The World's Fastest Model Rocket Car Just Hit 285 mph

A toy car could easily break the sound barrier—or go even faster—in a kid's spirited imagination. But back in reality it takes more than that. You need engineering, patience, and a handful of rocket model engines—all of which helped Hounslow student Samvir Thandi's SST-3B-Falcon rocket hit a top speed of 287.59 mph. Read More >>

Man in China Builds Giant Transformers Replica to Propose to Girlfriend

You know how when a guy courts a girl, sometimes the right move is a grand gesture? A bouquet of flowers to say you're sorry. A surprise weekend getaway to mark an anniversary. How about a giant Transformers replica to pop the question? Read More >>

Tour All the Sights of London in Minutes With £25m Scale Model

Could it be made more cheaply from LEGO? Probably, but a team of Hollywood effects specialists is working to build an intricate, 25,000 sq ft, £25,000,000 model of Central London to fill the entirety of the ground floor at One Tower Bridge. Read More >>

What Happens When F1 Car Designers Build Architectural Models

UK architects Smout Allen, together with Gizmodo US EIC Geoff Manaugh, tapped an unlikely source to help create their new exhibition in London: Williams F1. But, in this case, the engineers at Williams weren't building the advanced race cars they're well-known for—they were 3D-printing the parts for an intricate model of an experimental energy storage park. Read More >>

These Model Flying Ships are Whimsical But Also Really Real

You can spend a lot of time on model-building or paper airplane folding, but Italian architect Luigi Prina does both. His flying models hang from the ceiling of his small studio as a reminder of his 20+ year design hobby. Read More >>

You Won't Believe These Soaring Fighter Jets Are Just Toys

What you're looking at is not a real fighter plane. It's a scale model that photographer Dan Ledesma shot to look like a real, full-sized jet. Badass. Read More >>

Take a Nostalgia Trip With These Beautiful Wooden Gliders

Remember those awesome polystyrene toy planes that used to come in paper sleeves? They were the coolest, right? Well, now you're all grown up, how about a grown-up equivalent—in the shapes of these gorgeous wooden gliders. Read More >>

A Swiss Man Was Killed By His Remote-Controlled Helicopter

A 41-year-old man flying a Gaui X7 model helicopter in Lucerne, Switzerland suffered head and arm injuries and died after he was presumably struck by the helicopter. The model weighs 2.5 kilos, is about 3.5 metres long, and has a rotor diameter of about 4 metres. Read More >>

Cut-Away Enterprise Model Makes It Way Easier To Build Your Own Starship

If you've tried and failed to build your own starship to explore the universe, it's maybe because you just didn't have a thorough understanding of how a craft like the U.S.S. Enterprise worked. So if you've got it in you to try one more time, this cutaway model of Kirk's pride and joy should give you all the insight you need to build a ship capable of traveling at the speed of light. Read More >>

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks! It's as big as the real thing, capable of fitting the real Luke Skywalker — and Porkins. Read More >>

These Are the Awesome Starship Models From Star Trek Into Darkness

One of the best blink-and-you-miss-it moments from the new Star Trek film is a pan across a whole bunch of models charting the history of flight and space travel, all sat on Admiral Marcus' desk. If you missed them in the carnage of gunfire, explosions and beat downs, here's what they look like up close. (Warning: Extremely mild spoilers). Read More >>

Wait Wait, Music Boxes Can Be Awesome Starships?!

Spinning ballerinas? Please. But give me a music box that's actually a bitchin' starship and maybe I'll change my tune. Enter the MusicMachine, the music box all music boxes should aspire to be. Read More >>

At Least Five New Samsung Galaxy Models Coming in 2013?

A Samsung roadmap for the first half of 2013 has been spotted, showing us at least five new models from its forthcoming Android range. Some we know, some we don't. Read More >>

This Awesome Model Helicarrier From The Avengers Actually Flies

We saw the flying delorean back in March, but now Russian model maker extraordinaire, Native118, is back with a vengeance with a scale model of the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier from superhero team up blockbuster the Avengers. Read More >>

Toys Playing with Toy-Size Apple Gadgets Will Make You Either Sneer or Coo

Toys playing with their own overly-engineered, brand-name, Apple gadgets is what could probably be called—quite accurately—the pinnacle of pretension. Still, anything made miniature is automatically cool. And these tiny iPods, iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks are no exception. Not even when Woody from Toy Story is posed with a doll-size iPhone to look like he's Instagramming his sushi dinner. Read More >>

Insanely Detailed Lego Land Rover Even Includes Working Disc Brakes

If you needed yet another reminder that you're far from being a Lego master builder, check out 'Sheepo's' mind-blowingly awesome 1:8.4-scale Land Rover Defender 110 built from over 2,800 pieces. It could probably endure an off-road adventure better than your compact car. Read More >>


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