MEGATech Showcase: Geeks On Ice Beth Snyder December 3, 2015 Features It kind of sounds like this is a post about figure skating or hockey, doesn’t it? But no. This is another collection of ice trays in unique, geek-tastic shapes and sizes, because we have officially entered the holiday season, with its endless parade of parties, get-togethers, gatherings, and whatnot, all of which pretty much require beverages. Anybody can host a party and provide square or rectangle ice cubes, but if you serve your guests drinks with any of the following ice creations in them, they’ll know you’re a cut above the average party host. First up is a collection that doesn’t stop at just making ice… This LEGO inspired (but not licensed) set can be used for ice cubes, candy, cake toppers, Jell-O, and all manner of other things that might require a mold. It has brick shapes and minifig shapes in various sizes, so you should be able to find something that’ll work for you. In addition to the molds, it also gives you 12 silicone cupcake liners and even a recipe ebook! You’d expect to pay quite a bit for this, but it sells for just $13.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets While these don’t look terribly practical to put in a glass, they’d be excellent in a punch bowl. This is actually a set of two silicone molds for a total of 10 dinosaurs. You can use them for ice, candy, or even cakes. You get Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Pteranodon, a Dinosaur Egg, Tyrannosaurus Skull, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, Mosasaurus, and Ammonite. Set of two trays costs $10.99 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious My niece’s youngest is still absolutely obsessed with Disney’s Frozen, and I would imagine she’s not the only one. Chill your drinks with Olaf from Frozen and delight the little ones at the same time! The tray not only makes Olaf-shaped cubes, but snowflakes as well. It’s available starting in December for $9.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets I have a friend who is a Scotch aficionado, and he tells me that spherical ice is far superior for chilling it than any other shape. Something about the integrity of the flavour or something… I don’t get it, as I think Scotch tastes like peat moss, but I believe him. This set of six easy release molds makes 2.5 inch (6.35 cm) balls suitable for any rocks glass. If you’d rather, you can fill them with liquids other than ice and freeze them; they’d be neat with fruit suspended inside floating around a holiday punch bowl, wouldn’t they? List price on these is $35.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets You didn’t think I wasn’t going to include any Star Wars items in this one, did you? Of course not! This tray gives you frozen Yodas and R2-D2s for your chilling pleasure. You can use it for candy or cakes if you’d rather, or a combination of things. What better way to make snacks and drinks for your Star Wars viewing marathon in preparation for The Force Awakens? This one will run you $9.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts Going in a new direction, reusable ice cubes have certainly come a long way from those plastic shapes I had in college! These skulls are not only really neat, but are larger than anything I used to have as well. Each one measures about 2×2 inches (about 5×5 cm), and while they don’t get your drink as cold as ice, they won’t dilute it either. They come in a set of two, and include a storage pouch. Pick up a pair for $17.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets These are (obviously) not ice cubes, but I’m finishing with them because they’re pretty useful at parties, especially if everyone is using the same kind of glass. Perch your favourite Star Wars character on the rim of your glass to ensure everyone knows which one is yours! Unfortunately, it looks like you’ll have to find a friend in Japan to send you one or more of them, though. They’re available at Village Vanguard, which is apparently a chain of stores in Japan, for 490 yen (or $4.10 US). Source: That’s Nerdalicious Share This With The World!