Chris McVeigh's Lego creations are some of the most impressive out there, and since he shares his plans, you can construct them yourself. McVeigh's latest is a Super Mario-inspired build, which is simple enough that even a Lego novice can get in on the fun.
If you've got $US12 and a little time to spare this weekend, consider tackling the Lego Super Mario Question Block that opens up to reveal a mushroom power-up. The whole project is just 90 blocks and 48 steps so you craft yourself a nerdy new desk ornament without burning your whole day on the build. [Chris McVeigh]