Amy Ratcliffe

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Even though the Harry Potter movies finished filming years ago, the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London keeps things fresh and changes the scenery. The Dark Arts addition came in around Halloween, and now they’ve completed a makeover for the Christmas holiday. Besides blanketing the Hogwarts model in snow, they’re dressing up the Great Hall as it was seen decorated for the holiday in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

There will be eight Christmas trees on the set, and the long dining tables will be covered with holiday feasts. The Special Effects department from the films will bring in colored lights and some faux flames to make the fireplaces look festive. There will even be plum puddings on fire. And that’s not all! From the tour’s website:

You’ll also be able to see the hand-knitted jumpers that Molly Weasley gave Ron and Harry for Christmas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Other costumes on display will include one of the first Christmas presents Harry ever received at Hogwarts, his Invisibility Cloak, and the dress Luna Lovegood wore to the Slug Club Christmas party in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The Christmas decor will be up through February 1, 2015.

See more pictures after the break.

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This epic Alien Facehugger leash is the nerdiest way to walk your dog. The leash is made from foam so it’s light enough for even the tiniest of dogs (it was designed to fit a small-medium sized dog actually). It will make your pup the most popular pup on the block.

See another picture of the leash after the break.

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Never forget the fateful moment Han Solo was frozen in carbonite by hanging the image in your bathroom. This shower curtain captures the fateful scene from The Empire Strikes Back and makes that warm shower you take on a cold morning feel that much better.

See a picture of the shower curtain in use after the break.

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We live in a happy time, friends. You can dress up any room in your house by adding a rug, and you make it geeky with a plethora of options from ThinkGeek. They just released four new styles of floor coverings featuring Chewbacca, a unicorn, a dragon, and a D20. They’re perfect for your office, bedroom, kitchen – anywhere.

See the rest of the rugs after the break.

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Serenity is used to haul cargo in Firefly - legal and otherwise. You can use her to store your virtual cargo with this snazzy 8GB flash drive from ThinkGeek. A Serenity USB drive was first proposed by incubot last year, but despite having an official license, Fox told them they couldn’t use Kickstarter to raise funds. They still made the product available for purchase, but fulfilling orders has been a slow process. However, ThinkGeek seems to swooped in with a similar product (which may or may not be incubot’s design). Either way, it’s significantly cheaper and in-stock now.

See a couple more photos of the information smuggling Serenity after the break.

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The songs from Frozen have been parodied to death, but this is the only version that matters. YouTuber Anime Me has just released a fantastic and twisted Breaking Bad spin on “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” that asks “Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?”

Watch the hilarious mash-up after the break.

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Director Colin Trevorrow has stated that the upcoming Jurassic World will feature a new dinosaur made by the park’s geneticists. Newly leaked photos of LEGO sets featuring Jurassic World’s dinosaurs could showcase that creation, which has been dubbed the “D-Rex”. Chinese LEGO store Taobao posted the images online, and while we don’t have details to accompany the pictures, the dinosaur above sure looks like something different. I can’t wait to see that dinosaur on the big screen.

See more photos of the brick dinos after the break.

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I had to purchase a TI-83 calculator in high school, and I only used it for homework. Clearly, I wasn’t seeing the gadget’s full potential. It can be used for games! Modder Hayleia has been working on a version of Smash Bros. for the TI-83, and it has Fox and Falco as playable characters. It’s all open source so you can download the code for free. And if you’re feeling ambitious, you can help Hayleia develop missing features.

More gifs from the mod after the break.

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Minecraft is all about building locations and characters with blocks so it’s basically a match made in heaven for LEGO. We got a first look at the sets back in August, and now they’re available to order. You can choose between the Mine, the Cave, the Farm, and more. If you want ‘em, I recommend purchasing them as soon as you can. Plus, there’s a limit of five sets per order.

See pics of more sets after the break.

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The next Disney characters Funko is touching with their magic wand of cuteness are from Lilo & Stitch! They’re releasing three Pop! vinyl figures featuring Stitch 626, Lilo (she comes with a camera to capture photos of tourists), and Scrump. Is there a special shelving system for the 3 3/4 inch Pop! figures yet? It seems like there should be. Someone Kickstart that.

Pre-order now to receive the toys in January.

See the Lilo and Scrump figures after the break.

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