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All Fired Up About Donald Trumpkin

Fall 2015 is Going to be the Season of the Donald Trumpkin

This is going to be the fall of the Donald Trumpkin! The folks over at Mashable noticed his likeness, and really it does make a lot of sense. His name mashes well with “pumpkin” and he sort of has a pumpkin-shaped head, so naturally the internet would combine the two.

Reposted from: www.collegehumor.com





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Starry Night Bike Path

Solar-Powered Glowing Bicycle Path In Netherlands Inspired By Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that, when illuminated at night by glowing pebbles and LEDs, looks like Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting.

The kilometer-long bike path, which was created using both glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LEDs, is located in Brabant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised. The swirling, glowing forms on the path’s surface will help bicyclists stay on track when they ride at night.

We’ve seen similar glowing paths before in the U.K. We can only hope that more artists and innovators join forces to create such beautiful and environmentally friendly paths!

More info: studioroosegaarde.net | Facebook | heijmans.nl (h/t: colossal, dezeen)

Reposted from: www.boredpanda.com,  http://www.boredpanda.com/van-gogh-starry-night-glowing-bike-path-daan-roosegaarde/
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October. One of the most memorable months of the year. Vibrant hues, crunchy leaves and the sensation of cool crisp breezes on your face…at least where this blogger lives.

October’s 31 days are notably jam-packed with memorable scents and flavors. Fresh baked fruit pies, apple cider, cinnamon donuts and Halloween candies. Yummity, yum, yum!

What better way to start off this delectable month than with a mashup that undoubtedly smells as good as it tastes. Cheers to thee October, and to all our wonderful mashers out there!


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Vatican You Believe It?

Everything is awesome about this Lego replica of the Vatican

Reposted from: http://abc7chicago.com


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989634_630x354The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months constructing the mini St. Peter’s Basilica out of a half-million Legos. His architectural feat includes a Lego pope on a balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square, which itself is made up of about 44,000 Lego pieces resembling cobblestones.

“It was daunting,” Simon told the Associated Press. “It was an exercise in patience, and I was thrilled with the way everything came out.”

Since St. Peter’s Square is rarely empty, Simon filled the piazza with all sorts of Lego characters, including a miniature figure of himself and even a nun with a selfie stick.

Simon’s creation is being displayed alongside “The Art of the Brick,” an exhibit of Lego sculptures, and “Vatican Splendors,” at The Franklin Institute. While there are no plans for Pope Francis to visit the miniature Vatican, Simon hopes to see the pope at the papal Mass on Sept. 27.

The Associated Press and ABC News contributed to this report.

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A Stikeez Situation

How free Stikeez toys from Lidl have become the latest playground craze

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Reposted from: www.walesonline.co.uk

The characters come free with shopping but are being sold for as much as £3 online as collectors try to complete sets

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Welcome to the latest craze sweeping Wales’ playgrounds – sticky plastic toys that are being given away free in Lidl.

Shoppers are being given the Stikeez when they spend £10 or more at the supermarket or you can buy them for 29p, but they are now fetching as much as £3 online.

The bid to collect all 24 of the one-inch characters is pushing the price up and some stores are running out.

They were brought to UK stores after being successfully introduced into shops across other parts of Europe.

RNP_MAI_100915Stikeez001JPGThe promotion ends on September 23, leaving parents very little time to complete the set. Adults have even taken to swapping the characters online with their friends. Lidl has said that it will restock sold-out stores.

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Jewels Of The Toy Aisle

Continuing with some ideas on how to upcycle your plastic toy critters…here’s a fun, glamorous necklace created with a few beads, a chain and some gold spray paint. Simple. Done!

Source: www.mummycrafts.com, www.viralnova.com/upcycled­-kids-toys/





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Extinctly Different Accessories

Nothing says back-to-school like an upcycled pair of dinosaur earrings.

If you keep stepping on these sharp plastic critters at home, why not try a little repurposing and upcyclesaurus these into some schnazzy jewelry?

From www.custommade.com



Dinosaur earrings

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A Minion and One Reasons To Stay Off The Roads in Ireland

Giant Minion Causes Despicable Traffic Incident In Ireland

source: Pulptastic   http://pulptastic.com/giant-minion-causes-despicable-traffic-incident-in-ireland/?utm_content=buffere7fd8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

And so it begins. Yesterday, a giant, inflatable Minion went tumbling into the roads of Dublin, wreaking havoc and causing a road traffic accident.CLfpBnzUEAAMXKc

Far from an elaborate, evil ploy, it seems the 33-foot high inflatable became detached from its moorings due to the windy weather.

