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QMx got serious about making an insanely detailed and beautiful replica of Serenity, and they’ve delivered with a screen accurate model. We saw the debut of the giant Serenity at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, and now it’s available for pre-order.

They spared no expense in making this limited edition, artisan 1:124 scale model. Their Cinema Arts model shop made the 3D files and 3D printed the replica. It has over 250 parts, 100 LEDs, multiple layers and shades of paint, and more:

Incredible complexity. More than 250 parts — cast and laser cut.
Extra strength. Steel skeletal structure and internal brass structure for main engine rotation.
Interior bling. More than 100 LEDs controlled by a 12-volt system.
Multi-layered colors. A total of 25 different colors of high-quality studio paints.
No decals. All graphics on Serenity are painted on by hand, even Serenity’s logo.
Exquisite details. Miniature bridge with crew members, galley with furniture and cargo bay with cargo.
Movable parts. Manually operable cargo bay door and hinged reactor vent covers.
Wireless remote. Custom electronics created by QMx FX Cinema Arts with a four-channel remote control. Effects include:
Interior lighting for the bridge, galley and cargo bay, and illuminates docked shuttles.
Active formation lights
Rotating gravity rotor lights
Reactor housing illumination with a hard burn and twinkling firefly effect.
Cool display. Serenity’s lighted display base is a box stand with a Translight inset of a nebula. It features a 12-inch steel stand that adjusts at a variety of angles for optimal display.
Pro prop crate. Each Serenity is shipped in custom-cut foam and stored in a hand-built wooden apple crate, just like what the pros use to safeguard their props

The edition is capped at 500 pieces. Honestly, I’ve never seen a replica taken to this level before.

See all the beautiful details in photos after the break.

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What if Disney characters starred in Nintendo games? By the looks of this art from Michael Villamejor, it would be awesome. He mashes up characters from Disney films with ones from Smash Bros., and it results in combinations like Stitch as Pikachu and Robin Hood as Star Fox. I can barely handle the brilliance of these pixels.

See more of the creative and cute series after the break.

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a classic that likely brings back all sorts of childhood memories of Halloween. Now, it’s gotten the RiffTrax treatment and the sarcasm meter has been turned way up. This is not the version you’ll want to share with the kiddies, but it may end up being your favorite.

See the video after the break.

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Are you ready to climb the the Cliffs of Insanity and travel across the fearsome Fire Swamp? Then you’re prepared to play Princess Bride-opoly. The game puts you right into the film, and you can buy properties as you travel across the kingdom. Instead of building hotels, you’ll construct cottages and castles. Plus, this version of Monopoly has duels! My only gripe upon first look is that the player tokens aren’t more interesting.

You can pre-order the game now for shipment in January 2015.

Product Page ($39.99)

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Link and Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series are already animated in the games, but they don’t look like this. Illustrator Cassio Yoshiyaki’s style is similar to what you’d see in a DreamWorks animated film. Her renderings of the characters are beautiful, and these versions of Link and Zelda would look right at home riding dragons next to Hiccup.

See the Zelda illustration after the break.

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Playing Mario Kart you can’t help but wish that you could actually drive one, and now you can thanks to Razor. This is the Razor Cray Cart XL (a follow-up to a smaller version they made for kids) and it’s built for grown-ups because kids shouldn’t be the only ones who get to have fun drifting all over the place. It was made to handle a 6’3″ 250-pound rider but has been tested up to 300 pounds. It will retail for $800 when it goes on sale in December, just in time for Christmas.

See the video after the break.

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This is all in good fun, but at some point it’s all going to go south for the guy behind the camera. Apparently, he has a lot of time on his hands while he’s at work and takes every opportunity to scare the daylights out of his coworker by screaming Street Fighter quotes. One of these days, he’ll get his and I hope someone has a camera ready in landscape mode.

See the video after the break.

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Self-taught engineer Ed Zarick has created a portable version of the PS4 game console that can be yours for $1,395. He calls is it the PlayBook 4 and it’s basically the console housed in a 3D printed case that also holds a 22″ 1080p display. You can get it in either black and blue or white and black.

See the video after the break for a closer look.

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Nintendo has announced some interesting news about Link’s upcoming appearance in Mario Kart 8. As you can see from the above pic, Link is getting a motorcycle (dubbed the “Master Cycle”).

Nintendo also mentioned that there might be some Zelda-themed racetracks in the game too.

Find out more after the break…

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pumpkin sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of the sun, and on October 8th, the sun decided to show some Halloween spirit. It looks like the greatest pumpkin of them all! NASA’s Joe Witte said:

“Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a solar jack-o’-lantern’s face… The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.”

Even the sun likes to get dressed up for Halloween. That means you have no excuse.

(via CNN, photo via SDO)