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  1. Space

    Nothing Can Make Us Stop Playing with This Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

    If you have scissors, a printer, and nothing to do for a while, you can print out this paper doll of astronaut Chris Hadfield and have space adventures on your desk. The doll was designed by Cloe Ashton and is available from Mad Art Lab. It features a spacesuit or a more casual look. You can also just have Hadfield in his underwear and cowboy hat.

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  2. Gaming

    It’s Not Too Late to Decorate Your Space with These Minecraft Snowflakes

    In case you haven't noticed, we are all about geeky christmas decorations here at Geekosystem. You know, what with being geeks and all. Geek! So these Minecraft snowflakes are gonna go great next to the Star Wars and Game of Thrones ones we've already made. Let's just hope they all get along on our tree.

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  3. Entertainment

    The Papercraft Biology Art of Julie Dodd

    Papercraft is always a mainstay here at Geekosystem, and when we came across the environmental and biological papercraft artwork of Julie Dodd, we were mightily impressed. From illegal logging papercraft to blood cells, Dodd is a master of her, uh, craft. Check out some of her work below, and give her site a visit right away.

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  4. Weird

    How to Make Your Own Papercraft Enigma Code Machine

    If you've been looking for the best low-cost, low-tech solution for encrypting your messages and you have a real affinity for World War II-era cryptography, then have I got the DIY project for you: The Papercraft Enigma code machine. Papercraft Alan Turing is spinning in his grave.

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  5. Gaming

    Even in Papercraft Animation, Mario Still Can’t Hit the Top of the Flagpole [Video]

    A project for YouTube user ConnorRWilson's high school computer class, this papercraft, stop motion Mario animation depicts the iconic World 1-1. It looks like the "player" is going for a speedrun more than anything, but still manages to nab the 1-Up mushroom. Like all good Mario depictions, even this papercraft Mario messes up the flagpole jump.

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  6. Tech

    This Papercraft Samus Aran is Almost Seven Feet Tall

    If you've been waiting all your life to see a 6'10 papercraft Samus Aran, today is the day your dreams come true and you'll have to find some new dreams. Flickr user IAmThatOneGuy made this awesome, tall Samus figure out of nothing but paper and glue. He used the Samus model from Metroid Prime 2, of the stellar Metroid Prime trilogy. Unfortunately, rolling this Samus into a ball would pretty much be irreparable. Head on past the break for some more pictures of this gargantuan paper Samus.

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  7. Gaming

    A Cute, Evil Nintendo Entertainment System Monster Papercraft

    This adorably evil, blood-spattered anthropomorphic papercraft Nintendo Entertainment System was created by Alex Huret, adding to just how mind-bogglingly impressive papercraft can be. Also, adding to the collection of anthropomorphized children's toys reproduced in paper. Head on past the break to see more pictures of the cute little guy, and download this PDF if you'd like to try your hand at making your own.

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  8. Gaming

    Anthropomorphic Papercraft Etch-a-Sketch and Viewmaster

    Marshall Alexander didn't just create a papercraft Etch-a-Sketch and Viewmaster, he anthropomorphized them, making them look like characters that would be in a Disney movie. Not only are they adorable, but Alexander has provided instructions over on his blog so you can make your own. Check out more pictures after the jump.

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  9. Gaming

    This Gears of War Pistol is Made Out of Paper

    I'll admit that if you want to have a pistol you can actually shoot things with, this probably isn't the pistol for you. If you want a pistol that just looks cool on your mantle, or in your gangster Facebook profile picture, this papercraft Gears of War pistol will do you just fine.

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  10. Entertainment

    This Giant Papercraft Hulk Sculpture Was Awesome And Then Got Lit On Fire

    There's awesome New Years Eve tradition in Ecuador where a whole bunch of talented artists built big paper and wooden sculptures called "años viejos," or "old years" in English. The sculptures depict all kinds of things, like the Hulk above, as well as Smurfs, dinosaurs, Shadow the Hedgehog, whatever your heart desires, really. Then, they all get lit on fire to bid farewall to the past year. Fortunately, before everything was torched, Photographer Ricardo Bohorquez got a bunch of pictures from the celebration in Guayaquil and the sculptures are stunning.

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  11. Entertainment

    Enormous 7-Foot Papercraft Gundam Looks Awesome, Would Not Withstand the Rigors of Space Combat

    There are some people that are destined for greatness, and then there are people like Taras Lesko who are apparently destined to build progressively larger Gundam models out of paper. In 2010, he constructed a rather impressive four-foot model of the Freedom Gundam. With nowhere to go but upward, he tackled a model nearly twice as big. Standing at seven feet, his Gundam Mk-2 weighs 10 pounds, has 1,250 individual parts, and is comprised of 720 pages of paper. While impressive in its own right, watching Lesko print, fold, and assemble the behemoth is truly jaw dropping. Read on after the break to see it all come together.

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  12. Tech

    Papercraft Glasses Have Manually Operated Papercraft Irises

    Back in the 3rd grade, I was given a pair of glasses to wear. My eye doctor was a mad scientist so he gave me some nice bifocals. That's right, bifocals, in third grade. Of course, I can't blame him for the double bridged frames that I picked out. Needless to say, I never actually wore them after the first day. If he had given me these awesome papercraft glasses though, it might have been a different story. Made by art.makes over at Instructables, these glasses --made entirely out of paper-- not only make you look like Arthur, but also have papercraft irises that you an open and shut for, well, for fun.

    With just a little paper, a mailing tube, some string, a hole punch, a little bit of glue, an xacto knife, paper and cardstock, and about 3-6 hours of spare time, you can build your very own pair by following the step-by-step guide on Instructables, if you're into that sort of thing. Then, when you're done, maybe you can try to sell them to Lady Gaga or something. Seems like an accessory she might be into. Maybe if you made them out of meat...

    Video of these spectacular spectacles in action after the jump.

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  13. Weird

    Intricate Soda Can Art Made From Paper

    Artist Hasegawa Yoshio created a series of sculptural pieces using wireframe models of soda cans, bent beyond recognition or configured into strange shapes. But these soda cans (pop cans, anyone?) are not what they seem: Each is hand-crafted out of paper and acrylic, giving the cans a surprisingly natural origin. Not to mention being inherently cooler since it's made out of paper. See more after the break.

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  14. Entertainment

    Gorgeous Paper Collage Geek Culture Icons

    deviantART user botjira makes some fairly pretty paper collage representations of popular characters from video games, television and anime. Each collage uses different textures and materials to create a layer of depth and draw the eye to different portions of the piece. Head on past the break to see some impressive paper collages of your favorite characters, including Chell, Ash Ketchum, Spock and Mario.

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  15. Tech

    Papercraft Camera Actually Works

    Created by designer Matthew Nicholson, the camera is a papercraft recreation of a Leica M3, a classic camera -- produced by German camera company Leica Camera -- dating back to 1954 that sold over 220,000 units from 1954 to 1966 when it stopped being produced. Nicholson opted to go the cheaper and more papery route, creating a papercraft version of the Leica M3 that actually snaps pictures.

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