Nicole Wakelin

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This crazy cool mural is the work of artist Robert Burden who created it as a tribute to the classic Kenner toys. The images represent both action figures and vehicles from the vintage toy collection (click to enlarge).

It took him 2,000 hours and 18 months to create the 15′ x 8′ mural as an oil painting. There are a few symbolic images that are a nod to the influences that helped create Star Wars (like Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven) as well as some newer toys, but it’s mostly old-school.

You’ll be able to see it live at Star Wars Celebration next month and even pick up a 36″ x 24″ print from Burden’s online store. If you’ve got deep pockets and a lot of wall space, then buy the original for $200,000.

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Monopoly gets a makeover in this Doctor Who Villains edition of the iconic game. It features six tokens including K-9, a gas mask, the pandorica, River Song’s diary, the 12th Doctor’s ring, and the TARDIS. Preorder now and take on the Doctor’s greatest foes when the game ships this July.

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We’ve seen an RC Millennium Falcon, a TIE Interceptor and even a Speeder Bike recently, so the inclusion of an Imperial Star Destroyer version was inevitable.

It’s a great build, but watching it chase after the Falcon along with a few special effect lasers in the third video is amazing.

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George R.R. Martin is a genuine comic book nerd who once wrote fan letters to Marvel. Now, he still reads comics and runs out to get them with Game of Thrones actresses along for company. This clip is from a German show and it has Martin along with Sibel Kekilli (Shae) checking out Big Adventure Comics in Santa Fe. It’s cute to see him being the fanboy for a change.

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Boba Fett, Yoda, Darth Vader and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles burst through your walls with these 3D LED lights. Check out all the models after the break…

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Jesse L. Martin and his Flash co-stars Rick Cosnett and Carlos Valdes sang a gospel version of the Firefly theme song that will have you once again crying over the show’s demise. They did it as a thank you after Joss Whedon made a large donation to their Kickstarter.

The group is working on a short film called The Letter Carrier that tells the story of a black family in the 1860s hiding from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The story is told through music, making this thank you especially appropriate.

See Joss’s tweet and the video after the break.

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Korean Lego enthusiast Hayarobi built this working Lego turntable for the 2014 Seoul Brick Pop Art Exhibition. It is called “The Planet” and was made of 2,405 bricks. The whole thing is powered by a Lego Power Functions Battery Box and uses an M-Motor. The only non-Lego part is the Audio Technica phono cartridge and there is even a matching tube amp and cases for the speakers.

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These sculptures are both beautiful and eerie at the same time. They’re the work of artist Ellen Jewett who blends plants and animals into sculptures. She calls her work “natural history surrealist sculpture” and it not only involves a blending of different aspects of nature, but a blending of materials. She strives to use locally-sourced materials combined with negative space to create her works of art.

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This fantastic video recreates the lobby scene from The Matrix using Lego minifig versions of Neo and Trinity. There’s also a fascinating behind-the-scenes video that shows how a six-second segment of the video took an hour and a half to create.

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This incredible video takes the epic battles we all waged with our action figures when we were kids and cranks up the action. It features Dragon Ball Z figures battling across a desk complete with special effects. Video creator Jordan Tseng even steps in to lend a hand when things get rough. Watch out for that toilet!

See Also: Hologram Chamber Makes A Dragon Ball Figure’s Energy Blast Look Real

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