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LEGO Saturn V Modded

LEGO Saturn V Modded

After watching Adam Savage and his pals assemble the new LEGO Saturn V rocket, we already wanted one. But JK Brickworks went and made it even more droolworthy, adding LEDs to the engines, as well as a speaker that plays sounds from NASA’s Apollo missions.

DIY Transparent LG G6

DIY Transparent LG G6

JerryRigEverything replicated the transparent glass back mod that he did for the Samsung Galaxy S8, this time on an LG G6. It’s relatively easier to pull off on LG’s flagship phone, but this is still a project that’s best left to the experts.

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Electrified Porsche 911S

Electrified Porsche 911S

Lift the engine cover of this 1973 Porsche 911S, and there it is, a Tesla Model S power system in this vintage sports car.  DriveWithDave met up with its builder Zelectric to scoot around town, the steep hills of San Diego flattened by the massive torque of the electric drivetrain.

DIY Transparent Galaxy S8

DIY Transparent Galaxy S8

JerryRigEverything used a paint thinner to remove the paint and coating from the Samsung Galaxy S8’s glass rear panel, making it transparent. Then he took it one step further and removed a few components to make more of the phone’s guts visible.

World’s Fastest Bumper Car

World’s Fastest Bumper Car

Madman inventor Colin Furze spent the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on a bonkers bumper car that packs a 600cc engine with 100bhp. Naturally, the man best equipped for its record-breaking run was Top Gear’s The Stig. Build videos here and here.

PlayBook 4 S PS4 Laptop Mod

PlayBook 4 S PS4 Laptop Mod

Console modder Ed Zarick’s latest product is a portable version of the new and slimmer PS4 console. It comes with a 19″ 720p screen but also has an HDMI out port so you can still plug it into other displays. He also has an Xbox One S laptop mod.

Super Real Mario Odyssey

Super Real Mario Odyssey

(PG-13: Language) The upcoming Nintendo Switch title Super Mario Odyssey sets part of the game in the big city. While we wait for the actual game to be released, YouTuber CrowbCat did his best to approximate what we can expect using Grand Theft Auto IV mods.

The Shotgun Guitar

The Shotgun Guitar

Yee-Haw! Reverend Peyton of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band shows off a very special three-string guitar that pickup designer Bryan Fleming made for him. It doesn’t sound like any guitar we’ve ever heard before, but it can still fire shotgun shells with the best of them.

Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept

Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept

One of the many tricked out vehicles slated headed to the 2016 SEMA show, this special off-road SUV has been blessed with a nitrous-boosted 3.3L V6, and a jacked-up suspension with massive wheel articulation and ground clearance, 35″ tires and 17″ beadlock wheels.

Galaxy Note 7 GTA V Mod

Galaxy Note 7 GTA V Mod

With all of the concerns about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 having the potential to spontaneously burst into flames, one enterprising modder decided the transform the exploding phones into a weapon for Grand Theft Auto V – in the form of a sticky bomb.

NERF-firing R/C Plane

NERF-firing R/C Plane

If ajw61185’s flying scale model of an A-10 Warthog fighter wasn’t awesome enough, it’s got a cool trick up its sleeve – there’s a modded NERF Rival Zeus blaster inside, which can launch a dozen foam balls on command. You can see it fire at 1:02.

Xbox One S Laptop

Xbox One S Laptop

The Xbox One S just came out, and modder Ed Zarick has already transformed the console into laptop form. The slimmer, lighter console makes for a more portable machine than ever. It’s got a 19″ display built in, and a 4K HDMI output. Enter on twitter for a chance to win one.

Minecraft Trip

Minecraft Trip

Trust us when we say you’ve never seen Minecraft quite like this. This trippy video called Minecraft Acid Interstate uses custom shaders to take us on a rollercoaster we only wish we could ride while wearing an Oculus Rift. The track is Half Awake Pt. 2 by Topaz.

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Realistic Star Wars Battlefront

Realistic Star Wars Battlefront

3D graphics modder Martin Bergman shows what you can do by tweaking the renderers and textures for Star Wars: Battlefront, then running the game on a powerful gaming rig with an GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card and an Intel Core i7 6700K CPU. More on Imgur.

NERF Gun w/Scalpel Blades

NERF Gun w/Scalpel Blades

The whole point of NERF weapons is that they’re supposed to be harmless. But that didn’t stop weapon maker and modder Joerg Sprave from amping up the a NERF gun’s spring, and transforming the soft foam darts into deadly projectiles. We love Joerg’s maniacal laugh.

Nissan Winter Warrior Concepts

Nissan Winter Warrior Concepts

To combat this winter’s snowiest conditions, Nissan has kitted out a series of SUVs riding on 48-inch Dominator snow tracks instead of tires. The Winter Warrior Murano, Pathfinder, and Rogue can be seen at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, but not at dealerships any time soon.

Star Wars: Battlefront on SweetFX

Star Wars: Battlefront on SweetFX

Star Wars: Battlefront is already a pretty game, but YouTuber jackfrags shows us a whole new world. He’s using the popular graphics tweaking tool SweetFX and what’s surely an insanely powerful PC. Available in 4K. User-made SweetFX presets here.

Minecraft Smartphone

Minecraft Smartphone

Verizon worked with Minecraft artisans BlockWorks and ad agency Wieden+Kennedy to make a gigantic virtual smartphone in the sandbox game. The phone has a functioning web browser, front-facing camera and video calling.

GTA V: The Pinnacle of V

GTA V: The Pinnacle of V

Josh Romito’s massive mod for Grand Theft Auto V tweaks many aspects, but the most apparent are the graphical enhancements, which include 4K textures for many objects. It’s too saturated and shiny for us, but it still looks way better than the stock game.

NERF Zeus Mega Balls Mod

NERF Zeus Mega Balls Mod

The NERF Rival Zeus’ magazine normally holds 12 balls, but YouTuber Out of Darts made it so his Zeus could hold up to 108 balls. He made a custom magazine that has a blower to push the balls. He’s also working on a backpack loader that can hold thousands of the ammo.

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The Fisher Price Bluetooth Speaker

The Fisher Price Bluetooth Speaker

Modder Matt Gruskin took one of those 1980’s Fisher Price cassette players and transformed it into a Bluetooth speaker for his iPhone. With the help of his mechanical and electronic knowhow, the buttons and volume know even work.

GTA IV Frictionless Cars 2

GTA IV Frictionless Cars 2

The great thing about PC games is all the fun hacks that can be applied to them. Here, we yet again learn what happens when you dial the friction down to -9 on all of the car tires in GTA IV. Like all things, it’s better with Yakety Sax.

30-Foot-Tall NBA Player

30-Foot-Tall NBA Player

This hilarious mod for NBA 2K14 allows you to make gargantuan players which can get from one end of the court to the other in just a few steps. His pint-sized brother is pretty hilarious too.

GTA IV: Liberty City Zoo Edition

GTA IV: Liberty City Zoo Edition

Yes, we know that GTA V is coming out in a week, but for now we still have to make do with the old game. Here’s a mod to keep things fresh – it adds a menagerie of animals to Liberty City. It’s like the poor man’s Tokyo Jungle.

2013 Zagato Aston Martins

2013 Zagato Aston Martins

For Aston Martin’s 100th birthday, Zagato created these two droolworthy rides. The DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial, which dramatically overhaul Aston’s default styling with James Bond style.

GTA IV: SpongeBob Edition

GTA IV: SpongeBob Edition

Another hilarious mod for Grand Theft Auto IV comes in the form of this Krabby Patty-mobile driven by none other than a gun-wielding SpongeBob Squarepants. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission.

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