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See the sights—like man-eating cats that are as big as buildings!

YouTuber TrainGuy 659 has built a seriously elaborate LEGO train network that runs in and around his house. And now you can go along for the ride thanks to a GoPro.

It’s a pretty wild ride, especially if you keep the music on.

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You will look majestic as hell floating around on this magical, inflatable steed. You will glide on a wave of rainbows—protected from a sea of urine and used Band-Aids.

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Johnny Five, the hero of the two delightful if ideologically disparate Short Circuit movies, might just be making his way to the LEGO department of a toy store near you.

As you probably know, LEGO allows builders to submit their concepts to the LEGO Ideas site for review. This process that has resulted in official LEGO sets based on franchises like Back to the FutureGhostbusters, and Doctor Who. It looks like LEGO Ideas user PepaQuin was riding that same wave of ’80s nostalgia when he submitted his design for a Johnny Five set back last year.

The set recently crossed the required 10,000-vote threshold for LEGO to consider making it as an actual, factual set—which is what they’re now doing. A proper decision will be made in May, and if things work out, Short Circuit enthusiasts could be bringing a Johnny Five of their own to life before the end of the year. Neat!

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Stormtroopers, with their tendency to be terrible shots, aren’t all that intimidating. But this Maschinen Krieger-themed Stormtrooper, courtesy of model-maker Kunho Noh, looks tough enough to take down the entire Rebellion.

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Maschinen Krieger is an alternative science-fiction universe dreamt up by Kow Yokoyama in the ’80s. It’s popular with model makers, and the universe is populated with badass kitbashed designs like this.

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In 2014, LEGO put out a Star Wars Star Destroyer kit that was 19″ long and contained 1359 individual pieces. LEGO enthusiast Doomhandle has made his own Star Destroyer that’s just a wee bit bigger at 56″ long.

Doomhandle’s Star Destroyer even has internal compartments – the command bridge opens up to reveal LEGO minifigs sitting in stations, meeting rooms and even a Sith meditation chamber. The whole ship is also wired for LED lights, but Doomhandle hasn’t gotten as far as setting those up yet.

It’s an impressive bit of kit. Check out the gallery after the jump.

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Custom action figure artist Sillof is back at it with a unique set of “He-Wars” figures that combine characters from Star Wars and He-Man.

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It seems like an odd combination at first, but there are a lot of similarities when you think about it. Sillof notes:

Most kids, myself included, did not realize at that time that the Masters of the Universe was essentially a mash up of Conan the Barbarian and Star Wars with some of the style of Frank Frazetta and elements of Flash Gordon (of course Star Wars already owed much to that universe as seen here.) This line is intended as a commentary on the similarities of both toy universes. This in not a mash up or intended be “Look at this character dressed as that character”. Rather, it imagines a world in which the similarities are extended to place the Star Wars archetypes inside the Masters of the Universe world.

I especially like the “He-Wars” version of Darth Vader, which you can check out below.

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The folks at Samkwok Workshop are at it again. This time, an Iron Man Mark 9 Hot Toys 1/6th-scale action figure was customized with some incredible Tron-inspired design touches.

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It appears that Medicom is prepping a MAFEX line of Suicide Squad 6-inch action figures, and Jared Leto’s Joker is the first reveal.

The Joker figure will feature 20 individual points of articulation and interchangeable heads. No price or release date information has been announced thus far.

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You may have seen glimpses previously, but now we’ve got a good look at the Marvel Manga Realization samurai Spider-Man Figure from Tamashii Nations. The 7″ figure features a Japanese sword set, a very cool chain and grappling hook weapon as his webbing, and interchangeable hands.

Pre-orders start April 28th with an estimated arrival in August for 9,504 Yen (about $86 USD). Check out more pics below.

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The opening of Half-Life features a bleary and confused Gordon Freeman waking up in a severely damaged test chamber. It’s an iconic scene, and Dorian Glacet tackled the moments leading up to it superbly with this awesome LEGO diorama rendered using LDD and Mecabricks.

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