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LEGO introduced their Friends line a while ago, and while it has attracted some little girls to LEGO, the fact remains that it’s different. It’s not just the overly pink packaging and designs, the figures are actually different shapes than the standard LEGO minifigs. Freelance developer Jon decided to challenge the female stereotypes the Friends sets presented and started the LEGO Super Friends project.

For all of July, he made custom figures with LEGO Friends figures as the base. He turned the characters into superheroes and villains and released one for each day of July. He tackled characters such as Supergirl, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, and Captain Marvel. The custom builds look awesome, and if he sold all 31 of his Super Friends in a set, I’d happily fork over money for them.

See some of our favorite super transformations and see the full list of characters after the break.

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As an Arrow fan, I may have screamed a little when I saw this new image of Roy Harper trading his hoodie for this outfit. Colton Haynes wears it well, I have to say.

Yep, happy Arrow fangirl right here.

According to EW, we’ll see the Arsenal suit in the first episode of season three which airs Oct. 8 on The CW.

(via EW)

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These beautiful watercolors each feature just a few key colors that manage to capture their superhero subjects perfectly. Artist Blule doesn’t leave hard, defined lines, but lets the colors bleed into each other and even splatter and drip on the page. It gives these innately complex characters a very simple and pure presentation. You can even choose your favorites from the collection and purchase them as prints to decorate your home.

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Carving out a woodblock to make prints isn’t a simple task, but artist Brian Reedy has mastered the skill. In his Etsy shop Woodcut Emporium, he offers incredibly detailed prints made from his woodblocks and they feature the likes of Darth Vader, Thor, Godzilla, and Lemongrab. The images are stamped onto rice paper, and they look unbelievably cool!

See more of the neat art after the break.

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Many people use crayons to color art, but Hoang Tran turns the tools into art. We’ve seen his incredible crayon carvings of the house sigils from Game of Thrones, but he’s posted plenty of other colorful art online. His latest batch of crayon sculptures features the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Han Solo, Hello Kitty, Captain America, and more.

You can buy crayons and glass tubes for displaying them in his Etsy shop, Wax Nostalgic. The miniature pieces of art start at $32.

See more of Tran’s work after the break.

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It stands to reason that superheroes could be talented musicians. They have all kinds of extraordinary skills, and maybe their enhancements would make them better at playing instruments. Artist Andrés Moncayo imagines such a world and has drawn members of the Avengers and Justice League as rock stars. The combination of music and superheroes works exceptionally well.

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Superheroes and villains may have more on their plates than us regular folks, but they still have problems and have to get through life every single day. Artist Mike Mitchell focused on their human aspects in his illustration series titled “Just Like Us.” He drew characters from the Marvel universe in an adorable, cartoony style and depicts them performing normal people activities. The collection is part of a show at the Mondo Gallery.

See more of Mitchell’s art after the break.

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Artist JSalvador from Los Angeles has taken some pop culture icons and turned them into adorable emo versions of their usual selves. He calls them SuperEmoFriends and they are so sad and cute you’ll just want to give them a hug. He’s got Beetlejuice, Link and a Terminator that looks way to cute to kill anyone along with a host of other sad but adorable characters.

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You know that collector in your life who has everything, and is impossible to buy presents for? No need to stress any longer because you can buy him or her superhero poop! No one will see this gift coming.

Etsy seller Antoni’s Art Asylum makes fake turds from polymer clay and puts them in a special, labeled jar. They’re extra fancy because they’re created to match the colors of superheroes like Batman, Hulk, and Spider-Man. So many poop choices! Each pile of colorful crap is made to order so no two will be alike, just like real poop. Leave it in the jar or put it on a friend’s floor or bedside table for laughs.

Check out Hulk and Spidey droppings after the break.

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Did you know that director Terry Gilliam was originally being considered to adapt Alan Moore’s Watchmen before Zack Snyder was chosen to bring it to life? Yep, it’s true and, knowing just how surreal Gilliam can be, you may find yourself wondering what he might have done differently.

Usually, you don’t get answers to those kinds of question but, thanks to producer Joel Silver, we now know how Terry Gilliam wanted Watchmen to end.

Silver told Coming Soon:

Silver: … What Terry had done, and it was a Sam Hamm script—who had written a script that everybody loved for the first “Batman”—and then he brought in a guy who’d worked for him to do work on it [Charles McKeown, co-writer of "Brazil"]. What he did was he told the story as-is, but instead of the whole notion of the intergalactic thing which was too hard and too silly, what he did was he maintained that the existence of Doctor Manhattan had changed the whole balance of the world economy, the world political structure. He felt that THAT character really altered the way reality had been. He had the Ozymandias character convince, essentially, the Doctor Manhattan character to go back and stop himself from being created, so there never would be a Doctor Manhattan character. He was the only character with real supernatural powers, he went back and prevented himself from being turned into Doctor Manhattan, and in the vortex that was created after that occurred these characters from “Watchmen” only became characters in a comic book.

CS: That’s fascinating. Very META.

Silver: Oh yeah. So the three characters, I think it was Rorschach and Nite Owl and Silk Spectre, they’re all of the sudden in Times Square and there’s a kid reading a comic book. They become like the people in Times Square dressing up like characters as opposed to really BEING those characters. There’s a kid reading the comic book and he’s like, “Hey, you’re just like in my comic book.” It was very smart, it was very articulate, and it really gave a very satisfying resolution to the story, but it just didn’t happen. Lost to time.

So they end up cosplaying themselves? Damn you, Terry Gillam. I want to see that movie!

(via io9)