A Video Tour of WesterosCraft, The ‘Minecraft’ World Where ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Remake the Continent of Westeros

A video tour has recently been released for WesterosCraft, an incredible Minecraft video game server started by artist Jacob Granberry where a large community of Game of Thrones fans have teamed up to recreate the large fictional continent of Westeros imagined by author George R.R. Martin. The impressive tour of their virtual world is narrated by none other than Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who plays Bran Stark in HBO‘s popular Game of Thrones television series.

According to the WesterosCraft Wikia page, the digital map is “currently several gigs in file size and roughly 22,000 x 59,000 blocks (501.14 square miles), the size of Los Angeles.” Fellow fans can help out with the massive build process by visiting and signing up at the WesterosCraft website.

“I would say the world is at around 70% completion. Since we last spoke, we’ve developed a custom launcher for the game that comes packed with our WesterosBlocks mod which includes over 50 new custom blocks and textures specifically made for our server. So, we completely repainted our map with new textures, and some of our old builds we are building over bigger, better, and more realistic. That Kings Landing render from a few years ago? Yea, we are remaking that entire city again.” – Jacob Granberry

King's Landing - the capital of Westeros
King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros

The Iron Throne
The Iron Throne

Castle Black of the Night's Watch - The Wall
The Wall at Castle Black of the Night’s Watch

Dreadfort - seat of House Bolton
Dreadfort, Seat of House Bolton

Riverrun - Seat of House Tully
Riverrun, Seat of House Tully

Deepwood Motte
Deepwood Motte

images via WesterosCraft

via Kotaku

A Colorful Animated Neon Light Version of the ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Trailer

UK-based digital neon artist Neonardo has created a colorful animated neon light version of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. More of Neonardo’s impressive neon animations are available to view on Tumblr.

The original teaser trailer for comparison:

Star Wars X-Wing

Star Wars Ball Droid

images via Neonardo

via MightyMega

An iOS & Android App-Controlled Version of Batman’s Tumbler Batmobile From Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy

The Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler

Soap Studio has created a beautiful remote-controlled version of Batman‘s “Tumbler” batmobile from Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight superhero film trilogy. The 1:12 scale vehicle is made up of over 600 highly detailed pieces, comes with a crime-fighting Batman figurine, and can be controlled with either an iOS or Android app via WiFi. The Tumbler is available to purchase online from the Soap Studio store.

Our Tumbler is fully controlled by the most advanced mobile app which capable to not only making the car run but also cockpit and spoiler movements, 16 super bright LEDs, Power-Jet mode plus special engine sound and visual effects, night vision camera for video and photo shooting,voice intercom, a 1:12 Batman which features 26 points of articulations, remote control LED display platform…etc. As a collective item or simply a playing toy,the Tumbler also reaches the highest degree of product furnishing.

The Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler

The Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler

The Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler

The Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler

images via Soap Studio

via GeekAlerts, The Awesomer

A Supercut of Music Artists Singing ‘Whoa-oo-oh’ in Modern Pop and Indie Songs

The Cutting Room has created a supercut video of music artists singing “Whoa-oo-oh” in modern pop and indie songs. A full list of the songs can be found on YouTube and Spotify.

via Tastefully Offensive

The Differences Between Season One of ‘The Walking Dead’ Television Series and the Comic Book Series

To celebrate the hit show’s mid-season premiere coming to AMC on February 8th, CineFix hunts down and points out some of the many differences between season one of The Walking Dead television series and the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. There are main characters that are introduced at different points in the story, meetings with other survivors in the comics that do not happen in the show, and much more.

A lot changed in adapting the Image Comics ongoing graphic novel series for the small screen. From major character changes (Hi, Merle and Daryl!) to plot tweaks, we’ll go through every difference between Season One of The Walking Dead, and the comics that inspired them – get ready to get informed!

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LEGO to Release a Massive S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Playset With Five Marvel Avengers Minifigs in March 2015

LEGO SHIELD Helicarrier

LEGO has recently announced that they will be releasing an official–and massive–S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier playset that will come with a series of Marvel Avengers minifigs. The 2,996-piece set, which will include five minifigs (Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill), will be available to purchase directly from the online LEGO Shop and local LEGO Stores beginning in March 2015.

LEGO SHIELD Helicarrier

LEGO SHIELD Helicarrier

LEGO SHIELD Helicarrier

Nick Fury Captain America

Black Widow Hawkeye

images via LEGO

via The Wall Street Journal, Comic Book Resources

The Theme Song for Ken’s Stage From the ‘Street Fighter II’ Video Game Played on Floppy & Hard Disk Drives

Arganalth has created a great rendition of the theme song for Ken’s stage from Capcom’s Street Fighter II video game using a collection of floppy drives and hard disk drives.

The original theme song for comparison:

An Honest Trailer for the Sci-Fi Dystopian Action Thriller Film ‘The Maze Runner’

Prepare for a whole new world of ridiculous made up names for simple English words.

Screen Junkies has created an honest trailer for the The Maze Runner, a sci-fi dystopian action thriller film based on the 2009 novel of the same name by James Dashner.

You demanded it, so we revisited the latest YA trilogy (quadrilogy?) in the making, The Maze Runner!!

How to Clean Out and Slice a Bell Pepper With Ease Using a Knife

Dave Hax (previously) shows clean out and slice a bell pepper with ease using a knife in his most recent instructional video. Dave makes it look like a super simple task as he scoops out the center with his blade and dices the pepper up in seconds.

Simple tutorial to help you when cooking with pepper. Great kitchen tip to help make food preparation easier and a useful knife skill.

music by Kevin MacLeod – “Look Busy

‘Cute Enemies’, Art Show Celebrating the Cute Side of Pop Culture Villains at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Los Angeles

Boba Fett by Dela Longfish
Boba Fett by Dela Longfish

Cute Enemies is a group art show, curated by artist Tony Bui of Genuine Haha, at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland (previously) in Los Angeles celebrating the cute side of pop culture villains from movies, television, and video games. The exhibit started on Saturday, January 17, 2015 and will be on display until Sunday, February 22. Those interested in participating can RSVP for the event online via Facebook. Artwork from the show is available to purchase online.

Curated by Tony Bui, owner of Genuine Haha greeting cards, “Cute Enemies” brings together professional and up-and-coming artists to pay homages to their modern and childhood icons. These 21 artists (who contribute to movies, cartoons, video games) have come together to create over 60 new pieces of original work specifically for this show.

List of featured artists:

Lauren Andrews, Patrick Ballestreros, Tony Bui, Joey Chou, Ryan Hungerford, Matt Kaufenberg, Megan Kelly, Christopher Lee, Dela Longfish, Nikki Longfish, Jerome Lu, Phil Mamuyac, Wayne B. Medina, Nino Navarra, Tracy Tubera, Alden Viguilla, Mike V., Jeff Victor, Miguel Wilson, and Janie XY.

Thanos by Tony Bui
Thanos by Tony Bui

Megatron by Mike Villamejor
Megatron by Mike Villamejor

Kill Bill by Patrick Ballesteros
Kill Bill by Patrick Ballesteros

Lil Bowser by Lauren Andrews
Lil Bowser by Lauren Andrews

Cute Enemies Art Show

images via Leanna Lin’s Wonderland and credited artists

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