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 »
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 »
Fans are patiently waiting for a new trailer to satisfy their appetites for more footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not only have we only see one teaser trailer so far, but we’re going to need something exciting to take our mind off the worrisome production of the Han Solo spin-off that is currently waiting to restart production with Ron Howard behind the camera, replacing the fired duo of Phil Lord & Chris Miller.
Helping to hold us over, we’ve gotten an 8-bit version of the quick trailer (or more accurately a 16-bit trailer) that debuted back in April at Star Wars Celebration, and now we have another interesting recreation of the teaser. New York City-based artist Wahyu Ichwandardi has used an Apple II computer from 1984 to create an 8-bit version of the trailer that is composed of 288 images that were transferred onto 48 individual floppy disks before being put into the video format you can watch below. Read More »
Even if you’re not a hardcore fan of The Beatles, you probably know their famous album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Personally, I think it’s one of the band’s best albums, but some genius went and made it even better by adding more than a little Star Wars to the mix.
YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja has taken the entirety of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and rewritten the lyrics to tell the story of Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s an incredible piece of parody work that may even make Weird Al Yankovic a little jealous. Marvel as the titular track from the album is turned into “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” and Luke Skywalker gets made fun of with lyrics saying “Luke is in the desert and whining” set the tune of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Listen to the Star Wars Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band mash-up below. Read More »
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Believe it or not there are still some Blockbuster Video locations that are still open for business. Pretty much all of them are located in Alaska, but there were a couple still open in Texas. Sadly, one of the locations in The Lone Star State closed recently, and that was very bad news for one loyal customer.
Hector Zuniga is a 20-year old autistic man who lives in Sharyland, Texas, and part of his all-important routine was going to one of the last remaining Blockbuster Video stores there at least twice a week. This kind of consistency is very important to someone on the autism spectrum and any disruption to their routine can be a big problem for them. In this case, Zuniga was heartbroken, inconsolable even when his local Blockbuster Video closed. But his parents came up with a wonderful, touching solution to make him feel better. Read More »
There are plenty of dedicated Star Wars fans out there who pour money into creating intricate, detailed costumes that allow them to dress up as their favorite characters. There are even more technically skilled fans who have been able to build working versions of droids like R2-D2. But how does a fan build a droid like K-2SO?
The reprogrammed Imperial droid from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn’t the kind of droid brought to life by a man in a suit like C-3PO, and it’s not the kind of droid that can easily be built so that it can be operated from inside or with remote control lie R2-D2. But one fan didn’t want to give up on his dream of creating a build of K-2SO to show off at conventions, so he embarked on creating a life-size K-2SO puppet, and even though it’s not quite finished, it’s still impressive as hell. Read More »