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Despite what all of the lovely plants in my flower garden might have you believe, I am really not a flower person.  I can do a mediocre job at keeping them alive but that is about it.  I suppose that is probably because I really don’t like spending much time tending the flowers.  However, I suspect that might be because I don’t have an awesome Dalek planter to put in like the one below.

This fantastic Doctor Who inspired Dalek planter was created by Chris Balcombe.  I’d say Chris did a great job with it but while the flowers are pretty, it just feels off not having the Dalek’s ray gun and plunger thing sticking out.  How is it supposed to EX-GETMINATE! without them?

Do you have any geeky decorations in your garden?  I would love to hear about them in comments below and I enjoy seeing pictures too!

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Dalek Flower Planter

Doctor Who Dalek Planter

[Source:  Pinterest via Geeks are Sexy]

I have a ton of old electronic stuff laying around and stored away in boxes but I have never really considered shaping them all into some sort of work of art.  I suppose the main reason for that is that pretty much all of my parts still work and I prefer to keep them in working condition just in case I ever want to use them again some day but not everybody pack rat like I am.  Well, speaking of taking a ton of old electronics and re-purposing them as art, that is exactly what one person did with this incredible Darth Vader mosaic!

Argentinian artist Elisa Naranja Metálica Insua is the creator of this spectacular Darth Vader mosaic made of miscellaneous electronics.  I would have never imagined you could make Darth Vader out of old cameras, iPods, cell phones, Game Boys, PlayStation controllers, floppy disks, SNES cartridges, keyboard keys and so much more.  This is a work of art is called “Darth Vader Skywalker Hellwalker” and measures 130 x 90 cm.

I would give anything to hang this amazing creation on my wall!  I could spend hours just identifying all of the parts that were used.  How many can you identify?

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Darth Vader Mosaic

Darth Vader Electronics Mosaic

[Source:  Elisa Naranja Metálica Insua via Reddit]

When I see a woman with an excessive amount of eye makeup, I can’t help but think of Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.  However, I don’t think she can hold a candle to the amazing eye makeup I have posted here on Global Geek News.  In the past, I posted some amazing R2-D2 eye makeup as well as some stunning Nightmare Before Christmas eye makeup, but I think this Star Trek eye makeup blows them away.

Sahily, a beauty and fashion blogger from Florida found herself inspired by the Star Trek Into Darkness movie poster despite not liking the series or the movie and decided to make some eye makeup that looked just like the poster.  I think it turned out looking quite amazing!

I have to admit that while I am a huge Star Trek fan, I haven’t seen Into Darkness as I hated the first Star Trek movie so bad I nearly threw my TV out the window.  Maybe I will see it someday but not at the crazy prices the movie theaters want.  In fact, I may have to be paid to see it.  If anybody wants to pay for my movie ticket, I will grit my teeth and go see it.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Makeup

Star Trek Into Darkness Eye Makeup

[Source:  Pretty In Pigment]

When I think about soapbox derbies, I usually think of it as a kids activity.  Not because we ever had any soapbox derbies where I grew up because we didn’t, but because growing up, I always saw kids driving them on tv and in the movies.  However, apparently they aren’t just for kids anymore and they no longer look like they cost $2 and a tetanus shot to create.

Thanks to some warp engines, Rob Wixey is sure to beat all the competition in any soapbox race with his spectacular Star Trek Enterprise soapbox car.  Apparently he built this amazing Enterprise soapbox car to compete in the Red Bull Soapbox Race on July 14th in London so if you are in the area, I suggest going so you can check this out in person!

I wish I could be at the race just to see the look of fear this instills in the other competitors.  I know I would never stand a chance in a race against the Enterprise!  I bet Rob could beat anybody with just his impulse engines.

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USS Enterprise Soapbox Car

Star Trek Enterprise Soapbox Derby Car

[Source:  Redbull via Neatorama]

As one might expect, I tend to meet a lot of geeks but I don’t think I have ever met one that doesn’t have a preference between Star Trek or Star Wars.  I think most geeks enjoy both but they usually have a preference for one or the other.  Personally, I am a Star Trek guy although I still enjoy Star Wars too but I don’t watch it nearly as much as I watch Star Trek.

Well, speaking of people who like both Star Trek and Star Wars, I think I have found a t-shirt that combines the two that you are really going to love.

The awesome folks over at TShirtBordello have this awesome May The Force Be With You shirt on sale right now for just $10.  The shirt normally runs $15 and I am not sure how long this sale will last so if you love both Star Trek and Star Wars, order it now before the price goes back up!  Nothing says I wish you well to both Star Trek and Star Wars fans than a shirt with a Vulcan solute that says may the force be with you.

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May The Force Be With You Shirt

May The Force Be With You Star Wars and Star Trek Shirt

[Source:  TShirtBordello]

Having a small safe for keeping little things out of the hands of the other people in your house of apartment can be quite convenient.  I’m not talking about some 75 pound fireproof safe, but something small enough that can sit on your desk and hold important items like a watch, ring or perhaps a Roku remote.  Well, if you love Doctor Who and have an iPhone or Android phone, I think I have found the perfect small safe for you!

The nerderific folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe that uses iPhones and Android phones for just $49.99!

How does this safe work exactly since there isn’t an obvious key slot?  Apparently you slide your Android or iPhone into the top of the TARDIS safe which activates a pressure switch, then you have to launch an app and enter a security code and presto!  The TARDIS light will blink, the materialization sound will be played and the door will pop open (assuming you entered the right code).  Pretty cool huh?

If you are a Doctor Who fan with a desire to keep small things out of the hands of others, you can’t go wrong with this phone activated TARDIS safe!

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Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe

Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe for iPhone and Android

Doctor Who Smart Safe Inside

Doctor Who Smart Safe Inside

[Source:  ThinkGeek]