The Minion clipped a car, knocking off a rear view mirror, but no one was injured.

Luckily the police arrived in time to stop any further mischief.


Erin Van Londen

It looks like world domination will have to wait… for now.


Erin Van Londen

Dublin City Councillor Paul McAuliffe called the breach of health and safety regulations… despicable.

“I don’t want to sound like a killjoy, but if that had landed on a cyclist, for instance, it could have been serious,” he told the Irish Times.

“If you take the Minion part of it out, if this was a large inflatable weather balloon that had not been properly tethered, there would be no humour in this story at all.

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Cake Walk

Remember the Cake Walk? It’s time to put your dancing shoes on! GirlsParty

The American English term “cakewalk” was used as early as 1863 to indicate something that is very easy or effortless, although this metaphor may refer to the carnival game of the same name in referring to the fact that the latter’s winners obtain their prize by doing no more than walking around in a circle.[48] Though the dance itself could be physically demanding, it was generally considered a fun, recreational pastime. The phrase “takes the cake” also comes from this practice[49][50] as could “piece of cake”.[48]

One version of the cakewalk is sometimes taught, performed included in competitions within the Scottish-inspired Highland dance community, especially in the southern United States. [51]

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cakewalk


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The Toy Super Highway

Have you ever thought of adult-sizing your favorite childhood toy? Read about John Bitmead and how he made a life-sized version of his favorite toy, and then took it for a spin…on the highway. He’s not the only one making cool, toy-esque vehicles. Take a gander below and see if there’s something you’d be interested in driving away in.

70mph carAdult-sized child made a street legal Little Tikes Car that goes 70mph

Reposted from: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/adult-sized-child-made-a-street-legal-little-tikes-car-1513611671

Do you know what the most disappointing thing about being an adult is? It’s not the slow metabolism or the achy joints or the plateau of growth, it’s the fact that we’re all failures to our childhood selves. We don’t eat candy, we don’t play with toys and we drive responsible vehicles. Not John Bitmead though, he’s the type of full-fledged adult who wouldn’t disappoint his childhood self because he made a street legal Little Tikes Car that can zoom up to 70mph.

It’s a very impressive machine. Bitmead spent over 1000 hours and nearly $7000 building this out and he tried to stay as true as possible to the iconic Little Tikes Car, meaning there aren’t any windows or windshield. BBC took the car for a spin and you can see that it drives pretty well. How do you think it compares to the toy car?

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Very Cute Tiny Green Pea Car… Created evidently in 2005 for a Birds Eye Peas TV commercial, this delightful little car 75415d4fa8ebb844bfa1fee446548b03was custom made by Asylum Models and Effects in the UK. It’s chassis’s from a go-cart, the headlights from a VW Beetle, the indicators are Lancia, the engine is Honda. The rest is bespoke. And this sweet little pea looks as fresh and tempting as the day it was shelled.






Uh,…the Batmobile. As you’ve never seen it. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/562879653396967615/

ed51e8b3da1faef140c74e534d4fa9c1Think this car has Pokemonual steering?  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/562879653396931872/


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Got Old Furniture? Turn It Into Something Playful

Upcycling: Turn Crappy Old Furniture Into Amazing Toys For Creative Play

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The Theory of Legos

Some material reposted from:  www.bitrebels.com

If you’re a fan of physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking – and if you like LEGO – you are going to love this! Several years ago, a LEGO version of Stephen Hawking was spotted online. It was a fantastic build that looked incredibly lifelike.stephen-hawking-lego-kit

The original creator of this build from back in 2007  is The Living Brick, but the pictures below came from Travelin’ Librarian‘s flicker photostream. Stephen Hawking, who is now 73, has inspired an entire generation of geeks, and it seems many people want to recreate him in LEGO bricks.

The Stephen Hawking LEGO kit came with instructions (see the picture below) so you would know how to put all those tiny pieces together. It sold for $40. It is now unavailable – only 100 were produced, but you can always try to make this on your own if you’ve got the bricks. The step-by-step directions (to make Stephen Hawking and his wheelchair) are illustrated in a beautiful graphic here Eurobricks.

We often feature huge LEGO kits and builds with thousands of pieces, but it’s small yet instantly recognizable builds like this that are the most inspiring ones to me. It would be so much fun to build Stephen Hawking and then let him sit on my desk. It would be a constant reminder that the universe may not always be what it seems, and anything is truly possible in this complex world we live in. I still can’t get over how much this looks just like him, or at least like our perception of him.

Build it with instructions here on Eurobricks















And from www.frabz.com


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