The jagged crossguard lightsaber seen in the Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens teaser had many folks scratching their heads. Instead of debating the plausibility of a fictional weapon in a universe where the Force and sarlaccs exist, the folks at 3D printing store Le FabShop gave in to the geek side and 3D printed a replica of the weapon.
Thingiverse member Carasibana is officially an Ancient. Well, an Ancient-in-training. That’s because she made this nifty light-up Stargate replica. Carasibana based her replica on the design of fellow Thingiverse member Glitch, tweaking it to fit a stepper motor and an Arduino UNO with a motor shield to make the inner ring move.
Former Apple typeface and graphic designer Susan Kare is selling hand-painted replicas of the Jolly Roger, a pirate flag that she and her Apple colleagues made back in 1983. According to former Apple programmer Andy Hertzfeld, the flag is a reference to Jobs telling them,“It’s better to be a pirate than join the Navy”, an assurance that the Macintosh team would remain tightly knit and independent despite the company’s growth.
TriForce’s officially licensed Halo 2: Anniversary Plasma Rifle full-size replicas are even more shiny and detailed than their re-mastered virtual counterparts. The replica comes in two variants: the original Plasma Rifle and the Brute Plasma Rifle.
In 1992, amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison discovered the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex in South Dakota. The resulting skeleton was named after Stan. Made of 199 bones, STAN is world famous for being one of the most complete specimens ever found.
I love it when geeks with lots of talent build replicas based on the insane weapons found in video games. Such is the case with a dude named Kirby Downey who built a replica of a gigantic machine gun from Destiny called the Thunderlord.
Firaxis Games is the developer behind Sid Meier’s Civilization III up to its most recent release, Civilization Beyond Earth. For the latter’s launch party, the studio asked employee Andy Clarke to create LEGO replicas of the game’s Worker unit.
I’ll admit to having never read or watched any of the One Piece manga and anime series. It really doesn’t matter because I am a sucker for sweet katana swords and have been way before The Walking Dead featured one so prominently.
Back in July, I talked about an awesome film-scale Serenity model that was on display from QMx. A lot of people got all hot and bothered at the thought of owning that model. If you were one of those who got excited, you can own your own now.
ThinkGeek put on its Armor Outpost cosplay and is selling an officially licensed life-size replica of the ShovelBlade, the weapon from the nostalgia nirvana that is Shovel Knight. The incredibly pixelated toy is made of two sticks and a diamond EVA foam and measures 27″ x 6.75″ x 0.75″.
I’m not a fan of first-person shooters, but it seems lots of players are having a blast with Destiny, whether or not it lived up to its hype. If you’re one of the game’s fans, check out Etsy seller Eric Newgard’s shop.
A few months ago, we found out about the official Minecraft replica of Denmark. It turns out that there’s one for Great Britain too. Joseph Braybrook made GB Minecraft 2 late last year when he was still an intern at the Ordnance Survey.
Back in 2011 Nike released its official take on the MAG sneakers that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. But those shoes were a limited edition and were auctioned off, which meant that for many of us they may as well have cost as much as a time machine.
If Industries – the folks behind the cool arcade coin slot belt buckles – are back with another set of geeky accessories. These ones look like the proximity mine and the remote mine, two of the weapons from the N64 shooter GoldenEye 007.
We now know Atlus as one of the last bastions of JRPGs, but it also made one of the worst games of all time: Friday the 13th for NES. Seriously, the only good thing I can say about the game is that it led to one of Angry Video Game Nerd’s funniest episodes.