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LEGO Shield Helicarrier

A group of friends from Taiwan's Formosa LEGO club - Zio Chao, Dada, Kimura, Kuan-Wei, Stephanie, Tiger and Will - spent 1.5-months recreating the iconic SHIELD helicarrier from The Avengers with 15,000 bricks, along with other random parts. It measures in at 140cm x 80cm, making it twice the size of the official LEGO set. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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FreezerBoy Refrigerator Game Boy Magnets

FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets literally turn your fridge, or other home appliances, into a massive Game Boy, albeit one that doesn't work. "Available for fridges of all sizes, this magnet set transforms your kitchen into a vintage geek shrine. These magnets turn your fridge into a giant gaming system, ready to have it's button's pushed. Give a few taps on the D-pad along with a few jabs on the A button and you'll be ready to crack open that freezer in search of a few frosty beverages," according to the product page. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of British road rage at its finest.

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Mario Cat

A gamer who goes by "CatastrophiCreations" online has turned an entire room into a stage from Super Mario Brothers. You'll find Bullet Bill, a coin block, and most importantly, functional warp pipes. "Our favorite video game is now actively getting played in our living room...by our cats. Complete with bullets and cannon balls to jump from," said its creator. Continue reading for more pictures.

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The Man Ring

The Man Ring is basically a Swiss Army Knife for your finger, and right fully so. This handmade aerospace-grade titanium ring features a multitude of tools, including a "working bottle opener, a straight blade perfect for cutting packing tape or fishing line, a serrated blade for tougher things like nylon strapping or those tough to open electronics heat sealed packages, a saw for cutting plastic and wood, and it has a comb." Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the moment lightning strikes a Boeing 777 wing.

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Predator Motorcycle Helmet Laser


You've most likely seen the original Predator motorcycle helmet released a few years ago, but now Nitrinos has updated it with a 3-point laser module. To be more specific, these aluminum encased red lasers - up to 5mW - are visible in fog or smoke when activated. For those wondering if this is safe? "Lasers with such power don't hurt the retina. LASERs are switched by means of a microsized button at the bottom of the helmet. Two AAA batteries shall be used in order to switch the lasers," according to the company. Besides that feature, these helmets still have 22 dreadlocks, a 4-channel adjustable ventilation system, and a quick-release visor system. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing just how close you can get to Area 51 without getting in trouble, or worse.

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Glow in the Dark Tattoo

H/T: Bored Panda

Black-light tattoos are made with a special ink only visible under an ultraviolet light, and depending upon the ink, they can be nearly invisible in non-UV environments. Therefore they are a popular consideration for people seeking a subtler tattoo, and are particularly popular in the raver subculture. Colored ink is also available, where the ink is visible in normal light (as with a regular tattoo) but the ink will glow vividly under UV light. However, some UV inks are not as bright under normal light as normal tattoo ink and are considered not as vibrant. Click here for a few bonus images. Continue reading to see them all.

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Star Wars Reimagined

Photo credit: Marcelo Laborda via Kotaku

A group of CG artists entered contest called "Star Wars: Reimagined," and it's exactly as you expect. The description stated "to re-imagine your favorite character, creature or vehicle from the Star Wars universe." While you can no longer enter, it's fascinating to see just what a group of talented artists, many of whom are also diehard Star Wars fans, can come up with. Continue reading to see more.

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Lightsaber Pen

Star Wars fanatics who also love collecting pens, rejoice! S.T. Dupont Paris has unveiled a $25,000 levitating lightsaber fountain pen. Limited to just 8-units worldwide, they will be available in either Yoda or Darth Vader varieties. "The pen which is part of the Haute Creation Collection which features levitation fountain pens disguised as light sabers. There are two of these pens, which both feature a 2 carat topaz crystal one for the powerful Sith Lord Darth Vader which is red and symbolise the dark side of the force. This edition features Jedi Master Yoda presenting green topaz and symbolizes the light side of the force," said Dupont Paris. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for another video.

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Post-Apocalyptic Batman

Photo credit: Travis Durden

French artist Travis Durden has created a post-apocalyptic series to celebrate the release of Batman v Superman. He collaborated with several photographers who document abandoned architectural spaces around the world. Durden used 3D software to recreate elements from the Dark Knight's world, like the Batmobile, and then seamlessly blends them into these decaying environments. "I wanted the final images as real as possible, as if Batman really spent time in these abandoned places," adds Durden. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Samurai Kylo Ren

If Disney were to release a Star Wars movie set in feudal Japan, this is what the characters could look like, starting with none other than Kylo Ren. These were created by talented artist Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey, and other characters include Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma, Poe Dameron, BB-8, along with a First Order stormtrooper. One interesting fact about this time period is the Minamoto clan. Under the rule of Minamoto no Yoritomo, they emerged victorious from the Genpei War of 1180-85. After seizing power, Yoritomo set up his capital in Kamakura and took the title of shogun. In 1274 and 1281, the Kamakura shogunate withstood two Mongol invasions. Continue reading for more.

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