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  • January 27, 2014
    This is a time-lapse of Youtuber and LEGO fanatic Mike (aka BricksNerd) building the new 2,532 piece LEGO Simpsons house set. I don't really have much else to say except 1. I wonder if it qualifies for the BJ contest and 2. I just watched the whole thing and now I don't feel l... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2014
    I was bald until I was two. These are the Cabbage Patch inspired yarn wigs for babies made by Etsy seller TheLillyPad. She'll custom make you one for $33.50 or you can just buy the pattern for $6.69. I'll admit it -- I had a Cabbage Patch Doll growing up. Plus on my fifth b... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2013
    This is the Wreath of Khan made by Annie Shapiro. Man, that Ricardo Montalbán -- he was a handsome dude. Remember Fantasy Island? My fantasy was always to go be seduced by Mr. Roarke. "What about Tattoo?" He could ride around on my shoulders until things started to get too... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2013
    This is the stainless steel handgun that was 3-D printed by the folks at Solid Concepts in Texas (where else?) using a direct metal laser sinistering (DMLS) technique. Impressive. Not impressive enough for me to want to fire, but I've never had a gun explode up in my hands be... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2013
    This is a video from the 'Man at Arms' Youtube series (previously: Link's Master Sword) featuring blacksmith Tony Swatton forging Thor's hammer Mjolnir in real life. He doesn't actually use the heart of a dying star though (hopefully for reasons obvious to you), instead opting... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    These are the Death Star weed grinders made and sold by Etsy seller Pyroteeze ($22). If I'm not mistaken, they're made by filling these Death Star ice cube molds with polymer clay, then mashing the two halves of a cheap grinder inside and painting the whole thing. Plus they'r... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of JoeBot, a coffee brewing robot. It doesn't make coffee from scratch though, IT USES A K-CUP MACHINE. So basically it can pick up a coffee pod and push a button. I'm sorry, but if you can't use a K-Cup machine you might actually be dead. The ... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    Astronaut Karen Nyberg made this stuffed dinosaur toy for her young son out of scrap supplies she found aboard the International Space Station. Hopefully not anything important like I would have done. "GW -- where did you get that big red button?" I found it. "Found it wher... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2013
    This is a video from Stan Winston Studio of creature designer Stephen Norrington discussing how the chestbursting alien was made and operated for the iconic movie scene. It's actually fairly simple and required zero CGI. Remember when movies didn't use CGI and the special eff... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2013
    This is a video of the Knight Rider KITT replica that Chris Palmer built out of a 1991 Pontiac Trans Am (the original KITT was an '82). It looks pretty impressive. Now I'm usually a pretty traditional dater, but if Chris picked me up in this thing I'd probably make an excepti... / Continue →