Amy Ratcliffe

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LEGO introduced their Friends line a while ago, and while it has attracted some little girls to LEGO, the fact remains that it’s different. It’s not just the overly pink packaging and designs, the figures are actually different shapes than the standard LEGO minifigs. Freelance developer Jon decided to challenge the female stereotypes the Friends sets presented and started the LEGO Super Friends project.

For all of July, he made custom figures with LEGO Friends figures as the base. He turned the characters into superheroes and villains and released one for each day of July. He tackled characters such as Supergirl, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, and Captain Marvel. The custom builds look awesome, and if he sold all 31 of his Super Friends in a set, I’d happily fork over money for them.

See some of our favorite super transformations and see the full list of characters after the break.

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Get ready to roll dice Browncoats, because a Firefly Collector’s Edition of Yahtzee is coming your way. It’s a bizarre combination that I didn’t see coming, but it is pretty shiny. The set comes with a cool Serenity ship cup (I want to buy the game just for that) and custom dice. Pre-order now to play Yahtzee with Serenity in September.

Product Page ($49.99 via Geek Alerts)

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Doctor Who returned this weekend with the premiere for season 8 and the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. His first adventure with Jenna Coleman put them into Victorian London with a dinosaur. Naturally. To promote the new season, BBC One plopped a crashed TARDIS and dinosaur bones in London’s Parliament Square. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman even made a made a surprise appearance at the site on Friday.

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We’re used to seeing custom LEGO builds tackle geeky subjects, but a couple of projects in recent months have pulled inspiration from mythology. We’ve seen a LEGO depiction of Homer’s The Odyssey, and now there’s this rad statue of the Monkey King from Chinese mythology. Builder Tyler Halliwell told The Brick Brothers he spent about 100 hours over two months assembling the Monkey King, and it only has about 1,500 bricks. The statue is mostly hollow so it didn’t require a ton of LEGO pieces.

Overall, the Monkey King is 40″ x 15″ x 21.”

See more photos of the impressive build after the break.

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You don’t have to travel to New Zealand to add a little Middle-earth to your life. You can do what Lord of the Rings fan Mehmet did and install a geeky stain glass door in your house. The glass features the White Tree of Gondor in all its glory, and I wouldn’t mind having one just like it in my house.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt has been working with David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman to bring an adaptation of The Sandman to the big screen. The comic spans 75 issues, and it’s tricky to wrap it up into one cohesive story. Gordon-Levitt shared some details back in January, and in a recent interview with Moviefone, he gave an update on where they are:

“Right now we’re working on a script. It’s me and Goyer and the screenwriter and Neil Gaiman, as well as the good folks at DC and Warner Bros. It’s a really cool team of people. It’s a lot of the same people who worked on the Nolan “Batman” movies. It’s really exciting. There’s not a script yet, we’re still kind of working it out because it’s such a complicated adaptation because “Sandman” wasn’t written as novels. “Sin City” was written as a novel. “Sandman” is 75 episodic issues. There’s a reason people have been trying and failing to adapt “Sandman” for the past 20 years.”

He says they’re in the middle of it and thinks they have the right ideas in order to put the proper take on the story. I can’t wait to see what they come up with and hope this is an adaptation that pans out instead of getting stuck in an indefinite development period.

(io9 via TMS, top image by Mike Allred)

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Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades from StarCraft II is ready to come hang out on your bookshelf. We’ve seen realistic cosplay of the character, but this statue is practically lifelike. As lifelike as such a creature can be, anyway. The 25 inch figure from Sideshow Collectibles features Kerrigan emerging from a chrysalis as an agent of the Zerg Overmind.

See more details in photos after the break.

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LEGO’s Turkey division has moved into an office in Istanbul, and OSO Architecture was brought in to design the open-office style space. The location houses 23 employees, and OSO designed the space with collaboration in mind. The pictures show a bright and friendly office with so many LEGO touches that working there might make you feel like a LEGO minifig. Brick LEGO shapes are incorporated into the design and translucent minifig shapes decorate the walls and glass partitions.

See more pics of the LEGO-tastic layout after the break.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a world where you can purchase multiple life-size Boba Fett statues. You can go for a realistic-looking option or this statue based on the retro Kenner action figure. The 3 3/4 inch action figure was digitally scanned and scaled up to a whopping 6 feet tall. This life-sized toy is scheduled to ship in quarter three of 2015.

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Spider-Woman #1 will be out this November. Written by Dennis Hopeless with art from Greg Land, the title is all about Jessica Drew and a threat to the Spider-Verse. Unfortunately, all of that is being overshadowed because of a variant cover by Milo Manara.

The cover is pictured above and has a couple of big issues. Like, “I can’t believe multiple people approved the cover” sort of issues. First of all, let’s talk about the butt. Is Spider-Woman wearing body paint? Because that’s the only explanation for her butt looking the way it does. For the record, it would be dumb if her costume was body paint.

Secondly, that pose. Manara has drawn erotic comics, but those poses should be left behind when it comes to portraying mainstream superheroes. I’m so disappointed in Marvel for not sending this one back to the drawing board.

(CBR via io9)