Check it out - you even make the display box! It's by Boxzet Papercraft, and you can download it for free here. Plus, Boxzet has a bunch more free templates in this style, including Back to the Future, Batman, and even a retro tin-toy robot. Talk about a fun set to make! (found via ProtonCharging)
Next, GeekDad James Floyd Kelly made this amazing lightsaber for his son for less than $25 and in less than 25 minutes, if you can believe it:
$33 Lightsaber in 33 minutes over on Instructables, so you'll want to read both posts to see the different modification options. (And in case you're as baffled as I was: the base is a pop-up basin drain, and I think all of the pieces come from the plumbing aisle.) Even though my steampunk lightsaber is already done, this one is making green with envy - so I think I may need to make another one. (Sorry, John, sweetie!)
I'm pretty sure there's no way I could make something quite this cool, but I'm still inspired to try:
Steph M. sent over this gorgeous Wall-E by Kevin Stanton, and the paper cutting nerd in me is beyond delighted. Yep, every line and shape you see is a piece of finely cut paper! Hit the link to see more of Stanton's work on his blog; his illustrated books of Shakespeare are also fabulous.
Morgan Ditta posted this on Twitter, saying, "Because they don't sell them new anymore, I had to make my own:"
Oh, and while I was exploring Morgan's site, I also came across these ear hats she designed:
How cool are these?! It is an absolute CRIME that they aren't being sold in the parks right now. Especially the Jungle Cruise hippo. And Roger. And Maleficent. Please, somebody send these to the higher ups at the Mouse, pronto! (Shockingly, Morgan doesn't work for Disney; she's just a fan. Let's hope that changes soon!)
In addition to all of these, I'm also researching resin supplies, because I have Some Ideas. [devious grin] Stand by while I get everything I need, and here's hoping I have something fun and exciting (or at least terrible and amusing) to show you soon!