June 14

Achievement Unlocked! Coffee Cup Cozy

Achievement Unlocked!  Coffee Cup CozyIf you are like me, you just can’t live without coffee and video games.  Luckily for us, Etsy seller sewtara has combined both into an awesome coffee cup cozy!  Now your late night gaming sessions won’t be interrupted by annoying things like sleep.  If gaming isn’t your thing, that’s not a problem either because she has lots of other geeky options to prevent embarrassing coffee cup burns on your hands.

June 14

Geek-Friendly Air Plants

Air plant in beakerWhen it comes to plants, I have a total black thumb. Okay, maybe it’s more greyish than pitch black, but still. Any plant that isn’t a succulent or a spider plant has a very short life expectancy in my household.

That’s why I’m excited about these adorable little air plants. They’re super easy to take care of, and can be kept in almost any type of container.

You can see what I mean by looking at the selection available at Tortoise Loves Donkey. Housed in simple glass containers ranging from itty bitty terrariums to geek-chic beakers, these air plants are perfect for livening up spaces of any size.

Perhaps they’ll help me change my thumb to more of a greyish-green color…yeah, no. Gross.

June 13

Reader Submission: Bioshock Educational Posters

Geekcrafts reader Lauren, owner of Etsy shop theinkblot writes:

“I love anything and everything geek. I am completely obsessed with Bioshock (1 and 2) and I just love the concept and ideas of Rapture. In my free time I draw some of the “educational” posters found throughout the game. I have also drawn some of the Plasmid video stills (one can be found in the sold section of my etsy). I love your website and check it frequently, purchasing items from the artists you mention. It also gives me great ideas for my own geekcrafts! I love the website, please keep it up!”

I’m sure many of our readers are with you in the Bioshock love. I, however, am an absolute WIMP… and although I the love retro art peppered throughout the game, I become a snivelling nervous wreck when playing scary/atmospheric first person shooters.

I’m a Cookin’ Mama kind of girl.

Have you made something awesome based on a computer game I’m too chicken to play? Hit us up on the Submit a Geekcraft contact form!

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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