At first glance, this appears to be a camera shutter, but twist it open, and you'll find a diamond ring, or any other surprise you'd like. Matt Chalker spent 50-60 hours making the geeky creation above, which opens / closes like the aperture on a camera, to propose to his photographer girlfriend. "All of the wood is Ipe, the sleeve is machinable brass, the leaves are bronze shim stock, the pins (invisible when assembled) are 0.060" brass and the cushion is made from some sliced up nerf darts covered in velvet. It works by twisting the sleeve and the bottom wood base," said Chalker. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.
Ever wonder what a Disney princess Star Wars mashup would look like? If so, then look no further than these awesome illustrations by Ralph Sevelius. "I've been wanting to do this idea for some time since the Star Wars/Disney merger happened. There has been so many reiterations of the Princesses, that finally I get to mess around with them and have my stab at it. Hopefully you guys like, because I have other ideas I'm knocking around for the others," said Sevelius. Click here for the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of first person saber spearing.
Joseph Zawada knew it was dangerous to go alone, so he brought thousands of LEGO bricks along for his latest project. This amazing Hyrule Castle recreation was unveiled at the Brickfair conference in Virginia earlier this month, and it took him approximately 2.5-years to build. The diorama is so large that it required separating the castle into 40 sections for transportation in 2 cars. Continue reading for detailed pictures of the interior and towers.
For those who have never seen "My Neighbor Totoro", it's basically a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. These fans have transformed some of the characters into beautiful-looking cakes. Continue reading to see more.
Another day, another insane LEGO creation, and this time, it's from brick master Michal Kazmierczak's. He spent countless hours recreating the Gates of Erebor from The Hobbit, complete with a grand interior, using 120,000 pieces. Let's just say that images don't do it justice, but some of these shots are beautiful to say the least. For those who don't follow the series, the Gate of Erebor is basically the wide arched main entrance of the Dwarf-realm of Erebor. The entrance was at the head of the valley formed by the two southern ridges of rock thrust out from the southern slopes of Erebor. Continue reading for more.
Designed by Nersi Nasseri, this strange-looking sofa looks to be lined with wookiee fur. It features a base constructed from reclaimed American oak boards, and is covered in long wool Icelandic sheepskin. The sheepskin is not only extremely soft to the touch, but it will keep you warm throughout the winter season. Each one of these stylish pieces is made to order. Click here to view the first image in today's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone moonwalking on their knees.
Fisherman Jim McDonough spent 3-years building a 24-foot scale model of the 890-foot USS Missouri using thousands of LEGO bricks at his home in Redford, near Arbroath. When he started the project in his garage, his research told him it was going to be the biggest LEGO ship in the world, but his effort was in vain after Minneapolis-based enthusiast Dan Siskind created a 25.5-foot long version of the USS Missouri. Continue reading for a video of Siskind's model and more information.
The T-65 X-Wing fighter is depicted as the primary interceptor and dogfighter of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic in Star Wars. They are equipped with four laser cannons and a pair of proton torpedo launchers. The fighter has two flight modes: one in which the wings are flat and another when they are expanded into "attack position", affording the wingtip lasers a larger fire area. Avanaut shows us what they would look like back here on Earth. Continue reading for more images.
If professional football existed in Star Wars, this is what the team helmets might look like, or so John Raya thinks - a designer who re-imagined every NFL team's logo. As you can see, the project retains each team's color scheme and basic visual identity. Our favorite would probably be the Tauntauns Hoth (Denver Broncos), mainly because of the cool mascot. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on the science behind the Lexus hoverboard.
You could either opt for a programmable keyboard / mouse combo, or build one of these TRON-inspired overhead control panels, like Imgur user "Knillis". Every single one of the buttons and switches is programmable. "The green section turns on the different programs I run most often. The top row triggers Chrome, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and iTunes," said Knillis. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.