Awesome Replicas

Big Little Tikes

Big Little Tikes

BBC takes a ride in John Bitmead’s adult-sized toy car. Based on the classic Little Tikes coupe, Bitmead’s car has a top speed of 70mph. It has an airbag, headlights and side mirrors, all of which make it roadworthy in the UK.

McLaren F1 Replica

McLaren F1 Replica

Jacek Mazur builds replicas of exotic cars in his spare time. His masterpiece is a replica of the McLaren F1. It cost him only about $33,000 to make a poor man’s version of the $8M car, although it did take him 8 years to build it.

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BttF DeLorean Replica 2

BttF DeLorean Replica 2

Owned by Robert “Videobob” Moseley, Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in building replicas of famous movie cars, including Doc Brown’s iconic DeLorean DMC-12 time machine. You can also rent the car for $1,500 per day.

1:4 Scale Working V8 Engine

1:4 Scale Working V8 Engine

This working 1:4 scale model of a V8 engine was made by Home Model Engine Machinist forum member keith5700. It has an electronically-controlled fuel injector, a throttle position sensor and an ECU. It cost him about $2,200 to build.

Triforce Video Game Replicas

Triforce Video Game Replicas

Videogame prop maker Triforce is obsessed with the quality and fidelity of their products. That has earned them the respect of game developers, so much so that they’re now designing 3D models for games. See more of their work here.

Elysium TST Chemrail Rifle Replica

Elysium TST Chemrail Rifle Replica

A perfect copy of the dual-stage linear motor rifle wielded by Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. This prop is made from fiberglass by the talented craftspeople of Weta Workshop, who also made the original movie weapons.

Dumpsty

Dumpsty
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Tiny replicas of alley dumpsters: monuments of urban life and canvases for the street artist. Measuring 11″x10″x8″, Dumpsty can be used as a document holder or – yep – a trash bin. You can customize them with stickers or lids.

Epic Halo Needler Replica

Epic Halo Needler Replica

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props shows off his incredible replica of the Needler from Halo 4, as it goes from concept to completion in this time-lapse. The gun measures 31 in. long, weighs 10 lbs. and is lit by 54 LEDs. Build log on Tested.

Knight Rider KITT Replica

Knight Rider KITT Replica

Chris Palmer turned his 1991 Pontiac Trans Am into a replica of KITT from the ’80s TV show Knight Rider. His car doesn’t talk and has no weapons, but it does have KITT’s dashboard, steering wheel and red scanner bar. More here.

Star Trek: I.D. Blu-ray Phaser Set

Star Trek: I.D. Blu-ray Phaser Set
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This limited edition 3D Combo Blu-ray box set of Star Trek: Into Darkness comes with a life-size phaser replica. Made by Quantum Mechanix, the phaser’s barrel can be switched between stun and kill mode.

Ernie’s Dwarf Cars

Ernie’s Dwarf Cars

A promotional documentary about Ernie Adams and his collection of dwarf cars. The cars are street legal and modeled after classic cruisers. Ernie built all seven cars by hand and helped start a dwarf car racing scene.

Mammuth Rewarron 1:3 RC

Mammuth Rewarron 1:3 RC

For high-rolling RC car enthusiasts. The Mammuth Rewarron is a 1:3 scale 4-wheel drive trophy truck. It has a 4-stroke engine, oil-filled dampers, oil disc brakes and variable coil springs. It’s basically a real truck, only smaller.

Goldeneye 007 Mine Replica

Goldeneye 007 Mine Replica

Thingiverse member ComradeQuiche has a guide on how to make a life-size replica of the remote mine from the N64 classic Goldeneye 007. It has magnets and blinking LEDs.

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HAL 9000 Replica

HAL 9000 Replica

ThinkGeek’s aluminum replicas of the evil artificial intelligence are based on “actual studio blueprints.” It recites 15 of its lines from 2001: A Space Odyssey in it’s cold, cold voice.

Augmented Reality TARDIS

Augmented Reality TARDIS

Greg Kumparak made his small scale model of Doctor Who’s unique ride appear bigger on the inside. He made an augmented reality mobile app that shows a 3D model of the TARDIS’ interior.

Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway

Porsche 917 Le Mans Raceway
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A life-sized replica of the Porsche 917 used by Steve McQueen in his movie Le Mans. Inside is a 1:32 slot car replica of the Le Mans race track. It comes with 12 slot cars and analog controllers.

Miniature Portal Gun Replica

Miniature Portal Gun Replica

The 12″ officially licensed replica of the Portal gun is more portable and affordable than the 1:1 scale version. It has blue and orange LEDs, movable claws and a trigger that cues sound effects.

Portal Life-Size Turret Replica

Portal Life-Size Turret Replica

And we thought this replica was impressive. Weta followed up the Sentry Gun replica with a model of the turret from Portal. It has a motion sensor, protracting guns and it doesn’t hate you.

Iron Throne Replica

Iron Throne Replica
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HBO is selling life-sized (7 ft. tall) replicas of the iconic Iron Throne from the Game of Thrones TV show. It’s actually made of fiberglass and resin, not the swords of HBO’s vanquished foes.

LEGO Land Rover Defender

LEGO Land Rover Defender

Fernando aka Sheepo loves making replicas of vehicles using LEGO Technic. This is one of his latest creations, a replica of one of his favorite vehicles, the Land Rover Defender 110.

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Johnson Arms

Johnson Arms

Brian Johnson makes custom Nerf guns “and other object-spitting devices.” He can make both prop and working replicas and is great with steampunk, videogame-inspired and realistic designs.

Ghostbusters Proton Pack Replica

Ghostbusters Proton Pack Replica
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Something strange in your neighborhood? Call the cops. Seriously. But if you’re looking for a heavy duty proton pack, VikingProps is your man. The replica lights up and has a weathered look.

Akira Bike Replica

Akira Bike Replica

Masashi Teshima spent 7 years and $121,000 making a replica of the iconic bike from Akira. He exhibited the bike all over Japan to raise funds to help victims of the 2011 earthquake. Videos here.

Mass Effect Omni Tool Prop

Mass Effect Omni Tool Prop

Designer Chris Myles made this kick-ass replica of the Omni Tool used by Shepard and the other characters in the Mass Effect universe. It’s made of sheet acrylic and has a swing out Omni Blade.

Neca Portal Gun Replica

Neca Portal Gun Replica
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Wish you had a Portal gun? Wish no more. Neca is now taking pre-orders for their 1:1 scale Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. We’ve seen better efforts, but then again those were not for sale.

Batmobile Tumbler 1:6 Replica

Batmobile Tumbler 1:6 Replica
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A replica of the Nolan Batmobile from Hot Toys. It measures 11″x 18.5″x29″. It has functioning headlights, movable brake flaps and roof panel. This video shows how huge this bad boy is.

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