Miniature

Punch King / Hammer King

Punch King / Hammer King

Now that you’ve built your mini video arcade, it’s time to upgrade your tiny Chuck E. Cheese’s with a couple of games that test your strength. Punch King asks you to flick its punching bag as hard as you can with your finger, while Hammer King is all about smashing its button with your fingertip. Each is sold separately.

Making Mini McDonald’s Meals

Making Mini McDonald’s Meals

Miniature model maker HMS2 shows us how to make some ridiculously tiny and accurate replicas of fast food and their packaging from McDonald’s. We love the individual french fries, and how the Coke even has microscopic ice cubes.

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Mini Wood Chess Set

Mini Wood Chess Set

Induku’s miniature chess sets are laser cut from baltic birch plywood, and make a great stocking stuffer of bonus gift. Once you pop the pieces out, they hold in place in the cutouts on the board. The set can also be personalized with an engraving up to 40 characters.

Making Tiny Eyeglasses

Making Tiny Eyeglasses

The Hamster Miniature Studio 2 aka “HMS2” specializes in making really tiny objects. Recently they decided to try their hand at crafting a pair of eyeglasses. They have see-through lenses, and are hinged so they can fold. If our action figures ever have a vision problem, we know where to turn.

Making a Mini Bear Trap

Making a Mini Bear Trap

If there’s one place you never want to get caught, it’s in a bear trap. But there is one exception to that rule, and that’s this teensy keychain trap built by BrainfooTV. It works just like the real deal, only this one has unsharpened teeth and it’s spring is calibrated to not do harm to any digits that might wander into it.

World’s Smallest Snow Globe

World’s Smallest Snow Globe

Maker of miniature things HMS2 walks us through the painstaking process of crafting a snow globe that’s so small it could fit on the tip of your pinky finger. It’s got a tiny winter scene inside of it, and is filled with water and fake polyester snow.

Miniature RC Watercraft

Miniature RC Watercraft

A soothing video featuring an up-close look at some of the teensy scale model submarines, boats, and ships on display as part of Miniatur Wunderland. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in Hamburg, Germany, you must visit this incredible tiny world.

Philcraft Penny Steam Engine

Philcraft Penny Steam Engine

What you’re looking at here is a teensy, tiny, fully-functional steam engine that’s so small that its base is an old copper penny, and some of them have a flywheel made from a shilling coin. The miniature engine can run on steam or compressed air, and was built by Phil Gravett.

Hello Helsinki

Hello Helsinki

Photographer and world traveler Joerg Daiber of Little Big World takes us on another tilt-shift, time-lapse journey – this time to the capital of Finland, which looks particularly awesome in miniature. No wonder it’s one of the top 10 most liveable cities on the planet.

Bowman Mini Crossbow

Bowman Mini Crossbow

This 5″ long stainless steel weapon can fire skinny projectiles like toothpicks, matches, and Q-tips. Its firing range is 15 to 30 feet, and it’s perfect for taking down zombie action figures. Available in silver, gold, or black finishes.

Making Single-Bean Coffee

Making Single-Bean Coffee

To promote their coffee, Finnish roasters Paulig enlisted the help of filmmaker Lucas Zanotto to create what is more than likely the smallest cup of coffee ever brewed, hand-grinding (er, filing) a single bean of their Kenya AA+ Karindum into a tiny filter and doing a thimble-sized pourover.

World’s Smallest Working Drill

World’s Smallest Working Drill

By replicating the form of a power drill using a 3D printed model, engineer Lance Abernethy created a tiny drill that measures just 0.67″ long, and holds an spins a tiny 0.5mm drill bit. He’s already working on a smaller version.

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