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CES 2019: IBM Wants to Use a Sensor in Your Phone to Create Ultra High-Res Weather Forecasts

In the world of weather forecasting, the battle for supremacy is generally being waged between the Euro and American weather models maintained by U.S. and European Union governmental agencies. But there are tonnes of other options to choose from, and a new one emerged on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read More >>

Massive Lego Ship is World’s Biggest, But Only an Advert

A company that operates big ships for real has made a fantastic one for pretend too, with Dream Cruises deciding to use 2.5 million Lego bricks to (a) get in the Guinness World Records, and (b) get people like us to spread the word of its for-real boats. Read More >>

This Talented Artist Makes Character Models Out of Babybel Wax

When you've tucked into a bit of Babybel cheese, you probably don't give much consideration to the red wax other than tossing it into the bin. For Mitchell, a talented Newcastle man though, the wax is the most important part: he uses it to make incredibly detailed models. Read More >>

Building Lego’s Gigantic Motorised Excavator Is Easily My Greatest Accomplishment

When you’re a kid, building a Lego fortress that can withstand attacks from G.I. Joe and Transformers is a real accomplishment. As an adult, you need a bigger challenge, and that’s what Lego’s 3,929-piece Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator set provides. It’s the most work I’ve ever put into building a toy, but the resulting edifice makes you feel like you deserve a job at Legoland. Read More >>

Fully Functional Mobile Crane Shames Everything You’ve Ever Built From Lego

Do you remember how proud you were the first time you built something with Lego — without instructions — that other people could recognise? We’re sorry to say it was probably complete crap compared to ShineYu’s fully functional, remote-controlled Liebherr LTM 1350 all-terrain crane model. Read More >>

I Want to Live in This Incredible Full-Scale Model of NYC

At first glance, it’s hard to discern whether these images of New York City are a super-stylised map, digital 3D-rendering, or perhaps simply a cute New Yorker illustration. In fact, they’re photographs of a 1:1200 scale model of the city housed in the Queens Museum. Read More >>

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Watch the World’s Most Patient Model Maker Build Flawless Aeroplane Replicas

When it comes to a steady hand and an impeccable attention to detail,David Damek’s model making skills rival brain surgeons when it comes to the precision of his work. His YouTube channel is full of lengthy videos detailing his wonderfully detailed builds, but be forewarned if you’re racing towards a deadline at work, you don’t want to get sucked down this rabbit hole. Read More >>

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A Masterful Paint Job Makes This Millennium Falcon Toy Look Like a Star Wars Movie Prop

It’s no secret that professional model makers often use the same plastic model kits you can buy at a hobby shop, they’re just highly skilled at painting them to look incredibly realistic. Tristan Elliott instead started with Hasbro’s Battle Action Millennium Falcon toy, and with a little extra paint, turned it into a near-flawless film prop. Read More >>

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It Takes Three Months Just to 3D Print All the Parts for This Detailed Millennium Falcon Model

You’d need a massive, and prohibitively expensive, 3D printer to create this 40-inch long Millennium Falcon replica in one pass. So the folks at Gambody have broken the model down into 236 bite-size pieces that most affordable 3D printers can easily handle. All you need is lots and lots of time. Read More >>

Try Not to Drool Over This Exquisite £5,048 Replica of the USS Enterprise

Unless you’re a model maker who works for Industrial Light & Magic, your skills at gluing bits of plastic together probably never turn out like this. But you don’t need skills to put this magnificent replica of the 2009 USS Enterprise on your fireplace mantle—just $7,000/£5,048. Read More >>

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Here’s Your Best Look at the World’s Largest Dinosaur Skeleton

Meet the titanosaur. It’s the newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, and it’s a dinosaur cast so large it doesn’t even fit into a single room. Read More >>

All Hail the ‘Blade Runner’ Model Makers Who Brought Ridley Scott’s Vision to Life

Someone's uploaded 142 behind-the-scenes pictures to Imgur documenting the making of Blade Runner's finely crafted model buildings and vehicles. Yes indeed, those flying cars weren't actually flying – I know, mind blown. Read More >>

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These Insanely Detailed Star Wars Models are Truly Works of Art

As the next wave of leaks from the next Star Wars are oh-so-slow to trickle in, hopefully this will tide you over: a colossal collection of 140 photographs featuring Industrial Light & Magic's model-building process from 1977 to 1983. It's simply incredible. Read More >>

These Paper Models of Microbes and Cells are Beautiful

Some artists find inspiration from the grand and vast, painting galaxies and taking photos of expansive landscapes. But Rogan Brown finds his inspiration through a microscope, focusing on the infinite mystery of nature's smallest parts. Read More >>