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LEGO Hyrule Castle: Tower Prince

LEGO Hyrule Castle: Tower Prince
The history of light and shadow, drawn in bricks. MOCer Joseph Zawada has spent more than two years building this massive LEGO model of the Hyrule Castle, which he based on its appearance in his favorite Legend of Zelda game, Twilight Princess. Joseph wasn’t able to add the reverse arch… things… that connect the outer towers to the main structure.

Cattop: A Scratching Post That Looks Like a Laptop

Cattop: A Scratching Post That Looks Like a Laptop
My cat is kind of a dick. She has multiple scratching posts around the house and she still likes to scratch on the furniture. She also likes to sit right on my hands if I am typing on the laptop, and then bite me if I move.
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Nintendo 3DS Homebrew YouTube Hack: 301+ Brews

Nintendo 3DS Homebrew YouTube Hack: 301+ Brews
The last time we checked on Smealum and co.’s Homebrew Launcher for the Nintendo 3DS, it required the user to have a copy of Cubic Ninja, a game that’s now rare and expensive for this very reason.

Everbright Is a Lite-Brite for Adults

Everbright Is a Lite-Brite for Adults
You probably remember Lite-Brite from when you were a kid. The toy used translucent plastic pegs stuck into a backlit plastic plate. You could arranging the pegs in different patterns form colorful pictures. It was a classic kid’s toy.

Geeky Cube Lamps Will Be Your Companions in the Dark

Geeky Cube Lamps Will Be Your Companions in the Dark
Etsy shop Maladee Makes has laser-cut filigreed cubic wood lamps in several geeky themes. The lamps measure 7″ on each side and have colored paper linings that make them appear solid. The shop can make the panels out of a variety of materials and in various colors, and can be ordered as a corded cube lamp, a battery-powered lamp or as a lampshade. Head to Maladee Makes to order a lamp.

The Swiss Army Barbie Doll Will Get You Detained by the TSA

The Swiss Army Barbie Doll Will Get You Detained by the TSA
My daughter plays with a mix of toys from Barbies to cars. She doesn’t care if it’s a girl toy or a boy toy, she just wants something cool and fun to play with. She has a bunch of Barbie dolls, but nothing like this Swiss Army Barbie. This weird toy mashup started life as a normal Barbie doll before Mikeasaurus turned it into something that would land you a deep cavity search at the airport.

Review: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Wireless Router

Review: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Wireless Router
As a tech guy, I’ve been through a number of different wireless routers over the years. Between ever-improving speed and range, as well as the occasional hardware failure, my closet is a veritable graveyard of routers gone by.

Cook & Becker Next-Gen Art Dealers: Double Fine Art

Cook & Becker Next-Gen Art Dealers: Double Fine Art
There are hundreds if not thousands of stores and galleries that host fan art. But if you’re looking for prints of official video game art and concept art Cook & Becker should be on your list of stores to visit. Cook & Becker collaborates with artists, developers and studios that own the rights to the art so that it can make them available as prints at reasonable prices.

Harley Quinn Mask Hat Is Jester Chic

Harley Quinn Mask Hat Is Jester Chic
Yesterday, I showed you all a sweet Batman hat that had pointy ears and holes for the eyes so you can wear the hat like a mask. Ladies could wear that Batman hat if so inclined, but some might prefer a similar hat based on a female comic book superhero or supervillain; I’m not sure which Harley Quinn is. This one is a Harley Quinn Peruvian mask hat.

DIY Mini Mjölnir Replica: Thor Odadson

DIY Mini Mjölnir Replica: Thor Odadson
Thor’s hammer was forged out of a star by dwarven blacksmiths. This child-size replica was crafted from the heart by a loving dad. Redditor Crux1836 says his son asked him for a “real Thor hammer” for his 4th birthday.

DIY 3D Printed Talking D20 Will Tell You the Odds

DIY 3D Printed Talking D20 Will Tell You the Odds
What’s better than a magic 8 ball? A magic 20 icosahedron. Adafruit and Phillip Burgess made a guide that shows us how to make a D20 that talks about the resulting roll. The die’s accelerometer helps it figure out which face is up.

DIY Speeder Bike Rocker: Back and Forth of the Jedi

DIY Speeder Bike Rocker: Back and Forth of the Jedi
The last time we featured Instructables Tez_Gelmir was for the portable LEGO building station he made for his son. This time it’s for a kickass speeder bike rocker that he made for his 1-year old daughter. Tez_Gelmir made the rocking speeder bike out of plwyood, steel tubing and a variety of 3D printed parts, including the hull. 

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Window Blinds: Who’s Behind that Window?

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Window Blinds: Who’s Behind that Window?
These Gallifreyan-patterned window blinds are perfect for any Time Lord who prefers a home to a traveling blue box. They were made by Kristy GD from the blog Please Excuse My Craftermath. These are perfect if you have a Doctor Who themed room already, and are just looking for that perfect finishing touch. Even people who don’t like Doctor Who will love the cool abstract design.

Ninja Gaiden 3 Ryu Hayabusa Statue Includes Severed Limbs

Ninja Gaiden 3 Ryu Hayabusa Statue Includes Severed Limbs
I bet I watched Enter the Ninja a million times growing up, it was one of my favorite movies. Ninjas are awesome; unless they are coming to kill you then they suck pretty badly. Fans of Ninja Gaiden 3 will want to get their hands on this intricate limited-edition statue of Ryu Hayabusa. The 13″ tall statue is 1:6 scale and it stands on a base that is covered in bloody throwing knives, severed arms, and severed legs.

Batman Beanie Keeps Crime Fighters Warm and Protects Secret Identities

Batman Beanie Keeps Crime Fighters Warm and Protects Secret Identities
Batman is known for quite a few things, namely his gadgets and his pointy-eared cowl that he wears to protect his billionaire alter ego. With winter months coming before long, it’s time to gear up for cold weather and Batman fans will want this hat to do just that. The Batman Beanie is made of grey fabric with Batman art stenciled on the hat.

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen
We’ve seen a robotic stroller that can drive itself. Volkswagen Netherlands claims it came up with a similar project just for kicks. The project was accidentally inspired by a short VW commercial. In the ad, a woman complains that a stroller doesn’t have obstacle detection like her VW car.
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