This guest post was written by Sheena Goodyear, a reporter, blogger and copy editor for Sun Media, who watches too much TV and drinks too much coffee. Her biggest dream — and her biggest fear — are to meet Joss Whedon. You can read her thoughts about TV at Rabbit Ears, her video game ramblings at Button Mashers and her news stories at the Toronto Sun.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a TARDIS steal them, transport them through time and space and always take them where they need to be. Some people have to build their own.
That’s what the talented, creative and meticulous folks who populate TARDIS Builders do. The site is dedicated to documenting and showcasing fan-made Doctor Who props. The blue police-box TARDIS seems to be favourite among crafty Whovians, but the site also features of other props from the show, including TARDIS consoles, gadgets and more.
Aside from pictures of their incredibly impressive final products, many of the the hobbyists who make these props also keep detailed build-diaries. Click on the pictures below to find out more about how they were made.
The problem with building a TARDIS in your garage is that most people lack the necessary components to make it time-and-space ready, so prop-builders have found other uses for their landlocked ships.
And perhaps the coolest thing I’ve ever seen…
Equally impressive are the other Who props featured on the site. There are, of course, many Daleks — the Doctor’s most adorable feared enemy.
Looks like Amy Pond’s not the only one who can build a sonic screwdriver from scratch.
And for the animal-loving Time Lords, we have K-9, the Doctor’s old robot companion.
This was cross-posted from Rabbit Ears.