A group of LEGO builders recently built a giant 8-foot by 4-foot LEGO Han Solo in carbonite. Because why not? It was made to promote the 2020 release of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo aka E3.
The sculpture was made from 49,735 individual LEGO pieces, took 38 hours to design, and 210 hours to build. Too bad I can’t hang this up in my palace. Then again, it’s also too bad I don’t have Slave Leia kneeling beside my throne either. But I do have my own Salacious Crumb sitting nearby and cackling every time I make a joke. Long story.
So far I haven’t heard any reports that a bounty hunter snuck into E3 at night and defrosted Minifig Solo, but I would be very disappointed if this didn’t happen. Maybe a Jedi like me should go rescue him. Nah, I’m not up for fighting a Rancor monster and battling on several sail barges. Let someone else handle it.
Over the years around here, we have perused ThinkGeek on the daily looking for cool stuff that geeks would want. We’ve also purchased more than a few of those geeky items for ourselves. I still have that air guitar shirt that plays music around here somewhere.
ThinkGeek was gobbled up by GameStop a while back, and the two maintain separate stores, with some ThinkGeek items at GameStop stores. ThinkGeek has now announced that it officially closing up shop and everything is going to GameStop – that’s a sad day for geekdom.
This kind of sucks. We like ThinkGeek, and it doesn’t appear that any fans of the website are happy about the deal. As more and more games move to streaming and download formats, GameStop is seen as a sinking ship, and it might take ThinkGeek with it. Sad we are today.
LEGO makes some really cool kits, but has never released a set that looked like an arcade machine. But after seeing this awesome build by brick-building expert Frostbricks, we really hope they consider it. What you’re looking at here is a LEGO version of the arcade classic Donkey Kong.
It’s got everything you know and love about the classic Nintendo arcade game, including those wonky red girders and blue ladders, and figures of Jumpman, the Princess, and a brick-build version of that annoying barrel-tossing monkey. I hope that Frostbricks submits this to LEGO Ideas, as I’d love to see a whole series of LEGO classic arcade machines. I’d certainly buy them.
Be sure to check out Frostbrick’s gallery and Instagram page for more awesome LEGO creations and some of his sweet toy photography. I especially love the fast food stands that look like a burger, fries, and a shake.
Pac-Man was the first video game I ever played in the arcade back in the day. I remember not making it very long because I was always trying to gobble up the power pellets, and didn’t do a good job evading the ghosts. Fans of Pac-Man who prefer to get their power up via caffeine might want this mug.
It has a large curved yellow handle and Pac-Man’s smiling face. His eyes look a lot like the Pac-Man in the old games. The mug is made of ceramic, which means one drop and no more wakka wakka wakka. It’s not microwave safe, and you also have to hand wash it, just like an actual Pac-Man.
It will hold 20 ounces of whatever you want, and ThinkGeek will sell you one for $14.99.
Move over Thanos. The Infinity Gauntlet is no longer the ultimate power in the universe. The Infinity Saucelet is a much more powerful gauntlet. This bad boy was 3D printed by Instagram user unnecessaryinventions. It looks just like the Infinity Gauntlet, but instead of gems it has holders for six fast food dipping sauce containers.
And everyone knows that when eating 20 chicken nuggets, you need all of the sauce. With a snap of your fingers, you’ll make half of them disappear. Just be careful not to gesture, or that sauce will be flying everywhere. Unless Captain Marvel is around, in which case, just let it fly in her face. Ain’t no Titan madder than a hungry one. Just look at that first pic. This dude means business. He’s armed literally with all of the sauce and he isn’t afraid to use it.
Despite this guy’s name, I would say this is a very necessary invention. Now the real question is, when can I buy one? Or do I have to steal it from this dude like I’m an Avenger? Because if I have to wrestle this guy, things are going to get sticky. I’ll bring nuggets when I attack and dip while in battle.
