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The first step to overcoming an addiction is to admit that you have an addiction and my addiction is geeky t-shirts from those t-shirt a day sites that sell great shirts for dirt cheap.  It is not an addiction I really want to overcome but it is either that or convert my basement into a giant closet for all of my geeky t-shirts because I have outgrown my bedroom closet.

While I am trying to cut back on the number of shirts I buy, there are shirts like the one below that are absolutely necessary for me to own.

If you have been reading Global Geek News for any length of time, you probably know I am a HUGE fan of the geeky artwork by Megan Lara and generally buy any shirt with her artwork on it.  Well, now there is another shirt I am going to be buying that I think any Doctor Who fan will love!

The geeky people over at TeeFury are selling this Doctor Who themed Amy Pond: The Girl Who Waited t-shirt today only for just $11!  The shirt is one of a series of similar Doctor Who shirts designed by Megan Lara and Omega Man 5000 and I think this one is my favorite (I have all of the others).  The t-shirt comes in either black, cream or dark chocolate (brown).

I haven’t decided which color shirt I am going to get as I normally prefer black since it usually makes the designs stand out a little better but since it is summer time and black isn’t exactly a cool color, I am debating choosing one of the other colors because nearly all of my shirts are already black and something cooler would be nice for the summer.  Which color are you going to get?  Let me know in the comments below!

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The Girl Who Waited Shirt

Doctor Who Amy Pond The Girl Who Waited T-Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]

Its not very often you see mash-ups between Star Trek and Star Wars despite the number of fans that love both.  I’m not quite sure why that is because I often see people combine one of those franchises with something else like Doctor Who or even Space Invaders but I have a feeling it has to do with the Star Wars vs Star Trek mentality.  I know a lot of geeks like to have that debate but I tend to be one of those can’t we all just get along kind of people.  I think if there was less fighting and more baking, we would have more awesome Star Trek and Star Wars mash-up cookies like the ones below!

Star Trek and Star Wars fan Klickitat Street is the creator of these delicious looking cookies that combine Star Wars with the cast of Star Trek: The Original Series.  No matter which franchise you prefer (I’m a Star Trek person myself although I enjoy both depending on my mood), you can’t deny how cute and utterly awesome these cookies are!

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Star Trek and Star Wars Cookies

Trek Wars Cookies

[Source:  Klickitat Street via Between the Pages]

Even when I was a kid, I don’t recall ever doing any bead crafts although I remember seeing them occasionally at craft shows I was dragged to (I wasn’t a craft lover back then and unless it is a geeky craft, I’m still not a big craft type of person).  However, I have never seen anything as large as this giant Super Mario Bros 3 start screen made out of beads before.

In the past, I have posted some really cool gaming bead art including a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 start screen logo as well as a very detailed work of Link bead art.  However, I don’t think they can match the scale of the project below!

Sprite Stitch forum member ShampooTeacher is the guy in the picture below that created this enormous Super Mario Bros 3 start screen out of beads.  I’m not sure how many beads were used or how much time this took to create but I suspect it was a lot of both.  I think it was worth it too because it turned out looking spectacular!

I wish this was for sale because I think this would be the perfect thing to hang over my bed as since Super Mario Bros 3 has always been my favorite Mario game.

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Super Mario Bros Beads

Super Mario Bros 3 Start Screen Made From Beads

[Source:  ShampooTeacher]

It should be pretty obvious by now that I am somewhat obsessed with geeky cakes.  I think by now I have posted a cake from pretty much every franchise beloved by geeks from Super Mario Bros to Star Trek yet I still get excited whenever I see a new one.  In the past, I have posted a ton of great Doctor Who wedding cakes that generally featured the TARDIS, Daleks or other Whovian favorites like Weeping Angels.  Well, this Doctor Who wedding cake is a bit different in that I don’t think there is a single element of it that has ever showed up in a cake I previously posted.

The fantastic Doctor Who wedding cake in the picture below features the infamous crack, the 4th Doctors scarf, a bunch of Gallifreyan writing and even the Master’s pocket watch!

Sadly, the Facebook fan page that I found this on as well as many other Doctor Who related things I post seems to refuse to give credit to the original creators of anything they post so I have no idea who created this cake.  If you know who created it and who the happy couple was that had this cake for their wedding, let us know in the comments below so we can give them credit!

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Gallifreyan Wedding Cake

Doctor Who Wedding Cake

[Via:  Doctor Who and the T.A.R.D.I.S.]

One of the many reasons I prefer gaming on PC over console is that thanks to platforms like Steam, I find myself rarely reaching to swap disks these days when there is a different game I want to play.  I still have to do it for a lot of older games but I find myself rarely playing those anymore just because changing disks is not very convenient, especially when I keep my old disks on the other side of the room.  Well, one Xbox 360 loving console gamer has fixed this problem for themselves with a LEGO NXT creation.

YouTube user zwenkka apparently also dislikes the the whole process of changing disks on his Xbox 360 so they decided to make a multi-disk changer appropriately named “The Carousel” with LEGO NXT (I guess that is a newer version of LEGO Mindstorm?).  The Carousel can hold 32 disks for the Xbox 360 and is controlled with an Android app that can be downloaded from the Google Play store.

It may take an average of 42 seconds to switch disks but that is still better than having to get out of your chair to go change the disks yourself.  This is one Xbox 360 accessory I would pay a lot for if I had the room for one.  Check out the video below for more details and to see it in action!

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Xbox 360 Disk Changer

Xbox 360 Multi-Disk Changer

[via Reddit]

It has been a lot of years since I have built anything with LEGO bricks and while I seem to have left them in my childhood (mostly because they are really expensive these days), I still love seeing the insane things that people build out of LEGO bricks.  An example of the crazy things that people build with it these days are the awesome Green Lantern and Superman LEGO sculptures I posted about a couple of years ago.  Well, I think I have found a build that is more impressive than those and perhaps the most impressive LEGO build ever.

This insane Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO sculpture was build by Rich-K and Big J.  They used an insane 150,000 bricks and 17,000 minifigs to create this masterpiece.

Whether you are a Lord of the Rings fan or just a LEGO lover, you can’t deny just how amazing this Lord of the Rings LEGO sculpture is.  I can’t even imagine what these guys spent just to build this much less how much time was required to build something of this scale.  I could not be more impressed!

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Lord of the Rings LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

Lord of the Rings Helms Deep LEGO Sculpture

[Via:  GeekyTyrant]