Full disclosure: as much as people loved Tetris, I sucked at the game. Every time the blocks started falling from the sky, I’d survive for about two minutes before I got overwhelmed, and they hit the top and my game was over.
If there’s one thing Minecraft fans can rely on, it’s those green and block Creepers, and their ability to blow up at the most inopportune moments. Well, now you can keep a Creeper right on your desktop to keep an eye on it, and I’m pretty sure it won’t blow up the place.
I don’t know how many times I’ve thought to myself, “This room could really use an exploding Death Star lamp.” Well, now I can make one thanks to Instructables contributor MariaK64. She built this exploding Death Star lamp, modded from an IKEA pendant lamp.
You can follow a tutorial she made here or here to make one of your own.
If you set your mind to it, you can make a lamp out of just about any material you can think of. While I was perusing the pages of Instructables, I came across this unique and eye-catching modern ceiling lamp, made almost entirely out of zip ties.
Instructables Community Manager Audrey Obscura created this wild hanging lamp from roughly 1200 red 8″ zip ties.
One of the more satisfying sights in the original Star Wars trilogy was watching Imperial TIE fighters get blown to smithereens by the Rebellion. But this awesome stained glass TIE fighter lamp is one that I’d never want to see in pieces.
This beautiful work of Star Wars fan art was handmade by Russian glass studio V&G Fantasy.
There’s something about the cratered surface of our moon that gives it such a wonderful appearance as the sun reflects off of it in the night sky. Now you can experience that wonder every day – whether or not it’s cloudy outside – with this nifty Levitating Moon Desk Lamp.
Unlike the actual moon, this one is illuminated from the inside out, but it still looks pretty awesome.
Do you want to travel to strange and exotic places across the universe? Then you need something more than your mom’s old station wagon to get you around. What you need is some kind of transportation portal.
Are your dreams just too pleasant? Sleeping like a baby through the night? Well clearly, you need a little nightmare fuel to help spark your subconscious. This Beetlejuice Sandworm mood light should do the trick just fine.
Inspired by the terrifying, multi-mouthed worm that rises from the sands in the Tim Burton’s classic 1988 dark comedy, this battery-powered accent lamp is sure to inspire some strange thoughts as you drift off to slumberland.
I have a tendency to be pretty modern in terms of my design choices around the house, so traditional chandeliers aren’t really my cup of tea. However, I might make an exception if I could have a chandelier that looked like an octopus.
These incredibly complicated chandeliers by artist Adam Wallacavage replace their candle-holding arms with lots of twisty tentacles.
Stephen King’s IT offered up some truly terrifying moments, both in its 1990 TV miniseries run and its 2017 movie incarnation. While Pennywise the clown is super creepy, you might not want to have his head sitting on your desk every day.
Gamers, here’s a sweet accent light for your gameroom, living room, bedroom, or any other room that could use a splash of color. This LED cube lantern is covered with images of classic video games, and is sure to be a great addition to any space.
The lamp comes decorated with cutouts of famous games and game characters including Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Mario, Sonic, and Tetris.
If you still love Game of Thrones after this final season (Sorry you named your child Khaleesi), check out these 3D-printed fire-breathing dragon lamps. These sweet looking tabletop lamps were designed by Adam Jech of 3Demon.
There’s nothing like dragon’s breath to light up the night.
Do you like stars and constellations, but don’t like being outside at night? Or do you just live in the city, where light pollution makes it impossible to see them? Either way, you need this lamp, which is printed with patterns of well-known constellations.
When you turn on the lamp, the perforated blue shade lets light shine through the constellations, and projects abstract patterns onto your walls.
Celebrate Fallout 76 the right way by buying this glowing Vault Boy LED lamp and displaying it proudly in your own personal vault. It glows a nice radioactive green like it is powered from 100 radroaches, so it will make you feel like you are right in the game.
The USB-powered lamp doesn’t appear to give off a ton of light so, you probably won’t be able to read with it, but it does set the Fallout mood nicely.
Out of all of the good old 1980s arcade games, Pac-Man is one that truly stands out, with its simple looking but challenging gameplay, iconic characters, and memorable music and sounds, it’s a true masterwork of arcade gaming that’s still fun to play.