This wild 5-in-1 backpack lets you stack-and-zip different modules to increase its storage capacity

Building on their absolutely game-changing modular system from 2016, Wool & Oak’s Carry-On Backpack lets you carry anywhere from one laptop to an entire weekend’s worth of luggage on your shoulders. How, you ask?? Simply by letting you attach elements to the original backpack to expand its size and storage capacity!

Remember how in Power Rangers their mecha suits could function individually, but could also attach to each other to become an ultimate mecha fighter? Wool & Oak’s design is kind of like that. Individually, the Carry-On Backpack comprises 5 separate bags that can be used as standalone units, or better yet, they can be attached together to become one cohesive ‘superbag’ that straps across your shoulders.

Designer: Johnathan Webster

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Each of the 5 bags has its own identity and uses. The Pro Backpack is your everyday laptop bag with enough storage for all your daily needs, including 19 different pockets (internal and external) for individual belongings and a separate area big enough for a 16” laptop. The Pro Backpack sits on your shoulders thanks to padded straps, and can even be carried horizontally like a briefcase… but its most impressive feature is its ability to let you strap on the Weekender Duffle to it.

The Pro Backpack

The Weekender Duffle

The Weekender Duffle is your closet-to-go providing you that much-needed extra space for all your clothes.

The Weekender Duffle is the largest of the 5 bags, with dual side access, multiple hidden pockets for storing precious belongings, and the ability to be used as a standalone duffle/backpack. However, if you want to just carry your Weekender Duffle and Pro Backpack together, you can carry them either as individual units (boring!) or zip them together to turn them into a larger backpack that has everything from your laptop to your clothes. The Pro Backpack and Weekender Duffle combine together to become greater than the sum of their parts, giving you a power-packed, spacious bag that lets you carry all your belongings right on your shoulders without needing to check them in at the airport.

Laptop Sleeve

Toiletry Kit

Sling

The other 3 bags revolve around these two, enhancing their features and abilities. There’s a slick laptop sleeve that lets you carry just the bare basics (it slides into the Pro Backpack too, should you choose. A dedicated toiletry kit lets you carry all your liquids, creams, pastes, toothbrushes, and floss (don’t forget to floss, folks) separately from your luggage. Slide it into the duffle, or if you’re just carrying your Pro Backpack, attach it to the front of the Pro to make it look like the backpack has its own mini backpack! The final bag is a sling-style fanny pack that lets you relive the glorious 2000s and carry items like sunglasses, your wallet, phone, etc. strapped across your waist or chest.

Dual Side Access

The one extra element that makes up the Carry-On kit is an add-on premium camera cube. The folks at Wool & Oak realized that camera-folk have a very specific set of needs that don’t get fulfilled by usual bags, which is why they designed the camera cube, an optional bag that comes in black, and can be used either individually, or snugly fitted into one half of the Weekender Duffle. The cube comes with a soft protective lining, and adjustable dividers to let you manipulate the internal space to fit your gear perfectly.

Together, all the bags make up Wool & Oak’s Carry-On, or the most modular, versatile, shoulder-mounted storage system ever made. Use the bags individually when you need, or strap them together and confidently walk into an airplane knowing well that you’re gaming the system by carrying an entire travel bag on your shoulders! That way, you can fit even more into your check-in or cabin luggage, giving you the best of all worlds!

Wool & Oak’s Carry-On marks their seventh product, following a string of 6 incredibly successful Kickstarter-led luggage designs. The entire kit comes made from premium leather, available in brown or black tanned options. You can grab the backpack or the duffle for $299 and $379 individually, or as a combined set for $599. The Sling-bag, Laptop Sleeve, Toiletry Kit, and Camera Cube are all available as separate add-ons, allowing you to build the carry-on solution of your dreams!

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Here’s what a ‘minimalist’ Lamborghini supercar looks like… and I can’t stop staring

If you had to describe a Lamborghini car in 5 words, I assure you neither of them would be ‘minimal’. The raging-bull Italian luxury car brand is known for building some of the edgiest, most aggressive-looking cars (and even yachts) but they’re all built on the principles of creating automobiles that look like they can dominate. This often means angular surfaces that create aggressive light and shadows, edges that look sharp, and an overall silhouette that looks like a crouching predator. The Lamborghini Ravietta concept, however, is a deviation from this standard. Designed by Cesar Olivera, who wanted to bring the bare-basics style of ‘brutalism’ to Lamborghini’s automotive design, the Ravietta is a slick beast, with form that seems to elevate Lamborghini’s DNA to a new level.

