Not only did YouTuber Bart van Dijk go through the arduous task of building the new LEGO Death Star set (#75159), but he did it in front of a camera, and turned it into a cool stop-motion video for everyone to enjoy.
The Tooth Fairy is one busy lady! She flies from house to house every night, collecting teeth that kids have left under their pillows and leaving a dollar or two (or a special surprise) in exchange for it.
What if your tools and toys had interchangeable parts? What if you could build robots and electronics without knowing how to program? That’s the concept behind MakeBlock, a construction platform that its inventor Jasen Wang describes as “LEGO for adults”, a statement that will surely endear him to millions of adult LEGO and LEGO Technic enthusiasts.
If you’ve taken a look at toys meant for girls lately, then you’ll notice that most of them are dolls or Princess-y type stuff. That’s not very conducive or encouraging, especially if you’re a parent who’s encouraging your kids to major in STEM subject fields, which are Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-related courses.
Fans of the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System will immediately recognize the cartridge in the slot below as that of the classic The Legend of Zelda. But what’s cool about this custom-built arcade cabinet is that it plays any SNES cartridge, while looking awesome.
The cabinet was built by Reddit contributor Echoobrain, and it has a full arcade quality joystick and buttons built in.
Rodney Brazeau from Geeksaresexy got a call from his friend, who just bought the LEGO Super Star Destroyer model. He was all like, “Hey man, I just spent way too much money on this thing. It’s going to be massive and fun.”
Yes, you read that right. This is an authentic recreation from LEGO of the Death Star from Star Wars. This means that you can go to a store and buy this kit, which includes over 3,800 pieces, and start building your own Death Star.
I really like the looks of the Leica M9 digital camera, but I would never spend that kind of loot on a camera or any sorts. I just not that into taking photos. I typically forget my camera and even when I do have it I want to pay attention to what’s going on more than I want to pay attention to photo ops.
Head DOWN! The DARwIN-OP robotics platform has a head like Sputnik, mostly spherical but pointy in parts. The open source robotics kit has been spied in a new version that has open software and hardware along with an open platform for some all open robotic lovin’.
I’ve got to give to the guy behind this LEGO build, it’s ingenious. If you love playing chess, then you should get cracking and build your own.
This incredibly small LEGO chess set was created by Flickr user Akunthita.
The great thing about LEGO bricks is that they can be used to build lots of different things from the same parts. Take this as an example: Martin Latta used the pieces from a 7685 Dozer kit to build a Star Wars pod racer.
Martin used his creativity and ingenuity to showcase what you can do with only a limited amount of parts.
Taking its design cues from the snap-together world of LEGO, this clever remote-control car is great for those of you who just have to have things your own way.
When stripped bare, this R/C vehicle just looks like a flat LEGO base.
I’ve seen some pretty impressive geek costumes over the years, but this one might just take the cake. This precision-engineered Tauntaun costume has to be way up there at the top of the list.
Created by Scott Holden for the recent Zone Ball in Sacramento, this Tauntaun not only looks great, it actually walks.
Here’s a nifty idea for some nifty desktop speakers. All you need is 6 cheap square Mylar speakers, 21 cable ties, and the patience to stitch ’em together into a see-through cube. Et Voilà!
This speaker cube was recently spotted over on the MAKE: Flickr Pool and seems like a really cool concept.
I don’t know what’s up with me loving the Star Wars action so much lately but this is too cool to pass up. Instructables has all the deets you need to make a Jedi-licious custom lightsaber!
The project is from Instructables user Ricardoaraujo, and utilizes cutting-edge LED and AA battery technologies.