Walyou » Arts and Crafts http://walyou.com Cool Gadgets, New Gadgets, Tech News and Geek Design Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:02:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 This Millennium Falcon cake is a geek dream come true http://walyou.com/cake-millennium-falcon/ http://walyou.com/cake-millennium-falcon/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:12:26 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=215223

The most exciting part of the latest Star Wars trailer was seeing the Millennium Falcon again, and someone must have thought so too, because here it is again, in cake form.

What you see here is the product of Cup A Dee Cakes‘ hard work, an incredibly detailed replica of Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon in cake form. The cake was made for a little guy named Kaben, who was turning 6, but even Han Solo himself would start salivating at this delicious treat’s sight.

The Cup a Dee Cakes team are geniuses, and because geniuses are not greedy they’ve detailed the process in case any of you want to try your hand at it. If you decide to go for it, be sure to send us some pictures afterwards, because we would love to see.

The ship is not only accurate, featuring all cannons, cockpit and doors seen in the movie but also extra care was put in the presentation setting a black background to simulate space flight. I bet I can eat it faster than it takes to do a Kessel run.

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Amigurumi Pokémon Are Cute & Yours To Capture http://walyou.com/amigurumi-pokemon-are-cute-yours-to-capture/ http://walyou.com/amigurumi-pokemon-are-cute-yours-to-capture/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:00:18 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=215181

Here to grow your Pokédex database even larger are these absolutely cute amigurumi (a Japanese style of crocheting) Pokémon from Etsy user Johnny Navarro.

Johnny has an adorable little stable of Pokémon amigurumi to chose from of great quality that you will love to hug. Just look at them! How could you resist these tiny faces?!

There is, of course, the headlining staple of Pokémon faces, from Pikachu (although, sadly, at this moment is currently sold out), Charmander, Bulbasaur, and few more; Johnny even has a couple crocheted characters from the Digimon world if that also strikes your pocket-monster fancy.

For for $30 to $40 bucks each, every amigurumi requires 8-12 weeks for each one to be made and then delivered. Johnny makes each one made to order, which is a good sign of their quality. Be sure to head on over to Johnny’s deviantArt page to check out his entire selection of Pokémon amigurumi current and past, and don’t forget his Etsy shop too!

Source: HeartstringCrochet

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Star Wars snow sculptures are unbelievably cool http://walyou.com/star-wars-snow-sculptures/ http://walyou.com/star-wars-snow-sculptures/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:55:26 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=215124

Sapporo’s snow festival has begun in Japan, and along with it came many incredible, beautiful and well designed snow sculptures.Yet it was a very particular set that caught our attention, one featuring the most recognizable faces from Star Wars.

The centerpiece of this year’s Snow Festival at Sapporo Japan is an incredible Star Wars themed sculpture which draws equal inspiration from Star Wars and Mount Rushmore – the Keystone national monument featuring the faces of historical American presidents.

The sculpture itself is 15 meters high, 22.6 meters wide, and 20 meters deep according to ITMedia y Game Watch. Over 700 tons of snow were used for its creation, which required some five trucks to transport it to Sapporo. This is the most snow that has ever been used in this festival, according to their creators.

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3D printed Super Bowl #leftshark: behold its beauty http://walyou.com/3d-printed-super-bowl-leftshark/ http://walyou.com/3d-printed-super-bowl-leftshark/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:51:53 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=215066

The world will remember the XLIX Super Bowl as the Super Bowl of the memes, especially thanks to the fantastic dancing shark which now has become a 3d statue.

The now infamous “Left Shark” (also known on some circles as “Drunk Shark”) delighted everyone with its cute outfit, enthusiasm and lack of dancing skills: a match made in heaven, when it comes to memes. Left shark skyrocketed to Internet stardom and before the whole thing ended even Katy Perry herself declared him, the MVP of the Super Bowl. Sorry, Tom Brady, you just did some things with a football.

Like every decent meme out there, of course Left Shark would eventually become a 3D sculpture, and thanks to the work of Fernando Sosa (AKA Political Sculptor) we can now enjoy having a Left Shark replica on our shelves or living room. And, in case you lack the equipment to print it yourself, a 3D printed Left Shark meme can just be bought for $24.95. Now, if only Nintendo would release an Amiibo version…

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The Best Fan Art of 2014 http://walyou.com/the-best-fan-art-of-2014/ http://walyou.com/the-best-fan-art-of-2014/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212898

Before you head off and start devouring new adaptations to your favorite comic book, movie and cartoon characters in 2015, take a look and remember some of the best artworks and different interpretations the previous year had to offer.

Everyone Wants to be a King (or Queen) in Westeros / patrickballesteros

Mathilda From Leon / KR0NPR1NZ

Mike Wazowski in Demonic, Zombie Form / LordNetsua

Professor X Controlling Hodor / m7781

Darth Maleficent / jameszapata

Spider-Man on the Tron Grid / lonefirewarrior

Mask of Rogue / lamwin

Prince Arthas / timens

Pikachu Meets Toothless / TsaoShin

The Meeting of Batman & Stitch / ArtistAbe

Realistic (Sorta) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ancorgil

Dexter with Loving Sister Dee Dee / Infusions

There are a lot of Great Elsa’s. This one is the Best / DarrenGeers

Harley Quinn & Ivy in Hipster Mode / thecreatorhd

If I Was a Girl – Hades Version / sakimichan

Waiting at the South Park Bus Stop / Comlockj

The Rocketeer / Geekincognito

More Humanized Simpsons / nna

Winnie the Pooh and China / Turtle-Arts

Staryu & Starmie / Cryptid-Creations

Titanfall / MACCOLA

Alphonse Elric (Full Metal Alchemist) / White-corner

Geralt & The Wild Hunt / Hardedge-Maelstrom

The Evil Within / yangngi

Heavily-Armored Powerpuff Girls / rickyryan


The Wolf Among Us / Kate-FoX


For the previous editions: 2012 / 2013

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Super Mario World BART Map Poster By Robert Bacon http://walyou.com/super-mario-world-bart-map-poster-by-robert-bacon/ http://walyou.com/super-mario-world-bart-map-poster-by-robert-bacon/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:14 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212832