Designer: Cesar Olivera

Most companies are adopting the ‘flat design’ trend with their logos and branding, and it seems like the Lamborghini Ravietta is carrying that forward into the actual design of the car itself. The concept visually celebrates some of Lamborghini’s classic cars like the Diablo and Murcielago (it has the rotary-phone rims from the Countach too), while bringing their simple, sleek surfacing into the future with more dynamic and exaggerated angles, and some of the thinnest headlights ever seen on a car!

The Ravietta sports a pair of razor-sharp Y-shaped headlights that are a hat tip to the Lamborghini Sian and Terzo Millennio, although the headlights blend right into the car’s surface edges, practically camouflaging when switched off and coming to life when the car’s started. Its taillights, interestingly, are built into the slab vents on the car’s rear, marking a deviation from the usual Y-shaped taillights seen on the rear fenders.

For Olivera, the Lamborghini Ravietta was a design exercise in blending some of Lamborghini’s most classic design details with a fresh, clean design aesthetic and some rather fascinating futuristic details like the forward-leaning rear-view cameras, and an overarching windscreen that extends all the way to the top, giving the rider a beautiful glass roof too.

“The Ravietta features a simple bone line, or crease, on the body side that goes from the front corner to the rear corner of the car, thus creating structure on the body,” Olivera mentioned to Carscoops in an interview. “The simple shape of the vehicle is split in half (top to bottom) in a dynamic manner to create a sense of motion, while the red finish on the lower part of the body highlights the stance and the aggressive nature of the design.”

The final result shows that even though minimalism and aggressive detailing, or minimalism and luxury automobiles don’t necessarily go hand in hand, there’s definitely a way to distill Lamborghini’s design DNA into something that’s simple to observe yet equally impactful. A minimalist Lambo… what a solid way to end 2022!

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This Tesla Cyberbike concept was designed entirely by Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Cyberbike

While the Cybertruck is still a conceptual vehicle, we thought we’d up the stakes and imagine what a Tesla Cyberbike would look like!

Looking sort of like the Tesla Cyberquad’s meaner older sibling, the Cyberbike comes with the same edgy, angular metal fairing that houses Tesla’s game-changing electric powertrain underneath. However, this isn’t an official Tesla concept, heck it isn’t even a fan-made one. These conceptual images (there are a bunch of them below) were designed primarily using Midjourney’s Text-to-Image AI. I simply described the Tesla Cyberbike to the AI bot and was greeted by some rather phenomenal-looking images of an edgy, low-poly e-bike with a broad, aggressive body made primarily of sheet metal. The AI experimented with other aspects of the e-bike too – no two headlights look the same, and some of the tires seem rather angular as well, but the results make two things abundantly clear… that A. Artificial Intelligence is an incredibly powerful creative tool, and B. Someone should really build these out because they look absolutely BONKERS.

Designer: Midjourney (Prompts by Sarang Sheth)

Tesla Cyberbike

These images are courtesy Midjourney’s latest V4 upgrade, which now allows users to use images in their text prompts. I simply selected a few minimalist bike designs and told the AI to expand on it by creating an ‘electric motorcycle inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck’. For the most part, the AI did a pretty remarkable job of understanding how angular the Cybertruck’s design is and superimposing that on the ‘Cyberbike’, but the one thing the AI currently lacks is consistency. Each image is of a ‘new’ bike that doesn’t look quite like the other concept. If anything, this article is more of a moodboard for what a Tesla Cyberbike should look like. If Franz von Holzhausen (Tesla’s lead designer) is reading this, here you go! You’re welcome!

Tesla Cyberbike

The bike concepts have a few things in common, they’re all rather broad, with an imposing silhouette that makes them feel more like a superbike than your average e-bike. Those thicc-AF tires reinforce that idea too, although some concepts make the tires just as edgy and sharp as the Cyberbike’s fairing itself. Giving the AI a cyberpunk theme resulted in a few interesting variants with some beautiful headlights (all LED strips) and some concepts like the one below even put lights in the tires, making the e-bike look like something out of Tron.

Tesla Cyberbike

Tesla Cyberbike

The AI obviously doesn’t grasp technicalities, which is why a lot of the concepts may not seem entirely feasible but are more of a general visual direction. Some concepts forget to render footrests, some of them play rather loosely with internal components – almost none of the concepts have an exhaust pipe, but there are a few that look like they’ve got a fuel-powered engine. I like that they’ve all skipped the rear view mirrors too, almost like an internal joke about how the Cybertruck didn’t have rear view mirrors during its debut! There are no cracked glass panels on these concepts, thankfully.

