I’m sure some of you have seen the full-sized, functioning Batpod replics that’s for sale on eBay. Awesome right? It’s just that us ordinary folks don’t exactly have a $100,000 (USD) to spare for the thing.
One of the best things in Futurama is Bender. Sure, the professor is cool, but Bender just has that certain appeal, especially with his robotic drinking and smoking ways.
Metalworker Des Bromilow has now built a life-sized replica of Bender.
…or actually, you probably shouldn’t do that. But you still will look awfully cool walking around with this big, bad-ass GoW blade that looks just like the one Kratos slashes his enemies with.
This prop-replica of Kratos’ Blade of Chaos is cast from sturdy zinc-aluminum, and has custom etched textures to give it that war-worn look.
Measuring only 8.8 µm, this replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D was “fabricated in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas.” Oh I see. My guess was a bit off. I though they used 76 gV dispersed quark blastorz CBGB with napthalene and farthrene.
Mythbuster Adam Savage has been obsessed with producing an accurate replica blaster from Blade Runner for years. The original gun was used by Replicant-hunter Deckard, played by a young Harrison Ford. But if you’re reading this site, you probably already know that.
In yet another LEGO-related post… I found a bunch of different landmarks that were copied using LEGOs. Some of them are merely passable, while others look amazing.
There isn’t much information about who exactly made these LEGO facsimiles, but they look pretty close to the original structures to me.
Entertainment Earth is selling a Star Trek: The Motion Picture phaser replica, an affordable yet fun gift for Trekkie fans. Or kids, because they’re bound to like anything that lights up and goes pew pew. The replica is based on production blueprints of the movie prop and uses sound effects from the movie as well.
Fauxblademaster Aaron makes “convention safe” video game swords and shields in his spare time. He hasn’t made a ton of them yet, but each of his creations are very detailed. Here’s one of his creations, a fiberglass replica of the Twilight Princess version of the Master Sword, Link’s trusty weapon in the Legend of Zelda series.
“First aid here!” And by here, I potentially mean in your house, stashed somewhere convenient for grabbing in the event of zombie apocalypse.
Left 4 Dead fans are pretty industrious, but replica first aid kits is definitely on the more creative end of the crafty spectrum.
There’s nothing to dislike about a replica Halo sword. Even without sharpened points, this baby looks 100% badass. There is nothing unbadass about it. In fact, this sword is so very bad that it doesn’t even have anything over the handle to protect unhardened wussy hands from the sharp corners of death metal connecting those blades.
You may think you love Transformers, but unless you’ve got a lifesized replica holding court in your front yard, this fellow Tom Rhodes has got you beaten all the way. Made from an actual car–the only way to go–the Autobot replica stands a monstrous 18 feet.
It’s comforting to note that Star Wars favorite R2-D2 is just as cool when he’s stripped of his iconic blue and white. At the recent Maker Faire, a colorless version was on display, and really stands out next to the more accurate replicas.