Awesome Replicas

Making Optimus Prime’s Sword

Making Optimus Prime’s Sword

Man At Arms: Reforged made a huge lemonade out of an even bigger lemon. Made of over 500 pieces, their scale model of Optimus Prime’s sword from Transformers: The Last Knight is their largest and most complicated build yet.

Making Wonder Woman’s Sword

Making Wonder Woman’s Sword

After creating a replica of Wonder Woman’s shield, Man at Arms: Reforged takes on the Amazon princess’ God Killer sword. From the pommel’s dragon scales to the patterns on the damascus steel edge, there’s a lot to take in about this build.

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Warhol Invisible Sculpture Diorama

Warhol Invisible Sculpture Diorama
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In 1985, Andy Warhol made a satirical performance artwork by standing briefly on a plinth then walking away, leaving a lit but otherwise empty platform. Kidrobot tips its hat to this commentary on celebrity culture with this light up model.

Pioneer Plaque Reissue

Pioneer Plaque Reissue

Designer Duane King is making exact replicas of the plaques (same size and material) that were placed on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes as a message to extraterrestrials. The laser-engraved plaques come with unreleased Pioneer stamps.

Making Wonder Woman’s Shield

Making Wonder Woman’s Shield

Man at Arms: Reforged hammer, chisel, cast, and chisel some more (actually a lot more) to make an absolutely exquisite replica of Wonder Woman’s shield from Batman v Superman. We actually like it more than Cap’s shield now.

LEGO Buster Sword

LEGO Buster Sword

We’ve seen a deadly replica of Cloud’s weapon of choice. Here’s a life-size replica that’s less threatening but still backbreaking. ZaziNombies used about 2,000 LEGO pieces to make this 6ft, 8lb replica. Someone teach him how to hold it.

Forging Ned Stark’s Ice

Forging Ned Stark’s Ice

Man at Arms: Reforged finally got around to making a replica of one of their favorite swords – Ned Stark’s Valyrian steel executioner’s sword, Ice. Like its last owner, the sword is straightforward but more than enough to get the job done.

DIY Jurassic Park Amber Cane Replicas

DIY Jurassic Park Amber Cane Replicas

Peter Brown and pocket83 teamed up to make a pair of replicas of the amber-topped bone cane owned by Jurassic Park’s creator John Hammond. Brown waited for over a year to capture crane flies for the amber topper. Watch pocket83’s part here.

Forging Yasuo’s Blade

Forging Yasuo’s Blade

Man at Arms: Reforged made a replica of the Cancer Nameless Blade, the oversized katana wielded by the infamous League of Legends character Yasuo. Seeing authentic blade patterns being made never ceases to amaze us.

DIY Metal Gear Solid Gray Fox Mask

DIY Metal Gear Solid Gray Fox Mask

He’s that ninja! diegator spent about 7 months making a replica of the mask worn by Metal Gear Solid‘s cyborg ninja. The mask has light up parts and its front plates have servos to toggle them open and closed. He’s also planning to make a replica of Gray Fox’s body suit.

Bat-Signal Prop Nightlight

Bat-Signal Prop Nightlight

Summon the Caped Crusader with the world’s coolest nightlight. The Batman Bat-Signal Prop is loosely based on the one in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. It measures 12.75” x 9” x 8” and comes with three Bat symbols: Nolan, classic and modern.

Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Model

Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Model
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Fans of the classic sitcom will drool over this 1/26-scale model of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment set. No detail has been spared from the art on the walls to the tiny Macintosh, thanks in part to Production Designer Tho. E. Azzari’s help with the plans. Measures 16.5″ W x 11.5″ D x 6.5″ H.

DIY Cardboard Terminator Arm

DIY Cardboard Terminator Arm

MudbrainsTvDIY gives us a brief glimpse at an amazing build – he replicated the T-800 arm that Miles Dyson had in Terminator 2. It’s made entirely from cardboard, glue, and varnish. If you’ve got about 7 hours to spare, you can watch how he built it, step by laborious step.