Tesla Cyberbike

Tesla Cyberbike

This Tesla Cyberbike exploration eventually turned into a headlamp exploration, with the AI going all in on new headlight styles. They’re all undoubtedly sporty, and LED-strip lighting seems to be a recurring theme, but unlike the Cybertruck that just has a single strip running from left to right, these concepts experiment with new shapes and a split-headlight design that gives the motorbike MUCH more character.

Tesla Cyberbike

The glowing shock absorbers are a nice touch, no?! The image below even goes as far as adding strips to the base and rear for a rather interesting overall aesthetic.

Tesla Cyberbike

Even with close-ups, the AI did a phenomenal job of rendering out the details of the Cyberbike’s headlight, the glass cover, and even cutouts for air intakes around it, and doing so while keeping things bilaterally symmetrical. Peep in further and you can see what looks like additional lights with reflectors and textured glass, but then again, these images are to be taken strictly at face value.

Tesla Cyberbike

My final experiments were to also design a dashboard for the motorcycle, and it seems like the AI preferred something more traditional and circular, although a massive touchscreen display seems to be more of a standard in Tesla cars. This dashboard is entirely digital too, although the numbers and letters are gibberish because the AI isn’t capable of generating meaningful text yet (it’s something Nvidia seems to have cracked with their latest AI tool eDiff-I, although that isn’t open for public use yet).

Earlier this year we also covered what an AI-designed Apple Car would look like, created by another AI art bot by the name of DALL·E 2. AI art is definitely making waves this year, and while a lot of talented artists (rightfully so) are afraid this may be the end of human-made art, the tool should also be viewed for what it is, and incredible ideation software that designers and artists can use to create rapid concepts that take mere minutes instead of hours or days.

Tesla Cyberbike

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Philips debuts the Screeneo U5, an affordable short-throw 4K projector for under $1800

Kept at a distance of just 16 inches from any surface, the Philips Screeneo U5 turns your wall into a whopping 150-inch 4K theater that’s also 3D-capable! Setting up a cinema in your compact home was never this easy, and at a price of $1790, never this economical either…

The Philips Screeneo U5 comes on the heels of its previous generation, the Screeneo U4, which debuted earlier this year and garnered over $6.5 million in funding on Indiegogo. Making projectors (a 4K one, no less) for the mass market is expensive, prompting Philips to go down the route of crowdfunding. The strategy has worked well for the company, allowing them to gauge demand and build out great devices for enthusiastic early adopters. While the U4 was pretty impressive on its own, the Screeneo U5 pushes its specs to the absolute limit, with a larger projection, 2x higher resolution, nearly 6x more brightness, and highly-awaited support for Android TV and built-in ExpressVPN.

Designer: Philips

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Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Ultra Short Throw projectors are absolutely perfect for smaller houses, given the fact that they don’t need to be placed at a distance. Just have the projector a foot away from the wall and you’ve pretty much got yourself a large display that’s perfectly rectangular (keystone correction) and doesn’t get overshadowed every time someone walks across the room. The one drawback to Ultra Short Throw projectors, up until now, has been their price – something that Philips has been steadily working on reducing with the Screeneo line that debuted first in 2013.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Simply put, the Screeneo U5 can cast a 120-inch projection on a wall when kept a mere 11 inches away… although push that distance up to 16 inches (if you’ve got the space) and you now have a whopping 150-inch 4K UHD projection covering your entire peripheral vision. The U5 bumps up the projector’s brightness to an impressive 2,200 ANSI lumens too, allowing you to watch movies or the game in both day and at night without struggling to see the picture. Worried about having to set the brightness each time? The U5 also has an auto-dimming feature that’ll adjust the brightness based on the ambient light around, protecting your eyesight.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Place the projector against a wall and the Screeneo U5 pretty much handles the rest. Its keystone correcting abilities mean that it’ll ensure your screen is perfectly rectangular no matter what, and a unique 8-point calibration system allows you to further tweak and adjust the picture to account for any imperfections on your wall or projector screen.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

The Screeneo U5 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, now with a 4K resolution, higher brightness, and better colors. Dolby Vision and HDR 10 ensure better clarity, higher contrasts, and richer colors, while FlowMotion 4 helps upscale frame rates to make even older videos (or videos shot on lower frame rates) buttery smooth. The projector runs a 60Hz refresh rate, making it incredible for gaming too, and even though 3D TVs have been rather dead for a while now, the Screeneo U5 surprises with 3D projection capabilities, literally bringing the movie theater to your home. (Overpriced popcorn not included)

