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If you have a cat that likes romping around the house or sleeping in unusual places, then you might need this Indiana Jones-inspired cat bridge. Made by Etsy seller Catastrophi Creations, the adventurous bridge is made from solid pine and the ends are reinforced with metal brackets. You can order a custom length, and then hang the rope bridge in a doorway and watch your cats run across it (and maybe even sleep on it). Bonus points if you make a tiny brown fedora for your kitty.

See more photos and a video of the bridge in use after the break.

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Incorporate the droids everyone is looking for into your backyard with a handy Instructable from doddieszoomer. He transformed an old, empty gas bottle into R2-D2.

Basically, he cut the bottle to modify it and added legs with “5mm box section.” The rest of the astromech’s pieces were welded on and eventually handpainted. And guess what? If you don’t have the Force powers or tools necessary to make your own, you can bid on this one on eBay.

Check out more photos of the burner after the break…

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No one can keep your jewelry, keys, or coats safe like Batman can. Etsy seller 2D23D has appointed the best person for the job by making acrylic Batman symbol racks. The wall mounted racks feature different versions of the Batman symbol and come with different types of hooks so you can hang anything you please on them. You can either stick the Bat-racks to the wall using sticky pads or screw them into place.

See a few other styles of Batman symbols after the break.

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embroidered calvin and hobbes

Calvin & Hobbes fans will no doubt be super impressed by this embroidered scene created by Redditor lhartrich. She made the piece for her son’s birthday and says it’s the most detailed work she’s ever tackled. Basically, she made a copy of an illustration on the back of a Calvin & Hobbes book, transferred it to fabric, and filled in the color with DMC floss. The embroidery floss colors didn’t match the original art one hundred percent, but it was close enough.

Though the Calvin & Hobbes piece isn’t for sale, you can check out more Laura’s work (and maybe even make a custom request) in her Etsy shop, Tiny Scissor Times.

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Want to have a pet chocobo that doesn’t need food or water? Etsy seller Mira Crafts has one that’s hand sculpted, sewn, and painted and can be posed because the base of the figure is armature wire. She even placed every feather by hand! It’s a one of a kind creation. The little creature from Final Fantasy is 12 inches tall by 13 inches long, and Mira Crafts says it’s a great size to fit action figures.

Take a look at some close-ups of the doll after the break.

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Got a problem? Don’t worry, the Octopus Avengers are here to save the day! The cute little plushies were made by Darcy, and they are over-the-top cute. Captain America is my favorite with his little wings and “A” symbol, but Thor is a close second. I love the colors and all the little touches she’s added to the toys – for example, Loktopus (Loki) has a cape. Awesome.

See Iron Man, Thor, and Loki after the break.

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If you’re a big fan of Ridley Scott’s Alien (and you have deep pockets), get ready to sit on your hands to avoid temptation. Artist Dave Tootill has created a 1/8 model of a Space Jockey, and it’s available for purchase. He used a mix of materials to create the sculpture including styrofoam, metal rods, tubing, curtain rings, and lots of Das (modeling) clay. What’s more impressive than the materials list, which you can review on Tootill’s site, is the amount of time he spent whipping the Space Jockey into shape. Are you ready for this? It took him about 900 hours over a two year period. Holy Xenomorph eggs!

The finished sculpture measures 55 inches long by 36 inches tall. It looks creepy but beautiful and really does justice to H.R. Giger’s design.

See more pictures of the sculpt after the break.

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Some projects are destined to be epic. Jen over at EPBOT shared a tease of a wonderful Star Wars project she and husband were working on in early February, and though the AT-AT rocker was only in the beginning stages at that point, it already looked awesome. And just look at it now! I’m not sure if this Imperial Walker could take down the Rebels on Hoth, but hopefully there aren’t any battles in its future.

Jen and John added just the right amount of detail to make the AT-AT look cute and huggable. Even though this creation would look great as decoration, they added a seat and T-bar handle so it can actually be used. There are even bumpers for extra safety! They had a 4-year-old test it out, and it seems like it got the stamp of approval.

See more photos, including an action shot, after the break.

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You can stop looking for Cthulhu in the depths of the ocean; he’s currently in the shape of a lamp. Crafstman Karl Dupere-Richer spent several months creating this fantastic and unsettling sea beast design. He used everything from a flower pot to watering hose pieces to PVC piping to bring Cthulhu to life as household decor. The finished product is just beautiful and a wonderful homage to H.P. Lovecraft’s creation. And no, it’s not for sale.

See it from more angles and with the lights on after the break.

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Remember those awesome tauntaun rocking horses? Like you could forget. A commenter on io9 has identifed the creator as Chuck Bowman, a.k.a. The WoodChuck. The master craftsman makes products like the rocking horse, AT-ATs, and wood weapons (he’s even created pistols, rifles, and the like for 501st members) by hand for commissions. He doesn’t even use CAD, a router, or resin casting. I bet if he was the project lead on the Death Star there wouldn’t have been any weaknesses.

You can grab his contact information from his site to see about placing an order (then please invite me over so I can ride your tauntaun rocking horse).

Check out a sampling of Bowman’s work and see the rocking horse tauntauns in action after the break.

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