Kidrobot’s YumYumables Are Basically Plush Lunchables

They tell kids they shouldn’t put toys in their mouths, but even I, a full-grown adult, would have a hard time resisting that with these plush toys that look like Lunchables.

Yummy World’s delightfully silly plush YumYumables are soft, squeezy, and the most adorable thing you’ll see today. The 11″ tall plus lunch container comes packed with a family of jolly, bright-eyed lunch meats, cheeses, and crackers.

The fake foods even have names. The lunch package is Zoey, while the cracker is Chelsea, the cheese is Chester, and Charles is quite the ham. I can’t stand it.

You can grab the whole delightful set of Yumyumables over at KidRobot for about 50 bucks. Sure, you could buy like 20 packs of Lunchables for the same price, but they wouldn’t be nearly as appetizing.

This Creepy LEGO Spider Mech is Made from Minifig Bodies

Do you like creepy, crawly stuff? Then this LEGO construction should give you quite the thrill, as it’s about as gnarly looking as anything we’ve ever seen built from bricks.

This awesomely creepy black widow mech was created by LEGO artist Markus Rollbühler, who put it together for Creations for Charity, a non-profit organization that raises funds for underprivileged children during the holidays by selling LEGO builds donated by its community. What a great idea!

What I love about this spider bot is how he managed to incorporate the bodies of some minifigs into each of its eight pointy legs, along with a skeleton figure in its see-through red abdomen. The thought of this thing harvesting minifig bodies to augment itself just makes it that much more terrifying.

Be sure to check out more of Markus’ amazing LEGO creations on his Flickr page, and if you’re interested in buying any pieces from Creations for Charity, check out their shop on Bricklink.

[via Brothers Brick]

Stargate Lamps Open a Portal to Another World on Your Desk

Do you want to travel to strange and exotic places across the universe? Then you need something more than your mom’s old station wagon to get you around. What you need is some kind of transportation portal. While Rick and Morty’s portal gun would be my personal preference due to its portability, a Stargate should do the trick.

These sweet accent lamp come from Etsy seller CraftyPics, who makes both a Stargate Atlantis version and a Stargate SG-1 model.

They’re substantial too, measuring in at over 9″ tall. Each one is made from a combination of laser cut and engraved wood, along with an acrylic diffuser in the middle, illuminated by a circle of electric blue LEDs. I just love that ripple effect the light and texture create. They also have LEDs to light up the chevrons around the perimeter.

Each lamp costs about $92 USD based on current exchange rates, and is made to order, plus it ships from the UK, so it could take as much as a month to get yours. So if you want to give one as a gift for the holidays, there’s no better time to order. Drop by the CraftyPics shop to spin up your own personal Stargate today.

R/C Frilled Dragon Puffs Out Its Neck

I’ve always been fascinated by those crazy looking reptiles that can puff out their necks to scare off predators. But I don’t have the time or patience to take care of a living, breathing lizard. Now, you can enjoy all the thrills of a frilled dragon, with none of the pesky cricket feedings.

This silly looking remote-controlled toy has a lizard-like body, and has the ability to puff out its neck with the push of a button. It can move around autonomously, avoiding objects and changing directions, and can be set to follow a hand placed in front of its face, or lurk about waiting to scare off any threats.

You can grab one of these electric lizards over at Hammacher Schlemmer for $39.99. Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually crawl like a lizard. Instead, it’s got wheels on its underbelly, and it legs and webbed feet are just along for the ride. Eh, what do you want for forty bucks?

A Plush Volcano and Squeaky Dinosaur Plush Toys for Your Dog

Does your dog love plush chew toys? Then let your pooch get prehistoric with this adorably silly set of squeaky dinosaurs which poke their heads out of a plush volcano.

Available from Chewy, the $15.99 set includes an 8.5″ tall volcano, along with six squeezy dinos for your pup to chew on. Extra dinosaurs are sold in sets of three for just $4.99, in case your dog likes to rip out the guts of every squeaky toy like mine does. Why not buy a hundred, and shower your dog with T-Rexes?

While your best friend gnaws on these toys, imagine a Jurassic Dog movie, in which Dr. Hammond genetically engineers a new species of giant canine to take out all the dinosaurs, because what could possibly go wrong with that?

Creature from the Black Lagoon Tiki Mug Is Perfect for Swamp Water Punch

If you’ve never seen The Creature from the Black Lagoon, you owe it to yourself to check out this classic monster movie. I like to think of the fish creature in Jack Arnold’s 1954 popcorn flick as the progenitor for the amphibian man in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of WaterSure, it was for all practical purposes a B-movie, but the monster costume was a classic, and is still recognized to this day, some 65 years later.

