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Star Trek fans have a new photo op destination if they’re in the mood to visit the only officially licensed Star Trek building in the world. Located in China, the building is home to NetDragon Websoft and is the brainchild of uberfan Company Chairman Liu DeJian who licensed the rights from CBS to build it. It took over 6 years and 160 million dollars, but it’s a one of a kind structure that also boasts 30 foot slides to get from the third floor as well as automatic sliding doors between offices.

Take a closer look in the video after the break.

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Garden gnomes are supposed to protect your yard from evil spirits, but how are they with Gorn? These Star Trek garden gnomes are outfitted like the crew of the Enterprise and they’re ready for duty. There’s Kirk, Spock, a redshirt, and Kirk batting a Gorn. Each also gets a pithy quote engraved on the base.

See the entire lineup after the break.

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If you ordered a replica Star Trek Captain’s Chair on eBay and were pissed with the quality, what would you do? If you’re Adam Savage you mod the heck out of it.

After a day of tinkering with some electronics along with his friend Jeremy Williams, this once crappy Enterprise command chair was fitted with working lights, switches and a ton of digital sound clips.

Also, listening to Adam’s Shatner impression made my day.

Check out this awesomely fun build after the break.

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Routers aren’t the most exciting gadgets in the world, but this one is an exception. Made by Christoph Kauch and Rol Schwarz, it looks just like the USS Enterprise NCC-1701. The pair hacked a Revell 1:600 model and fitted the router inside. There are even lights on the bridge!

Check out the video after the break along with a gallery of images that illustrate how it was done.

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Who needs dyed eggs when you can have plush Star Trek TNG eggs? They’re the work of etsy seller StellarEvolutionD and they are the cutest things ever. It’s a set of eight with each eggie measuring 4″ tall so they’re perfect for an Easter basket or even just posing around the room. They can also be ordered as Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree.

See more pictures after the break.

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Nerd Court is the work of creator Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, The Walking Dead) and director Adam Stein. It’s like Judge Judy for nerds. This time Jonathan Frakes is forced to take the stand in his own, uh, Riker’s defense to help decide if the character was really all that or totally overrated.

Tina Huang, a longtime TNG fan takes the anti-Riker side while Commander Holly from Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay takes the pro-Riker side. Watch the video after the break and see which side wins out.

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The latest April Fool’s Day product from ThinkGeek to become a reality is this fantastic U.S.S. Enterprise flying disc. Instead of just tossing a boring frisbee back and forth, you can toss Star Trek‘s most famous ship.

It works just like a regular frisbee so you throw the saucer section and the rest of the ship just follows along. It’s made of plastic and EVA foam and is an officially licensed Star Trek product.

See more pictures and video of the ship in action after the break.

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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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