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Sculptures

Burning Ghost Rider Sculpture

Burning Ghost Rider Sculpture

Artist Steven Richter follows up on his epic Nazi facemelt sculpture with another iconic hothead. This time, he crafted a clay skull, wrapped it with a papier mache Nicolas Cage face, then burned it off to reveal the Ghost Rider beneath his skin.

The Parting of the Plastic Sea

The Parting of the Plastic Sea

“A straw used for just minutes exists for 450 years. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.” Artist Von Wong worked with Zero Waste Saigon, Starbucks Vietnam and dozens of volunteers to gather and turn 168,000 used straws into an art installation.

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The Hoop Dream Studio

The Hoop Dream Studio
$750+  Buy Comment

Founded by artist Jarrett Ellis, The Hoop Dream Studio makes limited-edition basketball hoops that evoke luxury and opulence. They’re almost a commentary about the status of professional players in society, if it weren’t for the fact that they’re for sale.

Full-size LEGO Silverado

Full-size LEGO Silverado

While it’s not as fast as the life-size LEGO Bugatti, this LEGO replica of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is still quite the feat. It took 18 builders over 2,000 hours to construct from over 334,000 bricks. It’s on display at the 2019 NAIAS in Detroit.

The Market Stock Market Tracker

The Market Stock Market Tracker
$990-$1100  Buy Link Comment

August & Wonder’s connected kinetic sculpture tilts to indicate day-over-day changes in a stock market or cryptocurrency using a bull for increases in value, and a bear for decreases. It’s available in wired and wireless variants, and limited to 300 units.

Porky Hefer Animal Chairs

Porky Hefer Animal Chairs

Designer Porky Hefer makes large chairs with whimsical animal designs. His latest collection features endangered species such as the polar bear, a blue whale and a great white shark, and are made of eco-friendly or recycled materials.

Chisel & Mouse Cityscapes

Chisel & Mouse Cityscapes
$315+  Buy Comment

Chisel & Mouse makes handmade plaster cityscapes that are ready to be mounted on walls or displayed flat on a surface. Each cityscape – or mountainscape – is made from a 3D printed mold created from satellite data, then plaster cast by hand.

Ghostkubes

Ghostkubes
$50-$72  Pledge Link Comment

After wowing us with his amazing folding structures a few years back, designer Erik Åberg decided to put them into production. The Ghostkubes comes with reconfigurable plastic cubes which can move and collapse to create mindbending interactive 3D sculptures.

Star Wars Epic Moments Sculptures

Star Wars Epic Moments Sculptures
$40  Buy Comment

The Bradford Exchange has started a subscription-based collection of sculptures based on classic moments from the Star Wars movies. The Star Wars Epic Moments Sculpture Collection starts with the Snowspeeder taking down an AT-AT Walker.

Bookshelf Back-Alley

Bookshelf Back-Alley
$Upon Request  Buy Comment

The artist Monde makes unique dioramas that are meant to be inserted between books in a bookshelf. The dioramas look like urban back-alleys, with air conditioners, pipes, windows and doors. They even have working lights.

Carving Wooden Wings

Carving Wooden Wings

Maker of woo-den things Bobby Duke Arts shows us how to make a real work of art using something as mundane as the pine 2x4s that are used as wall studs in construction. The result of his creative efforts is a pair of wings that make a sweet wall hanging.

Sculpting Geoffrey the Giraffe

Sculpting Geoffrey the Giraffe

Sculpture_Geek made a heartfelt tribute to Toys R’ Us by sculpting and coloring a bust of the company’s mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe. He also made an equally detailed base for the sculpture. Fans of the store could be in for a pleasant surprise though!

Burning Man 2018 Hyperlapse

Burning Man 2018 Hyperlapse

(Flashing lights) Burning Man is known for its gigantic sculptures and art installations, and it seems like this year’s festival did not disappoint in the least. Mark Day shares this hyperlapse he made of what was up at this year’s Black Rock City.

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Animated LEGO Sculpture

Animated LEGO Sculpture

Tested checked out LEGO enthusiast Flynn de Marco and his friend’s Treasure of the Snake Queen. It’s a six-level animated LEGO sculpture that tells the tale of five adventurers on a quest to defeat the titular monster. It even has lights and sound effects.

The Dude Abiding

The Dude Abiding
$135  Buy Comment

Dappled Light Studio presents the ultimate take on Jeff Bridges’ character from The Big Lebowski. This urethane resin kit features The Dude achieving zen, enjoying a white russian, a joint, and bowling, while sitting cross-legged on his rug. Assembly and finishing required.