Getting to know the ins and outs of the San Francisco bay area rail system never looked so groovy thanks to this Super Mario World styled map.

A morning work commute can be a dreadful experience, as anyone who has had a 9-to-5 job in their lifetime can attest. But a little sugar can make the medicine go down as the Disney tune goes, and that’s exactly what graphic artist Robert Bacon has done with his Super Mario World interpretation of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

This isn’t the first time that Bacon has Nintendo-fied a city’s transportation map, he’s done similar illustrations, either in the style of Super Mario, Zelda, and even Donkey Kong, for New York City and Chicago, both of which – along with his latest BART map – are available for sale through riptapparel.com.

As for Bacon’s BART map, it is totally brightly in-tuned with Mario’s popular first outing on the Super Nintendo, and also includes many similar landmarks from the game. Giant smiling trees, stars, castles, and even power ups from Super Mario World make their inclusion on this excellent map that should certainly make for a nice print to hang on one’s wall.

Source: SF Gate

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The hobbit-hole cathouse is the perfect kitty Christmas gift http://walyou.com/hobbit-hole-cathouse/ http://walyou.com/hobbit-hole-cathouse/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:08:20 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212589

No matter what your cat’s name is, you might want to change it to Frodo or Bilbo after seeing this cathouse themed after a hobbit-hole.

Surfing around we came across this video depicting a process where a super fan built a cathouse themed after the hobbit-hole seen in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. It also comes with a litter box and scratching post with Barad-dûr/Eye of Sauron themes, so no one can ever accuse you of picking sides.

As long as you don’t get an orc-looking dog, this could become the perfect kitty hang-out place, they’ll just need a place to have a council and decide what to do with the ring.

Via Geekologie

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10 World Leaders as Modern Day Fashionable Hipsters http://walyou.com/world-leaders-as-modern-day-fashionable-hipsters/ http://walyou.com/world-leaders-as-modern-day-fashionable-hipsters/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:06 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=212532

It’s hard to imagine Abraham Lincoln of Vladimir Lenin as fashionable, almost Hipster like characters. It’s good thing artists like Amit Shimoni do that creative thinking for us.

The Israel designer started HIPSTORY as a way of comparing Israeli leaders of the past with today’s leading men and women and also the different fashion trends.

The success of the project caused it to expand, and include other decision makers with a more global flavor.

Abraham Lincoln (United States)

Winston Churchill (UK)

JFK (United States)

Mahatma Ghandi (India)

Nelson Mandela (South Africa)

Margaret Thatcher (UK)

Mao Zedong (China)

Vladimir Lenin (USSR)

David Ben-Gurion (Israel)

Che Guevara


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19 DC Comics Covers Paying Homage to Film Posters http://walyou.com/dc-comics-covers-paying-homage-to-film-posters/ http://walyou.com/dc-comics-covers-paying-homage-to-film-posters/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=209837

It’s always great to see works of fiction correspond and connect with each other and also with the real world, like these wonderful homages to actual film posters by DC Comics artists.

Detective Comics / The Matrix

The Matrix poster

Batman & Superman / The Fugitive

The Fugitive poster

Batman / The Mask

The Mask poster

Superman & Wonder Woman / Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind poster

Superman / Super Fly

Super Fly Poster

Justice League / Magic Mike

Magic Mike poster

Wonder Woman / 300

300 poster

Teen Titans / The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys poster

Catwoman / Bullitt

Bullitt poster

The Flash / North by Northwest

North by Northwest poster

Batman and Robin / Harry Potter

Harry Potter poster

Justice League United / Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks! poster

Green Lantern / 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey poster

Green Lantern Corps / Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet poster

Harley Quinn / Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock cover

Supergirl / The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz poster

Bat Girl / Purple Rain

Purple Rain Poster

Aquaman / Free Willy

Free Willy Poster

Sinestro / West World

West World Poster.


For a bit more of the wonderful work sometimes seen on DC Comics covers, check out these ‘Death of the Family’ artworks.

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7 Excellent Ideas for a Middle-Aged Harry Potter Books http://walyou.com/middle-aged-harry-potter-books/ http://walyou.com/middle-aged-harry-potter-books/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:00:54 +0000 http://walyou.com/?p=199341

Face it: Even if J.K. Rowling starts writing about the boring middle-aged problems of Harry Potter, she’ll rake in billions before the movies come out starring a physically transformed Daniel Radcliffe.

If that day ever happens, here are some excellent ideas for what kind of depressing stories about Potter’s later years she should write about.

The One That’s Worried About Dying

The What If Version

The Creepy Stalking Version

The Tale About Growing Old & Ugly

The Financially Depressing One


More Financial Problems For the Wizard


And the One With Problems in Bed

Hat Tip: Imgur and EliteDaily

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