Over the years we’ve seen so many flat-pack, compact hairdryers that they probably deserve a category of their own.
The beauty of compact hairdryers is because there are multiple ways of achieving the same goal. Some hairdryers come with folding handles, some with rotating handles, some with handles that detach, it’s just a playground for design details really. Take for instance Offject’s Apollo 11 hairdryer concept, which features a handle detail that allows the hairdryer’s vertical vent to dock right into it, creating a form that’s clean and singular when closed.
Created conceptually with the company Braun in mind, the hairdryer sticks to Braun’s signature simplistic stylings, with straight lines and perfect geometric details, everywhere from the form itself, to the details like the vent. My only hangup is the fact that when folded, the hairdryer doesn’t stand vertically, given the way the wire exits the handle, which would, personally speaking, connect it to its name Apollo 11 much more!
The Japanese are renowned food segregationists. This is where the Bento box comes from that keeps all your eats separate, yet together. If you like your foods not to touch, and are a fan of the space program, I might have just the ticket for you.
This NASA-inspired lunch box has three food storage containers to keep your lunch or snacks ready to go, and looks like a stack of old mission film canisters. The backside of the canister has an Apollo 11 patch with timestamps 07201969 20:17:40 and 20:17:46. I’m not sure what the times were, but July 20, 1969 was the date when humans first landed on the moon.
Each of the containers has 20 fl. oz. capacity and the box is made of metal. That means no microwaving them or sparks will surely fly. Each bowl is 2.6″ tall and 5.4″ in diameter; it’s 11″ tall when stacked. These would also make great food bowls for your doggo. You can grab the set at ThinkGeek for $24.99.
Last year, we checked out an awesome concept for a LEGO model of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and the Eagle Lunar Module. Here’s a great complementary concept from LEGO Ideas members saabfan and whatsuptoday – a model of the mission’s Saturn V rocket.
They are proposing two variants for their set: a basic set and a deluxe set. Both variants have the exact same exterior, but the deluxe variant will have fuel tanks and the Eagle Lunar Module inside, which you’ll be able to access via a hatch on each of the rocket’s three stages. The deluxe variant will also have a more detailed stand. As far as I can tell both variants can be separated into its stages and will come with three astronaut minifigs.
As of this writing the concept has garnered 8,886 votes with about 9 months left to go, so it’s safe to say that it’ll be reviewed by LEGO soon. Still, 8,886 is not equal to 10,000 so if you’d like to see the set become reality vote for it now on LEGO Ideas.
You want to be an astronaut. If you don’t still admit that to yourself, you should realize that you did when you were a kid, until the stupid, adult ideas of practicality and “being reasonable” infiltrated your brain. You still want to be an astronaut. Sadly, your opportunity to get into a space suit has probably sailed on by by now, but this might be the next best thing.
It’s a little pricey at $139, and some commenters say that the seller wants $85 to ship this, because they presumably swapped out the weights of the sweatsuit and Armstrong’s actual space suit when calculating that. Seriously, is it dropped off by a Saturn V? Or maybe by Armstrong himself? Does it come in a box made out of actual Apollo capsule scraps? Or is it just a ripoff?
That said, it’s still cool, and when the seller realizes that none are moving because this shipping cost is absolutely stupid.
LEGO Ideas member LuisPG pays homage to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments with this well made concept. His Apollo 11 set consists of the Eagle Lunar Module, the Apollo spacecraft and minifigs of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.
The set is made of 1,196 pieces. The Apollo spacecraft scale model even splits into the command module and the service module, just like the real thing.
Land at LEGO Ideas to vote for LuisPG’s concept. If this ever gets made, I hope LEGO retains the lustrous metallic finish that’s on Luis’ models to preserve its realistic appearance.