Last summer, folks attending San Diego Comic-Con were lucky enough to check out a Taco Bell modeled after the futuristic, last-remaining chain restaurant from Demolition Man. This year, people in Dallas can step into the animated world of Family Guy by throwing back a Pawtucket Patriot Ale at the signature Quahog bar The Drunken Clam. The bar normally known as The Whippersnapper has given itself a bit of a makeover so that the exterior looks exactly like the animated watering hole.
Take a look at the Family Guy bar in Dallas below. Read More »
If there’s one sci-fi weapon that audiences have wanted to see become a reality ever since it was introduced, it’s a lightsaber from the Star Wars universe. The glowing sword that can deflect lasers, cut through almost anything, and makes the coolest sounds ever is one of the most iconic props in cinematic history, and now it’s finally real…kinda.
The Hacksmith is a YouTube channel that uses real engineering skills to take fictional ideas from movies, video games and comics, and make real working prototypes. They’re previously made Captain America’s shield that can return to an electromagnetic arm band and Thor’s hammer that catches lightning, but now they’ve made what they’re calling a real lightsaber. And it’s kind of scary. Read More »
Who doesn’t like Indiana Jones? All of the movies featuring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist and adventurer just recently hit Netflix, but if you don’t have time to sit and watch them, maybe this incredible Indiana Jones LEGO creation that took over 300 hours to build will hold you over for the time being.
Master builder Caleb Watson built an incredible Raiders of the Lost Ark LEGO diorama that recreates the opening scene where Indiana Jones retrieves the Fertility Idol that is kept safe by a series of traps. It’s 8-feet long, contains moving LEGO minifigures, and even has some Easter eggs referencing the other Indiana Jones movies and a certain Star Wars movie too. Check out the Indiana Jones LEGO diorama below. Read More »
The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine, why not make it out of tens of thousands of building blocks?
That’s exactly what master builders Russell Søren-Larsen and Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught did when they were got permission from Universal Pictures to create a massive replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine out of thousands of LEGO bricks. More specifically, this LEGO DeLorean time machine is made up of 65,143 pieces and it took the duo (and a team of five other dedicated builders) 290 hours to put it all together. See their incredible work below. Read More »
In recent years, video stores have gone by the wayside as streaming services like Netflix and Hulu continue to captivate our attention and digital film libraries replace our physical movie collections. Gone are the days when families would head to the local video rental shop to pick up a tape or even a DVD for the weekend. But one effects designer is trying to keep the nostalgia alive with a cool creation.
Andrew Glazebrook, perhaps better known as Morbid Decay, created a miniature replica of a video store you might find in a small town. The attention to detail in this tiny replica is astounding, and if we weren’t told that this was a model of a video store, these photos would fool us into thinking this was a real video store. Read More »
Over the years, there have been several awesome custom LEGO sets that have made it to the LEGO Ideas project approval stage, but many of them haven’t been approved by the board who decides which one becomes official LEGO sets. We’ve missed out on seeing possible sets for Shaun of the Dead, Jurassic Park and The Golden Girls come to fruition, but we’ve also been blessed with sets for Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and WALL-E. Now one more fantastic LEGO set that movie fans will love has been approved for production.
LEGO has officially approved a TRON Legacy inspired light cycle playset that will be released sometime next year. You can see what the custom design looked like in the approved LEGO Ideas submission below. Read More »
Thor’s trust hammer Mjolnir may have met its end thanks to the return of Hela the goddess of death in Thor: Ragnarok (in theaters everywhere now), but that’s not stopping one talented engineer from trying to wield the power of the godly weapon.
Usually Thor’s hammer is only able to be wielded by those who are worthy. But when it comes to a custom flying Mjolnir drone, anyone with the patience to figure out how to fly the unique RC quadcopter can summon the weapon forged in the heart of a dying star. Check out the flying Mjolnir drone in action below. Read More »
“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” That’s the reason Doc Brown gave to Marty McFly for turning a DeLorean into a time machine, and one Back to the Future fan decided to take that attitude to heart when building their own time machine.
The car dealership Velocity Motorcars has a customized 1967 Volkswagen Bus that has been redesigned to look like the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. As you can see, it even has the famous gullwing doors to make it even more stylish. Check out even more photos of the below. Read More »
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We’ve got roughly a month and a week before we can binge watch the entire second season of Stranger Things on Netflix. Fans are chomping at the bits to see more from the new season, especially since we haven’t seen any new footage since the first trailer debuted at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. For those who are desperate to return to The Upside Down before the new season begins, you may want to hit up a new Stranger Things-themed hot spot in Chicago while it lasts.
The Chicago bar known as Emporium opened up a pop-up bar called The Upside Down that is not officially tied to Stranger Things, but once you see the decor inside, which includes a wall of Christmas lights with the alphabet painted on it, there’s just no denying it. Get a look inside the Stranger Things Chicago bar below. Read More »
There’s no better time to be a LEGO collector as the building block company is putting out some of the best sets that they’ve ever created, even taking custom creations built by fans and turning them into real sets. Sadly, there are some sets that we won’t ever see turned into official LEGO sets, but that doesn’t mean we can’t admire the craftsmanship, detail and time that went into making them.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the latest film to get a custom LEGO set created by some ingenious master builders. The group known as KC Bricklab created a massive vignette set painstakingly recreated some of the scenes and settings from Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking animated and live-action hybrid. Check out some of the images of the Who Framed Roger Rabbit LEGO set below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »