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Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.

The Museum of Science Fiction is running a prop replica design competition. The competition is open to all students, designers, engineers, builders and artists. People from the United States and abroad may participate. “Props are an essential part of any production,” said Dan Curry, competition judge and a veteran of 100 feature films and television […]

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Barbie Who? It’s a thing.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Barbie Who? It’s a thing.

BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered to release the first ever Doctor Who Barbie doll. It has been created, of course, for the new series of Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker, which hit BBC One last Sunday 7th October. David Wilson Nunn, Creative Director, BBC Studios noted, “This year, we’re introducing an all-new look for […]

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Live like an eco-Hobbit.

September 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Live like an eco-Hobbit.

An energy-efficient eco-Hobbit home has been built by Lord of the Rings fan Jim Castigan deep in the woods of New York. It’s now for sale, too, if you’re interesting in riding out the encroach of the dark forces of Mordor. 

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Mean machine.

July 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mean machine.

Designer and racer Taso Marques has built the rather science fictional-looking TMC Dumont using an old aircraft engine – what do you think? Resembles something that wouldn’t look out of place driving down the overways of MegaCity One, right? 

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Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

April 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Transformers-style robots: now as rideable amusement park rides!

You have to love SoftBank’s Asratec robotics arm, along with Japan’s Brave Robotics Company, they’ve teamed up with amusement park tech specialist J-deite Ride to develop a prototype of something I’d pay a Dollar to ride – a real Transformers-style robot you can actually sit inside and have some fun with. J-deite RIDE is a new 4-meter tall robot […]

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Tie Fighter car … can you feel its extreme Force?

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Tie Fighter car … can you feel its extreme Force?

Here’s the incredible scratch-built Tie Fighter car courtesy of Star Wars fan Allan Carver. It’s fully electric, so he won’t be polluting the environment much while he’s blasting rebel scum off the highways of Canada. Good to know, Allan. Strong with the Dark Side, is he, we suspect.

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VW Bus returns in 2022 … fully electric.

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
VW Bus returns in 2022 … fully electric.

Volkswagen is launching its new VW shagg’n wagg’n – aka the I.D.Buzz – electric vehicle in 2022 in the USA, Europe and China. If you want to go surfing or drive your friends out for a picnic in the Californian sun, then no doubt this will be the hipster ride you are looking for. Probably […]

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Homemade steampunk plasma gun melts our hearts.

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Homemade steampunk plasma gun melts our hearts.

Youtuber Robert Johnson has been busy making a homemade steampunk plasma gun. Well, when the tripod war machines from Mars do finally get around to invading, this might be our last best hope of beating the fiends! Not sure if this beast comes in the 40-watt range, though? 

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Lego’s Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi).

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lego’s Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi).

Lego have their own version of Kickstarter to help bring new kits to life – and one new suggestion is for a steampunkish Victorian Analytical Engine (with added Raspberry Pi), complete with Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage minifigs, and this has been gaining lots of support (we were going to say a full head of […]

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Where’s my jetpack?

December 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Where’s my jetpack?

There’s a popular call from the Jetson-watching scifi fan . . . where’s my personal jetpack (and all the other goodies promised by fiction on TV). Well, Martin Jetpack answers your call, dear fan, albeit with a $100k price tag. Here’s your personal jetpack!

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