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R/C Flying Witch

R/C Flying Witch

R/C builder Otto Dieffenbach has made men fly before, but this time he’s outdone himself, making a flyable witch (or is it a warlock?) on a broomstick. What we wouldn’t give to have one of these this Halloween – with a pointy hat.

World’s Largest Walking Robot

World’s Largest Walking Robot

Zollner Elektronik’s record-breaking 11-ton robotic dragon was built for a play in Germany. It can walk on its own, is over 51 feet long and has a 40 foot wingspan. Oh, did we happen to mention it breathes fire and squirts stage blood?

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Steadiboat

Steadiboat

One of the biggest risks boats face is capsizing from large waves. Check out this amazing technology which creates inverse waves inside the boat to keep it from rocking. The boat model on the left has the system in place.

Iron Man Balloon Man

Iron Man Balloon Man

Balloon sculptor and humanitarian Jeff Wright created this epic Iron Man suit in just under 10 minutes. Oh, did we mention that he wears it at the end? Of course all The Mandarin needs to do is bring a pin and it’s game over.

The Treehouse Elevator

The Treehouse Elevator

So you built yourself a 30-foot-tall treehouse. Now how will you get up there? Build a rope ladder? Shimmy up the tree? Feh. What are you, a caveman? You need an elevator like Ethan Schlussler built out of his old 20-speed bike.

A Beautiful Sound

A Beautiful Sound

Gearheads, are you having a bad day? Just hit play and crank the speakers for two minutes of some of the most glorious noise you’ll ever hear, recorded from inside Maximilian Werner’s Ferrari 250 SWB GT Breadvan rounding Nürburgring.

Terminator 3: T-1 Robots

Terminator 3: T-1 Robots

While T3 wasn’t very good, that doesn’t mean plenty of effort didn’t go into creating its robots. Here’s some BTS footage from Stan Winston School showing how the tank-treaded, gatling-gun wielding T-1 series robots worked.

Giant Mech Suit Test

Giant Mech Suit Test

We already saw the giant mech suit that Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects fabricated for Wired. Here’s footage of the suit being tested by Bruce D. Mitchell, the man behind (and inside) the epic costume.

Giveaway: Ichiban Toys LEGO Cars

Giveaway: Ichiban Toys LEGO Cars

Enter by 8/11/13 to win a set of four custom LEGO car models from Ichiban ToysBullitt’s 1968 Fastback, Jurassic Park’s Jeep, an MI6 Spy Car and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Readers save 15% with code “AWESOMER”

275,000 Dominoes

275,000 Dominoes

You’ll have to give up the next 10 minutes of your life to watch this, but you’ll quickly be hypnotized by the colorful dominoes falling over to break the previous record for most dominoes ever in a spiral – and that’s just the start.

WW II LEGO Battle Scene

WW II LEGO Battle Scene

Brickmania’s incredible recreation of the deadly WWII beach landings at Peleliu, created from over 500,000 LEGO parts. Includes the massive USS LST 325, tanks, airplanes, tons of custom minifigs and weapons, and even a shark.

Construction Sand

Construction Sand

Think Play-Doh meets Silly Putty meets a day at the beach, and you’ve got a good idea what to expect from a container of SAND. This non-toxic stuff can be molded and shaped ad-infinitum, never dries out, and only sticks to itself.

Chain of Beads

Chain of Beads

A mind-blowing science experiment in which a beaker filled with a 50-meter-long string of metal beads wriggle their way out on their own. Stick around long enough, and you might learn something about Newtonian physics.

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Daft Punk @ Monaco Grand Prix

Daft Punk @ Monaco Grand Prix

Ready to race the Monaco Grand Prix, Lotus F1 teammates Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean were accompanied by the much more stylishly helmeted duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

The Future is Now

The Future is Now

A performance art piece done with a pair of ridiculously expensive programmable LED light sticks loaded with a variety of mesmerizing persistance of vision images. We love how he snuck Nyan cat in there. More here.

Amazing LEGO Engine

Amazing LEGO Engine

Obsessive LEGO builder Solde created this palm-sized replica of the 4A-GE engine found in Toyota’s MR2, complete with working timing belt, crankshaft, pistons and throttle. We’re guessing it doesn’t really make those sounds.

The 25,000th Post

The 25,000th Post

It seems like only yesterday (or 3 years ago) that we were celebrating our 10,000th post. This morning, we looked down and realized that we had actually hit 25,000, and boy are our fingers tired. We wouldn’t be here without you guys.

Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge

This incredible bridge in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam is shaped in the form of a massive 1860+ foot-long dragon. And yes, it actually breathes fire. Why don’t we get bridges like this here in the States?

One Dollar Bill Collages

One Dollar Bill Collages

Artist Mark Wagner creates unbelievably intricate collages using U.S. currency. His diverse portfolio ranges from faces to plants to animals to complex scenes and his 14-panel masterwork – Lady Liberty. More here.

Dragon Ball Z Stop-Motion

Dragon Ball Z Stop-Motion

Animator John Huang whips out his action figure collection again, putting on a literally hair-raising battle between the Z Fighters, when supervillain Cell shows up. The animation was created from about 6,000 individual images.

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Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp

Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp

One does not simply walk into your cubicle – especially if you’ve got it lit up with this miniature Barad-dûr, perfect for illuminating your keyboard and mouse – assuming you don’t mind having your flesh seared off.

Giveaway: Boxes of Awesome

Giveaway: Boxes of Awesome

Enter to win one of three of this month’s box, Threaded, or a grand prize of a 6-month subscription to Bespoke Post’s monthly Box of Awesome – a men’s “lifestyle upgrade” service. (Ends 4/4/13 12:00AM CDT)

Dramatic Iceland

Dramatic Iceland

Anna Possberg’s dramatic time-lapse of both urban and natural beauty found in the landscapes of Iceland, including some of the most spectacular Aurora Borealis footage we’ve laid eyes on.

C (299,792 km/s)

C (299,792 km/s)

A wonderful homage to classic science fiction films, C tells the story of a Lieutenant with a mysterious agenda who hijacks a fighter ship and its deadly payload. Shot without CGI, using in-camera effects.

Octopizza

Octopizza

This delectable dinner has eight pepperoni-suckered arms to hold you – but you have a plan of attack – just pluck off and devour its tentacles one-by-one until they’re all in your belly.

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