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 »
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.
Check out The Shining maze model after the jump. Read More »
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 »
For decades, Transformers have just been a fictional race of robots who can change into vehicles. But history has been made in the year 2016 as a Turkish company has created real life Transformers.
Letvision has created a fully functional prototype of a new remote-controlled vehicle called Letrons which transforms from a driving BMW into a standing robot. How long before Michael Bay gets one of these in his garage?
Check out the real Transformers creation after the jump. Read More »
Even though there have been plenty of gadgets from film and television that have become realities in our time, most sci-fi creations end up just being mere dreams. This is especially true when it comes to various vehicles we’ve seen from the likes of Star Wars and other iconic franchises. But today, one iconic vehicle from a galaxy far, far away has become a reality…sort of.
In Return of the Jedi, one of the best sequences is the speeder bike chase that happens on the forest moon of Endor. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia must evade some Scout Troopers so as not to alert the Empire to the presence of Rebels on the surface trying to shut down the shield generator of the second Death Star. The speeder bike is an awesome vehicle, but as a hovering, fast piece of machinery, it’s not exactly easy to create in the real world. But the folks at Vintage Works have done the best they can by turning a motorcycle into a Speeder Bike, and you can see it in action after the jump. Read More »
Rebels, star your engines! Hot Wheels has been pumping out Star Wars memorabilia for awhile now with an entire line devoted towards turning iconic characters and ships from the sci-fi saga into little vehicles. However, following their life-size Darth Vader car that was created last year, the Mattel brand has decided to create an even more incredible vehicle by turning an X-Wing into a full functional car, complete with blasters, jet engines and a working cockpit door.
Check out the Hot Wheels X-Wing car after the jump. Read More »
Fans of both Ghostbusters and LEGO had their wildest dreams come true earlier this year when an official set for the firehouse that acts as the paranormal exterminators’ headquarters was released. It was a massive (and expensive) set, and having bought and built it myself, I can tell you it was one of the most fun sets to put together. But the new Ghostbusters headquarters should have their own LEGO set too, right?
We already know there’s an official LEGO set of the new Ecto-1 on the way, featuring minifigures of all four of the new Ghostbusters, as well as their secretary Kevin, who comes with the Ecto-2 motorcycle, and even a demon ghost. But LEGO fans need a set that will house the reboot’s vehicle, and one master builder has them covered with a new project at LEGO Ideas.
Check out the new LEGO Ghostbusters headquarters project after the jump. Read More »
Pretty much everyone knows there’s a new Ghostbusters movie coming to theaters this summer. The jury is out as to whether or nor director Paul Feig can deliver an entertaining update of the 1984 classic, this time with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the lead roles (meet all the ladies right here). We’ll find out in about a month whether this will be the successful start of a new franchise. Until then, we have another Ghostbusters project for you to feast your eyes on.
Animators and LEGO master builders from Digital Wizardz this cute and extremely impressive stop-motion LEGO Ghostbusters short film, bringing some of the more iconic scenes from the film to life in brick form. In addition, there are actually some pretty amusing gags and nods to other properties like Star Wars, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Simpsons.
Watch the stop-motion LEGO Ghostbusters short after the jump. Read More »
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It’s already an exciting time to be a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan, with the movie-mocking show getting a revival thanks to the success of a very popular Kickstarter that wrapped up late last year. But there’s a chance it could get even better if this custom LEGO set becomes a reality.
LEGO master builder JMaster put together this Mystery Science Theater 3000 LEGO set which is a LEGO Ideas project that will hopefully get enough votes to have a crack at becoming an official set. Check out the MST3K LEGO set below. Read More »