When Lego announced it was launching a series of mini figures of characters from The Simpsons, enthusiast Matt De Lanoy decided they needed an authentic home. Here’s his recreation of Springfield made entirely from Lego bricks. Check out his Flickr page for close-up photos and some of his previous Lego projects.
Dave Clipson has put together a YouTube video showing his attempts at blending the faces of the 13 TV incarnations of the Doctor, culminating in the composite image above. Check out his YouTube channel for similar transformation clips including R2-D2 & C-3PO and a Cyberman & Dalek.
A Chinese cellphone manufacturer has apologized for running a contest that critics described as sexist. OnePlus was promoting the OnePlus One handset, which has had some excellent reviews. It’s an Android-based handset with some high-end specs, being sold to US customers at $299. It looks like that’s a promotional price for the launch period and, […]
And if you can’t figure it out right away, let’s just say it could also make a hulking big banner. [Buy it at Last Exit To Nowhere]
There aren’t many things more reminiscent of the late 1980s than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now one fan has merged the two. Ryan Fitzpatrick has put a fully-functioning NES inside a TMNT Party Wagon toy: The head lights and passenger compartment light up, the guns, radar, and armored windshield are moveable […]
You’ll be able to explore the Tate Britain gallery in London after closing time this week thanks to the installation of four webcam-fitted robots that can be controlled by visitors to the gallery’s website. The BBC explains: Each machine will live-stream its footage to the Tate’s “After Dark” website, where viewers will be able to […]
Time-lapse videos of major cities are nothing new. A time-lapse video of the capital of the world’s most secretive country? Now that’s impressive. Be sure to check out the Vimeo page where producers JT Singh and Rob Whitworth discuss how they were able to produce the video given North Korea’s tight media controls.
American Gentry Stein’s winning performance in the 1A (single Yo-Yo string tricks) category of the 2014 World Yo-Yo contest in Prague: [Via: Neatorama]
ThinkGeek is selling a 20oz ceramic stein with an embossed map of Westeros. Why so big? Well… There are drinking games to go with everything. For Game of Thrones, the drinking game is this: when some character you love dies, take a drink. Oh, wait. We’re gonna need a bigger cup… It’s got the capacity […]
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights […]
Biting satire on Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilms? Or young kids shunning gender play stereotypes? You be the judge. [Via: Reddit user svangsgaard]
Publishers Penguin have come up with a new cover for a 50th anniversary edition of Roald Dahl’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory that’s certainly got people talking. What do you think, readers? [Via: Buzzfeed]