arc reactor

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This week’s edition: Creepy weird Batman and Superman statues, Terminator meets Toy Story, Steampunk Mac, Wonder Woman bathing suit, Super heroes need a shrink, Riddick 3 concept art, Two The Dark Knight Rises trailer parodies, Batman movie trifecta poster, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, Adam WarRock’s Browncoat’s Mixtape, Mordor – happiest place on Middle Earth, Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt, Spock in 13,824 LEGOs, 8-bit sand castle, R2-D2 lunchbox, What’s it like to date, Vader?, Harry Potter album covers, guillotine slinghot, the iron pedi-cab, Sam Eagle is Captain America, Lucas Lee is Captain America, Samus plays the Metroid theme on violin, Shatner leads Comic-Con in “KHAAAAAAAN!”


So, this is a real statue in Rome. Maybe this is commemorating when Clark revealed his secret identity to Batman. And Batman’s all like, “I already knew, bro, I’m Batman.” Either way, this is awesome, I wonder what other odd super hero statues are hidden around Europe. Is there a Batman and Robin, Jason Todd, pieta? (GeekTyrant)


Iron_Man_Arc_ReactorOkay, you do-it-yourselfers (the gadgety kind, not the lonely with a box of Kleenex kind), if you’ve wanted to make a replica of Iron Man‘s arc reactor, boy oh boy, are you in luck. Technabob points us to an Instructable that shows you how to do just that very thing.

There’s even an update so you can make the one as seen in Iron Man 2, because if you’re gonna get your Iron Man on, you want to be as current as possible, right?

It’s a little beyond my abilities (things tend to break and/or mysteriously soar across the room), but I bet some of you can handle it.

From there, it’s just a small step to fashioning your own working Iron Man armor. Okay, maybe two steps.

(via Technabob)