Ents, eagles and Christopher Lees abound in Lego's LotR Orthanc set

It's not quite as nice as this fanmade creation from 2011, but Lego's official Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc set is still pretty fantastic. For $200 US, you get more than 2300 bricks, the 28-inch-tall tower, a 9-inch-tall Ent, Saruman, Gandalf, a bunch of special feature, and more! Check the specs and more pics… »4/26/13 5:20pm4/26/13 5:20pm

Get It Straight, People: It's Winter Storm Gandolf, Not Winter Storm Gandalf!

Right now, the northern plains are getting buffeted by a massive winter storm that the US media has nicknamed "Gandolf." Which has led to a lot of speculation about certain gray wizards being involved with extreme weather events in North America. But we're here to set the record straight. This is not a misspelling of… »1/11/13 7:48pm1/11/13 7:48pm

Giant Gandalf statue declares "You Shall Not Pass!" at New Zealand's Hobbit premiere

The world premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Part One: First Blood or whatever it's called will be held at the Embassy Theater in Jackson's native New Zealand on November 28th, and to commemorate the occasion, they've built a giant, Argonath-esque statue of Gandalf to oversee the gala, smoke pipeweed, insult… »11/19/12 11:20am11/19/12 11:20am

The 10 Most Epic Last Stands in Science Fiction and Fantasy

If you're a fictional character, death can arrive rather swiftly and creatively. It's your job to go out like an absolute champ so that non-fictional readers and audiences remember your passing and holler your praises on the internet. Here are ten times science fiction and fantasy heroes lost their lives with panache. »6/06/12 3:15pm6/06/12 3:15pm

Pokemon teacher's stamp rewards students before shoving them back in their Pokeballs

If you've already invested in the Gandalf stamp to gleefully mark the papers of failing students, then you might want keep this Pokemon stamp on hand for when your pupils actually study. Etsy seller Jocelyn does it again with a fresh round of self-inking stamp geekery. This one will set you back $12. [Etsy via BuzzFeed »3/11/12 2:30pm3/11/12 2:30pm