Let's say that you've got a spare two grand stuffed in a shoebox under your bed, and you want to put it towards something really useful. No, not paying off a credit card bill, or getting your car serviced โ€” you want to blow that on a Mario Bros lamp made out of Lego.

In fairness, the light is both pretty big โ€” plenty of bang for your buck โ€” and, in all seriousness, kinda cool. A little over two feet tall, and nearly a foot wide at the base, this doesn't so much hint at your love of Nintendo's most famous franchise, as forcibly shove it into every visitor's face.

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Just don't knock it over in the middle of a frenzied Mario Kart celebration โ€” then you'd be left in the dark, with Lego bricks strewn across the floor like little plastic landmines. That wouldn't be pretty. [Etsy via Technabob]