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A Devoted Fan Created an Amazingly Detailed Copy of Disneyland’s Fantasyland in His Basement

To make a Disneyland trip as enjoyable as possible, you’ll want to plan your visit for a time when the park isn’t crammed wall to wall with tourists. Or, you can do what this devoted fan did: recreate parts of Disneyland’s iconic Fantasyland in your basement, ensuring your family are the only people who can visit! Read More >>

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This See-Through Combination Lock Unravels the Mystery of Lockers

As you raced through your locker combination four or five times a day during school, did you ever stop to wonder how those seemingly random rotations actually worked to protect your lunch and textbooks? The lock’s mysterious inner workings were always hidden away under a metal case, but this clear plastic replica finally reveals what’s going on inside. Read More >>

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It Took Almost 10 Days to 3D-Print This Giant Millennium Falcon Model

3D printers haven’t quite ushered in a new industrial revolution, but every day it seems there’s another irrational reason why you might consider buying one. As this soothing timelapse reveals, if you’ve got the patience to wait almost ten days, you could 3D print yourself an impressive replica of the Millennium Falcon in a single pass. Read More >>

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You Can Soon Own a HAL 9000 Replica That Uses Amazon Alexa to Control Your Home, Dave

As I vaguely recall, 2001: A Space Odyssey might have been trying to tell us something about the dangers of artificial intelligence. But I haven’t seen the movie in years, and instead of morals, all I can remember is how cool HAL9000 seemed, so I’m already fantasising about making room on my wall for this replica of the lip-reading computer that includes a real AI of its own. Read More >>

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Construction Finally Begins on Chinese Titanic Replica That Simulates the Disaster

A few years ago, plans were announced for a life-size replica of the Titanic, the luxury ship whose sinking inspired a very expensive movie and some great blogs. On Wednesday, construction of the large fake boat finally began. Read More >>

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Put an Entire Arcade on Your Desk With These Immaculately Detailed Miniature Replicas

There was a time when playing video games with your friends meant visiting an arcade and crowding around a Pac-Man or Galaga machine. Those days are long gone, but for around £23 a pop, you can relive some of that nostalgia and build your own tiny arcade with these highly-detailed miniature replicas. Read More >>

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Lucasfilm and Disney are Now Selling Their Own Flawless Star Wars Props

When spending lots of money on a prop lightsaber, you want to be absolutely sure you’re buying as accurate a replica as possible. So instead of licensing designs and schematics to third-party companies, Disney and Lucasfilm have launched its own line of prop replicas that promise to be the most accurate ever created. Read More >>

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This Build-it-Yourself Ghostbusters’ Proton Pack Is the Coolest Thing You Will See Today

You’ll get a lot more respect from other cosplayers when you can confidently say you built your own props. But for those us lacking the requisite skills to do so, Anovos has a new build-it-yourself Ghostbusters Proton Pack kit up for pre-order that ensures your results will still look movie-accurate—and not like a six-year-old’s craft project. Read More >>

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Shoot Your Own Ghostbusters Remake With This Life-Size Slimer Replica

Thanks to NECA, you don’t necessarily have to be a famous Hollywood director to remake Ghostbusters. With this life-size replica of Slimer from the original film, you’re one prop closer to realising your take on the classic comedy, maybe starring four golden retrievers this time. Read More >>

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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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For Amazing Replica Halloween Costumes, Just Be Shawn Thorsson

Also, own a CNC machine and some 3D digital modeling software and have some sick design skills. Besides that, not a very difficult costume to pull off. Read More >>