A Basement Dedicated to Extreme LEGO Building

After he and his husband moved into a house in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, architect and avid LEGO builder Jeffrey Pelletier decided to combine his interests by creating a "LEGO Lair" in the basement of his new home.

The architect renovated the house, which was built in 1902, but kept the original structure in place. “You get the floor plan of a modern house, but you get the feel of an older home,” he said. He painted the entire house in bright, cheery colors to counteract Seattle's sometimes dreary weather.

The house is beautiful and welcoming, but the real draw is the basement with 9-foot ceilings. Pelletier added custom-built floor-to-ceiling shelving, which he filled with LEGO bricks that he has acquired since childhood (he estimates that he has around a quarter million pieces). The bricks are separated into 153 bins and 189 drawers, all neatly organized by color or by piece—there's even a drawer just for (plastic) food.

On top of the sweet collection, there's also a media room, well-stocked bar, laundry room, and guest room. The couple can entertain guests without waking their one-year-old son sleeping two floors above.

You can see some of the creations Pelletier has made in the basement in the video above. He even made a pretty accurate model of his own home.

Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook
There’s a Ghost Hiding in This Illustration—Can You Find It?
Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook
Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook

A hidden image illustration by Gergely Dudás, a.k.a. Dudolf
Gergely Dudás - Dudolf, Facebook

Gergely Dudás is at it again. The Hungarian illustrator, who is known to his fans as “Dudolf,” has spent the past several years delighting the internet with his hidden image illustrations, going back to the time he hid a single panda bear in a sea of snowmen in 2015. In the years since, he has played optical tricks with a variety of other figures, including sheep and Santa Claus and hearts and snails. For his latest brainteaser, which he posted to both his Facebook page and his blog, Dudolf is asking fans to find a pet ghost named Sheet in a field of white bunny rabbits.

As we’ve learned from his past creations, what makes this hidden image difficult to find is that it looks so similar to the objects surrounding it that our brains just sort of group it in as being “the same.” So you’d better concentrate.

If you’ve scanned the landscape again and again and can’t find Sheet to save your life, go ahead and click here to see where he’s hiding.

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The Most Searched Shows on Netflix in 2017, By State

Orange is the New Black is the new black, at least as far as Netflix viewers are concerned. The women-in-prison dramedy may have premiered in 2013, but it’s still got viewers hooked. Just as they did in 2017, took a deep dive into Netflix analytics using Google Trends to find out which shows people in each state were searching Netflix for throughout the year. While there was a little bit of crossover between 2016 and 2017, new series like American Vandal and Mindhunter gave viewers a host of new content. But that didn’t stop Orange is the New Black from dominating the map; it was the most searched show in 15 states.

Coming in at a faraway second place was American Vandal, a new true crime satire that captured the attention of five states (Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin). Even more impressive is the fact that the series premiered in mid-September, meaning that it found a large and rabid audience in a very short amount of time.

Folks in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were all destined to be disappointed; Star Trek: Discovery was the most searched-for series in each of these states, but it’s not yet available on Netflix in America (you’ve got to get CBS All Access for that, folks). Fourteen states broke the mold a bit with shows that were unique to their state only; this included Big Mouth in Delaware, The Keepers in Maryland, The OA in Pennsylvania, GLOW in Rhode Island, and Black Mirror in Hawaii.

Check out the map above to see if your favorite Netflix binge-watch matches up with your neighbors'. For more detailed findings, visit


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