LEGO Cross-country Skier

LEGO Cross-country Skier

LEGO fanatic Jason Allemann continues to add to his collection of sweet brick-built automatons. His latest construction is a mechanized cross-country skier who effortlessly glides across the smooth LEGO snow below his tiny plastic feet.

Sculpting Hellboy

Sculpting Hellboy

For his latest build, LoreCraft created an amazing, life-size bust of one of our favorite characters of all time, the red-faced, smart-mouthed, and generally badass Hellboy, complete with his iconic devil’s horn stumps and a smoking cigar.

Waterfall Skyscraper

Waterfall Skyscraper

While the building has yet to be completed, we still are wowed by the idea that a 400 foot-tall skyscraper has a working 350 foot-tall waterfall built into its facade. The Liebian International Building is being built in Guiyang, China. Sadly, they can’t run it all the time.

Perfect Fit Metal Art

Perfect Fit Metal Art

Artist Dieter Stahlwerx shows off a couple of his creations – thick metal sculptures which are cut so precisely that their second part nearly disappears into the background as it glides smoothly into place. Second video here.

Amazing 3D Pen Creations

Amazing 3D Pen Creations

Artist Dutch exp shows us how he uses a 3D printing pen (in this case a Myriwell Pro) to create amazing full color replicas of characters from pop culture, including Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star, Q*Bert, Pac-Man, Sonic, Olaf, and Rick Sanchez.

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Hank Cheng’s Dioramas

Hank Cheng’s Dioramas

Taiwanese artist Hank Cheng makes incredibly realistic dioramas and scale models. Whether he’s making vehicles, store exteriors or bedroom interiors, the finished work will make your jaw drop. Check out more of his work on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

Cuckoo Blocks

Cuckoo Blocks

Guido Zimmermann’s Cuckoo Blocks are urban twists on the cuckoo clock. The buildings Guido uses for inspiration are those with mixed reputations, such as those that are considered eyesores and a low-cost housing that has been turned into a hip building.

Wooden Pixel Lounger

Wooden Pixel Lounger

Woodworker Lignum shows off another fantastic build – a sculptural lounge chair crafted from bits and pieces of wood cut into small slats, glued together, then sanded smooth to reveal an eye-catching pixelated pattern.

Sculpting Venom

Sculpting Venom

Watch in awe as sculptor LoreCraft takes a mound of clay and a rudimentary structure, and turns it into an awesomely terrifying likeness of Marvel’s great antihero, Venom, complete with loads of nasty looking teeth and a tongue even Gene Simmons would be envious of.

Skeleton Ship Sculptures

Skeleton Ship Sculptures

When he’s not drawing amazing tattoos, Whitby, Ontario artist Jason Stieva of Shallow Grave Studios spends his time making incredible sculptures which incorporate dark themes, including these tall ships packed with human skeletons and other creepy imagery.

Sideshow Alien Queen Maquette

Sideshow Alien Queen Maquette

Sideshow Collectibles shows off the work that went into what is likely the most impressively-detailed scale replica of the queen from Aliens ever made. Designed with the help of Legacy Effects, this incredible sculpture will look great alongside your $1000 Alien King.

Carving Baby Groot

Carving Baby Groot

Groot is made from wood and leaves, so it only makes sense that a sculpture of Baby Groot should be made from the real deal. Lignum started out with the stump of an old catalpa tree, and proceeded to sculpt it into Guardians of the Galaxy’s adorable little dude.

LEGO Magic Angle Sculptures

LEGO Magic Angle Sculptures

John Muntean shows off his amazing LEGO shadow sculptures, each of which looks like an amorphous blob, but casts shadows of three distinct images as it’s rotated through a beam of light. After DragonButterflyJet, be sure to check out KnightMermaidPirateShip and ABC.

Rolling Ball Sculptures

Rolling Ball Sculptures
~$1200+  Buy Link Comment

Australian artist David Morrell bends metal wire to form roller coaster style tracks, on which marbles spend their days rolling round and round in a perpetual loop. His kinetic sculptures are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, and he accepts commission work.

Sculpting a Demogorgon

Sculpting a Demogorgon

Watch as sculptor LoreCraft transforms a hunk of styrofoam, clay, mesh, and paints into a detailed bust of the nightmare-inducing demogorgon from Stranger Things. Those teeth still get us every time. Oh, and watch the volume on your speakers at 5:00.

Shoot Portraits Not People

Shoot Portraits Not People

Photographer Jason Siegel worked with mixed media artist Keith D’Angelo to create a series of sculptures of guns and other munitions that are made mostly of cameras, lenses and other photography equipment. Check out the full gallery on Siegel’s website.

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