I've been trying to figure out what from real life I could scan to make an interesting model. Of the two sketches, I'm working with: a piggy bank in my apartment, and my face. The left design I'm not really crazy about. The right, on the other hand, looks great to me. I'm thinking of downloading a basic stapler model from one of the online database, then grafting different parts of my face onto it to make this... gross, fleshy stapler. It's great, I love it, I'm going with it. Also, if the scans on my face don't work out, I can just as easily scan a stapler instead and just download eyes/noses/teeth/etc from the database just as easily.
Unfortunately, I'm still short one design for the project, since Thomas has bumped up the number to two models instead of just one, given the time it's taken for us to get our first projects ready. Honestly, I'm not sure what to do. I'm hoping I'll come up with something while working on the first one, otherwise I'll just stick to the lame elephant one (as shown above).