Blade Runner VR Project

Perhaps the most fascinating prospect about the advancement of virtual reality in recent years is that it will allow us to explore some of the fictional worlds that we love so much. While this may not be as easy with some of the older films we love, new movies are creating VR experiences that go hand-in-hand with the stories that we’ll see told on the big screen. However, one software engineer decided to take it upon himself to recreate the set from one classic sci-fi movie in virtual reality.

The original Blade Runner is known for its depiction of a seedy futuristic Los Angeles that combines fictional technology with the visual style of a classic film noir. The apartment of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is one of the best examples of the film noir style and production design, and software engineer Quentin Lengele has recreated it in virtual reality so that you can walk around the apartment as if you were dropping by to give Deckard a hard time.

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Rogue One AT-ACT Playhouse

One of the most recognizable vehicles from the Star Wars trilogy are the AT-AT Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back. Even young Peter Parker referenced them when he was tying up Giant-Man’s legs during the massive airport battle in Captain America: Civil War. Well, in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Imperial vehicle gets a slight makeover, and one inventive fan decided to bring that vehicle right into his backyard.

We’ll see the AT-ACT (All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport) in action later this week in Rogue One as part a battle that takes place on the tropical planet Scarif. But in the backyard of Colin Furze, an inventor from Stamford, England, the AT-ACT is just an innocent playhouse for his kids to play in.

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Water-Powered Star Wars Speeder Bikes

While some of the technology that was once just the dream of sci-fi filmmakers has become real, most of what we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe is still just fantasy. Whether it’s ships that can travel at hyperspeed, lightsabers or space stations that can blow up entire planets, we just have to accept that some of these creations may never be real. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t come close to realizing some of our Star Wars dreams.

One of the most exciting sequences from Return of the Jedi is the speeder bike chase between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and some Imperial Scout Troopers in the thick forests of Endor. While we’ve yet to create vehicles that can fly through the air like speeder bikes, thanks to the power of water, we have the next best thing.

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Custom BB-8 Action Figure

The breakout fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year was undoubtedly BB-8. The little ball droid was one of the hottest Christmas gifts, and he’s one of the cutest robots the Star Wars galaxy has ever seen. Over the past year, you’ve undoubtedly seen endless versions of BB-8 on toy shelves, ranging from the extremely tiny to the near life-size iteration. However, most of them don’t quite look like how he droid looks in the movie. But a new tutorial shows how you can fix that.

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LEGO Stranger Things

Even though the buzz surrounding Stranger Things has died down since the summer, fans are hungry for any scrap of news they can get about the second season. But since we don’t frequently get updates like Sean Astin and Paul Reiser being added to the cast in key roles, sometimes we just need some Stranger Things stuff to hold us over, and we’ve got a nice little video to do just that.

One dedicated fan and LEGO builder has decided to recreate some of the scenes from Stranger Things using some custom minifigures and sets and the magic of stop-motion animation. Watch the LEGO Stranger Things video after the jump, but beware of spoilers if you haven’t watched the entire first season. Read More »

Disneyland Model

First and foremost, /Film is all about movies. But as entertainment has evolved over the years, we’ve come to embrace the cinematic nature of popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld, the influential place that Saturday Night Live holds in entertainment, and the immersive experience that theme parks provide in an attempt to help us escape into the movies as best they can.

So today, we bring you an astounding creation by an architect named Dave Sheegog that will have Disneyland fans impressed to the max. The architect, who is also an avid model railroad collector, has created a 1/20 scale model of Disneyland, complete with the train that runs through the theme park. Check out the Disneyland model after the jump. Read More »

Adam Savage's Fifth Element gun

Easily one of the coolest sci-fi weapons of all time is the ZF-1 from The Fifth Element. If you’re not as familiar with the Luc Besson sci-fi film starring Bruce Willis as you should be, it’s the weapon that Gary Oldman demonstrates for his alien crime partners who are trying to steal the elemental stones for him. The gun has a rocket launcher, arrow launcher, net launcher, flamethrower, ice blast, a feature that allows every bullet shot to hit the same target, and of course a self-destruct button. It’s been an object of desire for Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage to build his own for years, and now after 17 years of work, he’s finally completed it.

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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Wheelchair Costume

Living with an ailment than keeps you confined to a wheelchair most of the time when you venture out of the house is undoubtedly difficult. But luckily, a nine year old boy named Jeremy with spina bifida has some spectacular parents who make him feel like the coolest kid on the block when heading out into the neighborhood on Halloween.

You might remember a story in Star Wars Bits last year where a father turned his son’s wheelchair into a snowspeeder from The Empire Strikes Back. The flaps even moved, and the laser canons shot glowing NERF darts. That was Jeremy in that snowspeeder. Now his father has done something magical again by turning his son’s wheelchair into the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. Read More »

The Shining Maze Model

Since it’s October, you’re bound to catch Stanley Kubrick‘s psychological horror masterpiece The Shining at some point (hopefully not ruined by being cut for time and content on television). Of course, even though the movie is perfect for Halloween, it’s really the kind of twisted thriller that can be watched anytime. One of the film’s biggest fans is Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage, and he recently showed just how much love he has for the classic when heundertook quite the massive project for Tested.

Adam Savage has created an intricate model of the terrifying Overlook Hotel maze from the movie. It’s a beautiful, incredibly detailed piece of work that is impressive even when compared to everything else Adam Savage has done before.

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Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage has built plenty of awesome props, gadgets, mechanisms and more over the long history of The Discovery Channel program. But his latest endeavor for the folks at Tested might be the coolest creation for all you cinephiles out there.

As part of a cross-promotion with Honda, Adam Savage turned their Ridgeline pick-up truck into a mobile movie theater for all those times that you want to go camping, but would like to have everyone able to watch a movie without crowding around a laptop. Read More »