×13 wheels.
Growing up I was really into DC Comics’ Flash because he could run really fast and I wanted that super power for myself. I figured I could easily get all the cookies I wanted if my parents couldn’t see me move.
Wanna stare discreetly? Check out Uncle Milton’s Chameleon Vision Goggles. Move its eyes and you’ll be able to see in two different directions at once. Because that is how a chameleon do. The goggles even let you see behind you, thanks to its built-in side mirrors.
However, unlike their inspiration the goggles will make it hard for you to blend in.
You can get the Chameleon Vision Goggles from Amazon for around $11 (USD).
Over the years, NFL teams have used some interesting methods of getting photos down to the sidelines so players and coaches could study the formations of their opponents. The strangest may be when they had a zip-line running from the press box at the top of the stadium down to the sidelines and clipped Polaroids to the string and sent them to the coach to check out.
A few weeks ago we learned about Classcraft, a software and system that adds role-playing elements to classrooms. If you thought that was cool, check out Østerskov Efterskole. It’s a boarding school in Denmark that’s built around the idea of teaching students through live-action role-playing (LARP).
In Østerskov, students are given a different role-playing theme every week.
We’ve featured Supermandolini’s Console Wars Veteran Pins. But of course battles are fought on other platforms as well, which is why the studio also made Computer Wars Veteran Pins, for the master race’s grizzled combatants.
Meanwhile, Supermandolini’s latest gaming-themed pin is for field agents, those who were first to stack blocks, wake Link and collect ’em all.
Report to your browser immediately and head to Supermandolini’s online store to order the pins.
This sculpture needs to be nerfed. Or it’s just fine, depending whom you ask. Made by Antonio Balicevic, it’s a polymer clay version of Mike Krahulik’s portrait of Leeroy Jenkins, an infamous World of Warcraft character and now a much maligned Hearthstone card.
Charge to Antonio’s deviantART page to see the sculpture in high resolution.
Unlike the Lost Woods, this piece of wood will help you find your way around Hyrule. Made by Neutral Ground with the help of graphic designer Alex Griendling, Woodlands: Hyrule has the land of The Legend of Zelda laser-etched on an 18″ x 24″ wooden board.
Neutral Ground sells the map for $195 (USD).
The peg people are here. Who are the peg people? These things here. And Etsy artist MakingsFromMommyland has a neat set of 20 Doctor Who themed peg people for your perusal. They look pretty darn adorable.
Last year we checked out a radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed NES by console modding duo Platinumfungi and Custom NES Guy. The duo’s latest work is another NES casemod based on the heroes in a half shell, but this time it’s an homage to the franchise’s first comic book (and first appearance for that matter), which was in black and white with a dollop of red on the cover.
Commissioned by Jared Guynes, Platinumfungi says that the console is “by far the most intricate and laborious art piece” he’s created so far.
Lightsabers are elegant weapons for a more civilized age. If you need to shed some civilized light on a dark situation, three Lightsaber keychain Flashlights have turned up at ThinkGeek. One of them looks like the Vader flashlight we saw back in 2009.