53 posts tagged SciFi
53 posts tagged SciFi
We love this awesome LEGO combination of a Star Wars AT-AT walker and a classic Volkswagen Bus. Who would’ve guessed that an Imperial war machine and an earthly hippie van could be combined so well? Called the AT-AT-VW, this brilliant creation was custom-made by Denmark-based LEGO design lead Craig Callum.
Photos by Mark Stafford
“That’s it man, game over man, game over!”
This has got to be one of the most unsettling LEGO creations we’ve seen yet. Carlos Valero, a Spanish LEGO enthusiast who goes by the name AL13N163NA on DeviantART, used nearly 500 bricks to create this awesome 1:1 scale replica of a Facehugger from the Alien film series.
Now we’re wondering if Carlos has plans to make a LEGO Chestburster next…
[via Obvious Winner]
Holy smokes friends, LEGO-building just reached a whole new level of awesomeness. This is a life-size model of a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter and it was built using 5,335,200 LEGO bricks. It’s a perfect reproduction of LEGO’s 9493 X-Wing Fighter kit, which consists of a comparatively paltry 560 pieces. The giant starfighter measures 11-feet-tall, 43-feet-long, and sports a 44-foot wingspan. That’s 42 times larger than the original LEGO kit and big enough to accomodate Luke Skywalker (and already includes R2-D2). It’s the largest LEGO model ever built.
Unveiled by LEGO at Time Square in NYC, the model was created to promote the original Lego Star Wars animation TV series ‘ The Yoda Chronicles,’ premiering on the Cartoon Network on Wednesday, May 29th at 8:00PM.
“The X-Wing was built at the Lego Model Shop at the company’s facility in Kladno, Czech Republic. It took 32 “master builders” (Note: This is a real job, and we’re preparing our resumés.) 17,336 man-hours to construct the X-Wing. Plans for the model were created using Lego’s proprietary 3-D design software, and the construction team had to work with a team of structural engineers to ensure that the model was safe, master builder Erik Varszegi told Wired.”
“Once completed, the model — which weighs 45,980 pounds — was broken down into 34 pieces to be shipped to New York by boat (the voyage took two boats two months to complete). Lest the West Coast feel left out, the starfighter is coming to Legoland California after its tenure in Times Square and will remain there until the end of the year. Twenty-three tons is a whole lot of anything, especially Lego bricks, but much of the model’s weight lies in the model’s steel skeleton, which it needed in order to withstand the vibrations from the subway that runs beneath Duffy Square in Manhattan and any seismic activity it could face in Southern California.”
This delicious device was made by Redditor getoffmypropartay. We’re completely torn between trying to travel through it and wanting to take a great big bite out of it.
[via Geeks Are Sexy]
Mark a.k.a. Broken Journalist created this awesome steampunk AT-AT walker as an engagement present for his fiancée. There are so many wonderful little details on this piece. It’s clearly a labour of geeky love.
To Mark and his Star Wars and steampunk-loving lass, the Geyser of Awesome congratulations on your engagement!
[via Geek Tyrant]
TARIDIS vs Dalek Salt and Pepper Shakers - If you’re a real Doctor Who fan, you won’t be able to resist this set of salt and pepper shakers. Otherwise, how will you be able to pretend every meal is an episode of your favorite show? The Daleks have invaded planet Brunchifrey and suddenly the TARDIS appears. The rest of the story is up to you, but we’re going to bet the solution somehow involves mashed potatoes and reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.
Did you know that Detroit, MI is getting a giant statue of RoboCop? It’s a brilliant idea and, thanks to a successfully funded Kickstarter project which launched back in 2011, construction of the giant cyborg police officer is now nearing its final stage: bronze casting.
Across The Board Creations has completed a 10-foot-tall RoboCop model out of foam, wax, clay and steel. It is now headed to Venus Bronze Works in Detroit for casting.
[via Laughing Squid]
Tom Trager, a graphic designer and animator located in Herzliya, Israel, created this awesome advertisement for a truly fearsome extermination service, the Dalek Pest Exterminators. They’ll take care of any and all human and Gallifreyan pests.
This design is currently available for purchase on t-shirts in a variety of sizes and colours.
[via Geeks Are Sexy]