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2001’s Spaceship Recreated in Gingerbread Form

by Conner Flynn
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2001: A Space Odyssey is a classic in just about every sense of the word. Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke created a true masterpiece. Douglas Trumbull’s miniatures and visual effects even rival today’s movies. It’s definitely one of my favorite films of all time. That’s why it’s so easy for me to love this gingerbread sculpture of the iconic spaceship, the USS Discovery.

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Southern California’s Blackmarket Bakery baked this amazing model for the recent holidays, and it looks amazing. The bakery must be filled with artists, since they have designed gingerbread masterpieces for holidays for over 10 years now. This year it was the USS Discovery’s turn. I’m just in love with all of the gingerbread detail they worked into this thing. Very nice use of Chex pieces and pretzels there too. Personally, I don’t care if HAL opens the pod bay doors or not. I just wanna eat this ship up.

The ship is impressive enough, but down below you can see the opening scene from the movie as well, where the monkey throws the bone into the air. Or in this case, candies stand in for bones. The monolith sits solemnly and was easy enough to recreate by using a chocolate bar.

[via SciFi Design]

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