Miniature Carved Pumpkins

legolandpumpkinpatchLook at these cute mini-carved pumpkins!  The Pumpkin Patch was created by artist Hedley Wiggan and is on display at Legoland Windsor Resort in the UK for the month of Halloween.  The mini Jack O’ Lanterns took over 60 hours to carve.

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Frankie’s Garage: Fiesta ST200 Hot Hatch

fiestast200The Fiesta gets another limited edition run from Ford with the Fiesta ST200 hot hatch.  This Fiesta gets 200 horses, upgraded suspension, performance brakes and the ST200 badges if you’re into that stuff.  Carfection reviews this limited run fast Ford hatch.

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The Age of Treachery by Gavin Scott

ageoftreacherycoverI recently watched Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)” on rental.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great.  And by coincidence my next book review takes place around this post-WWII/Cold War era, it’s “The Age of Treachery” by author Gavin Scott.

World War II has just ended and like many soldiers returning home to England, Duncan Forrester is trying to adjust into normal civilian life.  The ex-Special Operations Executive agent, Duncan is back at Oxford College as a archaeology researcher. A fellow colleague David Lyall is murdered on campus and everything points to Duncan’s best friend Gordon Clark.  Duncan Forrester begins his own investigation.

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World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle!

bouncycastleComing to a big weekend music festival near you!  The world’s biggest bouncy castle will appear at UK music festivals this year.  Creator Matt the Hat will debut the bouncy castle at the Common People music festival this weekend in Southampton City Centre.   The bouncy castle fits 100 party-goers.  It measures 78ft long, 68ft wide, 42ft high and takes 5,000 cubic ft of air to inflate.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Focus Black Edition

fordfocusblackeditionWhat is the Ford Focus Black Edition?  It’s not the hardcore Focus RS AWD or the peppy fun ST hot hatch.  It’s an affordable offering based on the Zetec S model with upgraded bits and parts with a mildly aggressive look.  The Black Edition features a 1.5L EcoBoost 180 horsepower engine and around 51mpg estimated.

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Music: The PSB are back with Pop Kids!

psbsuperOne of my favorite 1980s’ bands was the Pet Shop Boys and you might find it hard to believe they are still around making music.  The Pet Shop Boys caught my attention again in 2013 with their single “Vocal” from the Electric album.  A return to that 1980s and early 1990s sound that got me hooked, and now here in 2016 – the Pet Shop Boys are back with their latest single “Pop Kids.”

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Massive LEGO Star Wars Death Star

legolandukdeathstarukOver 500,000 LEGO bricks took to build one of the world’s biggest Star Wars diorama, the Empire’s Death Star.  Fifteen LEGO builders took 3 months to build this special effects laden LEGO diorama/playset for Legoland Windsor in the UK.

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Frankie’s Garage: The New Hot Hatches

fordfiestast2002016There maybe a plethora of supercars at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, but also the working man’s hot hatches.  The Ford Fiesta’s big brother, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is taking all the press coverage and car talk, but this new Ford Fiesta ST200 is no push-over.

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Star Wars Themed Footwear from Irregular Choice

starwarsthemebootsBritish footwear company Irregular Choice collabs with Star Wars movie franchise for some fun footwear style.  You can rock Darth Vader platforms and Yoda high heels.  Prices range from $170.00USD and up to $418.00USD.

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Thakoon for DesigNation 2015

designationkohltakoonI have to admit, I have never shopped at Kohl’s or stepped into one of their retail stores before, but American designer Thakoon Panichgul will have a limited-edition clothing line for Kohl’s DesigNation 2015.  The women’s wear collection theme is all things London-inspired with a feminine-tomboy look.

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Frankie’s Garage: The GT12 Road Monster

astonmartingt12One of my fave auto journalists in the game is Chris Harris and in this episode he takes a look at a road and track monster, the Aston Martin Vantage GT12.  The GT12 features aggressive aero parts, splitters, a big wing, bigger tires, some weight trimming and is limited to 100 cars.

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors Collide!

