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3D Printed Medieval City

3D Printed Medieval City

3D printing technology has been a boon for model makers. Knarb Makes shows off a diorama he built of a medieval city with the help of the tech – though there’s still plenty of artistic talent on display. The impressive Venice-inspired scale city has more than 50 buildings, bridges, canals, and lighting.

Building a Tiny PVC DeLorean

Building a Tiny PVC DeLorean

Thanks in large part to Back to the Future, the DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of all time. While we probably will never drive one, it’s good to know that it’s possible to build a tiny version with enough skill and time. Ank Creative shows off the modelmaking process for one incredibly detailed mini DeLorean.

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Sporty Stallion Wood Car Model

Sporty Stallion Wood Car Model
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Unidragon’s flat-pack wood model lets you build a miniature muscle car. Clearly inspired by the Ford Mustang, the model has fastback styling, a mini V8 engine, a detailed interior, and its doors, hood, and trunk open. The 230-piece kit comes in red, yellow, or black, and it’s 50% off the original price at the moment.

Chocolate Factory Marble Run

Chocolate Factory Marble Run
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Robotime’s latest ROKR wood model lets you build a tabletop marble run that looks like a tiny chocolate factory. Turn the crank, and colorful marbles roll through twists and turns of the maze. The 420-piece model takes about 7 hours to assemble and offers ample challenge for kit builders. We only wish it made real candy.

LEGO Classic 90 Years of Play

LEGO Classic 90 Years of Play

To celebrate 90 years of LEGO, the Billund, Denmark toymaker is releasing a unique set that includes 15 mini builds based on iconic models. The 1100-piece set #11021 incorporates classics like the 1932 LEGO Duck, the 1998 Secret of the Sphinx, the 2020 Pineapple Pencil Holder, and the 2013 NINJAGO Golden Dragon. Drops 5.1.2022.

Steampunk Chameleon Kit

Steampunk Chameleon Kit

This steampunk chameleon won’t blend into its surroundings, but it does look amazing. The 745-piece stainless steel, iron, and copper model has numerous articulated joints for posing, and its metal parts have a rainbow heat-treated finish. The finished lizard model measures about 10″ long.

Polymer Clay Peach’s Castle

Polymer Clay Peach’s Castle

Previously, ClayClaim built a miniature scene based on a level from Super Mario 64. Now the Fimo clay artist is back with another build inspired by the N64 game – Princess Peach’s iconic castle. He achieved the low-poly look by cutting lots of sharp, angular blocks of clay. Those Mario, Yoshi, and Cameraman sculpts are adorable.

Making a Miniature Water Bottle

Making a Miniature Water Bottle

We’ve seen the fascinating way in which factories crank out plastic water bottles by the thousands. Now see the level of effort it takes a model maker to create a single bottle that looks just like a bottle of Crystal Geyser water, only after it’s been put through a shrink ray.

Tremortusk: The Ultimate Kitbash

Tremortusk: The Ultimate Kitbash

Studson Studio shows off the process of building a model based on the awesome and imposing elephant mechs from Horizon Forbidden West. Rather than buying the off-the-shelf Tremortusk collectible, he created a custom version out of parts from other action figures, toys, and everyday objects.

LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine

LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine
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Over the years, there have been many fan builds based on Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine. Now, LEGO has made it official with this 1872-piece kit that can be configured to look like the versions of the car from BTTF, BTTF II, and BTTF III. It includes a light-up Flux Capacitor, a Mr. Fusion, a Hoverboard, and more.

NanoCoasters

NanoCoasters
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Do you love roller coasters? The guys at CoasterDynamix make teeny models of virtual thrill rides for your desk or bookshelf. They come in a variety of designs, including traditional, looped, and adventure-themed rides, each sold as an easy-to-build kit. Find more variants here.

Plasticine Clay Cars and Crashes

Plasticine Clay Cars and Crashes

YouTube channel Handmade features models of cars that were individually hand-built out of Plasticine clay. The artist behind the camera uses a plastic model as his form, then painstakingly traces and cuts out each piece of its body to create impressively accurate miniatures. And then he crash-tests them.

Making a Model War Rig

Making a Model War Rig

Model maker Plasmo shows off another amazing build, taking on Imperator Furiosa’s epic War Rig from Mad Max: Fury Road. He used a resin-based 3D printer and a downloadable 3D model to generate its numerous parts, but bringing it all together and making it look so great is all Plasmo.

