103 posts tagged SciFi
103 posts tagged SciFi
"She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid."
Star Wars fan Bill Deacon transformed his 1974 Chevy Malibu into a street-legal replica of the Millennium Falcon. The road vehicle-turned-spacecraft features all sorts of great details, including HANCHWY vanity plates and a field of streaking stars around the ship’s bow on the hood and front bumper. But our favorite feature is the cockpit mounted in place of the
right starboard side-view mirror that contains Han Solo and Chewbacca action figures.
This awesome mechanized Xenomorph costume was created by professional cosplayer Peter Kokis using an impressive variety of everyday objects such as knife sharpeners, toilet plungers, drain mats, and conduit tubing. He spent 16 months simply gathering all of the parts he needed and then about 400 hours assembling the suit. The fearsome costume weighs 120 pounds and has been dubbed the “Brooklyn Alien.”
Click here for additional photos (warning: music autoplay)
For an ongoing series entitled Invading The Vintage, Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla (previously featured here) turns beautiful vintage postcards into awesome works of whimsical science fiction-themed art. AT-ATs gallop down a scenic oceanside street while the Doctor parks the TARDIS outside Downton Abbey (aka Highclere Castle) and heads inside for dinner. A group of iconic sci-fi baddies gather at a waterside resort as a family of Jawas shows up to an outdoor flea market in their Sandcrawler to sell both droids and used cars. Meanwhile ED-209 has some Canadian Mounties to deal and a group of aliens have landed their flying saucer somewhere in the Alps to cool their heels and commune with some Alpine cows.
Brambilla has altered each postcard so thoroughly and subtly that the longer you look at it, the more of additions you’ll notice.
Last year we featured an incredible Power Loader Halloween costume created by Aliens fan Jason Smith that he wore along with his infant daughter in the driver’s seat. Amazingly, over in Germany Carsten Riewe appears to have improved upon that concept after spending 100 hours creating his own amazing version of the Caterpillar P5000 exoskeleton power loader that he wore with his 13-month-old daughter.
"The arms and legs are full moveable and the top-light and LED were powered by an 12 Volt battery pack stored in the backpack. The on/off switch is in the left arm. Also in the backpack a Bluetooth boombox is installed to play mechanical robot sound fx or music if preferred. It took 100 working hours to finish the costume and I built it for the "Karneval"-Parade in my hometown in Germany February 2014 ."
No written description compares to simply watching the costume in action. The leve of detail, internal lighting, sound effects and (of course) the adorable baby driver combine to form a truly awesome costume, not to mention a geektastic tribute to a fantastic film.
"Well, of course I’m being childish! There’s no point being grown-up if you can’t be childish sometimes."
Sandbach, Cheshire, UK-based Playmobil member Emma J made is awesome custom set of steampunk Doctor Who toys featuring a TARDIS, a Dalek, and the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker looks great in tiny plastic form. We hope that beautiful TARDIS is full of Jelly Babies.
Playmobil + Doctor Who = Awesome
Click here to view more of Emma J’s custom Playmobil creations.
[via Nerd Approved]
Mike from Semi Sweet (previously featured here) created these awesome Star Trek: The Next Generation-themed cookies as a geektastic Valentine’s Day treat. He even decorated one of the heart-shaped Starfleet uniform cookies with Worf’s Klingon baldric.
Click here for more photos and instructions to make your own batch of TNG Valentine cookies.
[via Geek Crafts]
"This Valentine’s Day, we’re canceling solitude!"
Pacific Rim was an awesome movie, but we hadn’t considered how much of the dialogue is so well-suited for delightfully geeky valentines. That is, not until we saw these wonderful cards made by Portland, OR-based artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey. The limited edition set of 30 cards features just about every character from the film. The Jaegers, their pilots, the scientists, even the ferocious Kaiju are feeling the love.
Visit Benjamin’s Etsy shop to view the entire series and perhaps even order a set
[via Nerd Approved]
Paul Vermeesch created this awesome LEGO Star Wars sculptural rendition of M. C. Escher’s famous Relativity lithograph. Entitled Star Wars Relativity V2, the gravity-defying diorama measures 1’ x 1’ x 1’ and took six months to complete.
"This diorama is fully lit from the inside, presents the original Star Wars trilogy in a roughly counterclockwise format, and even features a minifig-scale theatre in the back which plays Lego’s CG version of the Star Wars saga.”
"I attempted to stay as true as possible to the geometry and proportions of Escher’s work, while bringing in the colors, worlds, and characters of Star Wars, and the freshness of the Lego medium.”
Click here for many more photos of Paul’s fantastic LEGO creation.
Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, aka Avanaut, used LEGO bricks, minifigs, baking powder and a masterful ability to manipulate perspective in order to create an awesome series of Star Wars scenes that appear to take place on the snowy planet Hoth.
[via Laughing Squid]
Presuming that they don’t smell bad inside or out, what’s not to love about these awesome Tauntaun rocking horses?
2nd and 3rd photos via MEPD.