12 geekiest snow and ice sculptures

When the going gets cold, the Linux, Mac, Star Wars and other geeks get creative

Not all tech weenies hunker down indoors when the snow starts piling up and the ice coats the streets. Some put on their mittens and boots and go to work creating fantastic snow and ice sculptures celebrating their tech favorites.

Space Invaders alien

Easier to defeat than in the classic video game . Just pour hot water on it.

Source: Jbernhardt

Snowman can't get away from his work

You'd think a snowman could cool it on the computer while out in the yard, but noooo.

Source: 4chan

Bill Gates: Let it snow money

OK, it's not real snow, but the Microsoft founder trapped inside a little snow globe swirling with glittery money seems like a fit.

Source: Joyoftech.com

BlackBerry on ice

There might be some concern about the RIM BlackBerry smartphone freezing up here. Just make sure you don't stick your tongue on it or you could end up like the kid from the movie A Christmas Story .

Source: Gizmodo

Cool Tux

The Linux mascot Tux the penguin in his natural element.

Source: Lloyd Budd, via Flickr

Tron-inspired hotel suite

The famous Icehotel in Sweden stays current with a suite dedicated to the new Tron: Legacy movie.

Source: HotelChatter

Ice cubes as easy as Pi

Think while you drink with these cool cubes.

Source: ThinkGeek


Not exactly sure what shape this is, but be assured that you can use it for free as you would any GNU General Public License used for free software.

Source: Eriol on Flickr

Ice Mac

OK, this one's photoshopped, but seems more real than the white iPhone .

Source: FreakingNews.com

R2-D2 chillin' out

Afraid the little Star Wars droid might get rusty.

Source: Syracuse.com

Tetris cubed

Hurry up and play before they melt!

Source: Joystiq

Ice Transformer

Optimus Prime, we can see right through you now.

Source: Great White Snark

Exterminate and shovel!

The ice cold heart of the Dalek will keep this snowman from melting.

Source: thebadastronmer

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