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Forging Riddick’s Ulaks

Forging Riddick’s Ulaks

Man at Arms: Reforged made replicas of the Furyan Ulaks, the knuckle-like knives of Vin Diesel’s sci-fi warrior character Riddick. They went to great lengths to make the blades look ancient and otherworldly, with the help a tool that Furyan monks call “Windows XP.”

Making the Sword of Altair

Making the Sword of Altair

Man at Arms: Reforged went through a ton of grinding, sanding and polishing to make a real life version of Altäir’s sword from the Assassin’s Creed series. The eagle-themed weapon was a pain to create, but it turned out great in the end.

DIY Rick & Morty Butter Robot

DIY Rick & Morty Butter Robot

“What is my purpose?” Redditor andredotcom modified a smartphone controlled toy tank and made a 3D printed body for it to make it look and sound like the existentially devastated butter robot from Rick & Morty.

Making the Sword of Gryffindor

Making the Sword of Gryffindor

Man at Arms: Reforged didn’t have a Sorting Hat, so they had to make a replica of Godric Gryffindor’s sword the hard way. But it’s worth it just for that marvelous silver handle. It’s amazing how much finesse is involved in making lethal implements.

Life-size DOOM BFG

Life-size DOOM BFG

Bethesda Softworks UK teamed up with MyMiniFactory to 3D print one of the most ambitious weapon models ever – a life-size replica of DOOM’s ridiculously oversized Big F**king Gun. Have a roomful of 3D printers and tons of filament? Download the files here.

Uncharted 4 Gaming Center

Uncharted 4 Gaming Center

Super Gamer Builds and Sony installed a PS4 and a 4K TV inside a detailed replica of the treasure chests in Uncharted 4. The custom setup will be given away to a Sony sweepstakes winner. Skip to 7:19 for the reveal.

Making Poppy’s Hammer

Making Poppy’s Hammer

Man at Arms: Reforged made a life-size replica of Poppy’s larger than life hammer from League of Legends. The massive hammerhead is hollow, but its steel components more than qualify it as a heavy weapon. Poppy is one strong yordle.

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Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props’ replica of Guy-Manuel’s first generation Daft Punk helmet is packed with electronics to take advantage of its potential as a wearable light show. The LEDs can react to sound or movement, and there’s a USB port and an SD card slot to swap choreographies.

Forging Kennosuke’s Sword

Forging Kennosuke’s Sword

Man at Arms: Reforged proudly presents one of their favorite creations so far. It’s a replica of the katana wielded by Kuromukuro‘s protagonist Kennosuke. The sword was made from Japanese steel that was provided by the studio behind the anime, PA Works.

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet
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Guard the streets with ThinkGeek’s officially-licensed Master Chief motorcycle helmet. It meets DOT standards and has a anti-UV light coated ABS shell, a reflective visor with UV protection and removable and washable center and cheek pads.

Han Solo in Carbonite Fridge

Han Solo in Carbonite Fridge

Master builder and effects artist Frank Ippolito saw what appears to be a photoshopped image of a refrigerator done up to look like Han Solo frozen in Carbonite. Inspired by the pic, Frank decided to build the actual fridge for himself. Tested shares the build process.

LEGO RC Land Rover Defender 90

LEGO RC Land Rover Defender 90

LEGO master Sariel made this badass model of the Defender 90. It moves like a turtle even in fourth gear, but yeah, it has a fourth gear. It also has 4×4 drive, a working winch, locking differentials, and can be controlled from up to 160ft away thanks to the SBrick module.

Making the Black Ranger’s Power Axe

Making the Black Ranger’s Power Axe

Man at Arms: Reforged did a ton of cutting, welding, grinding and polishing to make a steel replica of the Cosmic Cannon Power Axe from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Mastodon! That’s what you need to carry this.

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