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

The one feature that really sets the U5 apart is the fact that it also packs an absolute punch in the audio department. Equipped with 2.2 Channels, 20 watts, and a dedicated DSP, the U5 brings powerful Dolby Atmos audio to the viewing experience, combining larger-than-life audio with booming sound that you wouldn’t really expect from a projector, but will come to appreciate while watching movies, matches, or music videos.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Unlike the U4, which didn’t have any smart TV interface built-in, the U5 comes with AndroidTV and Chromecast, but pushes the bar even further with ExpressVPN pre-installed on the OS for access to geo-restricted content – a feature that’s absolutely game-changing for most media devices today. However, the presence of multiple ports including 2 HDMI, 2 USB-A, and one VGA port ensures you can plug anything from your old laptop to your thumb drive into the U5 to access local files. There’s a LAN port to connect your projector to a wired network, and a 3.5mm jack just in case you have better speakers lying around. Just in case, the U5 comes with Bluetooth 5.1 too, letting you connect wireless speakers as well. Like its predecessor, the Screeneo U5 also comes with a multimedia remote that makes navigating the interface much easier.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

The Philips Screeneo U5 is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo and has raised nearly $3 million as of writing this article. Its previous campaigns, the Screeneo U4 ultra short throw projector, and the Philips PicoPix Max pico-projector were runaway successes too, receiving support from more than 25 thousand backers. While there’s always an inherent risk with crowdfunding, one could argue that Philips has much more brand value than most campaign creators, so rest assured your money is in reliable hands. To sweeten the deal, however, Philips is offering a Cyber Week 48% discount to its backers by letting them procure the Screeneo U5 for a reduced price tag of $1,790 USD (€1,699 EUR). The Screeneo U5 comes with a 2-year warranty and begins shipping in March 2023.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

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Wireless iPad Pro accessory for visual artists gives you total control over all your Procreate tools

By putting the most common tools and functions right under your fingertips, the PenPad hopes to make using the iPad’s most famous sketching/painting app much easier by eliminating the hassle of navigating the Procreate interface. Instead, almost like the way a Numpad makes accessing numbers easy, the PenPad gives you access to 22 different functions that you’re most likely to use while sketching on Procreate, from increasing and decreasing brush size, accessing the color wheel, switching between brush and eraser, or just bringing up the color wheel or eyedropper tool. The fact that it’s a compact hardware accessory means you can paint with one hand while intuitively pressing buttons with the other to make your workflow tonnes faster.

Designer: PenTips

Available in Black and White variants, the PenPad connects via Bluetooth to your iPad and automatically begins working with the Procreate app right out of the box. The 22 concave buttons on the PenPad are laid out in a way that makes them easy to use, and pressing buttons allows you to actively perform tasks like see your layers, toggle the selection tool, cut, copy, paste tools, etc. The buttons work rather seamlessly, almost like a wireless keyboard would, resulting in faster workflows because your mind is focused on creating rather than navigating the UI anymore.

What PenPad really does is reduce the time it takes for your eyes to wander and your hand to follow it around Procreate’s UI. More than 90% of the Procreate screen is the drawing canvas, which means the other elements (the buttons, menus, etc.) are laid out in a way that gives the canvas the main importance. Drawing on the canvas is easy, but using other features involves shifting your focus from the canvas to locate the appropriate toolbar, drop-down menu, etc. It takes a mere second, sometimes up to 10 seconds, but all this adds up rather quickly when you’re working with large files and multiple layers. To avoid this, the PenPad just puts common functions under your fingertips. This way, your dominant hand can sketch on the screen, while your non-dominant hand rests on the PenPad, away from the touchscreen display. Once your fingers get a hang of the PenPad’s layout, it becomes even more intuitive and rapid!

The tiny wireless device comes with a format that seems rather calculator-ish. It’s relatively flat, barring a bump at the top that makes the PenPad rest on surfaces at an angle – a feature that actually helps make it more ergonomic. The accessory is still rather flat, and slides right into your backpack, tablet/laptop sleeve when you’re not using it.

