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LEZGO on an Adventure: ‘Adventure Time’ Intro Re-done Using LEGO

Cartoon Network is awesome. Most people my age have a long-standing relationship with Cartoon Network. I remember rushing home every day from school when I was in the third grade to watch episodes of The Little Lulu Show before having dinner or doing any homework (yeah, my mom was cool like that!)

Another reason for their awesomeness? They’ve recreated the introduction to Adventure Time using LEGO bricks and they did a fantastic job, to say the least. Don’t believe me? Check out the clip yourself and then watch it again…and again…and again…

VIA [ Geekologie ]

LEGO-lized Awesomenses: Voldemort Hunts for the Elder Wand–and Finds Gandalf Instead

Who is the most powerful wizard in the universe?

Voldemort killed the greatest wizards in London when he was at the height of his power. He came back with the help of his Death Eaters though, and embarked on a search for the Elder Wand to get rid of Harry Potter once and for all. It is at this moment where this LEGO-lized clip comes into play. Voldemort begins his search at Ollivander’s wand shop which is pretty sensible, since he’s looking for the Elder Wand, after all.

But just as he breaks out his wand to interrogate the wandmaker further, who else should walk in but Gandalf. It’s all fun and games at this point. Watch the clip above to see for yourself!

VIA [ Geeks are Sexy ]

Better Than I Imagined: If Disney Made ‘Game of Thrones’…

A lot of people were up in arms when news broke that Disney had acquired LucasFilm and was planning to make another Star Wars movie. I guess the decision made sense since the series was made to be relatively child-friendly. But can you imagine what would happen if HBO gave the reigns of Game of Thrones to Disney?

Some people did more than just imagine, and the result is this video–and it’s surprisingly good. But maybe that’s because I grew up with Disney and princesses always have a soft spot in my heart. Watch the clip and judge for yourself.

VIA [ Geeks Are Sexy ]

LEGO Machine Folds Paper Planes and Launches Them

It takes a certain degree of skill and a whole lot of dedication to build what Mindstorms user hknssn13 built: a machine made entirely from LEGO that folds paper into airplanes and then launches them! Granted, it’s a relatively simple thing to do–if you’re doing it with your hands. It’s a completely different story when you’re trying to automate the process with nothing but a LEGO machine.

About 6,000 to 7,000 LEGO bricks were used to build the paper airplane folder and launcher. The moving parts at the bottom required two NXT Intelligent Bricks, five NXT servomotors, four NXT color sensors, and a Touch Sensor Multiplexer.

VIA [ Cnet ]

Reddit Keeps Things Simple With their New Webseries ‘Explain Like I’m Five’

Concepts like Friederich Nietzsche and his philosophy of existentialism can be difficult to understand. Reddit knows this, which is why they’re explaining what it’s all about in the simplest terms and ways possible in the first episode of their new web series called ‘Explain Like I’m Five.’ I think it’s clear what they intend to do from the title of the series itself.

If you frequent the site, there’s a subreddit of the same name that exists with the same concept as the series. Essentially, complex topics are tackled and discussed in such a way that even five-year-olds could understand. At least, that’s what they hope to do, in theory.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Super Slow-Mo Of A DSLR’s Shutter

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Ever wonder what it looks like inside an Nikon D4 as it’s shooting at 10 frames per second? Our puny little eyes would be hard pressed to discern anything at all, but the Phantom camera set at a leisurely (for a Phantom) pace of 1,920fps reveals a fascinating ballet of mechanical parts performing their dance at dizzying speeds.

For each photo, the mirror flips up and the first curtain drops, exposing the image sensor for 1/200th of a second. Then, the second shutter drops to complete the exposure.

Seeing this action in a GIF is fine, but to get a better sense of the speeds involved, you should hit the jump and check out the video with sound.

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Man Shields His Car from Hail With His Body, Looks Ridiculously Stupid In the Process

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When the hail starts falling, you know what to do: run into the house or seek shelter elsewhere because those hails of hail are painful when they hit. Apparently, this man from Argentina missed the circular and values his car more than his well-being. Because when the pellets of frozen rain began to fall, he jumped right on the roof of a car (that’s presumably his) in order to protect it from the unforgiving hail.

He also makes a complete fool of himself in the process. Hit the break to check out the video and see for yourself.

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Pure Win: Michael Jackson Rocks Your World Again…In LEGO

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Michael Jackson rocked my world in my teenage years, and he still does to this day. Controversies set aside, MJ was a compassionate human being and he really touched a lot of people with his music. Even though he no longer moonwalks on this earth like the rest of us, he’s still very much alive in the hearts and minds of his fans, where he will live on and his memory kept alive by his music.

MJ isn’t just known for his beautiful voice; he’s also widely regarded for his jaw-dropping dance moves and suaveness. Highlighting this great talent of his and immortalizing his signature dance moves in LEGO is Berlin-based animator Annette Jung of Talking Animals.

Check it out after the break. It’s nothing short of awesome.

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Google Ass: Strap It to Your Butt–Because That’s How Conan Likes It

Conan O’Brien is back with more of his hilarious antics, and this time, he’s got Google Glass in his sights. In case you haven’t heard of it yet (although it’s highly probably that you already have, considering how much media attention it’s gotten lately), Google Glass is a revolutionary piece of eyewear that integrates camera, maps, translator, messenger, and Siri-like functionalities into a compact and wearable accessory. Just think of it as the glasses you’ve always wanted to have, but, well, never did.

Because he’s bitter that he wasn’t chosen to be an Explorer (that’s Google-speak for beta tester), he’s come up with a parody product called Google Ass that you’re supposed to strap to your butt. Nah, I’m just kidding… Conan came up with this fake product because it’s funny, and after watching his short clip featuring his faux revolutionary ass-wear, you’ll be nodding in agreement.

VIA [ Cnet ]