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Things We Saw Today: The Lego Tower of Orthanc Shows Us Saruman’s Stylish Pad Like Never Before

Things We Saw Today

They’re taking the Legos to Isengard with this huge, detailed new $200 Lego set that allows you to build the Tower of Orthanc from The Lord of the Rings.  The set even comes with Saruman, Gandalf the Grey, and an Ent! (via Gizmodo)

  • It is apparently “technically possible” to perform a human head transplant. Check out  The Frisky for the less sensational (more scientifically accurate) details.
  • Sherlock will have a panel at San Diego Comic Con, and is set to return in 2014! Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat will be at SDCC’13, but unfortunately Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will not appear.  Between this and the lack of a The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug panel, we may go into withdrawl. (via Entertainment Weekly)
  • Being billed as “one possible future,” Damian Wayne will return to DC Comics in a four part miniseries titled “Damian: Son of Batman.” Written and illustrated by Andy Kubert. (via New York Post)

This integrated circuit hairbrush allows you to comb your hair with a microchip.  Just watch out for static electricity. (via So Geek Chic)

  • Buzzfeed has collected a list of “10 Times White Actors Played People of Color” in anticipation for The Lone Ranger.
  • Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman has written the 7th installment in the series of 11 Doctor Who 50th Anniversary novels. (via The Telegraph)
  • As the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future approaches, Jason Aron has decided to honor the movie’s cultural impact with a Kickstarted documentary film about the movie’s influence. Fund it in the next month, or you’ll be out of time. (via Slash Film)

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