Maybe you dreamed of having a Lego city when you were young. Maybe you even made it happen. But do you really want generic Lego minifigures to populate that city? Minifigs.Me expands your options with a huge line of pre-designed minifigs that span real famous people and movie/TV/comic characters. The range includes Deadpool (shown), Guy Fawkes, Jack the Ripper, Ripley (from Alien), Pope Francis, both POTUS candidates, Yoda, and way more (in the hundreds) than we can realistically list. You can also build your own by choosing individual pieces or get their team to recreate you (or anybody, really) from photos.

Learn more at Minifigs.Me – roughly $15+ [via]

GET IT: ~$15+


Killspencer iPhone 7/7+ Veil Collection

Perhaps your new smartphone is already starting to show “microabrasions” on its new polished jet black finish. Or maybe you’d rather your phone look a tad more original. Regardless, Killspencer’s Veil Collection for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will accomplish both by way of a laser cut and hand-finished protective cover that sticks onto the back of your device with a removable industrial adhesive. They’re ultra-thin at just 1mm thick, adding barely any bulk or thickness, and come in six options including Midnight Black Alcantara, Exotic Rosewood (shown, left), Black Leather (shown, right), and Walnut, sized to fit either the bigger or smaller iPhone.

Hit up Killspencer for the full lineup – $40+

GET IT: $40+


Polygons Flat Measuring Spoon

The spoon hasn’t changed much in the last few millennia. But the measuring spoon is about to with Rahul Agarwal’s Polygons Flat Measuring Spoon. Polygons is just a flat rectangle made of polypropylene with a variety of flush thermoplastic rubber hinges running across. When you need to measure, fold it at the corresponding lines to form a spoon with the exact volume required. Each set includes two Polygons — one in the tablespoon range and the other in the teaspoon range — which work just as well with liquids, viscous products like honey, or powdered goods. Since they sit flat when unfolded they’re easy to clean and store, and curb the messiness of storing a dozen traditional measuring spoons.

Find it at Kickstarter – $12

GET IT: $12


Balloon Pin House

You could fill a corner of your corkboard with spare pushpins waiting to be used. Or instead keep them all concentrated as the Balloon Pin House’s balloon. This whimsical plywood house features an attached cork ball that, when adorned with a few hundred colorful pins, evokes Carl’s floating house in Pixar’s Up. The Pin House can be kept loose or mounted thanks to a wall screw mount on its back side, though the screw isn’t included. The three hundred pins are, however, but they aren’t pre-fitted into the cork ball, so you’ve got your work set out for you.

Find it at Clive Roddy – roughly $32 [via]

GET IT: ~$30


Cakedozer Cake Server

In the history of the world we sincerely doubt a single piece of cake has ever been served upright, considering the degree with which these sticky, sugar-filled concoctions adhere to most cake servers. Cakedozer makes attempting upright cake delivery far easier thanks to a small bulldozer that helps you push the cake off of the server and onto the plate by sliding its lever forward with your thumb, improving presentation, at least as compared to plopping the cake or pie sideways onto the plate. It solves a first world problem but an important one if you really care about desserts.

Learn more at Peleg Design – $16.50

GET IT: $16.50


Maco Cable Organizer

You could master complex cable-wrapping techniques that just use their own wires to hold them together. Or just grab a Maco 2.0 or Big Maco cable organizer. Both slip around your cord to stay put whether attached or not and feature concealed neodymium magnets to tightly lock around cables, keeping them tidily wrapped and compact. The smaller Maco 2.0 is suitable for earbud headphones, charge cables, and the like, while the Big Maco is better for laptop chargers, ethernet cables, and small appliance wires like those on an iron or hair dryer.

Find it at Kickstarter – roughly $11

GET IT: ~$11


Fidget Cube

Fidget incessantly at work or when sitting too long? You’re not alone. Numerous toys have been designed to meet this unique need over millennia including worry beads and Baoding balls but none come close to being as feature-packed as the Fidget Cube. On each of its six sides you’ll find a gliding joystick, a flip switch, a worry stone-shaped indentation to rub, a rotating dial, a ball (that also clicks in) and three gears to spin, and another side with five buttons, three that produce an audible click and two that are completely silent. It’s bound to meet your various fidgeting needs even if they’re complex and ever changing, and the inclusion of numerous silent options means your coworkers won’t want to murder you.

