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Homemade TARDIS build by EruwaedhielElleth Homemade TARDIS build by EruwaedhielElleth
My pet project for the last couple of months: A life size backyard TARDIS! XD It's made mostly from cardboard and duct tape built over a wooden frame, with working sound and light effects (read: blinking flashlight, outdoor light, extension cord and speakers) The original plan was to make it more detailed, and paint a console room inside but it soon became clear that wasn't going to happen. It turns out that duct-tape doesn't have as strong a hold after a few days outside, and neither wood glue or contact cement seemed to work so it was all I could do to keep the walls where they belonged. Even with a wood frame it tried to take off without us several times, (lots of wind, + large cardboard surface = TARDIS kite! [link] ) we ended up having to use six tent stakes on the inside to keep it from going anywhere! :P

It originated as a fun idea I had for December 21 2012 (You know, the day the world was supposed to end?) what better time could there be to have a TARDIS in your yard?! But unfortunately I underestimated the time and work it takes to make something like this, so it wasn't ready in time. It wasn't in the best shape by the time I actually got it off the porch either, having been rained on several times already, but with a little help (my fiance came to visit, also a DW fan, and we worked on it for a few days) it's finally repaired and vortex-ready!

There's just enough room inside for two chairs and a small table, (anyone know anything about trandimensional engineering?) so we got to cuddle up and have a Doctor Who marathon with my laptop computer. :heart: Our parents probably think we're nuts, if that's our idea of romance. :p

Overall, it was a lot of fun to make, and even if it doesn't last very long it was definitely worth the effort. :D I plan to keep the frame, and who knows? maybe someday I can try to make a better one out of wood.

Another view: [link]
Brushes used in background: [link]

To see my other DW related crafts: [link]

Doctor Who and related content is copyright by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), no infringement intended.
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thank you! :D
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're so very welcome! Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke 
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
This is absolutely fabulous!
:-)
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:iconeruwaedhielelleth:
EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thanks! We had so much fun building it. :D
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
I'd love to build a full size weather proof one for the back yard - kind of the timey wimey equivalent of the Narnia lamppost so many people put in their gardens.
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
If you google TARDIS plans you can find layouts to build wooden ones, apparently some people use them as yard sheds. You could have a lamppost AND a TARDIS in your garden! :D I would love to build one, but I have neither the expertise or the money to do it, so I doubt I'll ever have one unless I can bribe someone to build it for me. :P
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   Writer
It's definitely on my list of things to do, just not this year! :-)

Don't underestimate your ability to do things you haven't done before. I'd never done most of what I've done before I started doing it, you just read a lot, Google a lot, ask lots of questions of the people who know what you'd like to know and get your hands dirty! It's not rocket science, just a bit of transdimensional engineering! :-)
[Money on the other hand is an entirely different kettle of fish! ;-)]
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ExposeTheBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks! :D
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ExposeTheBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconhugfiveplz:
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ipsum-lorem Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Very cool.
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Thank you! :)
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paintingmyheartred Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
THISSSSS ISSSS AWESOMEEEEEEEEEE
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Thanks! :D
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SeaOfFireflies Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are an inspiration to Whovians everywhere! :icontardisplz::heart:
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thanks! :D
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
it looks awesome the way it is (:
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you, I'm glad you think so. I guess I'm sometimes nitpicky over some of the things I make. ^^
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
yeah i think we are all like that at time ^^;
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JohnLim94 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG, I swear I thought the one on the left was the actual thing, then I realized it was actually day and night, awesome duuudeee *dies from fanboying*
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thanks! I'm glad you think it looks that good! :D
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SpeakGeekAndEnter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Now that is dedication. Brilliant work!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thanks!
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JamieMDavies Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as transdimensional engineering, what you could do (if you had a bajillion dollars) is have it so the 'TARDIS' is the opening to an underground basement, complete with home theater/DW fan room.

That way you could really screw with people, and they'd wonder how in the world you got 5-8 people inside such a tiny box! :rofl:
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
That would be AWESOME! Someone, someday, has GOT to do that. :D
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsamyesplz::icondoctorthumbsupplz:
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Time-Moose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love that icon!:iconiloveitplz: I gotta remember that!
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konatawearingabowtie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! This is AMAZING!! I want to build one now! haha! Great job!
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! ^^
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konatawearingabowtie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! it is so creative! :D
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PhoenixScribe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Writer
This is awesome! I would love this is my yard.
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EruwaedhielElleth Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thanks, It was a lot of fun to build! ^^
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