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The British Ikea worker who constructed a £2000 hobbit hole in his back garden (video).

July 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The British Ikea worker who constructed a £2000 hobbit hole in his back garden (video).

If you’ve got a spare £2000 to buy the materials, you could do worse than construct your own Hobbit-themed man-shed Hobbit Hole at the back of your home. Let’s all take a leaf out of Ikea worker Ali Hughson, 47, who has been a fan of JRR Tolkien since he was a teenager and loved […]

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CHiPs – California Helicopter-Man Interceptor Patrol (video).

June 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
CHiPs – California Helicopter-Man Interceptor Patrol (video).

Meet the air-police of the future, from a land of sun and frolics – Australia this time, rather than California – although I’m sure TV series with names like Heli-Cops, or CHiPs v.2 can’t be too far behind. Yes, the Oz-based CopterPack Company makes an electric backpack helicopter with a self-leveling autopilot and lightweight airframe […]

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Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

June 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

When I saw these watches on Ebay, I thought they deserved a closer look. I mean, if you can’t buy those expensive 1990s watch copies of the ‘Knight Rider’ commlink, then getting something that looks like it in modern times and at a much lower price has to be a good idea. This firm actually […]

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More Power Loader : an article by: GF Willmetts

May 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
More Power Loader : an article by: GF Willmetts

Since showing my building of the Halcyon model kit of the Power Loader in February, it suffered two falls and a couple more arm repairs and tubes, chiefly on the back of the chassis, to be put back on. In doing this, a drop of glue got on the CD case I was using and […]

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Mandalorian Razor Crest starship: full size replica built in Russia (video).

March 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mandalorian Razor Crest starship: full size replica built in Russia (video).

Ah, those crazy Russians – a bunch of fans of the Mandalorian got together and spent $10,000 building a working (well, apart from the flying) full scale replica of the Mandalorian Razor Crest starship in their local park. Now, that’s dedication, comrade.

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Ice-biker mods his cycle with buzz-saw wheels (crazy projects).

February 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ice-biker mods his cycle with buzz-saw wheels (crazy projects).

If you have a strange yearning to ride your cycle across frozen lakes, rivers, and even Arctic seas, then you could do worse than mod your bike with buzz-saw wheels and ride it towards glory – or possibly a frozen watery death, if the ice proves thinner than you hoped for. Don’t take our word […]

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Gundam: life-size giant robot tested (video).

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gundam: life-size giant robot tested (video).

Here’s a video of the testing of a life-size giant robot Gundam at Gundam Factory Yokohama – an amusement center themed after the Gundam franchise. The original anime created by Yoshiyuki Tomino began on April 7, 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam, a TV series featuring giant robots – aka mobile suits – in a militaristic […]

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Repurpose a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Box into a COVID face shield (MODS of delight).

July 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Repurpose a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Box into a COVID face shield (MODS of delight).

Do you want to make a COVID face shield via the magic of a little Blue Peter-spirit and a 12-pack Krispy Kreme doughnuts box, oh so handy now you must wear masks in shops? Yeah, us too! Homer Simpson would be so proud. This is one MODDING project he could surely get behind. Doh … […]

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Turn your lawnmower into a tank (mod project).

July 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Turn your lawnmower into a tank (mod project).

Have you been sitting on your large drive-on lawnmower recently, cutting the massive lawn of your McMansion, when it suddenly dawned on you that you are doing it all wrong? You don’t need a lawnmower! You need a freaking TANK. Yeah. Us too.

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Star Wars cosplay meets social distancing (news).

May 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Wars cosplay meets social distancing (news).

The universe of Star Wars cosplay and social distancing have just collided in a slightly strange and wonderful way, with this set of Star Wars-themed face visors for those with a need to hit the supermarket without also getting hit by a blast of Covid-19 … and it’s all thanks to facebook.com/ToyingAroundJohnstownNY/ Posted by Toying […]

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