Take note, sneaker collectors. Game Boy Air Jordans are here. They may not have a cartridge slot, but these kicks look great. Johnny Barry’s Freaker Sneaks produces super-small runs of custom sneakers and fans can’t get enough of them.
There are so many thing you can do with LEGO; the possibilities are nearly infinite. One of my favorite LEGO builds ever was a keyboard that Jason Allemann built which had LEGO keycaps. Now Jason is back with an updated version of his awesome LEGO keyboard, and it’s better than ever.
This time out, he’s updated the design to use clicky mechanical key switches, and then 3D printed special adapters which connect Cherry MX switch tops to LEGO studs.
We’ve all seen the “Many Bags Look Alike” signs at the airport luggage carousel. You could tie a colorful ribbon around your nondescript suitcase, but chances are somebody else on your flight had the same idea.
I like it when people cram powerful gaming hardware inside a cool and custom built computer case. Fans of PC gaming and Star Trek will want to lust after this custom gaming rig. It’s made to look like a shuttle from Star Trek: Voyager.
This impressive build is completely custom and was made by Stefan Ulrich of Random Design.
If you have ever wanted to rock out on a custom Batman guitar, you can try your hand at making one like this. Imgur user DarrynStead has provided an overview of the process. You just need the skill (or Lucius Fox) to actually build it for you.
The guitar is shaped like the Bat-symbol and on the back it has some cool artwork featuring the Caped Crusader.
LEGO enthusiast Minh Pham loves to make custom minifigs and similarly sized figures. He has a growing collection of Iron Man figures, some of which he bought and some of which he made, and he figured out a thematic way to display them.
He calls the display the Iron Man Lab.
Back in February, The Ben Heck Show had a special episode where Ben took out the Atari 2600’s CPU, RAM I/O and video driver and hand soldered them to a compact circuit board. Now he’s put together that miniaturized system to make a portable 2600.
Ben designed and printed a case for the portable.
Last October, gadget reviewer and PC enthusiast LinusTechTips made a single PC that was powerful enough to run two high-end virtual gaming machines at the same time. Unsatisfied – or perhaps too satisfied – with the result, he then decided to put together a gaming rig that can handle seven high-end virtual machines simultaneously.
You can find the resulting computer’s full specs on LinusTechTips’ forums, but its main components are a pair of 8-core 3Ghz Intel Xeon CPUs, seven (!)
Craig Warrack makes custom action figures, particularly those based on Marvel characters. This year he joined The Fwoosh’s Secret Santa for toy modders. This is his present for his mystery giftee: a sixth scale Apocalypse figure.
Craig made Apocalypse using parts from a Hulk action figure as well as Thanos, Iron Monger and Green Goblin from Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Build-a-Figure line.
Last year we checked out an awesome Gundam model that was painted to look like it was an anime drawing. Transformers action figure painter LEK Custom Toys did the same trick to Takara Tomy Masterpiece Optimus Prime and Soundwave figures.
The two-dimensional effect in LEK’s work isn’t as convincing as the one in the aforementioned Gundam model, though the way these photos were taken didn’t help reinforce the illusion.
Do you think R2-D2 gets mad that everyone writes him off as a little guy and makes him stay behind? Sure he saves the day a lot, but I bet he would rather be in the thick of it fighting with his friends.
After their Han Solo in Carbonite desk and Death Star wall tiles, the talented folks at prop studio Tom Spina Designs have finished another stellar Star Wars-themed custom job: a diorama of a classic scene from The Empire Strikes Back.
Redstone is a key component for making virtual computers in Minecraft. It’s also Spencer Kern’s key inspiration for his meticulously crafted mini ITX PC.
Spencer built the 8.5″x 8.5″x 8.5″ case almost entirely out of acrylic.
Bored with the lame designs on the cookies you’re about to stuff your face with? Then indulge yourself and your vanity by placing an order for customized cookies from Parker’s.
Parker’s Crazy Cookies is in the business of baking customized cookies with people’s faces on them.
It’s a me! N64 Mario! This N64 is dressed like Mario, right down to the suspenders and it looks awesome. I’ve never thought about giving a Nintendo console Mario’s costume, but it really works.
This custom console from SpaceNTraders is made with high quality paint with an automotive clear coat finish that gives it a durable gloss.
Console modder Ryan Fitzpatrick aka Platinum Fungi shares one of his latest creations. It’s a backlit Mega Man NES with a rusted and battle damaged look.
For this project Ryan teamed up with airbrush artist Noel McEwen and illustrator Gary Bedell, who made the kickass battle scene featuring Mega Man and Roll against several Robot Masters.
You can see the console in person at iam8bit’s 10th anniversary exhibit.