Fans of the swamp creature who also enjoy tiki drinks will want to check out this awesome ceramic tiki mug.

Designed by Doug P’Gosh and Matthew Black for Tiki Farm, the hefty ceramic mug offers up a great likeness of the monster that came out of the swamp to steal away his love. It holds 16 oz., and measures 6.5″ tall, and is glazed in yellow and Gillman green. Despite the movie being shot in black and white, we’ve always assumed that the creature was this color too, but for all we know, he could have been shades of pink and purple. Not so scary now, are you?

The The Creature from the Black Lagoon mug is heading to Mondo in spring 2020, but you should be able to pre-order it soon. Keep an eye out on their website for order details – and be sure to check out all of the other awesome stuff they sell while you’re at it! And if you’re looking for a recipe for something to serve in your creature mugs, try some swamp water punch.

LEGO Star Wars Set Lets You Build a Giant Yoda

You’ve been able to get a LEGO minifig of Yoda for a long time now, but if you want a more substantial way to pay tribute to the green Jedi master, then check out this new LEGO set, which lets you build a jumbo-size model of Yoda.

LEGO set number 75255 lets you build a 16″ tall sculpture of Yoda from 1771 bricks, and includes lots of neat details, like a posable head and eyebrows, as well as fingers and toes that move. Naturally, he’s got his iconic green lightsaber in hand, and is ready to do battle with the Dark Side of the Force.

The set also includes a fact plaque about Yoda, a display stand, and a Yoda minifigure, dressed in the same garb as the jumbo model you just built. The set will retail for $99.99, and will be available on October 4, 2019 from LEGO.com and LEGO retail stores.

[via The Brothers Brick]

Beetlejuice Sandworm Lamp: Sweet Nightmares Are Made of This

Are your dreams just too pleasant? Sleeping like a baby through the night? Well clearly, you need a little nightmare fuel to help spark your subconscious. This Beetlejuice Sandworm mood light should do the trick just fine.

Inspired by the terrifying, multi-mouthed worm that rises from the sands in the Tim Burton’s classic 1988 dark comedy, this battery-powered accent lamp is sure to inspire some strange thoughts as you drift off to slumberland. Even though it’s only 5″ tall, it’ll look way bigger when you open one eyeball in the middle of the night to check the time on your alarm clock. Good luck getting back to sleep.

Give your nightmares the boost they need today! You can grab the Beetlejuice Sandworm mood light from Hot Topic for just $24.90.

Return of the Jedi See-Through Ships: Clear Wars

The spaceships and star bases in Star Wars are some of the most iconic and recognizable in the history of moviemaking. There are lots of ways that collectors can enjoy these ships at home, from LEGO Imperial Star Destroyers to drones that look like the X-Wing fighters. Now, you can add to that list these see-through models.

This set of four ships comes from Bandai Japan, and includes tiny transparent models of an X-Wing Fighter (1/144 scale), the under-construction Death Star II (1:2700000 scale), a Y-Wing fighter (1/144 scale), and the Millennium Falcon (1/350 scale). Each one is made from PVC and ABS plastic, and comes with a desktop display stand with the ship’s name on it.

The set is available for pre-order now from NCSX for about $31, and they expect to start shipping them in late October 2019, which makes them a great holiday gift idea for the Star Wars fan in your life.

This Rack-Mount Server Is Built from LEGO Bricks

If you’ve ever been to a data center, you know they’re ice cold rooms filled with racks upon racks of computer and networking equipment, and neatly bolted into 19″ wide server racks. Most of those servers are made from steel and/or aluminum components. Despite having spent way more than my share of time amongst said server racks, I can say with 100% certainty that I’ve never seen a server made from LEGO, until now.

This awesome 2U rack-mount server was created by custom computer builder and LEGO expert Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom. Not only does it look exactly like the Silicon Mechanics server that it’s based on, but it contains a fully-functional server inside, using the hardware from the actual server that inspired the design.

It took Mike over 2000 LEGO and Technic parts to replicate the server enclosure, which has a number of overlapping plates in its base in order to support the weight of all of its components. He also used holes in some of the Technic pieces to provide mounting points for screws and mounting hardware to pass through and secure the electronics inside.

It also took some real creativity to replicate the look of the curved faces on the removable hard drive units up front, but the end result is spot on. In fact, I think it looks better than the real server.

For more pictures and info about this amazing build, head on over to Total Geekdom for all the details! While you’re there, be sure to check out his other sweet LEGO computer builds.

[via HackADay]