Geek Guide to Holiday Shopping 2010


If you ever wanted to own a piece of Hogwarts, here’s your chance. The new Lego Hogwarts Castle is the Christmas must-have for any Harry Potter fan. The set features over 1200 Lego pieces and is packed full of extras. Rooms inside the castle include the Gryffindor Common Room and Dumbledore’s office. Accessories include the sorting hat and a secret staircase. The set even includes 11 different characters such as Harry, Voldemort and Dumbledore. Of course, for the Potter fans that always wanted their own wand Think Geek has infrared battling wands. Choose between Harry, Ron, Hermione and Voldemort’s wand and shoot IR spells at each other and even perform healing charms.


Star Wars Christmas tree decorating has been taken to a new level with the R2-D2 and Yoda Christmas tree lights. Yup, you can actually decorate your tree with little astromech or Jedi Master lights!

Fans will agree that Star Trek has always gone well with pizza and a bottle of beer. Now you can make that experience even more enjoyable with the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 bottle opener and the Enterprise pizza cutter. Of course, if you’re shopping for the Star Trek fan that has everything, you’ll have to try a little harder. And lets face it, there are few things cooler than owning Captain James T. Kirk’s chair from Star Trek: TOS. The limited edition, full size, prop replica weighs over 200 pounds and is made from leather and wood on an iron base. It even has left and right arm controls with buttons, lights and audio clips from the show!


If you’re shopping for a DC comics fan (or are one yourself) then the one thing to look out for this Christmas is the gigantic coffee table book: 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking by Paul Levitz. The book features over 2,000 images including original illustrations and photographs and is a must-have for any completest.


According to Futurama, Xmas trees are extinct in the 31st Century and the denizens of New New York put up palm trees. In honor of that, or if you live in some tropical climate where pine trees are just laughable, consider putting up your own decorated palm tree, just don’t stay out too late on Xmas Eve- you don’t want Santa to be gunning for ya!