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If you’re hoping to bring a little extra light to your bedroom, consider picking up one of these Transformers 3D Deco Lights.

These LED lights can be mounted directly to a surface, and they can also be mounted on top of a “crack” sticker that’s included–it makes it look like an Autobot or Decepticon is crashing through your wall! You can preorder these lights from Big Bad Toy Store, and they have several different variants, including the Autobot Logo, Bumblebee, Grimlock (pictured above) and Optimus Prime.

Check out some other lights after the break…

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The streets of Universal Orlando seemed empty. It was a Thursday morning and the park had only been open for half an hour. I could take photos with no other people in them. A cheerful Despicable Me parade rolled by and only a few spectators gathered to see the adorable Minions. As I walked past Springfield from The Simpsons I realized why the park’s attendees seemed few and far between: we were all headed straight for Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando recently expanded the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter to include the colorful and rich Diagon Alley. The area opened in July and includes a plethora of shops and dining options as well as two new attractions: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and the Hogwarts Express. The latter takes you between Universal Orlando and Universal Islands of Adventure (a two park ticket is required) and dumps you right into the heart of Hogsmeade near the Hogwarts Castle. Magical? Yes. Worth the trip? Absolutely.

If you’ve visited the Hogsmeade portion of Wizarding World, you know what kind of detailed theming Universal is capable of providing. I’m pleased to say they went above and beyond to make Diagon Alley even better and more immersive.

Read all about my experience, the food (butterbeer ice cream!), and the new rides after the break. And yes, I’ve got plenty of photos for you to enjoy.

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Luke Skywalker looks good in his Jedi robes, but the man absolutely rocks the X-wing pilot outfit. Sideshow Collectibles has captured every detail of the bright orange jumpsuit and Mark Hamill’s likeness in their new sixth scale Luke Skywalker figure. They’ve made a screen accurate flight suit and harness and given him a removable helmet. Here what the Star Wars statue comes with:

Helmet with Visor and Comlink
Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit
Flak Vest
Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps
Gear Harness with Belt Flares
Data Cylinders
Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands
Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists
Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand
Right and Left Flight Boots
Signal Flares
Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic

You can pre-order now to receive this statue in October 2015.

See more beauty shots after the break.

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I have no idea who actually built this bed, but I do know I want one and I want it now.

Seriously, the BBC needs to license this TARDIS bed and sell it at Ikea or something. Because I need it in my life.

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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This is both disturbing and completely hysterical. A guy going by the name of MrKreepyKoala is totally trolling players in Grand Theft Auto Online. He’s been wandering around for a few months now, stalking people and killing them in a super creepy way (while also being invincible in passive mode). The reactions of the other players is absolutely priceless.

See the NSFW videos after the break.

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Hot Toys released images of gorgeous Chewbacca and Han Solo figures as the first in its Star Wars line and now it’s going to the Imperial side with this Stormtrooper. The figure will be 30 cm tall and have 7 different hands to hold either a Blastech E-11 rifle or SE-14r Blast Pistol.

There’s also a two-pack with one Stormtrooper that’s shorter. Yes, he’s a little short for a Stormtrooper at 28 cm tall. The two-pack comes with a Mouse Droid and a DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle.

The figure is available for pre-order now with an expected ship date of August 2015.

See more pictures after the break.

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It’s about fracking time.

Two of the best Star War games ever, X-Wing and TIE Fighter, are finally being re-released. They’re currently available on Good Old Games for $10 each. When you download one of the games, you get the special edition (little better resolutions and improved sound, along with the respective expansions) and it’s all set to work on a modern PC.

Learn more after the break…

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Want to see something amazing? Take a moment and explore the Lego fantasy world of Aurora by Nannan Zhang and Legohaulic.

Based on Bastion, the build is a 7’x7′ display of “a floating world shattered into fragments, whose citizens are now rebuilding their lost home”, according to Nannan.

I don’t think I’ll ever not be amazed by this level of skill with Lego. It blows my mind.

Head after the break to see more pictures of this fantastic display.

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This absolutely beautiful video shows what it would be like to hold the power to build an entire universe in the palm of your hands. Ambition is a short film made by Academy Award-nominated director Tomek Baginksi along with the European Space Agency.

It was made in Poland, shot on location in Iceland, and just had its first screening at the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder in London. Although it centers on the Rosetta comet mission, it’s a stirring tribute to space exploration and its importance to the search for our origins as humans.

See the video after the break.

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LeVar Burton is widely known for encouraging kids to read on the series Reading Rainbow. This time, he’s reading the definitely not kid friendly Go The F*ck to Sleep and it might be one of the most entertaining book readings he’s ever done. It all happened during Rooster Teeth’s Extra Life 2014 live stream and it’s just brilliant as he reads the whole thing just like he’s reading to a group of kids.

See the video after the break (NSFW language obviously)…

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