This Batcave made of 20,000 LEGO bricks is fit for Bruce Wayne

But he'd probably make Alfred assemble the entire thing. Weighing in at more than 20,000 LEGO pieces and over 100 pounds, this light-up Batcave diorama by Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey comes tricked out with the Batmobile, Batboat, Batcopter, Batwing, Batplane, and a few Batcycles for good measure. (It took… » 10/10/12 5:10pm 10/10/12 5:10pm

This stunning underwater scene is made of wax, jelly beans, and…

Matthew Albanese specializes in photo trickery, sculpting detailed dioramas out of everything from garbage bags to jelly beans and lighting them in such a way that they look like natural landscapes. He's built the surface of Mars from charcoal and paprika, turned ostrich feathers into weeping willows, and captured a… » 9/09/12 5:00pm 9/09/12 5:00pm

Until today, you never knew you wanted a LEGO desalination plant

For an electrical engineering project, Gilcelio Chagas built this crackerjack model depicting an island desalination plant. After looking at this motorized homemade playset, it becomes abundantly clear that all engineering exams up to the graduate level must come with a diorama component that is worth 33% of the… » 8/20/12 1:35pm 8/20/12 1:35pm

In elementary school, these eerie dioramas would've won you a trip to…

We tend to stereotype dioramas as two shoebox lids crudely rubber-cemented today, but these miniature scenes here transcend base macaroni art. French sculptor Marc Giai-Miniet crafts tiny tableaus that are equal parts beautiful, industrial, and unnerving. If you look carefully, you can find scant signs of (doll) life,… » 8/08/12 2:30pm 8/08/12 2:30pm

Sugary Game of Thrones dioramas sing a song of Peeps and Fire

It's Easter weekend, the time of year when people celebrate bunnies and chicks with plastic grass, colored sugar, and unnaturally shaped marshmallows. (Sorry, Passover-celebrating peeps; Peeps aren't kosher.) Food site epicurious has decided to pay tribute to the Peep in its own way, by illustrating scenes from the… » 4/07/12 8:00am 4/07/12 8:00am

This Ewok village gingerbread diorama is too awesome to eat

Something tells me the Ewoks may have gone over better if the forest moon of Endor (and all of its denizens) were made out of gingerbread and a metric ton of fondant. Also, the Empire's machinations might have actually worked if they constructed the Death Star entirely out of Rice Krispies Treats. This ridiculously… » 12/04/11 7:00am 12/04/11 7:00am

Hands down the most insane Lost diorama you've ever seen

DIY toy designer Scott "MegoScott" Adams has assembled what appears to be the most detailed Lost playset ever built. Complete with a pop-up Smoke Monster, an iPod-fueled entertainment rig that plays Professor Chang's training videos and the Dharma Initiative's LP collection, and even creating a prop of Hurley's Green… » 12/03/11 1:25pm 12/03/11 1:25pm