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Though I’ve seen hundreds of pieces of Star Wars art over the years, every one is slightly different. Artists constantly show me different ways to see the saga, and Eric Tan’s posters for the original trilogy definitely have that effect. While I wouldn’t necessarily call his posters minimalist, they have that simple but effective vibe. I love how Darth Vader figures prominently in the layout of the first two but takes a backseat in the Return of the Jedi art.

Tan, a designer for Disney, said he’s never had more fun on a project. It shows.

See more pictures of the art after the break.

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As part of his Wolverine cosplay, Imgur user makeitifyoubelieve made himself fiberglass claws from scratch and helpfully documented the entire process along the way.

It’s pretty amazing to watch them materialize as you scroll through the image gallery. I sure wouldn’t want to get clipped with those suckers. They look sharp!

Head after the break to see the images.

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Don’t tell anyone, but I’m pretty sure Funko is trying to make enough POP! figures to replace all the humans on the planet. I’m not complaining because have you seen how adorable they are? The latest franchise to transform into bobbleheads is E.T.

Characters from the 1982 film look right at home as the chibi-style vinyl figures. E.T., Elliot, and Gertie are available for pre-order and will ship later this month.

See Elliot and Gertie after the break.

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The beautiful image you see above is just one piece of the incredible tapestry poster that was created to promote the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which opens on December 17th. Instead of releasing a bunch of separate posters, they created one with individual scenes that roll into one another in a way that makes the story feel truly epic. From Nerdist:

From left to right we’ve got Smaug facing off against Bard the Bowman, Gandalf and Galadriel reenacting some weird Shakespearan tragedy scene at what looks to be Dol Guldur with Elrond and Saruman in the background, Thorin looking dramatic on the throne inside Erebor (he’s surrounded by piles of gold, why so sad, Thorin?) with Bilbo in the foreground, Legolas and Tauriel with very serious expressions, Thranduil at the head of an Elven army, Thorin, Fili, and Kili in the middle of battle with Azog standing over them, and then Gandalf and Bilbo again. Whew.

Whew is right. It’s just three more months until we get to see the film, and if you weren’t excited about it before, this poster will likely have you counting down the days.

See the full poster after the break (and make sure to click and enlarge):

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Halloween is just around the corner, and these zombie chia pets are the perfect finishing touch to all your spooky decor. You can choose from an arm reaching up out of the grave, Lifeless Lisa, or Creepy Holden. Better yet, buy all three and you’ll have the makings a a zombie chia family.

See more pictures after the break.

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Remember when artist Dirk Loechel put together a poster featuring dozens and dozens of spaceships from science fiction in order to compare them by size? That chart was already impressive, but Loechel can’t quit making updates, and he’s added many more vessels in the last year. You can find vehicles from Dune, Mass Effect, Star Trek, and so many more. The ships are mostly grouped by franchise which means it’s easy to jump around or focus in on one section. It’s weirdly mesmerizing and easy to get sucked into looking at the chart.

Click over to DeviantArt to see the glorious chart at full resolution. Yes, it’s massive.

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Spoiler Warning: This post contains spoilers from seasons 1-4 of the show as well as the book series, so if you’re not all caught up on both, read no further!

Heres’s an interesting spin on the lineage in Game of Thrones that’s been floating around the internet for years but has now been thrust into the limelight thanks to BuzzFeed. It proposes that Tyrion Lannister’s parents may not be Tywin and Joanna Lannister after all, but the product of an affair between King Aerys Targaryen (Daenerys’s dad) and Joanna Lannister.

The idea was first put forth back in 2010 by Tower of the Hand and suggests that Tywin attempted to abort the baby with a drug that caused Tyrion’s deformity and Joanna’s death. They say this would also explain why Tywin hates Tyrion so much, and why he was so ready to destroy Aerys. It may also explain why Tywin tells Tyrion that he’s “no son of mine” in the last moments of his life.

If that wasn’t enough to make your head spin, how about the notion that Jon Snow is really the child of Rhaegar Targaryen Lyanna Stark? All this would give the prophecy Daenerys heard in the House of the Undying a whole new meaning. “The dragon has three heads,” could be Daenerys, Tyrion, and Jon Snow! All three were “born of blood” as their mothers died giving birth to them.

So, is Tyrion a Targaryen? Will we eventually see him conquering Westeros atop a dragon?

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This Lego diorama of one of the most pivotal scenes in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was created for Swedish LUG Swebrick‘s annual build contest. This year, the challenge was to build a scene from an ’80s movie that featured a vehicle. Etzel87 won first place for recreating the moment that Cameron completely snaps and launches his Dad’s Ferrari out the window.

See more pictures after the break.

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The Crawley family would likely not approve of this crazy future technology, but the bottom line is that this Sims 4 recreation of the whole cast and the estate is just incredible. It’s the work of Ian Roach and he’s really captured all the characters and settings perfectly, even having a cutaway floor plan that shows were all the rooms are located.

You can download the estate and all the characters by searching Ian Roach’s Origin ID: ian8000 and see if you can run the estate better than the Crawley family.

See more pictures after the break.

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When they’re not wishing on stars or chasing after silly princes, Disney princesses can actually be frightening little monsters. This series by Jennifer, a.k.a. NoFlutter on DeviantArt, turns the characters into vampires, zombies, and more. The art definitely has a Tim Burton vibe, and I hope cosplayers tackle real life versions of these designs.

See more adorable-scary drawings after the break.

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