transforming Optimus Prime cake

When you’re a kid, and you love something like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, Star Wars or whatever, one of the coolest things you can do is have a birthday cake with your favorite characters thrown onto the frosting that is about to make you run around like a monster and give your parents a headache.

However, technology these days has made cake so much more impressive than just transferring an image to a flat sheet cake. There are cakes of all shapes and sizes, and one kid will never forget his sixth birthday, because his father made him an Optimus Prime birthday cake that actually transforms from vehicle form into the robot hero we all know.

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Earlier this summer, we highlighted a video that showed you how to make a Back to the Future Part II hoverboard for just $33, which would be the perfect thing to take with you when you head to Los Angeles for the big 30th anniversary celebration happening in October (at least if you’ve got $800 lying around for a ticket).

But for those who don’t have a need for such a big homemade prop, maybe you’d like to make a nice little creation to set upon your desk that still shows how much you love Back to the Future. YouTube user DaveHax has created a video that shows you how to create a miniature Pepsi can DeLorean time machine model. Looks like a nice little arts and crafts project to pass the time. Read More »

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LEGO superfans Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley have crafted a LEGO Technic replica of the Sandcrawler that is three feet long, weighs 28 pounds, and is made up of over 10,000 pieces. And because it’s a LEGO Technic creation, it can actually be driven around. Check out the custom LEGO Sandcrawler after the jump! Read More »

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Not too long ago, automobile company Lexus teased that they might have a working hoverboard on the way, which is perfect since 2015 is the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. But we’re still waiting for more on the functional hoverboard front.

In the meantime, the folks at DIY Prop Shop have put together a helpful guide for fans who may not have the money to pay for the eventual real hoverboard, but still want to show off their future tech at home. The video shows how to build a hoverboard for just $33, and it actually looks pretty damn good.

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If you’re a fan of both LEGO and Marvel, then you’ve likely enjoyed the two brands teaming up for a variety of LEGO sets inspired by both the comic books and the cinematic universe. However, sometimes the official merchandise for a particular brand can be a little disappointing. And there are some fans who just weren’t impressed with the LEGO set that recreated the Hulkbuster armor from The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Thankfully, a LEGO and Marvel fan has taken it upon himself to build a different LEGO Hulkbuster, one that’s a little beefier and more worthy of battling Hulk. And there’s even a chance that you can get your hands on it. Check out the custom LEGO Hulkbuster after the jump! Read More »

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Whenever a new installment of the popular, violent video game franchise Grand Theft Auto is released, gamers marvel at the graphics, realism and gameplay (even though the latter is pretty much always the same). And as video game graphics continue to improve with each next generation gaming console, we’re getting closer and closer to copying the real-world in video game form.

But until we reach that point, Corridor Digital has delivered a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto in a short film that takes the visual style and gameplay point of view of the game and applies it to a live-action short film. It’s thorough and impressive. Watch the real life Grand Theft Auto short film after the jump! Read More »

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A Flickr user going by the name “LEGO Will” has built some incredible custom LEGO Mad Max: Fury Road vehicles, including the rogue War Rig commandeered by Imperator Furiosa. In addition, there’s also a rather interesting variation on Immortan Joe’s modified 1959 Cadillac that fans of another popular film franchise will appreciate. Check out the custom LEGO Mad Max Fury Road vehicles after the jump! Read More »