141 posts tagged Science Fiction
141 posts tagged Science Fiction
We’ve shared all sorts of amazing homemade Millennium Falcons over the years, but this is the first time we’ve encountered people working on building a full-scale replica of Han and Chewie’s iconic spacecraft, “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” In 2013 Chris Lee (aka Disco Trooper) and his intrepid friends began an awesome quest known as The Full Scale Falcon Project.
This is a quest to build the ultimate Star Wars prop: a 1:1 scale ESB/ANH hybrid Millennium Falcon with complete, correctly scaled interior. Yes, I have completely lost my mind, just like most of my friends and family say. Except for those close Star Wars fan friends, who say “cool, can I help?”.
Chris and his team are using DK Publishing’s Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection (Buy on Amazon) as their guide and have calculated the final outer dimensions of the ship:
This epic project will take years to complete and, like true geeks, they’re meticulously documenting their progress every step of the way at the Full Scale Falcon website and blog. Visit them both for many, many more photos. And if you’re interested in joining them team, check out the FAQ.
We thought these creepy yet strangely serene ceramic space and biker babies might help make your day a little more awesome. They’re the work of Japanese artist Shigeki Hayashi, who uses traditional ceramic techniques to create decidedly futuristic pieces inspired by science fiction and Manga.
"The somewhat unusual baby motif, as gallerist Aki Nakanishi revealed in an essay about the artist, stems from the 900 AD story “Taketori-Monogatari,” where a woodcutter discovers a baby from the moon in a bamboo tree — perhaps one of the first science fiction narratives in existence.
Hayashi’s works at times resemble dolls or action figures, and intentionally so. The artist toys with the idea of mass production, giving his work a polished, refined look that makes it appear machine-made, though each piece is sculpted from clay using Japanese ceramic techniques that date back to the 13th century.”
Head over to Shigeki Hayashi’s website to check out more of his fascinating ceramic creations.
To honor the untimely passing of the awesome H. R. Giger, one of the strangest, most fantastic artists of our age, whose groundbreaking dark, biomechanical style has been an inspiration and influence for an incalculable number of artists working in myriad art forms, The Brothers Brick assembled a great post of Alien-inspired LEGO creations.
Here you see an awesome Xenomorph (complete with dribbling acid spittle) and bloody chest-burster, both built by the Arvo brothers, as well as a couple scenes from Aliens that were recently recreated in LEGO form by Missing Brick.
Head over to The Brothers Brick for lots more.
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]
UK-based artist Kayleigh O’Connor (previously featured here) first started using false nails simply to conceal the grisly consequences of her nail biting habit, but it didn’t take long for those false nails to evolve into an awesome, ever-changing art project. She changes up her nails a few times a week and draws inspiration from a wealth of pop culture sources, particularly TV shows and movies. She’s got a whole set of Dr. Who-inspired manicures and we love that one of her Futurama-inspired treatments included a Brain slug.
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]
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.