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Archive for August 2014

Theater Plays the Wrong Guardians Flick Three Times in a Row

Theater Plays the Wrong Guardians Flick Three Times in a Row
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.

This LEGO Castle Turns into a Walking Robot

This LEGO Castle Turns into a Walking Robot
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.
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Fiat 500 Abarth Racing Desk: World’s Slowest Car

Fiat 500 Abarth Racing Desk: World’s Slowest Car
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.

World Record Set with Micro Domino Maze

World Record Set with Micro Domino Maze
I have never even heard of micro dominoes before. I guess they are just like regular dominoes, but tiny. Like 80x smaller and 100x lighter in fact. They look like tiny sticks of gum. Who knew?

LEGO Flash Meets His Match in this Diorama

LEGO Flash Meets His Match in this Diorama
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.

Chameleon Vision Goggles Let You See in Multiple Directions: They See Me Oglin’…

Chameleon Vision Goggles Let You See in Multiple Directions: They See Me Oglin’…
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).

NFL to Let Teams Use Surface Tablets on Sidelines

NFL to Let Teams Use Surface Tablets on Sidelines
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.

School Teaches Through Live Action Role-Playing: Education Through Imagination

School Teaches Through Live Action Role-Playing: Education Through Imagination
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.

Handheld & Computer Wars Veteran Pins: Blood, Sweat & Pixels

Handheld & Computer Wars Veteran Pins: Blood, Sweat & Pixels
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.

Hearthstone Leeroy Jenkins Sculpture: Fan-maaaade Aaaartwoooork!

Hearthstone Leeroy Jenkins Sculpture: Fan-maaaade Aaaartwoooork!
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.

Make it Rain with the Cash Cannon

Make it Rain with the Cash Cannon
Whether you spend a lot of time at strip clubs, or just want to dole out holiday bonuses, nothing says you’ve got more money than you know what to do with than by throwing your cash at people.

Legend of Zelda Wooden Hyrule Map: Dekur

Legend of Zelda Wooden Hyrule Map: Dekur
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).

Doctor Who Wood Peg People Playset Can’t Be Repaired with a Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who Wood Peg People Playset Can’t Be Repaired with a Sonic Screwdriver
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.

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES: Turtles in Time

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES: Turtles in Time
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.

Travel Boy Game Boy Backpack: The Green Screen of Life

Travel Boy Game Boy Backpack: The Green Screen of Life
If you want to carry all of your old school video games with you, this Game Boy inspired backpack is what you need. It’s called Travel Boy because of legal reasons, but this backpack is all Game Boy.

Lightsaber Keychain Flashlights Light the Way to The Light or Dark Side

Lightsaber Keychain Flashlights Light the Way to The Light or Dark Side
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.
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