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Bladerunner 2049 Miniatures

Many have seen the original 1982 Bladerunner film, and more recently, Denis Villeneuve's sequel. Similar to the original release, the director went with miniatures rather than rely solely on CGI for all the special effects. "They're really bigatures - they're not miniatures. They're massive buildings. They're just stellar pieces of art," said Pamela Harvey-White, the on-set production manager. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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iPhone X Short Film

Photo credit: Amnesi Art via Peta Pixel

Shot by photographer Ryan Earl and filmmaker Nick Arcivos of AmnesiArt, "Made in Paris" is a short film about a French pastry chef Elise Lepinteur, a protegee of another famous pastry chef, Christophe Adam of Paris, France. "We produced and edited this short piece in only 4 days with the help of monopods and gimbals (DJI Oslo Mobile and Zhiyun Smooth Q). For the macro shots, we used iPro Lenses by Schneider Optics," AmnesiArt told PetaPixel. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to dry a shirt in 30-seconds.

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Most Expensive DeLorean

You're looking at the most expensive DeLorean DMC-12 ever, and rightfully so. This specimen was one of seven DeLoreans used on screen in the Back to the Future trilogy, or to be more specific, the car used in the third movie for the 1955 drive-in movie scene when Michael J. Fox drives it into the past and lands in 1885 to find Doc. Of these seven vehicles, only three have survived since filming, and this is one of those three - the only one in private hands. The others are still owned by Universal Studios, and usually on display at the theme parks. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Luke Skywalker Lightsaber

For $150K, or more, you could own one of three lightsabers built for Luke Skywalker's Sarlacc Pit sequence in Return of the Jedi. It's made from metal, brass, and rubber, and utilized for many close-up shots of R2-D2, but unfortunately, not the one fired up into the air. This particular specimen features elements from the other prop lightsabers, and even has a chipped edge along the top rim for the added authenticity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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IT Stereo Town

Photo credit: Kassiopeya

"IT" fanatic "Kassiopeya" spent over 900-hours transforming an old stereo unit into the fictional town of Derry. "To cope with the spirit of the original novel, this bloody ode to the Fifties, this sentimental-dark token of love for an era of deceased rock stars, I wanted this project to be something special. So my Derry - including its underground world of the sewers - has finally been integrated into an old 1958 stereo unit," said the fan. Continue reading for more pictures.

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AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Rather than go for a flashy Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Bugatti, etc., Bruce Wayne decided to drive the AMG Gran Turismo in the upcoming Justice League movie. It will appear alongside Wonder Woman's E-Class Cabriolet, and the G-Class 4x42 SUV. "As a designer you have to create fantasy, so we often get inspired by the film industry. I am excited that this time, the film industry was inspired by us and our Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo became the car for a super hero. Extreme proportions, sensual contours and intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a breathtaking body and the perfect car for Bruce Wayne," said Gordon Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler. Continue reading for another video and pictures of the E-Class Cabriolet.

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Loving Vincent


Loving Vincent, the world's first fully oil-painted animated film, investigates the mystery surrounding the death of celebrated artist Vincent van Gogh. The completed masterpiece contains over 65,000 hand-painted frames, a gargantuan undertaking that was partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. It features over 120 of Vincent Van Gogh's greatest paintings. The plot is drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself. Continue reading for two behind-the-scenes videos, more pictures and information.

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Trousdale Estate

The Trousdale Estate, located in Los Angeles, is owned by James Jannard, founder of both Oakley and RED Cameras. Jannard hired iDGroup to build the home, and the final product looks like a home straight from the new Blade Runner 2049 movie. Step out back, and you're greeted with sweeping views of the Los Angeles basin, all the way out to the sea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Modern Disney Princesses

Photo credit: Fernanda Suarez via Bored Panda

Chile-based digital artist Fernanda Suarez spent months creating modern day portraits of the most popular Disney princesses, starting with Snow White back in July. "They probably post selfies with their 'princes' on Instagram and all agree that NAKED2 is the best eyeshadow palette. Oh yeah, they probably also campaign non-stop on social media for the equal rights of dwarfs, marine wildlife, and big cat conservation," said Bored Panda. Continue reading for more.

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Terradyne Gurkha


Always wanted a street-legal armored tank? If so, then look no further than this Terradyne Gurkha, which will set you back a whopping $699,900. Featuring Level 7 ballistic, and .50 caliber armored protection, it can not only withstand bomb blasts, but will take anyone several hours to cut through its exterior using a plasma cutter. A total of two were built for the Robocop movie, and both are powered by a 6.7L V8 turbodiesel engine sourced from an F550 XL, generating 300hp and 660lb-ft of torque. Other features include: two remote control-operated roof-mounted search lights, six gun ports on the doors / rear side, a front winch, and run-flat Continental MTP 81 All Terrain tires. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate gaming TV.

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