7 Must Have Geek Gifts for the Creative in your Life
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After searching 12 black-holes, hyperspace trade routes, and the near-earth cluster of Half Nonsense—I’ve handpicked seven must-have geek gifts for the creative in your life. And with Christmas 2022 approaching faster than Han Solo’s 20-parsec Kessel Run, why not nab a few of these smuggler-like glitter-spices. Gifts for nerdy guys? Got em. Gifts for geeky girls? Check.
Guardian of Text & Treasure
The ancient Jedi scroll known as the Legohgon contained dozens of small prismatic brick blueprints that required primeval Force manipulation.
These are among the first things visualised by a Jedi apprentice.
Must-have geek gift number one has to be these classic Lego models of Luke Skywalker’s (Red Five) Helmet and the iconic Sith Lord’s Helm of Darth Vader (cue: thuuuth ** pause ** thuuuth gasping sounds).
This 675-piece Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet will fit a small hamster, giving the creature an immediate boost to its Jedi affinity.
Luke’s helm is the first-ever hero helmet crafted by LEGO for their Star Wars helmets collection. They also make a Bobba Fett, Mandalorian, and Scout Trooper helmets.
So why should I build my Geek Collection with these?
The Black Pearl: Advanced Metal Craft
No glue is needed—only a small pouch of gunpowder, a sharp razor-cutlass to vanquish skeletal foes, and a bottle of rum from 1823 called the Thunderclap Bomb.
Oh, some Clipper and Needle Nose Pliers are required for assembly, and they are not included in this package—but that has never stopped a story-telling pirate like you!
Must-have geek gift number two is this Piececool 3D Puzzle. This model kit contains 307 precision cut parts in 4 pre-coloured sheets to build a stunning model pirate ship.
The finished model Black Pearl is full of detail including the golden cannons, sails, riggings and a terrifying skull and crossbones motif!
Now why on earth would you want a metal pirate ship:
Dell’s UltraSharp 27-inch 4K Monitor
Goodness gracious, that was a big jump from Lego helmets to a 4K monitor! Monitors are always one of the best gifts for tech geeks because they are something you stare at forever in a day.
And yeah, the blacks are strong with this one.
“Hmm…well, I gotta have me blacks real black.”
The superior blacks on this premium display make the inside of Darth Vader’s Lego helmet look like a swaying field of wild black daffodils on a dark winter’s night.
And the colour? The contrast delivers everything in pristine wow colour, much like the ‘wow’ uttered when milk bottles were first invented.
Must-have geek gift number three is the monitor the entire world is raving about at the moment. Dell now stands for Delightfully Elegant, Lucious & Luminous. Well done, Dell!
I am about to buy two of these to replace my LG 36″ Ultra-wide and connect them to my Apple Mac Studio. As a designer-creative-wizard, it is time to go all 4K spectacular.
U2723QE UltraSharp 4K FAQs
|World’s Most Difficult Questions||World’s Wisest Answers|
|How big is the screen?||27 inches (23km if you are a nanite)|
|What is the display resolution?||3840 x 2160 pixels|
|Will the stand support both Portrait and Landscape modes?||Yes, you can tilt the monitor to support both Portrait and Landscape mode. (Sadly, it cannot float above the roof of your apartment at a 45-degree angle.)|
|Does it support Thunderbolt to the Macbook for daisy chain?||Yes, this monitor supports daisy chaining of an additional 4K monitor at full resolution via USB-C|
|Can this mount on a vesa mount? And if so, what size?||It works with a standard 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.|
|How many colors are supported?||1.07 billion colours (C3PO counted them all and gave them all interesting names).|
|What is the USB Power Delivery?||90 Watt – enough to keep your notebook charged, along with one small maintenance droid).|
|Can I connect it to the Millenium Falcon flight AI console?||With the help of the R7MF-Droid “Monkey”, you should be up and running in about 43 seconds.|
Oh look, fancy that—the back of the monitor popped up.
What Others Have Said About this Monitor
“But still, aren’t they a little pricey, Steve?”
Yes, and then no—I think you get what you pay for—ask any Wookie.
If you need to move from a good monitor to a great one then take a look at this one.
The U2723QE has excellent hub connectivity (there are enough ports for 32 Tie-fighters) and better visual performance all around (“that is no moon, it’s the Dell U2723QE”).
Top three wonders facts about this Dell 4K Powerhouse:
Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition
Everything from Abomination to Zzzax, and back again.
This is the essential reference guide to the Marvel Universe and needs to be on every booklover’s geek-shelf…you know, the ones with fairy lights and amazing tales just waiting to burst forth.
The hardback edition contains a whopping 447 pages absolutely crammed with information that will cause that little bubble of happiness to well up from deep within—now that is not something to take lightly!
Must-have geek gift number four is the definitive guide to the Marvel Comics Universe – now fully updated and expanded. Every Marvel enthusiast cannot be called a Marvel enthusiast without it.
Author Stephen “Win” Wiacek has worked in all areas of the comics industry for over 30 years, as a writer, artist, editor, and designer. While running his own art and design consultancy, he taught and lectured on comics creation and production, and worked as a journalist and consultant for television and film. From 1997-2007, he was chairman of the UK professional industry body, the Comics Creators Guild.
So what are the top-four reasons to own this book:
This unique, one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,200 of Marvel’s most memorable characters, with details of their powers and thrill-packed careers.
Mini Espresso Machine
We owned our Mini Espresso machine for several months before COVID hit back in late 2019. We were living in Malaysia at the time—and it has been used nearly every day since and never failed once.
Must-have geek gift number five is the caffeine lifeline, and despite being energised to espresso your darkside, I also get to share one of my favourite Instagram accounts—DeathWish Coffee.
Due to the fact that it has the same colour scheme as a Stormtrooper or the Emperor’s Royal Guard, I think this is one of those must-have geek gifts.
What I really like about the machine:
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Orbitkey Nest Desk Organizer
Orbitkey make some stellar products, and this one is no exception. Their craftsmanship is space-age and sleek, with a slight touch of genuine elegance.
You really need this perfectly portable, provocative piece of pure pizzazz from the planet of Orbitkey.
Must-have geek gift number six is perfect for clutter bugs who want to look organised and prosperous, despite the nagging proclivity to have their Orbitkey nest just sit there and look pretty on YouTube videos.
What I really like about the Orbitkey nest:
Antique Nautical Spyglass
Come on, you’ve always dreamed of owning the ultimate Steampunk-Pirate accessory.
Even if you never use the jolly thing, think of how much better you will sleep at night knowing that your trusty spyglass is within a hand’s reach.
Maybe you’ve downloaded 20,000 movies from the dark web and this is a necessary icon saluting your horrid feats of skullduggery and treachery.
Or, better still, you’re an anti-piracy intern aboard the HMAS Illgetyayet—and due to the excellent optics contained in this replica, it shall be a warning to every pirate out there sailing their little IP address across the turbulent oceans.
Must-have geek gift number seven is what every wanna-be steampunk, pirate, and interstellar smuggler needs.
Or, if you prefer, when you begin that long overdue adventure with your 80-years young grandmother into the deepest Amazonian jungle in search of the Lost Twig of Tezcacoatlix III—this will help spot his Royal Twig from across the intimidating perils of the Amazon River.
Why do you need this spyglass? To be a verified pirate, space smuggler, or Steampunk adventurer of course, but there are other reasons as well:
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