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LEGO Minifig Printing Factory

LEGO Minifig Printing Factory

Beyond the Brick shares a noisy, yet hypnotic look inside one of the production lines at LEGO’s Kladno, Czech Republic, as a nearly endless stream of freshly-molded minifig parts roll out of sifting machines to be stamped with graphics to give them their identities. We love the part at the end showcasing all the designs.

Kawehi: Mashup April 2020

Kawehi: Mashup April 2020

It’s been a while since we heard from musician Kawehi, but from the sound of this clip, she’s still rockin’ it. While staying home, she recorded a medley including Elle King’s Ex’s & Oh’s, Jace Everett’s Bad Things, her own Mona Lisa, and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. We love how her dogs slept through the whole thing.

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Stuck in the Middle: Korean Style

Stuck in the Middle: Korean Style

Musicians Luna Lee and Han Oh teamed up to record an excellent cover version of the Stealers Wheel classic Stuck in the Middle, melding traditional asian sounds with ’70s folk rock. Of course, we can never hear this song without thinking of Reservoir Dogs.

Reno 911!: Season 7 (Trailer)

Reno 911!: Season 7 (Trailer)

After an 11-year hiatus, the hilarious Reno 911! is back. The entire original cast returns for a ride-along with plenty more inappropriate law-enforcement behavior and buffoonery. Premieres 5.4.2020 on streaming network Quibi, with new episodes for 12 days straight.

Glow in the Dark Puzzle from Hell

Glow in the Dark Puzzle from Hell

This crazy puzzle from Japan comes with 150 pieces which are all the same exact color, making it extremely challenging to complete. To add to the fun factor, its pieces are phosphorescent, so you can work on it in the dark, and leave temporary shadow art on it.

How Marvelman Changed Superheroes

How Marvelman Changed Superheroes

We’ve all heard of Captain Marvel, but the character has a long and complicated history, mired in lawsuits that gave birth to oddities like the UK’s “Marvelman.” Nerdwriter explains how the long lost character was resurrected and became the forefather of today’s of dark and flawed anti-hero characters.

Powerpuff Girls: Ska Edition

Powerpuff Girls: Ska Edition

’90s kids will surely remember the closing theme music from Cartoon Network’s classic Powerpuff Girls, as our heroes rattle off their names and skills. We think it sounds even better with the joyous instrumentals of the Ska Tune Network and the spot-on vocals of Quil Cauchon.

Feel Good Inc. with Marbles

Feel Good Inc. with Marbles

Remix artist William Maranci did a great job combining the warm and inviting sounds of Wintergatan’s musical marble machine with Gorillaz’ track Feel Good Inc. As its musician and inventor cranks it up, Maranci has to fool with the BPM a bit, but that’s part of the fun.

Run the Jewels: Ooh LA LA

Run the Jewels: Ooh LA LA

(PG-13: Lyrics) “People, we the pirates, the pride of this great republic.” The music video for RTJ, Greg Nice, and DJ Premier’s anthemic track imagines a day when classes, currency, and other arbitrary social constructs burn to the ground, and we all dance and party in the streets to celebrate the fall of the house of cards.

Edo Karuta Playing Cards

Edo Karuta Playing Cards

Flagrant Agenda teamed up with artist MILTZ to create this stunning deck of cards inspired by the Japanese Edo period. The court cards include famed shogun and other key figures of the period, Aces have seasonal haiku, and symbology abounds. They come in four versions, and you can add on custom minted coins.

Change It All

Change It All

A stoic and inflexible tree monster finds himself alone and depressed after a bad breakup. But when his ex drops his daughter off for a visit, his hardened shell begins to crack. Adam Rose-Levy’s video for Camel Power Club’s track Change It All is just the right blend of quirky and heartwarming.

Eminem Orchestra

Eminem Orchestra

Shortly before going on lockdown in the UK, the musicians of Kaleidoscope Orchestra performed a medley of tracks from self-proclaimed rap god Eminem. The symphonic suite kicks off with Lose Yourself and Just Lose It, and includes classics like The Real Slim Shady, Without Me, and My Name Is.

