Nicole Wakelin

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The team at Man at Arms: Reforged is taking us all back to Middle-Earth as they build Sauron’s Mace. He takes out legions of men in one swing with this thing in the movies, and the version these guys create looks almost, but not quite as deadly.

See it come together in the video after the break.

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The new animated series Game in 60 Seconds features different games being reviewed by Internet heroes like Nic Cage (impersonated of course) in just 60 seconds. His rating system has neither stars nor tomatoes but flaming Ghost Rider heads. This particular episode also involves him shooting laser beams from his eyes while making “pew-pew!” sounds. It’s all the things that make Nic Cage so incredibly awesome.

See the video after the break and warning, NSFW language.

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You’re probably hoping to get a Lego set or two under the tree this year, but some sets aren’t arriving until 2015. Head after the break to check out a full release schedule.

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The Hobbit was one slim book that’s been stretched way out into three films. Now we’ve got an Honest Trailer for Desolation of Smaug that tells it like it really is, from a vault that looks like it belongs to Scrooge McDuck to a bunch of Dwarves that are captured by everyone and everything.

See the video after the break.

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Action Panda! [Video]

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Pandas seem all cute and slow, but not this guy. He’s dodging lasers like a boss, even rolling behind a table and flipping it to use for cover. No, we have no idea why anyone would shoot lasers at a panda, but it doesn’t really matter. All you need to know is that he eventually took out the shooters with nothing more than a shard of bamboo.

(reddit via Boing Boing)

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This fantastic Lego Pokémon Center is full of all the things that a trainer could ever need. It was designed by Savath_Bunny and is currently up for voting over on Lego Ideas. The set comes with 5 minifigures and 5 Pokémon starters along with all sorts of accessories. There’s even a backstory on the Lego Ideas page that reads:

Our heroes have traveled to Kalos City where some much needed rest and relaxation is in store for this group’s Pokémon. Stopping at the local Pokémon Center the team bumps into the knowledgeable Professor Oak. He reminds the friends to always be kind to their Pokémon if they hope to see them evolve someday. After stocking up on essential potions, pokeballs and updating their Pokedex, this band of adventurers are off once again in the pursuit of more gym badges!

If you want to catch this Lego set, then cast your vote to help it get up to the 10,000 necessary for official consideration.

See more pictures after the break.

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Yes, this beautiful recreation of a Hobbit hole from Lord of the Rings hides a litter box for a very lucky cat. It was created by the Hollywood prop builders at Super-Fan Builds for a guy who is a huge Tolkien fan. Everything on it is perfectly cat-safe and there’s even an Eye of Sauron scratching post so your cat can scratch his all-seeing eye out and save the day.

Clearly, the Fellowship didn’t consider using giant cats. It would have saved them a lot of trouble.

See the build video after the break.

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There are all kinds of car wraps out there, but this one is easily one of our favorites. It’s a simple black Hyundai Veloster that has been turned into Boba Fett by Rebekah Steig Knuth who came up with the design for her own car. She’s a graphic designer at FastSigns of Appleton and she digitally created the wrap which was then transferred to vinyl. I’m thinking she’s Boba Fett’s number one fan.

See more pictures and a video of the wrap being applied after the break.

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Nigel Thornberry has taken a break from The Wild Thornberrys  to make an appearance in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Actually, someone made this incredible character for the game and now Nigel is going to get some new exploring and learn a bit about dragons along the way. Hope Nigel is up for the challenge.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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That’s A Huge Titan

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The latest poster for the live-action version of Attack on Titan shows that the titans are going to be a lot bigger than their manga versions. The colossal titan in the manga and television anime were roughly 200-feet tall, but this one looks to be even more, well…colossal. The poster was revealed at an Attack on Titan exhibit in Tokyo. Translated by Anime News Network, it reads:

The world is cruel.

Creator Hajime Isayama
x Director Shinji Higuchi
x Special Effects Director Katsuro Onoue

Attack on Summer 2015.

This movie is looking really good. Is it summertime yet?

(Anime News Network via io9)