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Added by Mark Goo on November 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lamp overdose

I seem to have filled my studio space with crappy generic lamps of all sizes and shapes. However the upside is mt bedroom just has one Astrobaby in it now and I can actually move around. Well there is another boxed which will go as a christmas present and once I've cleared my Fluidium that will come back... hmm as might the Magma, but I have great hopes of not letting too many of them back into the house, it's like they breed when they're together. I have to think of my housemates, my ability… Continue

Added by D Newnham on November 15, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments



I am a new member.

I just posted my first smartphone app (for Android), called LavaBox. It's a musical lava lantern ! I'd love to hear what you think.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKlD458TQaQ

More info:… Continue

Added by AsterLUX on November 4, 2010 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Late Entry

Hi folks, I have managed to move house twice since my last post. Sorry for not manging to continue the blog and this is the first time I've checked ino OG for many months, but things are a bit more settled now. However I have continued to collect and make lava lamps in the mean time and i now have an art studio space in which to work. I will post a pic of my cocktail shaker lamp soon and then have to decide what to start on next, glass slipper, fish, rain drop or body. I do also have to do my… Continue

Added by D Newnham on October 25, 2010 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Epic Failure

well, i tried dismantling one of my lava lite lamps to get the socket out, to use for a rewire on my jet. but i failed miserably. is there a special way to get the bottom of the base off? to me it looks to be stapled or souldered together.

just figured id keep everyone posted on my progress with everything haha. so if anyone has any input feel free to give your opinions :)

Added by Diin on July 29, 2010 at 11:53pm — 5 Comments

good find, i suppose.

i was out today, i managed to find a 52oz black/clear lamp at a local store. and another red/clear bullet shaped lamp, i believe its a creative motion, but im not entirely sure. anyway, they both look fine when they are cool, but once they start heating up they get cloudy as sin. I think i may try the "Molten Meditations" cure for a cloudy lamp.. unless anyone has another idea. im open to all suggestions

On a happier note, i managed to find a purple wave machine today. im…

Added by Diin on July 27, 2010 at 10:50pm — 3 Comments

Lamp repair 2 (separated wax)

I was on a roll a couple of weeks ago and repaired 3 lamps in about 1 hour. (plus time for the wax to melt) The first 2 were coil problems (see my blog https://oozinggoo.ning.com/profiles/blogs/lamp-repair ) I had to pop the top on both of those and remove the coil. The first one had to be cleaned and I was able to do it cold. The second one had to be untwisted and I had to melt the wax to get the coil… Continue

Added by Keith on June 11, 2010 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Lamp repair

Well I finally took the plunge and decided to open and repair a few lamps. It was actually not hard at all. I had just found a lamp at a thrift store that was in bad shape, but for $4.00, i figured if I couldn't fix it, at least I would have another base and a globe to work with in the future.

First thing to do is get all of your tools and supplies ready! Flat bottle opener,…


Added by Keith on June 11, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

I see so many used lava lamps for sale at thrift stores, e-bay, ect - but they are always missing the top caps! Is there any source for buying just the top pieces that I don't know about? Anyone out …

I see so many used lava lamps for sale at thrift stores, e-bay, ect - but they are always missing the top caps! Is there any source for buying just the top pieces that I don't know about? Anyone out there in Lavaland who has any top pieces for sale or trade or whatever? And also, I have a lava lamp globe in which the lava has separated into two different components. One part of it floats on top of the water, One part always stays on the bottom. When the stuff is cold, both parts are solid. When… Continue

Added by Trish Baumann on June 10, 2010 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Cut and Shut Dilema

Despite not having enough wax to start, then filling the lamp with so much liquid it nearly burst at the seams, I now have a beautifullly flowing custom lamp. Quite surprising as the minute it started to flow for the first time I knocked it off it's stand and sent millions of tiny bubbles of wax whooshing through the liquid. If anything though that seems to have helped the flow.

