Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wonderful Wednesday? The Game of Thrones opening theme gets mashed up with tech companies, Aladdin gets an honest trailer and learn how to make your own Kylo Ren costume from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But wait, that's not all! Star Wars gets a unique Disney mashup and one man builds an enormous Lego Batmobile! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Aladdin Honest Trailer
The Screen Junkies Honest Trailer crew turned their attention to Disney's 1992 classic Aladdin this week. This hilarious six-minute video even includes a few of their own parody songs, while skewering this whimsical plot and Robin Williams' impressions.
Life-Sized LEGO Batmobile
The LEGO brand is bigger than ever these days, thanks to The Lego Movie, video games like Lego Dimensions and much more. Lego artist Nathan Sawaya and DC Comics' Jim Lee teamed up to create the world's largest Lego Batmobile, which is as big as an actual car. Jim Lee came up with the design during a Comic-Con panel this year, and Nathan Sawaya built the entire "vehicle" himself, which took over 500,000 Lego pieces to complete.
The Ultimate Star Wars and Disney Mashup
Ever since Disney bought LucasFilm in 2012, there have been various memes and mashups where iconic Disney animated characters have found their way into the Star Wars universe. Those memes and videos all pale in comparison to PistolShrimps' ultimate mashup, which takes footage from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plus dialogue from previous Star Wars movies, and adds a number of iconic Disney animated characters. If you've ever wanted to see Dumbo flying alongside X-Wing fighters, or Captain Phasma literally blasting a hole through Olaf's head, this is the video for you.
Game of Thrones Opening Theme Tech Mashup
The opening theme of every Game of Thrones episode is essentially an interactive map of Westeros, showing fans which areas of this mystical land will be explored that week. Vanity Fair has put together a wonderful mashup of this theme, showing us what it would be like if the show was actually about tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. It does also make one wonder if Game of Thrones would actually benefit from some narration during their opening theme.
DIY Kylo Ren Costume from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
With Halloween coming up in just a few weeks, fans may still be searching for costume ideas. If you don't have the means or desire to spend a ton of dough on a pre-made costume, you can just make your own. The folks at Cinefix's Homemade Movies has a step-by-step video that shows you how to make your very own Kylo Ren costume, complete with the unique crossguard lightsaber. This complete costume can be made with everyday household items, and the end result is quite impressive.
Back to The Future DeLorean Golf Cart
Youtuber thelukephone posted two videos that show the work he did on a fantastic version of the Back to The Future DeLorean, as a golf cart. The cart itself was built by Dual Divisions, who were commissioned by Red Deer College to create this vehicle for their 30th Annual Golf Classic. The cart even features a panel with numerous buttons that produce various sound effects and snippets from the score of this classic film.
How Much did Jim Spent Pranking Dwight on The Office?
Even a casual fan of NBC's The Office knows that a staple of the show is Jim's (John Krasinski) pranks at the expense of Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Buzzfeed came across a https://www.reddit.com/r/theydidthemath/comments/2r50k6/request_approximately_how_much_has_jim_the_office/Reddit user who has actually compiled how much it cost Jim to pull off all of these pranks, over the course of nine seasons. This Redditor's tally came up to $5,590.95. Jim's most expensive prank came in the third season, where he shipped Dwight's desk, overnight, to Roswell, New Mexico, which they estimate would have cost $956.14. You can also check out a spreadsheet that breaks down the cost of all these pranks.
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