LEGO doesn’t make an official Godzilla set, but it should, and it should look exactly like this guy. He looks awesome, and is pretty smooth considering he’s made entirely of LEGO bricks. This LEGO MOC Godzilla by Redditor u/frenchybricksjunky is just amazing, and arrived on the scene in time for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
This monster model is massive too, packing in some 4,000 pieces. Even better, this model is also fully articulated, allowing it to be adjusted into various poses. This isn’t some small action figure, which is why it took him an entire 4 months to complete. I have to say, the end result is pretty impressive. Especially considering that studs-not-on-top texture, which isn’t easy to do with LEGO.
If you want to create your own LEGO Godzilla, you can because Frenchy Bricks Junky is selling instructions for this version of the famous kaiju. It will cost you 20 euros (~$22.40 USD), and of course the cost of the LEGO bricks you need.
Let him stomp around your home, maybe build a Mothra for him to fight too. This giant LEGO Godzilla is truly King of LEGO monsters.
Drone designer Adam Woodworth has created some cool drones in the past like Imperial Star Destroyers for instance, but this one is even better: a giant LEGO helicopter. It looks like it came out of a genuine LEGO set, except it’s much bigger.
The drone was shown off at this year’s Makers Fair in San Francisco. This thing looks like a real LEGO copter. It even has a minifig pilot. Tested recently checked it out in action, and it looks pretty cool. Charming actually, as the rotor moves way too slowly. Of course, if it weren’t a drone, this thing would never fly in a million years since ABS plastic bricks are not very aerodynamic. That’s why he built his jumbo version from foam.
The drone is about ten times the scale of the LEGO set that inspired it. LEGO fans already know this, but in case you don’t, it is based on the classic set 6396 International Jetport, which includes Woodworth’s favorite LEGO helicopter. He did an excellent job here. This thing looks authentic and I love the way it flies.
Back in the day, we went to the carnival when it came to town each year. Everyone seemed to win those glass mirror squares with different sayings on them by throwing darts at balloons. Often there were a bunch of broken ones scattered around the parking lot. Game of Thrones fans don’t have to throw darts to get this Westeros glass map – they just need cash.
The glass map offers up a full view of Westeros, and comes with sticky stuff to hang it on your wall. If it should fall, it will shatter easier than The Wall did. It is made from tempered glass so if you drink too much and break it; you won’t bleed like a dragon stuck with a giant arrow.
ThinkGeek has these in stock for $24.99 and ready to ship now. Perhaps they’ll make a version that shows what’s West of Westeros when that inevitable spin-off hits HBO.
A few years back we talked about the Star Trek TNG Captain Picard Facepalm bust. Picard gave Star Trek fans many things to like and perhaps the most Picardian thing he did was usher in the facepalm meme that we all find useful when someone does something so stupid that words fail us.
The first facepalm bust was painted to give it a more lifelike look. At least as lifelike as a statue with only one arm can look. This version has a more elegant bronze look. It’s not real bronze mind you – that would be too swanky. It’s still made from resin, just painted to look bronze and tarnished.
The point is if you work with a bunch of stupid people, this will save you some time. Just point to the statue and shoo them out of your office. The bust will set you back $69.99 on ThinkGeek.
Whoa, nice rack! If you are a big-time chess fan, hang up your coat on this cool wooden chess board coat rack. It’s a big checkmate in the home decor wars. It was created by Etsy seller CreativeHolz.
These pieces look pretty cool and are made with care. Each individual chess piece is individually screwed into the board for maximum strength. It makes a great gift for chess fans who need a new place to hang their coats, hats and other things. It comes in different kinds of wood and player positions. The ones shown are the ‘Caro-Kann defense’ and ‘Italian Opening.’ I have no idea what those mean since I’m at a checkers level, but I assume it’s impressive so consider me impressed.
The shelf on top makes it even more useful. Use it for things like sunglasses and keys. I just wish it had one of those chess timers so that when you hang your coat you can slap it, then when you put your coat back on, you can slap it again. Don’t buy a plain old coat rack like a pawn. Buy one worthy of a king. It’ll set you back between $140 – $160 over on Etsy.