A Pair of Back to The Future Fans Have Built the World’s First Life–sized Replica of The Time Travel Train

Mike Hutchinson, 43, and Ian Robinson, 49, spent five months on their epic recreation. Mike, who is from Bingley, West Yorks, and Ian, who is a prop builder, was influenced by 90s nostalgia. Mike, who is a mortgage advisor, and Ian, from Harrogate, Yorks, have lost count of the number of times they’ve watched Back to the Future 3.

They went above and beyond to ensure the 30ft train looks like the real deal and spent in excess of £30,000 ($41,000). Mike said: “We have both been fans of the films and prop collectors for years.

“Last year, I asked, if I had ever thought of building the train. At that point, I simply laughed off the idea. Coincidentally Ian, who works as a prop builder and I reconnected and we discussed the idea of building the train. You could say we were lucky, as both of our work had dried out due to the pandemic, so we had time to plan and build when restrictions allowed. We researched from watching the film numerous times. We also obtained never before seen pictures from the prop masters and special effect teams from the actual film.”

The pair hope to showcase the world’s first replica to the world when lockdown restrictions are eased. They have been inundated with fans who would love to see it in the flesh. They hope to hire it out for private events in the future.

Mike said: “We are waiting for an opportunity to showcase this world‘s first replica build to the world. The BTTF community cannot believe that we have recreated so an iconic prop. We have hundreds of people waiting for this to be released so that they can see this build in the flesh. It has brought a great buzz to the BTTF community.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/a-pair-of-back-to-the-future-fans-have-built-the-worlds-first-life-sized-replica-of-the-time-travel-train/

You Can Now Order Your Very Own Personalized Shrunken Head Replica

Stark Raving Mad Studio will create alarmingly realistic shrunken head to your specifications. Feathers, ropes, spikes? It’s up to you. Complete with eyelashes, eyebrows, and nose hairs (for the extra gruesome) you can also add facial hair (beard, moustache, goatee). Every head is unique and shockingly realistic.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/you-can-now-order-your-very-own-personalized-shrunken-head-replica/

These Mandalorian Superfans Built Their Own Gigantic Razor Crest Ship in Siberia

If you’ve seen The Mandalorian you know the ship we’re talking about. It’s the ship Mando uses to travel the galaxy with his little green companion, Grogu. These fans loved it so much that they decided to build their own.

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According to Ayaal Fyodorov, one of the project creators, the idea came up last year during confinement due to the pandemic, when he and his four friends had free time.

The ship itself is made from 90% wood materials and is not yet fully complete as of today. It is modeled to be about half the scale of the “real” ship so although not full size, it’s still absolutely Gigantic! So big in fact that you can comfortably walk around inside it. Construction to this point has taken about 45 days and the guys plan to have it 100% completed within the next 2 weeks.

Once the build is complete the guys plan to place the ship a-top a hill in the city in which they live, which is in Yakutsk, Russia. They are hoping to grab some headlines and maybe even the attention of the folks over at Lucasfilm.

Hopefully the guys can get the attention they deserve for this incredible build. I’m just praying *spolier warning* it doesn’t meet the same fate as the real ship. Maybe if the guys can figure out how to make this thing fly Mando can just use their ship from now on? Win-Win.








SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/these-mandalorian-superfans-built-their-own-gigantic-razor-crest-ship-in-siberia/