Amy Ratcliffe


Now that LEGO has opened the door to the Ghostbusters franchise, Cuusoo is getting more and more projects from the films. Brent Waller, the builder who created the Ecto-1 project that has become official, has also designed a LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. The 13-inch figure has an estimated 1,800 pieces and took him 60 hours to design and build. It even has articulated arms, legs, head, feet, and hands.

His proposal includes more than just Stay Puft – it also has three minifigs. He built blocky versions of Walter Peck, the Gatekeeper, and the Keymaster.

Look at more photos of the blocky Marshmallow Man after the break.

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Want to bring a little taste of King’s Landing into your home? Nerd by Night has come up with a way to turn the Iron Throne into the most epic bean bag chair ever. You’ll have to put in time and effort to create this throne and steps include painting the fabric, sewing it into place, and stuffing it with foam and bean bag beans. But at the end of the day, all the sweat and tears are going to be completely worth it.

See the chair in use after the break.

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Parodies of “Let It Go” aren’t exactly rare, but wonderful ones like this Game of Thrones take on the song from Frozen don’t come along very often. The mash-up turns “Let It Go” into “Westeros” and features Daenerys, Jon, and Joffrey singing about winning the Iron Throne. The lyrics are terrific, the production quality of the video is solid, and the singing is excellent. I call this mash-up a must watch – it’s that good.

Watch the video after the break.

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Ghostbusters is turning 30 this year, and that means all kinds of celebrations. Besides finally getting an official LEGO set, there is also going to be a huge art show featuring the work of more than 70 artists. They’ve created apparel, paintings, sculptures, and more to honor the Ghostbusters. The exhibit will be at Gallery1988 in New York and later on in Los Angeles.

If you want to try to see the art in person, here’s the info from the site:

The New York Ghostbusters gallery opens SATURDAY NIGHT, April 19th, with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. We will be open everyday through April 26th, from 11-7 PM. Our next stop is Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles on May 17th.

Above image by DKNG.

See more art from the show after the break.

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Jack Robinson only had four years on this planet. He’s been fighting against an inoperable brain tumor and knowing that he faced a hard road, he made a bucket list that included meeting singer Gary Barlow and and actor Matt Smith. For his final wish, he requested a Star Wars-themed funeral, and his parents Terence and Marie Robinson made it happen when he passed on April 1st of this year.

A Star Wars-themed coffin was transported in a carriage surrounded by stormtroopers, and R2-D2 was at the service. “Binary Sunset” was played by a brass band. Jack Robinson got the unique send off he requested and deserved.

There are a few more heartbreaking photos after the break.

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Committing to building a life-sized replica of any character is quite an undertaking. Twitter user and LEGO builder Chaos Brick didn’t let that hurdle get in the way though. The dedicated fan spent six months piecing together Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid. While the images don’t detail the height, the stats for the character show her to be 5 feet and 2 inches. The builder captured all the details from the bright green hair to her school style uniform.

Check out some in progress pics after the break.

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Sunday’s Game of Thrones brought an event that many fans of the series have been waiting to see: the death of a horrible, awful, no good character. Goodbye, Joffrey Baratheon and good riddance. Dorkly captured the sentiments of various groups’ reactions to “The Lion and The Rose” perfectly because it was all more or less unanimous.

Happy as I was to see Joffrey bite it, I do have to compliment Jack Gleeson for his portrayal of the despicable character. He played the heck out of the worst king Westeros has ever seen, and it can’t have been an easy burden to bear. On top of that Gleeson seems to be a super nice guy that loves cuddling puppies.

See the entire comic after the break (the last couple of panels are a tiny bit NSFW).

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One of the worst aspects about Frozen is the parents’ horrible parenting decisions. Why did they think it would be a good idea to shut Elsa away from the world and make her scared of her own powers? This video from How It Should Have Ended imagines a different universe where Elsa leaves Arendelle to join the X-Men. It’s rather fabulous.

Watch the alternate ending after the break.

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Once Joss Whedon signed on to work with Marvel with films, I couldn’t help but let my mind wander to a happy place that involved a merging of Firefly and Disney. It could never actually happen since Firefly is a touch violent and has, you know, prostitutes—but a girl can dream.

Artist Stephen Byrne apparently had similar thoughts when he created this precious art featuring the crew of Serenity drawn in Disney animated movie style. The little River Tam is my favorite.

See some close-ups from the illustration after the break.

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As far as robots go, Claptrap isn’t exactly the smartest or most awesome. The character from Borderlands does manage to be pretty cute though – I mean, he has beatboxing skills for goodness’ sake. The folks over at Our Nerd Home are such fans of the little guy that they made a Claptrap trash can. Functional geeky projects for the home are the best.

They created a tutorial for you to follow along and build a Claptrap disposal unit of your very own. You’ll have to round up quite a few supplies like a step-on trash can, cables, and cardboard, but the end result looks like it’s well worth the trouble.

See the trash can in action after the break.

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