The PenPad works seamlessly with iPads running iPadOS 14.4 and above, although there are a few shortcomings. For starters, it doesn’t work with any other sketching app – so you’re really limited to Procreate. It doesn’t work with Android tablets either, given that Procreate isn’t available for the OS. The buttons aren’t reprogrammable either, so you can’t quite map them to work on other software for the iPad or even the laptop. It’s strictly bound to one app for one device category. Another user also pointed out that the PenPad lacks the three most popular actions performed while digital sketching – pan, rotate, and zoom. To be able to perform them, you need to take your hand off the PenPad and pinch, tap, swipe on the iPad’s touchscreen.

That doesn’t take away from the fact that the PenPad still DOES speed up your workflow. It’s quite a must-have for most digital artists who use the software for work (or even for recreation). The PenPad comes with a 100 mAh battery built-in that gives it a 5-day battery life, but unfortunately, it charges via MicroUSB (unlike the USB-C charging on the iPad Pro), so you’ll sadly need to carry an extra cable with you wherever you go.

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Samsung announces a secure biometric card with its own built-in fingerprint sensor and processor

Looks like the Apple Card has a strong, encrypted rival! Samsung is hoping to revolutionize the payments space with its Biometric Card which has a unique combination of a fingerprint sensor, Security Element (SE), and Secure Processor (SP) on a single chip. This is further backed by Samsung’s proprietary fingerprint authentication algorithm and anti-spoofing technology built right into the card, making it more secure than most others on the market.

Designer: Samsung

“It is the cybersecurity industry’s first all-in-one security chip that reads biometric information through a fingerprint sensor, stores and authenticates encrypted data in a tamper-proof way, and processes data securely”, the Korean tech giant mentions.

To use the card, all you have to do is place your thumb on the sensor while a POS device reads the chip. If the card authenticates your fingerprint, the payment is confirmed. Companies like MasterCard have announced similar biometric cards that default to a PIN number if the fingerprint isn’t matched. It isn’t clear yet whether Samsung will opt for the same strategy.

Dubbed the Samsung S3B512C, the biometric card is also designed for contactless use (which means it comes with NFC and RFID capabilities) and is already being mass-produced with a public rollout hopefully next year. Your move, Tim Cook…!

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Gorgeous wandering-hour wristwatch looks like a Christmas ornament that tells time

Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter run that raised nearly half a million from 712 backers, it’s safe to say that the Xeric Scrambler isn’t a watch that anyone can ignore. The timepiece has a relatively benign silhouette with a tonneau body and padded leather straps, but focus your attention on the dial and you realize where the Scrambler’s appeal lies. The dial features a 3-hand wandering-hour style arrangement that’s an absolute pleasure to look at and is easy to read too. Powered by a Geneva gear mechanism, the circular numbers on the wandering hour arm dramatically change during the rotation, lining the next numeral up once every 60 minutes. The best part, however, is the fact that while most luxury wandering hour timepieces can cost between 5 and 6 figures, the Scrambler from Xeric starts at a rather affordable $1,199, destroying the notion that premium-looking watches need to cost an arm and a leg.

Designer: Xeric

The Scrambler, named for how the wandering hour scrambles as it turns, comes with a Caliber 2.2 Automatic movement (based on the popular Miyota 90S5) that powers the time-telling ornament on your wrist. Just like most wandering hours, it takes a little while getting used to reading the time (especially after reading the time on smartphone screens has gotten so damn easy), but once you get the hang of it, it comes almost naturally to you. Reading time on the Scrambler is as simple as looking at the arc-shaped minute window on the top half. The arc shows the minutes, while the moving/wandering hand shows the hour. Locate the hour disc inside the minute window and its position helps you tell the time. For instance, the time on the watch in the image above reads 12:30.

Although all the time-telling happens in just the upper half of the watch’s circular dial, it’s the wandering hour is easily the Scrambler’s crown jewel. The hand features three arms, with four discs each, resulting in a total of 12 discs that each do their rounds of the watch’s dial, rotating on their own axis as well as the hand’s main axis. It’s honestly a pleasure to look at, not just during the day, but even at night when the dial comes to life, thanks to the use of SuperLuminova. It helps that the watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters too, giving you an overall experience that can be enjoyed pretty much anywhere.

Designed with unisex appeal, the Scrambler comes with a 40.5mm-wide stainless steel body made from 316L stainless steel, featuring anodized aluminum hour discs deep-filled with SuperLuminova for long-lasting lume. The watch is topped off with a domed sapphire crystal on the front, and an exhibition back on the rear displaying the Caliber X2.2 movement. The Scrambler is available across a whole variety of color variants, from subtle to sporty, with ribbed American leather straps to match.