4 doctors 1If you’re a comic book reader veteran, then you’re probably familiar with the usual once-a-year mega cross-over event like in the DC and Marvel Universe.  Well, this summer 2015, Titan Comics will mix-it up with 4 Doctors and 3 companions meeting up in this 5-issue mini-series.  Doctor Who:  Four Doctors #1 (1-5) follows the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their companions on a mission against an unknown foe.  The epic crossover-event is written by Paul Cornell (Wolverine) and illustrated by Neil Edwards
(Assassin’s Creed).

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Glastonbury Music Festival LEGO-style

legolandglastonburyfestivalOne of the biggest live music events on this planet is the Glastonbury Music Festival in Britain.  Now Legoland Windsor Resort taps it’s LEGO model makers to build a big diorama of the Glastonbury music festival.  Over 2 months of work and over 15,000 LEGO bricks were used.  The Glastonbury LEGO scene will be on display until this November 2015.

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Drawings of Kids Playing “Star Wars”

childrenstarwars00Reliving your childhood playtime experiences is what artist Craig Davison has done.  This is his series of illustrations of kids playing Star Wars.  If you have the money to spend, you pick-up one of these limited art pieces by Craig.

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The Art & Making of Penny Dreadful

pennydreadfulartbookI have to admit I only started watching this hit Showtime series only for Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire), but I stayed for for the story and characters driving the “Penny Dreadful” program.  We are already knee-deep into the second season and Titan Books has just released “The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful”, the official companion book to the program.


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Billionaire Boys Club Spring 2015

bbccoverspring2015This is the Billionaire Boys Club Lookbook for Spring 2015.  If by chance you are in London, make sure to check out the first Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream flaghip store located in the Soho district.

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LEGO-style – Inside the TARDIS

doctorwhocoverLEGO and Doctor Who fan Thorsten Bonsch aka Xenomurphy has built a way cool Doctor Who diorama!  Using LEGO bricks, Xenomurphy re-created the Doctor Who console control room from the TV series.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Ultimate Vantage GT3

astonmartingt3I love the sound of this 6.0L V12 engine.  This is the super limited edition Aston Martin Vantage GT3.  Xcar Films as well as Autocar takes an inside look at the track/street car.

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Miniature Sculptures Made From Shark Tooth

minisharkteethTwo weeks of Shark madness beginning Febuary 14, 2015 through March 1, 2015 at the Sea Life London Aquarium will also feature the works of artist Hedley Wiggan.  Hedley is world famous for his miniature sculptures and this time he uses shark teeth to create his miniature animals.

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Turn Your Smartphone into a Robot Warrior

mechwarrioriphoneThere’s a plethora of smartphone cases from the cute to geeky.  Now comes the Mech Warrior steampunk-style smartphone case.  Sold at the Red5 gadget shop, this is the Metal Art MECH Warrior Phone Stand.

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Viral Video Friday: The SlumGods of Mumbai

slumdogsmumbaiNo, this isn’t Slumdog Millionaire but “SlumGods of Dharavi.”  This Guardian News short-documentary takes viewers inside the slums of Mumbai, where kids are using breakdancing as a way out.  We follow the journey of 15 year-old Vikram who wants to be a b-boy star.

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Adidas Originals x Undefeated x Maharishi

zx500If you’re a sneaker addict, the mega team-ups of team-ups is here.  Adidas Originals signs-up sneaker shop Undefeated and UK street brand Maharishi for this super limited edition kicks collection.

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A Large Evil Corporation Team-up with Funko

alargeevilcorporationcoverThe UK-based animation house A Large Evil Corporation not only makes cool animations for clients around the way, but also has a knack of making neat vinyl figures.

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Frankie’s Garage: Building a Drift Mobile

driftcarbuildDrifting from around the world, here’s a look at the UK-side of things.  XCar Films interviews driver/owner Phil Morrison of Driftworks Limited.

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Food: Rock Candy Joy in Northern England.

northernenglandAs I’m sitting in my cubicle workstation today, the latest Munchies episode makes me hungry and yearning to travel.  This is Munchies tour of the North, the cities Blackpool and Liverpool.  Now I know how rock candy is made!

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