LEGO Alien Xenomorph Plans

LEGO Alien Xenomorph Plans

Build Better Bricks sells instructions and parts lists for custom LEGO designs. Among our favorites is this model of the xenomorph from Alien. The creepy creature has a poseable tail and even acid slobber dripping from its mouth. You’ll need to BYO bricks, or order the parts you need from Bricklink or the LEGO Pick-a-Brick shop.

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The Evolution of Piano

The Evolution of Piano

Musicians Scott Bradlee and Tony DeSare teamed up to record a great medley of catchy hooks from the past 300 years of piano and keyboard music. The duo assure us they recorded the close-quarters performance long before social distancing was a thing.

Chippo Golf Game

This indoor/outdoor golf game is a good way to hone your short game, or just a fun way to pass the time. Rather than putting to the hole, you chip into one of three baskets, much like hitting bags in a game of cornhole. Includes two target boards, two chipping mats, and six foam golf balls. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop.

Into the Night (Trailer)

Into the Night (Trailer)

This Belgian TV series centers around an airplane which is forced to keep flying westward into the night after the sun starts killing every living thing in its path. As the passengers and crew struggle to survive, they must hop from airport to airport in the darkness of night. Premieres 5.1.20 on Netflix.

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

Daft Punk and Radiohead are two of our all-time favorite musical acts. But what would it sound like if the robots decided to play Paranoid Android? Well, Jehan has the answer, and it’s pretty awesome. Between the fat synth beats and the wailing electric guitar, it reminds us more than a little bit of Muse.

Shattered Glass Jigsaw Puzzle

Shattered Glass Jigsaw Puzzle

Among their various creative pursuits, Melbourne, Australia’s Yell Design makes see-through jigsaw puzzles. This one is particularly outstanding. The Accident is made up of 215 individual pieces, each cut to look like a piece of shattered glass. Their laser-polished edges should mean no sliced fingers either.

If Electric Guitars Didn’t Exist

If Electric Guitars Didn’t Exist

Most rock and metal songs get their edge with the help of an electric guitar. But what would Nirvana, Metallica, and Slipknot sound like if they could only play with acoustic guitars? Musician Jared Dines is here to show us just that.

Core Sample Tumbler

Core Sample Tumbler

Dive through the layers of the Earth when you sip from Cognitive Surplus‘ geeky glass tumbler. It works best with chocolate milk or iced coffee to really show off the fossilized lifeforms as you head deeper beneath our planet’s surface. It holds 15 oz and makes a great gift for geologists, archaeologists, or anyone into science.

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At Home Photography Ideas

At Home Photography Ideas

Photographers, just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to practice your craft. COOPH presents an inspiring series of fun and creative techniques you can use to shoot everyday objects and make them far more visually interesting.

Ravine

Ravine

Stellar Factory’s cooperative card game drops players into the wreckage of a plane crash, where they find themselves on a deserted island and must work together to survive. Players must gamble their health as they forage for supplies, craft fires, and build shelters to improve their chances of making it through the night.

Haikubes

Haikubes

Keep inspired and entertained with this anytime game. Haikubes is a set of 63 word cubes from Chronicle Books and the creators of Cranium. Just roll the dice and pick from the upright words to create a three-line haiku poem using the classic 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Includes two cubes with cues to nurture your poetic genius.

Drifting Donuts

Drifting Donuts

We like all kinds of donuts: glazed ones, cake ones, and ones made by rear-wheel drive cars. This brief clip combines both the circular fried treat and circular tire tracks through a slick composite of drone footage and digital VFX. Created by Benoit Finck, John Bashyam, and Yann Bouloiseau for Warm & Fuzzy.

Transformers: A Visual History

Transformers: A Visual History

Packed with over 400 pages of artwork and historical artifacts from the Transformers franchise, author Jim Sorenson’s coffee table compendium is sure to delight any Transformers fan. The deluxe edition includes a collector’s box and five ready-to-frame prints.

Intrism Pro Marble Labyrinth

Intrism Pro Marble Labyrinth

This intricate wooden sculpture offers a wonderful way to pass the time, first by assembling its 180+ laser-cut pieces to form its structure, then by guiding a marble through its 3D maze. In all there are over 150 obstacles to navigate inside of its acrylic cube. Includes everything you need – no tools or glue required.

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