I now have a dilema though, i was going to post photo's of my work to date, but now the lamp is so close to… Continue

Added by D Newnham on June 8, 2010 at 8:51am — 3 Comments

Waxed Out

Despite a slightly heavy weekend I've had a go a making my own custom bottle lamp. I got an old knock off lamp from the market on saturday and emptied, heated, poured etc this evening. I think I'll have to see the results (I am anxiously waiting for it too warm up as I write) before deciding what I did right or wrong. However I have definately learnt how messy a process it is. Once the wax is out of the bottle it has a life of it's own. By the time you account for all the little bits stuck to… Continue

Added by D Newnham on June 6, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments


Well I just thought I would brag a little bit today. A few days ago I saw someone selling two starships for $10 each on craigslist. They were black with blue liquid and yellow lava which happens to be my favorite color combination. All together I paid $35!

Oh and yesterday I got a mint condition Americana for $8! What a weekend.…


Added by Autumn on June 5, 2010 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

Packages and International 'Standards.'

Just a quick post today. I'm very tired from helping a friend collect boxes and pallets to move house, picking up my own junk from storage at a friend's and squeezing in time to pick up two ebay purchases. Was nice though I got home unpacked the car (amazing how much will fit in a VW Polo) and discovered my other two ebay purchases had arrived. Plugged everything in to try it and sat down to check my email whilst it all warms up. Really lovely to find friendly responses to my blog,… Continue

Added by D Newnham on June 3, 2010 at 3:24pm — No Comments

First Big Mistake

Looking at my new/knackered Color Fountain, I made the assumtion that is was an oil/water mix and that the water must have become full of bacterial goo over time. I carefully drained the lamp, making a real mess as I did and then haphazardly filtered it through kitchen towel. I realised it was all oily substance and tried mixing a little WD40 with a sample of it to make up for lost liquid. Not a great success. I refilled the lamp and switched on. The bodged circuit board wasn't holding so that… Continue

Added by D Newnham on June 2, 2010 at 5:19am — 3 Comments

Creating a Metallic Lava Lamp

Thanks to Dr. What & LampHead, I decided I was gonna try to create a metallic lamp & take lots of pictures to document it, even if I screwed it up! So, here's a bit of a how to guide & ALL suggestions, tips & comments are encouraged!

Let's start with a list of supplies I used.

  • 52 oz. Century Screw cap globe
  • Large glass pitcher
  • Large…

Added by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on June 1, 2010 at 2:43pm — 7 Comments

Scratching Around

Where it began...again

I've had many lava lamps over the years and like my Action Men, Star Wars Toys, watches etc I failed to realise what they were worth until they were long gone. Then a…


Added by D Newnham on June 1, 2010 at 7:15am — No Comments

Found the blog feature

I found the "blog" feature today and decided instead of spamming the forums with my stories that most wont care about I will put them here. I will post my thoughts and "finds" about lava lamps here.

I spend a lot of time on craigslist trying to get lava lamps from the old hillbillies here and wow is it a frustrating process. At first I just put a post up saying I was buying lava lamps and a bunch of people messaged me saying they had lamps but they were all the cheap…


Added by Autumn on May 30, 2010 at 11:28pm — 2 Comments

Goo Kits on eBay

Our store on eBay is now open. Just enter lava goo and we'll pop up. Look for Magma Tower in the description. We only the standard kit up right now, but soon all the individual items will be up too.

Added by Gus Del Rivero on May 28, 2010 at 10:19am — 3 Comments


i have a lava lamp from Spencer's and the lava just remains in a ball on the bottom of the lamp no matter how long i leave it on it stays in the ball on the bottom any ideas?

Added by stephanie parrow on April 29, 2010 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

The Package

The anxiety that consumes you, while waiting for the package. You know what I'm talking about. Whether it's from an online retailer, an eBay auction, or a trade with a Goo Head. The anticipation of a pending delivery can rival the antics of a drug addict!

It begins with the Seller. Questioning them, repeatedly, about the item being sent. Then the tracking number... Triple-checking it daily to watch it s-l-o-w-l-y progress to your destination. Finding that your package is currently… Continue

Added by ☆VixenGypsy☆ on April 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

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