Leonard Nimoy’s passing last week spawned some beautiful tributes to the man who brought Spock to life. Now there are two statues in his honor that you can visit in Star Trek Online.

The first is on Vulcan and the second is on New Romulus which is a part of the parallel universe that was created after Star Trek XI and is the time during which the game takes place. Vulcan was chosen as Spock’s home planet of course, and New Romulus for all of Spock’s work with the Romulans after the original series.

Nimoy’s name also appears on permanent plaques installed in the game’s three main hub zones of Earth Space Dock, Qo’noS, and New Romulus. The plaques contain the names of fellow original series cast members and creators that we’ve lost: Majel Barrett, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, and Gene Roddenberry. Lastly, the hub zones will display black flags of mourning for the next week.

See another picture and video of Nimoy recording for the game after the break.

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For years, Canadians have been doodling on their five-dollar bills, transforming the former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into characters such as Spock and Severus Snape. “Spocking Fives,” as it’s called, has experienced a resurgence since the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy last Friday.

The bills that are best suited for “Spocking” are currently in the process of being replaced by newer, plastic bills which feature a different portrait of Laurier—but that isn’t stopping people from paying tribute on the new bills as well.

Check out the call to action along with a Spocked new bill after the break…

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William Shatner originally had a cameo in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, but the cameo was cut and Shatner hasn’t been a part of the new series. That could change because Star Trek 3 director Robert Orci wants to get Shatner and Leonard Nimoy together again as Kirk and Spock.

According to BadAssDigest, the new script calls for the reunion, which would mark the first time the two have appeared together in their iconic roles since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country back in 1991.

The question is whether or not Shatner would be up for the roll after being very vocal about his displeasure with Abrams for not including him in the first two films. He accused Abrams of “being a pig” about it all, though he did eventually apologize for his comments. As for Abrams, he told Playboy:

I haven’t spoken with him in a long time, but I did read something where he gave me a fantastic underhanded compliment. Something like our movie was a fun action ride and maybe one day it’ll have heart. A great compliment only to pull the rug out in a way that only Shatner can do. I adore him.

Seems like Abrams is over the whole thing, but we’ll have to wait and see if Shatner is on board (and if Orci can actually find a way to make the scene happen).

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This handmade mirror will turn you into a Vulcan every time you check your face. It’s made in the Tiffany style with black stained glass hair and flesh-colored ears with painted Vulcan eyebrows. The mirror measures 10.5″ by 7 1/2″ and will take about 1-2 weeks to arrive on your doorstep.

Product Page ($49 via technabob)

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The internet is full of treasures, and this painting is a shining example. It’s Spock riding a freaking winged unicorn in a rainbow-streaked sky! Artist Tim O’Brien created this epic piece for Men’s Health magazine of all places. I’m baffled as to what the topic of the accompanying article could be, but I’m going to assume it’s magical and about how you can lose weight by riding unicorns while wearing a Starfleet uniform.

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If you’re in need of a Grandfather, Leonard Nimoy is taking requests on Twitter.

Nimoy posted this tweet January 15th as a thank you to his granddaughter Dani for all her help at his Shop LLAP site.

That’s awesome right there. He’s a super Grandpa, right?

Well, it seems he wasn;t going to stop there and went on to offer to be an honorary grandpa to anyone who needed one.

Nimoy continues to be one of the coolest guys ever.

Check out more after the break and, as my Grandpa says, Live Long And Prosper.

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Audi is reaching out to geeks in a big way. First they had an Iron Man 3 themed series of online comics where you picked the ending. Now, they’ve got a commercial starring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto that is so full of Star Trek references it just may make your head explode. Hobbits and nerve pinches and one liners, oh my!

See the commercial after the break…

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Some sculptors are exceedingly talented at creating busts that capture the likeness of the subject. Steve Scotts did it with a freakishly real Ellen Ripley sculpt, and Jordu Schell has done it with this Spock sculpture. It was made with silicone, hair, fabric, and carefully applied paint. He looks like he could start talking about logical things at any minute.

Check out more images after the break.

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Trekkies Kirk

If the Funko POP! figures have proved anything, it’s how much fans love chibi-style, adorable takes on their favorite charactes. QMx has had some products like that with their Little Damn Heroes line, but I think these new Q-Pop Trekkies figures hit a different scale of cute.

The Trekkies are about 4.5″ tall, made from PVC, and available in an open edition. The wave includes Captain Kirk, Uhura, and Spock and all were designed by Mohammad Haque. They come with a tiny word balloon, and the surface is dry erase. You can insert your own quotes and words using the marker that comes with each figure. That part is especially clever.

As with anything QMx announces, these aren’t available to order or even pre-order yet. Head to the product pages to sign up for the waiting list to get the first chance to pre-order when the product is released in Q2 2013.

Check out the Spock and Uhura figures after the break.

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Why put art on a canvas when you have a perfectly good fingertip? Artist Dito Von Tease has opted to go that route, and he’s turned the small surface area into a piece of art. He’s created portraits of fictional characters and actual people in the medium including Spock, Hello Kitty, the Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs, Pikachu, and more. The artist appreciates that smartphones have allowed our fingers to connect to the world at large – so he likes to express his ideas through them.

See more tiny and nerdy portraits after the break.

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