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Back in the Nintendo 64 days (and even a little bit on my Nintendo 3DS), I spent countless hours working to collect all of the stars in Super Mario 64.  Some of them were a lot harder to get than others but sometimes I like a good challenge.  Well, I can’t say that Bob-omb Battlefield, the first level was that difficult however I suspect recreating the classic level with LEGO wasn’t exactly simple.  This might not be the biggest LEGO build I have ever posted about, but I think it might be one of my favorites.

This Super Mario 64 recreation of the Bob-omb Battlefield with LEGO was built by LEGO builder Matt De Lanoy.  I’m not sure of any of the interesting details of this build like how long it took him or how many LEGO bricks he used but judging by the attention to detail on this amazing build, I would think he spent quite a bit of time one it. This makes me wish I still had all of my LEGOs as a kid so that I could build something like this but I guess I will have to settle for playing some Super Mario 64 this weekend.

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LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

LEGO Super Mario 64 Bob-omb Battlefield

[Source:  Matt De Lanoy via Nerd Approved]

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie but between my hatred of Michael Bay, the various reboot ideas and story changes and the less than positive reviews I have been reading on just about every geek site I trust, I decided to go see Guardians of the Galaxy instead (great movie).  While I am certainly up for some new TMNT (besides the new cartoon which I have enjoyed), there is nothing quite like the old TMNT.

Speaking of the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, my favorite NES console modder, Platinumfungi has been up to his old tricks and this time he has made (with the help of Jared Guynes and Custom NES Guy), an amazing custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES.  Like his many previous designs which I have written about, this one features a cool back-lit image on top and it sports a really cool custom paint job.  This also includes 4 custom NES controllers with the image of one of the turtles on each although you really can’t tell it in the picture below.

This radical TMNT NES is a tribute to the old black and white comic and it took weeks of planning, over 500 messages between the guys and over 150 hours of labor to complete.  Talk about a labor of love!

Cowabunga dudes!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Nintendo NES

TMNT 30th Anniversary NES

[Source:  Platinumfungi]

Space Shuttle Launch

Space Shuttle Launch

Like I mentioned in Monday’s post, I am a huge enthusiast of all things space related.  This obsession also used to include NASA’s Space Shuttle program when it was still around and I would always try to watch the launches and landings when possible.  Well, it looks like somebody put a video together of all of the launches so they can be watched all over again!

If you loved the Space Shuttle program like I did and have close to two hours with nothing to do, you can watch all of the launches in the video below!

I miss the Space Shuttle program!

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[Via Nerdist]

Monopoly was always my favorite board game as a kid and I still play it on my mobile devices occasionally but I’ve never really done much with the novelty editions.  Sure, there are some cool ones that I would like (the Klingon version is one example), but they aren’t available on the digital versions and since I rarely have the opportunity for tabletop gaming, I just never bother with them.  Even so, I still like sharing news about geeky versions that fans have made (ex: Red Dead Redemption Monopoly, Final Fantasy Monopoly and Fallout Monopoly just to name a few) and official ones like the Klingon version I mentioned a second ago.  In the case of this post, I wanted to let everybody know a Legend of Zelda edition is about to come out!

Starting September 15, 2014 you can buy a Legend of Zelda version of Monopoly exclusively from GameStop for $39.99 (you can pre-order it now).  This is created by USAopoly who makes all of the novelty Monopoly games.

The picture below gives you a taste of just how good this looks but if you want to see more pictures of the board, the box and the tokens (Triforce, ocarina, bow, Hylian shield, boomerang and hookshot) check out the product page linked above and below.

So Zelda fans, will you be getting this Zelda edition of Monopoly?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Monopoly: Legend of Zelda Edition

Monopoly: Legend of Zelda Edition

[Source:  GameStop]

NASAI’m not sure it is something I have really talked about on here much before if at all, but I have a huge fascination with all things space related.  I have always been completely captivated by the things you can look up and see in the sky.  Speaking of which, just to give you an example of just how interested I am in all things space related, just last night I spent a good bit of time at a local observatory run by the local astronomical society (of which I am a member) where I watched the International Space Station fly overhead, saw a couple of comets streak by and stared at Messier 13 (often called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules or the Hercules Globular Cluster) through a 22″ telescope.  It made for an amazing evening to be sure!  Anyway, speaking of space, when I came across the video below, I knew I had to share it for all of the other space loving geeks out there.

As I’m sure you know, because of the virtual vacuum in space, sound waves are unable to travel in space.  However, sound does still exist in the form of electromagnetic waves.  Various probes that NASA has sent to investigate the solar system are able to record these waves and the video below is a compilation of those waves from various objects like Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, Uranus, Nepture, Earth, Io and more which have been translated into regular sound waves that people can hear.  Check out the video below to give a listen to the sounds of our solar system but beware, they are a bit on the spooky/creepy side.  Even so, I could see the sounds of Jupiter making for a great intro to a death metal song.

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[via The Daily Epic]

While I can’t say I understand what all the fuss is about IKEA having never been to one (I was living in Utah when they got theirs but it was so crazy when it was brand new that I wasn’t going anywhere near that place), I have heard enough about it to know you have to assemble everything yourself which is the idea behind this awesome build your own Borg Collective t-shirt design!  I’ve always thought it would be cool to have my own Collective but my hardware building skills just aren’t good enough, much less trying to fuse the hardware with flesh.  Maybe I will get that good some day!

If you have sense of humor when it comes to Star Trek stuff like I do, than this t-shirt is perfect for you!  The amazing folks over at TShirtbordello are selling this Build A Borg t-shirt for just $14.99!  This shirt is certain to make all of your Borg loving friends laugh, especially if they are also IKEA nuts.

Just remember, while wearing this shirt, your standard greeting must be “We Are the Borg. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile.”

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Build A Borg T-Shirt

Build A Borg T-Shirt

Build a Borg T-Shirt Design

Build a Borg T-Shirt Design

[Source:  TShirtbordello]