July 25

Bitter Work

I will admit I didn’t watch the TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender until after I saw the movie (I actually hadn’t heard of it). But I went home and rented it and it’s fantastic. So having the slightly obsessive personality that I do, I started looking for Avatar crafts. And I found this: an awesome Lego sculpture by Ochre Jelly based on the Season 2 (Earth) episode “Bitter Work”. Aang (the Avatar) is having difficulty learning Earthbending, but Toph refuses to be soft on him (get it…cause Earth is hard?…I’m sorry, it’s Monday). Anyway, the sculpture is awesome and there are more views on Ochre Jelly‘s flickr page (as well as other awesome Lego creations).

July 25

Reader Submission: BIG Creeper Plush

Geekcrafts reader MelloReflections sent us her foot tall creeper plush. She says:

“I made this Creeper plushie for my friend’s birthday- we’re both big fans of the game Minecraft.

The plushie stands about a foot tall; I used a 1 pixel: 0.5 inch scale. I had fun figuring out how to construct him so that the head is fully rotatable. The feet are weighted with beans so that he can stand quite sturdily on his own.

The plush currently resides on my friend’s computer tower at work.”

Want to make your own Minecraft crafts but don’t know where to start? Mello points us towards this useful resource for printable Minecraft Papercrafts (how many times the word ‘craft’!?) which you can easily modify into sewing patterns with a little… errr… braincraft? haha.