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Archive for December 2018

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod
We like our LEGO around these parts. Usually, when we are talking about a LEGO Technic car kit, we are talking about an insanely complex and expensive bag of parts. The $350, 3599-piece Bugatti Veyron kit is an excellent example of how extravagant LEGO car kits can be.

Gingerbread Alien Xenomorph: Terror for Your Tummy

Gingerbread Alien Xenomorph: Terror for Your Tummy
I’m torn. I could take several bites out of this awesome gingerbread xenomorph, but if I do, it’s gonna take some bites out of me. On one hand, it looks delicious, but on the other, it is terrifying.
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This Mario Mega Man Mashup Is Marvelous

This Mario Mega Man Mashup Is Marvelous
Two of the best all-time Nintendo games are Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man. So I can think of no better Nintendo hero than one who combines Mario and Mega Man himself. This fun mashup comes courtesy of CG artist Yago De Amorim, who says the inspiration came from a 2D illustration by artist Jake Parker.

Low-Poly Papercraft Sculptures by Oxygami

Low-Poly Papercraft Sculptures by Oxygami
There’s something about art made with rudimentary low-polygon count forms that I find very appealing. I think it’s because it harkens back to early 1990s video games like Virtua Fighter and the original Tomb Raider. If you like the style as much as I do, then check out this awesome collection of papercraft art from Oxygami.

Battlestar Galactica Viper MK II Collectible Is Frakking Sweet

Battlestar Galactica Viper MK II Collectible Is Frakking Sweet
As a kid, I loved the original Battlestar Galactica, and had some of the toys that went with the show. I particularly remember the Viper spaceship, and I would routinely play with the triangular fighter during commercial breaks.

Jetpack Backpack Launches Kids Back to School

Jetpack Backpack Launches Kids Back to School
Winter vacation is almost over for kids, and when you send them into the classroom for the new year, you want them to feel confident and happy. I can think of no better way to do this than to give your kid a Jetpack Backpack.

An Incredible LEGO Recreation of the Opening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

An Incredible LEGO Recreation of the Opening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
There are very few scenes in cinema history that are as cool and unique as the opening sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark. This, in a movie that is full of iconic scenes. In the 80s, kids everywhere were pretending that they were being chased by a boulder for years.

These Star Trek Spock Socks Have Vulcan Ears

These Star Trek Spock Socks Have Vulcan Ears
These Star Trek Spock Socks are completely logical. Allow me to channel my inner Dr. Seuss. Spock socks shock. They also rock. Whether on the outer rim or in dry dock. Be one of the flock and dress in Spock.

LG HomeBrew Is a Keurig for Beer

LG HomeBrew Is a Keurig for Beer
LG is a name best known for their TVs, smartphones, and other consumer electronics, but now the company has a machine that will make beer in your home. It’s like a Keurig, but for beer. Now we have your attention.

Hyperkin Xbox Classic Pack Turns Xbox One X into an Original Xbox

Hyperkin Xbox Classic Pack Turns Xbox One X into an Original Xbox
Now that Santa has come and gone, I’m sure some of you still have Christmas cash or gift cards burning a hole in your pockets. You might be wanting something to make you feel like you got a new console for Christmas rather than a gift card.

Every Mickey Mouse Combined Is Serious Nightmare Fuel

Every Mickey Mouse Combined Is Serious Nightmare Fuel
Do you love Mickey Mouse? I mean really love him? You may not love him so much after seeing this. Matthew Plummer Fernandez’s Every Mickey is a terrifying Disney mutation. This thing is a 19″ tall 3D printed object consisting of “Every model of Mickey Mouse found online, compiled as one.” That doesn’t sound so bad but look at the picture.

LEGO Leica Rangefinder Cameras: Pic a Brick

LEGO Leica Rangefinder Cameras: Pic a Brick
Fans of Leica cameras will want to check out these sweet LEGO models of classic rangefinders. A real Leica camera will cost you thousands, so this is a more affordable way to have one on your shelf, even if it doesn’t work.

This Flask Looks Like a Popsicle

This Flask Looks Like a Popsicle
If you’re trying to be stealthy about your drinking, you might want to try one of those flasks that look like other things. You might be able to hide your need to imbibe. Although I’m not sure that this popsicle flask is the way to go.

Handheld Galaxian Arcade Game Channels Tiny ’80s Nostalgia

Handheld Galaxian Arcade Game Channels Tiny ’80s Nostalgia
Retro games are hot right now with all sorts of devices out there from Nintendo, Sony, and others. Check out this miniature version of Galaxian from My Arcade. The Handheld Galaxian arcade cabinet is about 6.75″ tall and has a 2.75″ LCD screen. 

This Pool Noodle Float Looks Like a Giant Sharpie

This Pool Noodle Float Looks Like a Giant Sharpie
Swimming pool season is long since over here Chicago, but there are still places where it’s warm enough to take a dip in the pool this year. One thing you’re never supposed to do is spill ink into a swimming pool.

HWAT?!? Marvel May Take Away Deadpool’s Ability to Break the Fourth Wall

HWAT?!? Marvel May Take Away Deadpool’s Ability to Break the Fourth Wall
Something fans of Deadpool won’t appreciate is afoot. Apparently, an upcoming arc in the Deadpool and Spider-Man comic series will see a mysterious villain come in and stop our pal DP from being able to see and talk directly to the readers.
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