Buffy: Made of Bricks

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: amazing. LEGO: also pretty damn cool. So, combining the two things was always going to be a genius idea.

Well, thanks to Flickr user Mr.Savath_Bunny aka Ryan Rydalch, the dream of seeing Buffy made in bricks is now no longer a dream. Inspired after purchasing the Avengers LEGO set and viewing fan-made Firefly creations, Rydalch got to work LEGO-hunting and has fashioned a number of different setups and characters that ‘Buffy’ fans will recognise.

Let’s hope Mr Rydalch’s sterling work actually results in a LEGO take on the Sunnydale Scoobs that is equally as inspired. My fave is the ‘Hush’ Gentlemen set, but of course it’s all great. Choice picks below but you can view the complete collection here. Prepare to be slayed!

Buffy Summers LEGO

Buffy Gentlemen LEGO

BtVS Season 1 LEGO

All images courtesy of Mr.Savath_Bunny.

Giveaway: Disney Pixar 2014 Annual

Know a kiddy who loves Pixar? Or are you a sensible adult who is equally enamoured by this great studio’s works?

Well, you’re in luck – from ‘Cars’ to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ back to where it all began with ‘Toy Story’, the official Disney Pixar 2014 Annual covers all the greatest hits and will provide hours of fun and facts for one lucky winner who enters this latest blog giveaway.

pixar annual 2014

As you can see, Buzz and Wall-E are getting pretty possessive but the annual above is waiting to find a home with you. To be in with a chance of winning this Pixar prize, complete with activities your little ones will love and full-colour pics of your favourite characters, simply follow my Twitter page @nicetogeekyou and RT the comp. It’s what Woody and Buzz would do, after all…

Prize giveaway Terms & Conditions
Prize giveaway open to anyone in the UK aged 18 or over. Entry closes 11:59pm on 09/02/2014. One winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly thereafter via Twitter, whereupon a postal address for delivery of prize will be requested. Entry method as described above. The prize is as stated, with no alternative offered unless the advertised prize becomes unavailable. If a response is not received from the selected winner within 7 days, that winner will effectively forfeit his/her prize and another winner will be selected in his/her place. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.

Halloween Countdown – Costume Inspiration #2

victor and sparky

Attending this year’s big Halloween bash with a pal? Make it man’s best friend by taking tips from Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’, the tale of a budding young scientist and his beloved – and decidedly dead – dog.

Dress up in your best ‘mad scientist’ garb to embody Victor, that’s the easy part. For Sparky the dog? Either add some well-placed stitches and a fake neck bolt to your beloved pup OR if you have an up-for-it friend, tell them not to have a shower for the next two days (for that authentic been-in-the-ground smell) and get them in their best doggy onesy. Just add a lead and you’re done!

Halloween Countdown – Costume Inspiration #3

In a week when he might be honoured this year’s Mercury Music Prize, David Bowie could prove to be a very on-trend costume choice this Halloween. But then again, hasn’t the Thin White Duke’s flamboyant approach to glam-rock always welcomed copycats inspired by his look?

Bless Lady Gaga, but she’ll do well to create even half of the iconic looks emblazoned in our minds by Bowie. Ziggy Stardust and his lightning-bolt makeup are always ripe for a redo, so why not give the famous alien alter-ego a zombie twist for a spooky Halloween theme? Alternatively, you could go full-on Goblin King and smuggle a budgie or five in your tights as ‘Labyrinth’s iconic villain. The power of the babe, indeed…

ziggy stardust

Halloween Countdown – Costume Inspiration #4

The great thing about being a video gamer AND a girl? You have some great options for cosplay chic or, of course, Halloween dress-up. Sure, us guys can dress up as Pyramid Head for super scare factor but how the hell are you meant to enjoy a drink with a big-ass pyramid on your head?!

Meanwhile ladies, thanks to Lara Croft your options are fun without requiring crazy headgear. American McGee’s bloodier take on Alice and zombie-slaying cheerleader Juliet from ‘Lollipop Chainsaw’ are just two ready-made heroines perfect for Halloween.

alice lollipop chainsaw

Halloween Countdown – Costume Inspiration #5

return to oz wheelers

Halloween roller disco to attend? Sure, Artie from ‘Glee’ and Heather Graham’s famed Roller Girl are both viable choices, but if you want something with real scare factor then look no further than the childhood-scarring Wheelers from a decidedly darker Oz.

If you saw ‘Return to Oz’ between the ages of 5 and 10 since its 1985 release, then you’ll know what I mean. Recreating the wheeled devils may take some skill and coordination, but do it right and you’ll be the hit of Halloween. Beware the Wheelers, indeed.

Halloween Countdown – Costume Inspiration #6

Want a costume that’s so hot right now AND rather horny? Go loco and make it Loki.

With part 2 of the ‘Thor’ saga out next week, Tom Hiddleston’s super villain with a ‘little brother’ complex is totes on trend and you’re less likely to run into a carbon copy, whereas my Spider-sense (keeping it Marvel) is tingling and telling me there will be plenty of Thors wielding hammers this Halloween.

Ergo: rise, puny Gods!

loki thor