Hit up Kickstarter for details – $19

GET IT: $19


HMM TapeDispenser

If less design is better, then the HMM TapeDispenser, made of precisely machined aluminum, is best. This naturally weighted tape dispenser is a cube-shaped, pruned down version of typically large models, slicing off about two-thirds of the body size while still remaining fully functional for one-handed use. The tape holder attaches to its base magnetically and a square toothed cutter block made of hard-anodized aluminum cuts tape efficiently and more cleanly without posing any sort of cutting risk. Available in two versions: HMM 65 and HMM 50, the former compatible with 3-inch core tape of various widths and the latter for the standard 1-inch core tapes normally found in handheld dispensers.

Find it at Kickstarter – roughly $46+

GET IT: $46+


Tile Slim

Tile’s trackers are small, but they’re bulky. Tile Slim, on the other hand, has gone the way of the smartphone: larger but also far thinner. It’s as thick as two credit cards so it slips into wallets unnoticed or can be stuck to a laptop or anything else with a slim profile. An integrated (non-replaceable) battery still lasts one year, at which point you need to reTile your device, and it talks to your smartphone via Bluetooth LE. If the object is lost just ring it using the Tile app which triggers an 82 decibel melody on the Tile, or page your phone should you lose that by clicking on the Tile itself.

Learn more at Tile – $


Suck UK Bell Jar Light

Everything looks good in a Bell Jar Light. Place your most prized possessions — or knick knack you just can’t rid yourself of — regardless of monetary value under this hand blown glass dome for a boost in perceived importance and to keep them dust-free. Each sits upon a painted wooden base that’s complete with cool running LEDs concealed within dual diffusers on the floor to evenly illuminate them from underneath.

Learn more at Suck UK or grab one at Amazon – $128 [via]


Zyp-Zyp Minimal Tape Dispenser

Finding the end of the tape on a roll often takes an eternity. Cleverly, the Zyp-Zyp Minimal Tape Dispenser eliminates this problem like a normal tape dispenser might but without the actual dispenser — and with a cutting edge far more efficient than plastic. Zyp-Zyp is manufactured in Germany by centrifugal casting of Nicaflor, a copper, nickel and tin alloy, and installs on standard tape rolls 12mm in width and of any diameter. The way it works isn’t what you’d expect and is hard to describe, so we recommend checking out their video at the link below. But we’ll still try: press down on the end with the cutting edge to unstick the tape that’s been passed through the hole from the roll, then pull and cut at desired length before sticking it back down.

Find it at Zyp-Zyp – roughly $27 [via]


Spivo Stick

The Spivo Stick is a selfie stick on steroids. While most cheap selfie sticks can technically be slowly manipulated to suit a variety of angles, the Spivo Stick is the only one that can rotate your camera 180 degrees on a whim — and at the push of a button. The mechanism that does this is fully mechanical and therefore doesn’t rely on batteries, creating a whip pan effect as your camera spins around to point to what you’re looking at and then back to you with another press. It’s lightweight, waterproof, comes in three sizes between 12 and 26 inches in length, and works with any GoPro as well as any other camera with a standard 1/4-inch tripod mount. Though we’d presume your DSLR is too heavy.

Find it at Spivo – $50


Codex Silenda

Prop a Codex Silenda up on your coffee table and it’s sure to attract attention. Not only is this tome thick as hell, it’s also made of laser-cut wood and boasts only five pages. But each of the five features an intricate puzzle that needs to be overcome to unlock the next page and keep progressing. Puzzles include the Mechanical Iris, a Rotating Maze, Geneva Gears, Paradox Sliders, and the Cryptex Lock, all more complex than the run-of-the-mill puzzles in the mainstream like Rubik’s cubes and one trick ponies in the form of interlocked pieces. The only catch is they’re all out of hand-assembled options so you’ll need to build it yourself — or  get someone to build it for you, since you’ll probably want a go at it yourself. Unlocking the last page also grants access to a small storage stash, useful once you’ve mastered all five.

Find it at Kickstarter – $125 [via]