Category: FILM/TV

Apr 3, 2015

David Irvine Can’t Stop Painting Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

David Irvine Can’t Stop Painting Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

When we first profiled Irvine’s ‘re-directed paintings’ last July we had no idea it would become one of our most viewed articles of 2014. We recently caught up with David to see what he’s been up to and learned that he’s busy working on commissions (contact him here) and displaying his latest artworks at…

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Mar 29, 2015

Hobbiton is a Real Place in New Zealand. This is What it Looks Like

Hobbiton is a Real Place in New Zealand. This is What it Looks Like

When Peter Jackson spotted the Alexander Farm during an aerial search of the North Island for the best possible locations to film The Lord of The Rings film trilogy, he immediately thought it was perfect for Hobbiton. Site construction started in March 1999 and filming commenced in December that year, continuing for three months.…

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Mar 23, 2015

This Drivable Tron Light Cycle Can Be Yours in May

This Drivable Tron Light Cycle Can Be Yours in May

Photograph by RM Sotheby’s On May 2, 2015 RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a fully functional, electric version of the Tron: Legacy motorcycle. The bike features a 96 volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries, a computer controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front…

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Mar 19, 2015

Builder Turns Old Star Wars Speeder Bike Into Actual Flying Quadcopter

Builder Turns Old Star Wars Speeder Bike Into Actual Flying Quadcopter

Adam Woodworth transformed an old Imperial Speeder Bike toy from Return of the Jedi into a fully operational, flying quadcopter complete with a POV camera for FPV racing. You can see the finished product in action in the embedded video below. In an extensive post on Make Magazine, Woodworth says he used…

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Mar 5, 2015

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier—7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 bill—looked remarkably similar to Spock. Ever since, people…

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Feb 17, 2015

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level of realism in each of his artworks forces viewers to really examine his works. Araki’s dioramas are most striking when he captures the effects of aging in his…

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Feb 16, 2015

Japanese Army Brigade Builds 50 ft Vader Out of Snow

Japanese Army Brigade Builds 50 ft Vader Out of Snow

Members of the 11th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force have built an incredible, 50 ft (15 m) tall and 75 ft (23 m) wide, Star Wars snow sculpture of Darth Vader along with some Stormstroopers, TIE fighters and the Death Star. The sculpture was created for the annual Sapporo Snow Festival and…

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