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Cardboard Millennium Falcon

What do you do with a couple dozen empty cardboard boxes?  Recycle them?  Burn them?  Landfill?  Those are all valid responses.  Professional model maker and reddit user trichner123 decided he wanted to make a scale model of The Millennium Falcon instead.  I think it was a good choice.

Falcon begins

The overall size of it is about 5 feet across.  It’s supposed to be similar in size to the one built for the Original Star Wars film.  This cardboard one however had some creative license to it so that it didn’t look machine made.  I like it.

stretching across the model

You can tell that he’s a professional model maker though, since

He works as a teacher at The Columbus College of Art and Design.  So he had access to some green screen time.  Which he promptly took advantage of.  Here’s the 5′ carboard Falcon next to a normal sized toy model you would get as a kid:

green screen falcons

May The Force Be With you, Always.


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The Cardboard Pearl

Cardboard Pearl 1

Over the course of 5 days, a full sized Cardboard Pirate Ship was built.  Complete with a pretty good looking decorative figurehead.


Trolling the mean streets of San Francisco, the team of artists collected all the cardboard they could find, which if you just open your eyes, is not really hard to do when you realize just how much cardboard is used (thrown out) on a daily basis.

It’s not so much the amount of Cardboard used, but the fact that they did it in 3 days.  Clearly this is probably not a sea worthy ship then.  I mean, there’s probably no deck, or sleeping quarters, or guns, or rum.  Impressive though, most impressive.


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The Street Sweeper

street sweeper
Ever wonder what it’s like driving a Street Sweeper?  Probably boring, crappy job right?  Well, take a walk in Bruiser’s shoes and you will find that, its awesome!  Now, it is a long read, 80 pages, but it is so worth it.  Plus I embedded it here for your reading pleasure you lazy person you.  Now you have no excuse, unless its a cool excuse, like the glare from the sun reflected off one of the smiley faces used in the paper, and refracted to a high intensity laser and blinded you, but no one else because after you screamed, you waved your arms and knocked the shades askew, and the sun was never there anymore, and now everyone thinks you went to a terrorist website that blinds you when you click here for a new iPhone.
Bruiser: A street sweeper’s tales.
street sweeper photo – wiki

PS Does anyone else think the Scribd logo looks a lot like the Picasa one?