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Microsoft is attempting to position their Cortana personal assistant as a serious Alexa competitor, but if they really want to climb that mountain, they should pay very close attention to what YouTuber “untitled network” has done with his Halo-inspired hologram appliance. See it in action below. [click to continue…]


Etsy seller RetroNerdStudio‘s shop is a treasure trove of delightful prints that feature characters from classic games (and a few movies) rendered in a Mayan-inspired style. This includes characters from Smash Bros, Zelda, Halo and yes…Pokemon. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]


Some people see something awesome, and then go on to think, “I have to make that.” These people fall into dozens of different subcategories, from crafters to cosplayers and beyond—but my favorite subset of this group is the people who think, “I have to make that entirely out of LEGO.”

Such was the thought process of YouTubesman Nick Brick, whose delightful rhyming name goes perfectly with his preferred hobby. In this instance, he’s recreated the SPNKr rocket launcher as seen in Halo 5. The build includes around 6,000 LEGO pieces, measures 50.5″ long and weighs in at 24lb. From a distance it doesn’t even look like it’s made from tiny plastic bricks.

Check out a video of Nick Brick’s work, as well as a selection of photos below. [click to continue…]

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Man at Arms follows the exploits of the blacksmiths at Baltimore Knife and Sword as they create prop-versions of weapons from popular movies, video games and comics. In their latest video, they tackled another ambitious project—the Gravity Hammer from Halo!

When complete, the massive hammer stands at six feet tall and clocks in at 100 pounds! Check out all of the work that went into building this incredible prop after the break.

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The limited edition Halo Needler replica from NECA looks amazing in all its motorized glory, but it comes with an intimidating price tag of $300. However, it does have some pretty spectacular features:

Complete your Spartan armor with a colossal 1:1 replica of one of Halo’s most iconic weapons! From the award-winning video game series, the Needler is now available as a limited edition, full-size 1:1 replica featuring LED lights and over a dozen motorized “crystal shards.”

When you squeeze the trigger, the crystal shards retract in sequence to simulate being fired. To reload, simply travel to the Sanghelios moon of Suban for extra crystals (or press the reset button located in the grip).

This replica is also 100% accurate to its game counterpart since NECA Toys partnered with Microsoft and 343 Studios (formerly Bungie) to create the gun directly from the 3D model used in the game.

I really just want to hold one. Forever. But yeah, $300 is pretty steep. Fortunately, you do have the BOOMco Needler option, which is only $40 (and probably a lot more fun).

Check out more images and videos of the NECA Needler in action after the break.

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Artist Sketch-BGI has combined Halo And Mass Effect characters with Pokemon, and the result is a series of truly bizarre and amazing creatures.

Check out two galleries loaded with his creations after the break…

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Gamer and LEGO builder Nick “Nick Brick” Jensen has created an impressive, life-size replica of the Halo 5: Guardians MA5D Assault Rifle using a whopping 3,250 bricks. The massive weapon includes all the bells and whistles from the game like a BR sight, DMR scope, Suppressor, and an Energy bayonet. Measuring 33-inches, the LEGO rifle weighs 5.5 pounds and even has a squeezable trigger.

Jensen’s Halo 5 gun will be on display during BrickCon 2015 next month in Seattle if you want to check it out in person. In the meantime, more awesome images and a video are available after the break.

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This bit of gaming wizardry is the work of Jimmy Boswell who pulls off an incredible shot in Halo. It ricochets off of no less than six different surfaces before killing the enemy with a headshot. If that wasn’t enough, the shot was also part of a double kill.

See the video after the break.

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The Needler is an iconic weapon from Halo, and soon you’ll be able to play with a toy dart gun version from Mattel that appears to be based on the BOOMco Twisted Spinner.

It was spotted at Toy Fair in New York City over the weekend and it’s got darts that glow and will stick to specially treated surfaces.

See more pictures after the break.

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This model of the Pillar of Autumn from the game Halo might not be scale, but it’s absolutely huge! It measures 7′ long, weighs 200 pounds and took Lee Jones 3.5 years to build.  He estimates that all those Lego cost about $7,000.

It was shown at BrickWorld and BrickCon earlier this year, and you get a real sense of this thing’s size when you see the people milling about in the background. The BrickPodcast also interviewed Jones at BrickWorld to find out more about this incredible build.

See more pictures and video after the break.

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