I was checking out this weekend’s Midwest Gaming Classic in Brookfield, WI and amongst all of the pinball machines and classic arcade games, I stumbled onto some really great geeky artwork at One Man Surf Party’s booth.
It’s been a little while since we saw a truly epic LEGO build. We are changing that right here and now. One glance at this and fans of The Hobbit will recognize Erebor – the Lonely Mountain, the dwarf stronghold.
Old school gamers who spent time playing Super Mario Bros. will recognize this screen without any thought. This was one of the hottest games back in the ’80s and anyone lucky enough to have a Nintendo played this thing all the time.
If you are the sort who is into collecting statues and action figures, check this one out. A new Batman Arkham Knight Statue has turned up, and it looks really cool. This isn’t the cartoon-like Batman of old, this is the black and badass version of Batman from the video games.
One of my favorite Star Wars characters has always been Boba Fett. If you are a Star Wars fan looking to decorate a geek cave, check out these wall sconces.
It’s almost as if you captured the bounty hunter, lopped off his head, and mounted it on the wall.
If you love Evil Mad Scientist’s Eggbot, check out Makeblock’s mDrawBot. It’s a modular kit that you can assemble into one of four different forms, each suited to drawing on a particular surface. mEggbot draws on ellipsoidal surfaces just like Eggbot, mScara draws on horizontal surfaces, mSpider draws on vertical surfaces and mCar is a three-wheeled robot car that is essentially a mobile version of mScara.
Artist Kal Spelletich has created this series of strange life-size “praying robots”. What the heck is he doing? Surely he knows that humans are the ones that should be praying. Praying that robots don’t kill us all deader than dinosaurs.
A Japanese artist named Tomo Tanaka creates tiny works of art that are based on things you might see in everyday life. The scale he works on is 1/12 to 1/24, which is really tiny when you are talking about items that aren’t that large in full size.
I’ve often said that I never read comics growing up. It still surprises me just how many comic book super heroes there are that I have never heard of. If they weren’t on Saturday morning cartoons back in the day, I probably don’t know them.
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of themselves then created a program that allowed people to draw on those models in real time.
I like Superman; he is probably my favorite superhero. After all he can fly, bullets bounce off him, he has heat rays shooting form his eyes, and can see through clothing. That last may be the best superpower 12 year-old-me could have hoped for.
A London event called “Light Night” is all about bringing together dreamers, artists and engineers to build installations based which involve light. That’s always a recipe for awesomeness, but this year one team kicked things up a notch, by putting people among the stars.
Farmer Derek Klingenberg of Klingenberg Farms Studios, clearly enjoys making art as much as farming. He recently gained a YouTube following when he called his cows with trombone covers of “Jingle Bells” and Lorde songs. Now he is using his truck to herd cattle and make art.