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Han Solo Carbonite desk

Water-cooled PC desk

Inside the L3p D3sk 2015

L3p D3sk's water-cooling setup

The Emperor XT Command Center

The Avengers desk (rear)

Pinball machine desk

Pinball machine desk (playing field)

Pinball machine desk (inside)

Luzzo Bugatti Grand Prix desk

Apollo 11 Lunar Module desk

Pedal-powered generator desk

Surf chair

A desk that's actually a computer

Close up of The Desk

Tetra Shed

Tetra Shed (inside)

The BendDesk

Zero-gravity Workstation

Treadmill desk

The Avengers desk (front)

Who ever said your computer desk needs to be boring? The 14 different workspaces shown in this gallery have all transformed the desk from a piece of utilitarian furniture to the perfect tech-lover's showpiece.This Star Wars-themed desk is the workspace that Jabba the Hutt only wishes he had.

Created by Tom Spina Designs, this one-of-a-kind desk raised $10,500 for charity when it was auctioned off in 2010.

Caption by / Photo by Tom Spina Designs

Peter Brands, otherwise known in the PC casemod community as L3p, is so well known for building amazing desks that his "L3p D3sk" reveal is becoming a highly anticipated annual event.

His 2015 edition, a water-cooled PC desk, shown here, certainly did not disappoint.

Caption by / Photo by L3p

The clear glass surface of the L3p D3sk 2015 provides the perfect window into this PC desk's gloriously complex internals.

Caption by / Photo by L3p

The most impressive aspect of the L3p D3sk 2015, of course, is the PC's water-cooling setup.

You can view the 2015 L3p D3sk reveal on YouTube.

Caption by / Photo by L3p

The Emperor X is no mere desk -- it's a fully adjustable command center with options for built-in LED lighting, speakers and a subwoofer. The whole structure can tilt back 35 degrees, allowing you to lounge comfortably, even while completely immersed in the matrix.

Pricing starts around $5,300.

Caption by / Photo by MWE Lab

The rear side of the Avengers-inspired desk, meanwhile, pays homage to the rest of The Avengers.

On the left are a set of Hawkeye's trick arrows; on the right is a special gamma radiation storage compartment meant to represent The Hulk.

Nick Fury's needle gun is recessed into the desk's surface.

Caption by / Photo by Tom Spina Designs

This isn't any ordinary "Charlie's Angels" vintage pinball machine -- Tim Sway Perspectives converted it into a desk for a client.

This rear view of the desk helps you appreciate the work required to convert a 1970s-era pinball machine into the perfect man-cave writing surface.

Caption by / Photo by Tim Sway Perspectives

The most satisfying part of the pinball desk, of course, is the view of its playing field.

The back glass (score display) has been removed and repurposed as wall art.

Caption by / Photo by Tim Sway Perspectives

Tim Sway added new LED lights to make sure the upcycled desk looks its best, even in the dark.

Caption by / Photo by Tim Sway Perspectives

This Bugatti Grand Prix workstation by Luzzo Bespoke pulls design elements from the company's Grand Prix cars of the 1920s.

Drive gears on the sides, for example, allow for mechanical height adjustment. The desk also has a retractable monitor feature.

This hand-assembled desk sure doesn't come cheap, however: A Bugatti Grand Prix workstation will set you back $240,000.

Caption by / Photo by Luzzo Bespoke LTD

Don't be fooled by outward appearances: This lunar lander is actually an Apollo 11-themed desk.

This custom-made piece by Tom Spina Designs was (appropriately) born out of a 1960s style office desk. The sides of the desk sport the NASA logo, while its surface contains two display surfaces for autographs from Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins.

Caption by / Photo by Tom Spina Designs

The Big Rig desk from Pedal Power isn't just about getting exercise.

Operating the pedals under this desk produces up to 100 watts of electricity, which can then be used to power your laptop or other gadgets.

Caption by / Photo by Pedal Power

The aptly named Surf Chair, designed by Kenneth Lylover in collaboration with Leif Sørensen, won Best Product (Internet Collection) at the Scandinavian Furniture Fair 2000.

Sadly, it never entered mass production.

Caption by / Photo by L. Sørensen & K. Lylover

Forget building a new desk for your computer case -- why don't you just build a desk out of your computer case?

That's what famed tech DIYer Will Urbana did with his design shown here, simply called "The Desk."

Caption by / Photo by Will.U.Design

As you can see, the computer's CPU and hard drive (1.72 TB) are well-illuminated below a sheet of plexiglass.

Custom mounting arms keep Urbana's monitors from cluttering up its surface.

Caption by / Photo by Will.U.Design

The Tetra Shed is quite the curiosity: This geometrically confused behemoth of a workspace is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

Each shed is a custom unit that can take as long as five months to deliver; its price starts at $10,500.

Caption by / Photo by Tetrashed

The inside of the Tetra Shed is quite beautiful -- and customizable to a certain extent. Options include smartphone-controlled LED lighting, under-floor heating, built-in wall speakers and a skylight.

Good luck keeping the spiders out, though.

Caption by / Photo by Tetrashed

There's no wasted space on the BendDesk -- or room for a mouse and keyboard, for that matter. Instead, the entire surface of the BendDesk is a multitouch-enabled LCD display.

Caption by / Photo by Simon Jakubowski/BendDesk

If you're the type who tries to get work done in bed, this zero-gravity workstation from Ergoquest is for you.

The chair, monitors and keyboard tray all tilt into pretty much any position. And if you want to get really fancy, lighting and a speaker bar can be added to the tube steel frame.

Unfortunately, it's not cheap: The Ergoquest Zero Gravity Workstation 7 shown retails for $5,995.

Caption by / Photo by Ergoquest

Why sit around at a desk all day when you can walk instead, burning more than twice as many calories? That's the concept behind the $499 TrekDesk treadmill desk, currently available with free shipping from Amazon.com.

The only catch here is that the treadmill isn't included, though you can likely find a relatively inexpensive used model through Craigslist or eBay.

Caption by / Photo by Trek Desk

A custom piece from Tom Spina Designs, this glorious Avengers desk was created for Grammy-winning artist Mark Hall.

As you can see, the front of the desk contains Captain America's iconic shield, flanked by Iron Man's helmet on the left and Thor's hammer (obscured) on the right.

Caption by / Photo by Tom Spina Designs
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