June 12

Double Geekout – Legos + Star Wars

What do you get when you combine Star Wars and Legos? Well, you could get any number of things – video games, State Fair projects, birthday cakes… but today I’m going to share with you a Sandcrawler made of Legos. At over 10,000 building blocks, I call that an epic project!

Lego Sandcrawler by Marshal BananaThe beauty of it is that it’s fully functional via remote control. The creator, Marshal Banana, shared these facts, in the description in the YouTube video about the project:

Facts:

  • Minifigscale: 96 cm long, 100.5 cm long (lowered main ramp)
  • Weight: approximability 20 kg
  • Part count: over 10’000
  • Powerfunctions: 4 xl motors, 5 m motors, 4 receivers, 4 batterypacks, 22 Lego LED-lights
  • Powered radio-controlled Functions: forward & reverse, steering, main ramp: up and down, crane: up and down, in and out, conveyer band: forward and reverse
  • full interior on three floors in the front half of the model and a detailed cockpit (removable roof)
  • second crane in the back of the workshop
  • lighted smelter

Building and planning time: 9 months

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June 11

Geek Baby Roundup!

You more observant readers will know that I’m growin’ a geek! I’ve also discovered pinterest… these two events are unrelated… but it does mean that I’ve got a growing geek baby pintrest board which I’d love to share with you :-)

So without further adieu, I give you, a roudup of the top 10 most awesome things I’ve pinned to my Geek Baby Pinterest board (so far)

At 10! Etsy Shop thebuttercupboutique are selling this robot taggie blanket for $18.00

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#9!! (first in my trio of onesies) hehe, Storm Pooper Onesie from WolfBuddy ($10)

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#8 Geek logic onesie Transfer – $5 – designvine

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in at #7 … how about this Mario Onesie from SugarBabyLove – $17.00

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#6 -Star wars Daddy Diaper bag from thatmoxiegirl $30

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#5 – crochet space invaders blanket (awww!!!) from geekerybyemily £30 (GBP)

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#4 (last onesies I promise) – perfect for twins or close siblings, copypaste onesies from klzart ($32.00)

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#3 – can’t buy this one – I’m sure we’ve featured it before and I NEEEEEED it for my geekling – Cardboard scale model replica from Mateo and Me

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#2 – Moustache booties! £32.00 from pleasantlyplumpknits

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AND NUMBER ONE!!

SUPER awesome Yoda hat from thegreenhedgehog – $17.95

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WHOOP WHOOP!!! 6 weeks til my geek arrives!! if you see anything else I’d like let me know in the comments, via my pinterest board, or if it’s something you’ve made, hit us up on the Submit a geekcraft form :-)

June 10

DeLorean Time Machine Plush Sculpture

DeLorean Time Machine PlushGreat Scott! Check out this DeLorean time machine plushie, built by the talented Lynne Dhenson.

What a great homage to the classic Back to the Future films. I love how Lynne took something so hard-angled and mechanical and made it into a soft, squeezable felt sculpture.

Seriously, do yourself a favor and click through to her LJ post to see the amazing amount of detail that went into this piece. She says that the engine alone took 16 separate pieces!

Though the DeLorean and its pattern do not seem to be for sale, Lynne does have a few other cool patterns available on her Etsy shop, including one for the Metallicar from Supernatural.