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Ghostbusters: ECTO-1 3D Puzzle

Ghostbusters: ECTO-1 3D Puzzle
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Wrebbit’s 280-piece puzzle lets you assemble a 3D model of the Ghostbusters’ ECTO-1 station wagon. The car is covered with lots of movie-accurate photographic details, from the license plates to the roof rack filled with gadgets for detecting and dealing with the paranormal. The finished model measures 14.5″ x 4.75″ x 5.5″.

Miniature Luigi’s Mansion

Miniature Luigi’s Mansion

Studson Studio is a master at creating miniatures based on video games and animation. His detailed model of Luigi’s Mansion will bring a thrill to any Nintendo fan. He built it primarily out of foam and paper boards, coffee stirrers, and modeling compound. We love his creative use of food skewers for the fence.

Papercraft Hayabusa

Papercraft Hayabusa

Watch an artist make this incredibly precise model of a Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa motorcycle entirely out of paper and glue. Every tiny detail is there, from the engine to the dashboard gauges to the drive chain. It’s just one of several intricate papercraft models you can find on the Paper Modelling YouTube channel.

In our hands.

In our hands.

This commercial by Dorian & Daniel uses incredible miniature scenery to deliver a powerful message about humanity’s impact on the environment, and how we’re the only ones who can change it. The promotional spot is for Erste Sparkasse, the first bank to join the EU Green Consumption Pledge.

Levitating Millennium Falcon

Levitating Millennium Falcon

Glen Makes created this wonderful little diorama of a miniature Millennium Falcon as hovers over a sandy planet below. The detailed ship model’s LED lighting and the backdrop image really bring it all together. (Thanks, Mike!)

Building a Mini Concrete House

Building a Mini Concrete House

OUROBOROS ARQ loves to make miniature models of buildings and other structures using realistic construction materials. In this video, they show us how they built a modern multi-level house with concrete walls, brick details, a wooden staircase, and built-in lighting.

LEGO Ideas x JAWS

LEGO Ideas x JAWS

Jonny Campbell came up with this concept for a LEGO set inspired by Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, JAWS. The set includes an accurate model of the Orca, loaded up with fishing gear and those iconic yellow barrels. It also comes with Bruce the great white shark, and minifigs of Brody, Hooper, and Quint.

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Build Your Own Stonehenge

Build Your Own Stonehenge
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Anyone who has seen This Is Spinal Tap knows the consequences of a too-small Stonehenge. Now you can put an even tinier version of the ancient wonder right on your desktop. The kit includes a grassy green mat, 16 stone replicas, and a 32-page guide. Just don’t let your action figures trip over the stones.

Sky Watcher Tourbillon Clock

Sky Watcher Tourbillon Clock

This unique mechanical clock model features a spherical tourbillon at its top that rotates on three axes. A spring-wound mechanism provides up to 3 hours of power for the tourbillon and the hour and minute reels at the bottom of its tower. The 338-piece model is for advanced builders and takes about 15 hours to assemble.

Wooblock Wooden Globe Model

Wooblock Wooden Globe Model

This 707-piece wooden globe model has a motor-drive mechanism that keeps it spinning. In addition to the rotating globe, a tiny, magnetic ship sails around its base to commemorate Magellan’s journey around the Earth. Each of its 81 continental puzzle pieces has pinholes so you can mark cities you’ve visited.

Wooden Camera Replicas

Wooden Camera Replicas

Vietnam-based artists The Wooden Model Design build incredibly detailed laser-cut wood models, including replicas of professional camera equipment. Among their creations are a Sony Alpha 1, a Hasselblad 500CM, and a RED Komodo 6K, and a Mamiya RZ67.

Medieval House Computer

Medieval House Computer

Martina and Hansi from Nerdforge needed a new computer for editing videos. Rather than go with some off-the-shelf PC, they built a completely custom system that looks like a medieval fantasy house. The structure is wood, covered with miniature bricks and foam accent pieces. This thing both runs Windows and HAS Windows.

The Book of Boba Fett Diorama

The Book of Boba Fett Diorama

Excited about The Book of Boba Fett? Boylei Hobby Time can’t wait either, so he made a model based on the scene of Fett holding court at the end of The Mandalorian Season 2. He started with an off-the-shelf Boba Fett model, meticulously painted and distressed it, then created a custom throne, complete with rancor heads.

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