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Monday, December 13, 2010

Eight Epically Nerdy Gingerbread Houses

Posted By on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM

The gingerbread house is a holiday tradition that dates back to medieval times, but it's cropped up regularly in popular culture ever since a witch with a taste for human flesh tried to tempt Hansel and Gretl into her sugary abode. (And thus we find a way to successfully reference cannibalism in an adorable holiday-themed post.) But the following geeky versions successfully bring the gingerbread house into the 21st century.

8. Dr. Who TARDIS

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When it comes to gingerbread houses, the devil's in the details, and this lovingly rendered TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension[s] in Space) time machine from the Dr.Who series is complete with a cookie K-9 peering out.

7. ...and speaking of K-9

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Interested copycats can read a step-by-step write-up (with photos) of the process of creating a gingerbread K-9.

6. Starship Enterprise from Star Trek

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We're especially enamored of the candy and sprinkle accents.

5. Hobbit house

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While the tiny vegetable garden is adorable, it's the Pirouline fence that really impressed us.

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