Inspired by the classic look of a Rubik’s Cube, Instructables user blueboxes has created a step-by-step guide for building your very own mini light cube, a wood and acrylic cube that glows along all the seams between the smaller cubes.
Incense: if I burn enough of it at once it helps hide the fact that I haven’t taken the trash out in a while. And what cooler way to burn incense than inside a rocketship? Instructables user nomadecraftsanddreams created these detailed instructions for how to construct your very own leather rocket backflow incense burner.
When is a sandwich, not a sandwich? When it’s a shoe, of course. I mean, I’ve heard the expressions “I’ll eat my hat” and “Eat my shorts,” but never “Eat my shoes.” Still, I’m quite impressed with the food artistry on display here.
Cleverly shaped like the sort of closed-circuit surveillance camera you might see on the side of a building, Instructables user JoopB1 has outlined step-by-step instructions for how to build your own fake security camera birdhouse out of scrap wood (in this case leftover 12mm plywood, but the dimensions can be adjusted for almost any thickness plywood).
Because one can never have too much whimsy, Taiwanese carpenter and automata maker Chi-Chun Yin constructed the ‘Ark III’, a wooden submarine automata crewed by a bunch of different animals. With a turn of a crank (cleverly doubling as the sub’s propeller), the entire crew is brought to life.
Do you not like having your drink can sitting out on your desk? You could get toss your can in your desk drawer, or you could hide it inside of a miniature Xbox Series X. This tiny video game console looks just like the real deal, though it’s designed to hold a drink can instead of playing games.
LEGO models can represent all kinds of different things, both imaginary and real. But this particular LEGO design takes on one of the more unpleasant sides of the real world – the seamy underbelly of society that is prison life.
Volkswagen messed with people earlier this week by trying to convince us that they had changed their name to “Voltswagen.” It turned out to be an April Fools joke in the end, but it definitely ruffled some feathers because they made the announcement on March 30, which convinced journalists that it was actual news.
You ever catch yourself staring at the sun and daydreaming about building your own rocket ship? Well, how about this NASA Space Rocket Deluxe Construction Kit? The 134-piece kit includes a bunch of plastic and metal bits that, when assembled correctly, resemble the Space Shuttle atop its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.
Want to assemble LEGO bricks even when you aren’t assembling actual LEGO bricks? Well, you’re in luck, thanks to this 1,000-piece Rainbow Bricks jigsaw puzzle from LEGO and Chronicle Books. The 25″ x 20″ puzzle costs $18 on Amazon (affiliate link) and features a gradient of classic 2 x 4 LEGO bricks.
If you’re trying to grow plants, you’ll need seeds, dirt, water, and sunlight if you hope to keep them alive. But did you know that plants grow extra strong when you feed them power pills? At least that’s what Pac-Man told me.
Designed by Etsy seller Keycapper to replicate the look of NVIDIA’s high-performance GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, this is a metal keycap designed to fit the right shift key of keyboards with Cherry MX switches. It costs $50 and includes a fan you can spin with a finger, making it an integrated keyboard fidget spinner!
Because no home is complete without a life-size supervillain bust, Sideshow has teamed up with collectibles studio Tweeterhead to produce this full-scale Skeletor bust. The piece is available for pre-order for $1,000 and Sideshow expects to ship sometime between October and December 2021.
Inspired by a scene from a classic Tom & Jerry cartoon where Tom gets crushed paper-thin on the stairs by a giant Jerry, artist rugsoda has created an almost identical likeness of Tom in the form of this ‘Flat Cat’ stair-runner rug.
Remember when VHS tapes were the gold-standard in movie rentals? Seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? And where are all those VHS tapes now? I mean, besides my packrat parents’ basement? Landfills? Well, Etsy shop niftyrecyclables is doing their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle by selling VHS tapes that have been transformed into little planters.