If you watch any of those DIY/home renovation channels on TV you might be aware of the latest home craze, tiny houses. These are small mobile homes which can be trucked anywhere with ease. I will now ruin this trend by making it geeky, starting with a design based on the Ghostbusters Firehouse. Read the rest of this entry
Wouldn’t it be cool if the Avengers HQ was an actual University Campus? Accompanied by dorms that looked the Xavier Mansion? Both locales are places I’d love to visit in real life; but as tourist traps there wouldn’t be much to them (save for the basement in the X-mansion), so it would be more worthwhile if they served as institutions of learning.
It’s just a dream right now, but I could envision several tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook coming together to build such a school. I would only stipulate they build it in upstate New York to keep things authentic. Maybe Fox and Disney can also chip in, as such a place would allow them to film on location.
In the vein of Tony Stark this could be a technical institute, however I’d be happy with any specialty like medicine or science. Law school wouldn’t work — this isn’t a breeding ground for villains, haha.
Recently I had the privilege of collaborating with Tom Spina Designs, makers of the famous Han Solo in Carbonite desk. The gig was for another desk, this time a commission for a client who wanted something special for their office: a desk based on the bridge from the most recent Star Trek films.
This concept for the Calgary Flames is an arena shaped like a stetson hat, thanks to a pair of flanking ramps that usher fans into the upper concourse.
This is something I that I thought would make for a fun (and geeky) public art sculpture: the severed head of a Sentinel robot from the X-Men comics. It would be neat in a public park, however I feel it would be very much at home on a university or college campus as a nod to the Xavier Institute.
In all honesty I doubt any city or school would permit such a geeky art installation, so I think this would be a neat prop that could be parked at comic conventions. Cosplayers and geeks could get their picture taken with the fallen robot, which would be a pretty cool keepsake.
This art installation/show prop could have lights in the eyes, which adds a bit of flavor. The Sentinel could blink back to life momentarily or stare angrily for prolonged periods of time.
Maybe that fella who built the life-size Skeletor could make this?
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One last thing: the Sentinels have to be in the new X-Men: Days Of Future Past film, right? That would be awesome.