How to Build Rey's Blaster

Even though Obi-Wan Kenobi finds blasters to be uncivilized compared to the more elegant weapon that is the lightsaber, for a short while, a blaster is all Rey has to defend herself when the First Order is in pursuit in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo hands the weapon over to Rey, and even though it doesn’t fare well against the Kylo Ren’s Force powers and cross guard lightsaber, she’s still a pretty good shot with it, and the weapon certainly packs a decent punch.

Now if you’re looking to build your own version of Rey’s blaster, either for cosplay or for a little prop replica display in your office, a professional prop maker has assembled a homemade version of the gun that you can build yourself if you have the right tools.

Find out how to build Rey’s blaster after the jump. Read More »

Life-Size AT-ST

There are plenty of Star Wars fans out there who have made their own custom lightsabers, blasters, Jedi robes, LEGO sets, action figures, and countless more creations. But one fan has put them all to shame by building a life-size AT-ST (or All Terrain Scout Transport) from Return of the Jedi in his backyard. Thankfully, he doesn’t live in an area where Ewoks have smashed its head with a couple swinging logs, so it’s still standing strong, despite the fact that the Empire has fallen.

Check out the life-size AT-ST after the jump. Read More »

LEGO Batcave

Earlier this year, an official LEGO set was revealed for the 1966 Batman secret lair known as the Batcave. It comes with Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, as well as their signature Batmobile, Batcycle and Batcopter. It’s on sale now and you can see photos of it right here. But one fan decided he wanted his own modern LEGO Batcave, and he really went all out for it.

Master builder Dan Glasure created an 18,000-piece LEGO Batcave that is extremely intricate and detailed, including vehicles like the Batmobile and Batjet from Tim Burton’s feature films. But even more impressive is the fact that it exists under an equally intricate LEGO Wayne Manor. See some photos of the custom creation below. Read More »

Adam Savage Hellboy

There’s plenty of impressive cosplay out there, but the reason people pay attention to former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is because he makes a fun game out of it. Every year for San Diego Comic-Con, Mr. Savage dresses up in some kind of detailed, professionally made costume and challenges fans to find him. Usually he reserves these costumes only for San Diego, the biggest convention in the country, but since he was personally invited to the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic-Con recently, he decided to have some fun.

Adam Savage dressed up as Hellboy, which was pretty cool since the first time he went incognito for Comic-Con was back in 2009, and he also dressed like Hellboy then. However, it would be cheating if he reused the same costume, so you’ll have to see how he changed things up after the jump. See how the impressive Adam Savage Hellboy costume came together after the jump. Read More »

How to Make a Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

The world of movies is chock full of cool devices, tools, weapons and more that sadly just aren’t real. Thankfully, we can buy replicas of some of our favorite sci-fi props. But if you’re more of a tech savvy, hands-on kind of fan, maybe you’d just rather make your own. And if you’ve always wanted a Ghostbusters ghost trap of your own, we have just the video for you.

The folks over at Tested have revealed a video that shows how to make a working Ghostbusters ghost trap, complete with lights, smoke, sounds and a working pedal that opens the trap to catch those pesky spooks and spectres. What’s cool is that it was created almost entirely with parts made in a 3D printer. Find out how it’s done after the jump. Read More »

Back to the Future Knight Rider Mash-Up

People mash up movie trailers all the time for us to watch. Just recently someone took footage from Guardians of the Galaxy and cut it in the style of the most recent Suicide Squad trailer. But it took more than some pointing and clicking to create the latest mash-up that was brought to our attention. That’s because this mash-up isn’t a video or even an image. It’s a car.

Some genius has created a vehicle that mashes up the famous DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future and Michael Knight’s classic car K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider. The result is a sleek, black DeLorean that is ready to fight crime with David Hasselhoff at the wheel before traveling in time. Check out the Back to the Future Knight Rider mash-up car below. Read More »

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Even though hope for Pacific Rim 2 was thought to be lost, back in January we learned that the film isn’t exactly dead yet, and Guillermo del Toro may still yet get around to the next phase of the fight between humanity and the massive inter-dimensional monsters known as kaiju. And while waiting for the sequel, one fan decided to spend his time building a Jaeger of his own, in LEGO form. No, it’s not big enough to take down any kaiju, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

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Star Wars

If you’re one of those people who has always wanted your own lightsaber, and you’re not scared of potentially blinding yourself with science, then you might want to pay attention. Allen Pan, the engineering whiz who built a version of Thor’s hammer that only he could lift, has constructed himself a real lightsaber. He shows off the power of this custom creation by first lighting a cigarette with it, and then setting one of his friends on fire. See the real lightsaber in action below. Read More »

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Down in Melbourne, Australia last week, they had quite the celebration of LEGO with the Brickvention 2016 convention. The two-day event featured a huge collection of LEGO models including trains, castles, pirate ships, space ships, planes, buildings, sculptures and many more. And one of the models on display was this fantastic custom LEGO Arkham Asylum which took three months and 18,000 LEGO pieces to build. It’s a truly fantastic piece of work. Read More »

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Ratatouille LEGO

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Pixar’s delicious Ratatouille, and one fan wants to get a head start on celebrating by getting a custom LEGO set for the Pixar Animation movie to become official.

LEGO Ideas user Carlierti has created a LEGO version of the Bistrot chez Remy, the French restaurant from the end of Ratatouille that gives the brilliant little rodent chef the perfect outlet for his wonderful culinary skills. And he even has the perfect minifigures to go along with it. Check out more pictures of the Ratatouille LEGO set after the jump! Read More »