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The Exocet is a perfectly compact, handy EDC with a built-in money clip for all your everyday needs

With a tiny 1.94-inch blade, the Microtech Exocet Dagger is actually legal to carry in most states, making it the perfect EDC to have on you at all times. The dagger features an OTF-style (out-the-front) drop-point blade made from CTS 204P steel that’s perfect for piercing and carving outdoors, and doing things like opening boxes indoors. The blade retracts into the Exocet’s rather comfortably compact aircraft-grade aluminum handle, which also has a pocket clip on one side that doubles up as a money clip, letting you carry your cards, cash with you. I imagine taking out your money for a mugger would be a pretty interesting event, given that your de-facto wallet also doubles as a blade!

Designer: Microtech Knives

The Exocet is a quirky little gizmo, with its rather tiny design measuring roughly 5.6 inches in length and 1.5 inches in width. The handle, made with a robust ribbed design conceals a diminutive but mighty 1.94-inch blade that pops out of the front, thanks to a switch on the handle that provides a reliably clicky opening and closing action. The tiny blade isn’t the only unusual thing about the Exocet, it’s also the relatively wide pocket clip on its side, which Microtech designed to also double as a money clip, giving you a safe and secure place to store your Benjamins…

The Exocet Dagger comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes, including anodized handles and blades that create a rather alluring piece of pocket-friendly EDC. You can view all of them and choose your favorite one on BladeHQ’s website.

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Love Hultén’s latest custom synth build looks like something Darth Vader would commission

“Something really dark and retro sci-fi” is what Hultén says his client wanted, and the Nostrx2 synth is precisely that. Designed keeping the interiors of the USCSS Nostromo spaceship from the 1979 Alien movie in mind, The Nostrx2 is built around the Syntrx2 from Erica Synths, albeit with a darker vibe. The custom build (which took a total of 12 weeks to put together) also features a modified LVX Meris modular delay system, an Analog Heat distortion filter, an all-black Arturia KeySteo 32-key MIDI Controller, and a monitor displaying glitchy visuals as you play from Critter & Guitari.

Designer: Love Hultén

It’s safe to say that Hultén’s turned custom synth-building into an art-form, creating some incredibly elaborate music-making art installations – some of them even with their own NFT visualizer. This particular build for a mystery client may be his darkest build yet, given that the Swedish audiovisual artist does tend to inject a sense of fun and whimsy into his creations.

The black and red colorway, combined with the boxy cabinets definitely gives the overall design a major Vader vibe, with elements looking almost like the panel on Vader’s chest. Combine that with the smoke and fog around the cabinet and it genuinely looks like the kind of synth you’d find on the Death Star!

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You can now play your own World Cup with this fully functional LEGO Foosball Table!

Watch as football icons Thierry Henry and Marcus Rashford battle it out on this mini LEGO foosball table in the video above…

With its DIY design that lets you even customize the players down to their jerseys, hairstyles, and skin colors, the LEGO Table Football MOC may just be the coolest interactive build of all time! The fully operational tabletop game is made up of 2339 LEGO elements, has 5 players on each team, and even comes with its own dugout that also doubles up as the audience while you play a quick game of soccer… ahem, football.

Designer: Donát Fehérvári

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Unlike most LEGO Ideas that exist as fan-made concepts garnering support on LEGO’s fan forum, this creation from Donát Fehérvári actually made it to becoming a box set. Fehérvári debuted this MOC (My Own Creation) back in 2021 as a submission to LEGO’s We Love Sports online competition. Winning the Grand Prize with 1244 votes, the build even got a nod of approval from the LEGO Ideas Review Board, which agreed to turn it into a box set available for people to buy. Just in time for the FIFA World Cup, that too!

The set is relatively easy to construct, and models itself on the traditional foosball table, albeit with a smaller footprint and just 5 players on each side as opposed to the traditional table that has as many as 11 players per team. The players are controlled by poles that can be pushed, pulled, or even turned to have the foosballers move around and kick the tiny white plastic foosball. Goal counters above each goalpost let you count as many as 5 goals – perfect for a short game spanning a few minutes.

What’s remarkable about the LEGO Table Football, however, is its inclusivity. The set allows you to build 22 minifigures (with 12 of them waiting in the dugout while 10 play on the field) of varying ethnicities and personalities. The kit includes 44 different heads and 43 hairstyle types, letting you play with both male and female players. The accompanying dugout (or cheering station) lets you store the extra heads and wigs underneath, and perhaps my favorite element is the tiny trophy cup included with the set that goes to the victor of the game!

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