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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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han in carbonite rug

As a Star Wars geek, I can say that I wish I had my very own Han In Carbonite at home and, while I love this amazing life-size Han In Carbonite from Sideshow, I need to look for something a little more in my budget.

Luckily, ThinkGeek has a solution that let’s you have your carbonite Han and a rug that ties the room together.

Lay Han down on the floor or hang him on the wall as a tapestry. Heck, I won’t judge. Just promise me you’ll do Jabba’s laugh at least once.

It comes in two sizes: small/medium (31 1/2″ x 71 1/2″) or large/x-large (39″ x 90 1/2″) and is in stock now.

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These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lights will make it look like the boys are breaking through your walls with their faces. The lights feature the 3D faces of Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo. Preorder now for delivery in May.

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These beautiful area rugs feature actual photos of the nebulas in the small and large Magellanic Clouds as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. Each of the designs is made with 1,620,000 dots per square meter, which works out to over a thousand dots per square inch. This makes the resolution of the rugs darn close to the maximum resolution that the Hubble can capture. There are three different designs you can choose from with each rug measuring about 7′ x 5′. Delivery time is six weeks.

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Looks like the space shuttle’s number one fan lives in China. This replica of the space shuttle was built by a 60-year-old farmer in Quangdong province and sits proudly on top of his roof. The model is covered with tiles and even has an American flag logo on the side. Bet no one ever has any trouble finding his house.

Photos via Xinhuanet and PCOnline.

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cardboard iron throne

Forget turning to bloody wars and deadly battles to win the Iron Throne of Westeros – just use a cardboard version to make any chair the most important one in all of the land! NOW TV and The Telegraph made the faux “throne of swords” pictured above, and it can be attached to any seat you wish with minimal effort. They hosted a giveaway to bequeath the throne upon one lucky person.

Sadly, that means you can’t buy one. If you wanted to acquire the fake throne in true Game of Thrones fashion, you’d find the winner and steal it, but it might be easier to buy some cardboard and get to work on your own.

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Your garden will surely be safe with this little guy standing guard.

This is Ned Bark, Lord of the North of Grassteros. He sits on the Throne of a Thousand Shovels in King’s Lawnding to do is Kings will. The gnome realm is in disarray and with the threat of the zombies from Cannibal Rock we can only hope Ned is ready for what’s to come. This is the Game of Gnomes.

He’s made of a proprietary cement, hand casted, hand painted, and then sealed in outdoor weather sealer to protect the paint. Spring is coming and with this guy, your garden will be ready for anything.

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This Thwomp pillow might look fierce but it’s not going to hurt anyone. It’s an officially licensed Nintendo product with an embroidered face on the front and the Super Mario logo embroidered on the back. The pillow measures 12″ square and is 4″ thick.

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papercraft elsa

As much as I love buying prints and posters, I’m always on the lookout for different kinds of art to put on my walls. I like variety, and these incredible papercraft designs by The Paper Pony blew me away! The Etsy shop features intricate paper art inside shadowboxes, and they are highly detailed and so very, very pretty. I especially love the use of different textures. Their work features characters from Frozen, Game of Thrones (Daenerys and her dragons!), Doctor Who, Legend of Zelda, and many others. You can even commission a design if you don’t see your favorite franchise represented in their shop.

Each piece is made by hand so there will be slight variations – which I think makes this art even cooler. Turnaround time is 3-4 weeks.

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