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From top: Dafydd Davies, Mark Whelan, Paul Salim, Edgar Kirby, Barry Rea, James Kendrick, Declan Savage, Ken Greaney and Mike O’Sullivan

This afternoon.

Ten finalists.

But who will be Ireland’s first ‘burly’ male model?

Seán writes:

BRLY (pronounced ‘burly’), Ireland’s new fashion and lifestyle brand for burly males, have announced their ten finalists to become the face of the Irish company for Spring/Summer 2021.

The search for Ireland’s first ‘burly’ male model began in Autumn 2020 and saw hundreds of entries from across the country.

The ten finalists, from all corners of Ireland, are now looking for your vote to be the face of Ireland’s new fashion and lifestyle brand for burly males.

You can vote now at link below. BRLY will launch with a full range of product for burly guys that will be available in the Irish market for Spring/Summer 2021.

Vote here (and leave your choice below).


A high-end, 1/6th scale figure of everyone’s favourite bounty hunter and star of the best offering from the Star Wars universe since ‘Rogue One’. Complete with blaster, Amban sniper rifle, flame thrower gauntlet, multiple points of articulation and The Child (aka ‘Baby Yoda’).

Yours for €72+ from Medicom.

Previously: Your IG-11 Action Figure Has Arrived

(*Is what the headline would read if this was December 2020)


An impressive 864 piece, half meter wide model of the International Space Station from Lego, designed with input from NASA including details like a posable Canadarm2, rotating, adjustable solar panels, and a brick-built space shuttle.

The set includes two astronaut minifigs, a display stand, and a 148-page instruction booklet filled with facts and info on the real-life ISS.

Yours for €70.


It’s hard to visualise what our little corner of the Universe looks like, what with galaxies being so spread out and our own one blocking quite a lot of the distant sky from us. Well, now there’s a map, of sorts. To wit:

…using large-scale galaxy motions to infer what massive objects must be gravitating in the nearby universe, the featured map, spanning over 600 million light years on a side, shows that our Milky Way Galaxy is on the edge of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, which is connected to the Great Attractor — an even larger grouping of galaxies. Also nearby are the massive Coma Cluster and the extensive Perseus-Pisces Supercluster. Conversely, we are also on the edge of huge region nearly empty of galaxies known as the Local Void. The repulsive push by the Local Void combined with the gravitational pull toward the elevated galaxy density on the other side of the sky explains part of the mysteriously high speed our Galaxy has relative to the cosmic microwave background — but not all.

To explore the local universe yourself, as determined by Cosmicflows-3, you are invited to zoom in and spin around this interactive 3D visualization.

(Image: R. Brent Tully (U. Hawaiiet al.)