This is an awesome world record! Lego has built a full-size Lego X-Wing Starfighter.
It’s made of 5.3 million legos. And it’s a model of a lego model. Got that?
Weighing 46,000 pounds, it took 32 people over 17,000 hours to build and it’s on display for the next few days in Times Square. After that it will be moving to California.
How big is it? It’s 11 feet high, 43 feet long, and has a wingspan of 44 feet.
It was built to promote the miniseries The Yoda Chronicles on The Cartoon Network, premiering May 29.
As I posted earlier, Hasboro has been allowing the world to vote on what Monopoly token will be retired and which new one will take it’s place. I voted to retire the iron and replace it with the robot.
Well, the internet world has spoken, and the iron will, indeed, be retired. And it will be replaced by a cat. Which is, I guess, fair since there’s been a dog for many years.
This is your last chance to buy the iconic board game with the original set of tokens. So if you can’t stand change, buy the classic version before it’s too late.
And if you’d like to see the official results in a cute animation, check out their Facebook page.
This is awesome! Jonason Pauley (21) and Jesse Perrotta (19) have remade the entire Pixar movie Toy Story with live actors and real toys. Wow.
They used toys they found at Goodwill for their cast members. Some are not quite accurate. But they also created some toys from scratch which they couldn’t find (probably because they don’t exist). They have transformed two rooms in one of their homes into sets of Andy’s and Sid’s rooms (they must have amazing parents). It utilizes the original audio from the movie including the voices of Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz.
They even managed to get permission from Pixar to go ahead and post their video. One more reason why Pixar is awesome.
Check out the video below and when you’re done check out the outtakes.
I often play Monopoly on my iPhone. I’m not sure why…I’m convinced it cheats. But when I play I’m always the little dog, in spite of the tinkling noise he makes when he runs around the board.
When I found out that Hasbro is going to retire one of their iconic game tokens I was worried that it might be the end of the little dog.
But Hasbro has done something quite cool. They are letting the public not only vote on which game token is retired, but also on what will replace it.
Your choices for a replacement token are a bit limited. You can choose a robot (my choice), a cat (makes sense since there is a dog), a helicopter, a diamond ring, and a guitar.
I like the robot, but I hope they get rid of his mustache if he is chosen.
So if you feel strongly about what game pieces are kept and which ones replace the unfortunate one retiree, head over to their Facebook page and place your votes.
Voting runs until February 5, 2013 and the new token will be revealed on February 6.
The last time I checked, my little Scottie dog was in the lead to be kept with 31% of the votes. The wheelbarrow was doing poorly with only 4% of the votes.
If you can’t bear to see any of the iconic pieces gone, you might want to buy the classic board game
The whopping Gummy Python
This gummy snake is huge! Weighing in at just under 27 pounds it would be quite an undertaking to eat. He’s almost 8 foot long, packs 36,720 calories, and serves 306.
He’s really quite realistic for a gummy with spots, ridged coils, fully molded scales, and detailed eyes.
And he’s hand made in the US!
The gummy python is available in Blue Raspberry/Green Apple and Red Cherry/Blue Raspberry and costs a fairly steep $149.99 and is available at VAT19.
Imagine how awesome this guy would be at a kids party. He’d steal the show and they’d be talking about it for quite a while.
Big Head Squirrel Feeder.
One word. Awesome.
I love squirrels. They are amazing animals. I love watching them in the yard, defying gravity in the trees, and just being awesome.
What could make watching them even better? The Big Head Squirrel Feeder.
Hang this feeder in front of a window or somewhere you can watch, fill it with things squirrels like to eat, and sit back and watch. Squirrels stick their head up into the feeder to eat and it looks like they have a giant cartoon head. Genius.
Be sure to keep a camera nearby. You’ll want to get pictures of your little squirrel buddies with their big head to post on Facebook.
An Alien to Call Your Own
This awesome plush alien is officially licensed from 20th Century Fox and is an exact scale replica of the original baby xenomorph from Alien, which burst from Kane’s chest.
He’s 48 inches long, made of smooth velour and matches the color of the film alien. But best of all, a wire runs from the head to the tail, allowing you to pose your little alien any way you want.
This Alien Chest-burster Plush
is just what you need to cuddle with you on a cold night.
Via Nerd Approved
Check out this clever talking comic book cover for X-O Manowar.
They way it works is you use your smartphone to scan the QR Code, then place your phone on the dotted line and an animation begins that causes the illusion of the character speaking. Very clever and possibly one of the best uses I’ve seen for QR Codes.