When you see a TIE fighter on fire, it usually means it’s been hit by a Rebel ship and it’s about to explode into a massive fireball. But here’s one case where a flaming TIE fighter will last for a good long time.
LEGO bricks are some of the most awesome things on earth. They’re incredibly versatile for building all kinds of structures, and you can make some pretty impressive machines with them when you combine them with Technic and Mindstorms parts.
I’m not much for drinking hard alcohol, but one of my biggest pet peeves is a watered down Dr. Pepper, so I can still get behind these Whisky Bullets. These are stainless steel slugs that keep your drink nice and cool.
Simply put them in the freezer for at least four hours, then drop them in your whisky or Dr.
If you have spent any amount of time playing Dungeons & Dragons or any other fantasy role-playing game that involves dice, you know the D20. This 20-sided die is the one that you go to when shiz gets real and you have only a slight chance of killing the Demogorgon.
Normally this die is made of plastic just in case a nerd rages and throws it at the balls of another nerd during the game.
The Generation 1 Transformers join Fascination Toys’ Metal Earth 3D model kits. The flat-pack kits come in four models – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Soundwave – that are just under 4″ tall when assembled.
Here’s a promo video by Vat19, which for some reason rebranded the kits as Metal Works:
You can order the Transformers Metal Earth kits from Vat19 for $12 (USD) each or from Amazon for $11 each.
If you want to be a cool granddad, make cool stuff for your grandchildren. Mine made me a waxed Captain America shield that protected me from water balloons, thrown dirt clods, and many other projectiles, as well as a tree house, and a ton of other stuff that kids love.
Are you into astronomy and the U.S. space program? Looking for a fun afternoon project? Look no further than these miniature metal models from Metal Earth. They come in a variety of designs, but my favorites are the Apollo Lander and Mars Rover shown here.
If you are a fan of whiskey who likes to keep it chilled without any ice to water it down check this out. ThinkGeek now has some Star Trek Borg Cube Whiskey Chillers. You get six steel cubes that keep your drink cold, each emblazoned with the official Borg emblem.
As a guy, I prefer a watch with a large face to one with a small one. Though I’m not sure I’d be comfortable wearing this beast. It’s a new watch from Diesel, called the Grand Daddy (model DZ7262), and it measures a ginormous 66mm x 73mm (~2.6″
I have a recurring nightmare about being attacked by some sort of creature with too many legs. I’m not sure if it’s from playing too many FPSes, or from reading about Cthulhu. Heck, maybe it’s from visiting the aquarium.
While physical books and magazines are clearly going the way of the dodo bird, one genre of print which is still going strong is the graphic novel. And you can’t mention graphic novels these days without mentioning The Walking Dead.
We’ve featured lots of cool and geeky chess sets over the years, but never one that’s quite as badass as this one, made from bullets and steel. Yeah! This chess set will chew you up and spit you out like an Expendables movie.
For his day job, Alan Yang sells hand-painted bone China wares, but this robot is anything but that. He’s also one of those Chinese guys who likes to make awesome steel Transformers, and is part of the crew that made some of those gigantic IRL metallic bots.
We’re suckers for Wall-E. The little robot from the distant future is just the robot we can stake the future of humanity on. Now, assuming you’ve got the money to spare, you can have your very own Wall-E – in sculpture form.