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.
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.
Woodworking Art adds to their vehicle collection by carving a Chevy Silverado HD pickup truck out of Fujian cypress wood. The miniature has working wheels, doors, liftgate, hood, steering, suspension, and steps. They also made a trailer to test its towing capacity, which is nowhere near the real truck’s 36,000 lb. max.
The Braun S9 shaver is pretty slick looking as electric razors go. But even if you squint really hard, it’s hard to envision this thing turning into a mech. But model maker RAY Studio used his imagination and crafting skills to transform this $300 groomer into a detailed figure inspired by War Machine from the Iron Man series.
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.
At 9,090 pieces, LEGO’s model of the ill-fated oceanliner is their largest model yet. It measures 54″ long and splits into three sections so you can inspect its detailed interior from the grand staircase to the boiler room. You know somebody out there is going to sink this thing the minute they finish building it. Available 11.1.2021.
Railroad operators in Darmstadt, Germany have a unique way to learn how to operate signals without risking real trains. Tom Scott shows off this special model railroad which is operated by real railway controls, including different kinds of switch consoles installed in various eras.
This metal spider looks like some kind of creepy-crawly robo-arachnid. It’s made from dozens of tiny stainless steel parts and can be assembled or disassembled without glue. The finished model measures about 4.92″ x 4.92″ x 1.38″. They also make a more complicated steel scorpion kit.
A wonderfully soothing video featuring close-up look at some of the teensy scale model submarines, boats, and ships floating in the water tanks at Miniatur Wunderland. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in Hamburg, Germany, you must visit this incredible tiny world.
Inspired by a fan-submitted design, this miniature model of Fender’s iconic Stratocaster electric guitar is accurate down to the smallest detail. The 1074-piece model features tiny strings, an official Fender strap, and a 1965 Princeton Reverb amp with a visible interior. It comes with bricks for both red and black guitar bodies.
Toyota Gazoo Racing teamed up with Legoland Japan to build this 1:1 scale replica of a 2021 GR Supra. Its 477,303 LEGO bricks make for an incredibly accurate model, and it even can drive – though its 4,165 lb. curb weight and modest electric motor offer a top speed of just 17 mph, a far cry from the Supra’s 155 mph limit.
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.
Simas1014 of Generic Woodworking likes to make working models of car engines from wood. Here, he shows off an impossibly tiny model of a V8 engine, complete with a working crankshaft, rods, and pistons that move. You’d need to measure this engine’s displacement in milliliters.
You might think you were looking at an ordinary 7-Eleven store, but it’s actually a miniature. artist and director Justin Poulsen created this model of the store that’s accurate down to every detail, including the motorized doors. And there’s a surprise waiting inside – a pair of custom-made 7-Eleven Nike Dunks.
RC aircraft enthusiast Troy McMillan spent countless hours planning, designing, 3D printing, and assembling a scale model of a jumbo jet. Here, he shares the time-consuming build process, its maiden flight, and tragic demise after a battery failure rendered his flight controller useless.
Bandai Japan is showing offf this unique 1/12-scale plastic model of R2-D2. This clearly isn’t the droid you’re looking for because you can see right through its electric blue shell. The design was inspired by R2’s holographic projection of Princess Leia. Drops 10.2021.
Woodworker Carl Jacobson shows us the process of building a miniature replica of Fred’s prehistoric car from The Flintstones. He built the foot-powered “Flintmobile” from maple burl and walnut, with beautifully turned wood roller wheels. The leather chamois canopy offers protection from heat, rain, and pterodactyl poop.
This unique wall clock is made up of more than 300 components, which come together to accurately tell time. It features numerous wood gears, and a hot air balloon that rapidly descends at the top of each hour then rises as each minute ticks by. Designed for advanced builders, with an estimated 11-hour build time.
4THECRAFT is an expert at making dioramas sealed inside of clear resin. In this video, they walk us through the process of creating a scene of a meteor crashing into a building, combining 3D printing, hand-painting, and model-making techniques to create an awe-inspiring visual. The lighting inside the fireball really brings it to life.
Spider-Man fans will love this massive 3,772 piece LEGO kit that comes together to form the iconic Daily Bugle tower. Outside, battles play out between Spidey, Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Mysterio, and more. Inside, it’s editorial business as usual between Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson. Drops 6.1.2020 on LEGO.com.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an artist carve a model car from a cigarette lighter. In this video, Ank Creative shows how they took the plastic from lighters and cut, sanded, and glued the pieces together to create an intricate model of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12, best known from the Back to the Future movies.
Awesome Woodcraft builds some amazing miniature wood vehicles. In this video, they take on the biggest SUV they could think of, the boxy, gas-guzzling Hummer H1. The detailed model includes wheels that turn and steer, a spring suspension, and a hinged hood and doors.