Life Size 3-D Printed Stargate On Display At Museum

September 1, 2016

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This is the life-size (6.7-meter, ~22-foot) 3-D printed Stargate on display outside the Royal Museum of Mariemont in Belgium. It was commissioned by the museum itself for an exhibition titled 'From Stargate to Comics: The Egyptian Gods in the Geek Culture.' That sounds like a pretty interesting exhibition. The gate took over 1,000 man-hours and 10,000 cuts to produce the 2,000 individual pieces needed to construct. And to deconstruct? One man on bath salts swinging a no parking sign.

The exhibition will propose to address and further develop this inspiration in recent years through film (Stargate, The Mummy Returns, Immortal Ad Vitam, or the highly anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse) but also through comics and comics (Thor, Batman, Mighty Isis, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, Apocalypse, Shazam, Fantastic 4 ...; so many characters of DC Comics franchises, Marvel also Vertigo) or through video games/ board games and role playing games (Age of Mythology, Pathfinder, Deus ...).

But will there be any tasteful nudes on exhibit? There are two things I look for at a museum: dinosaurs, and tasteful nudes. Without them the field trip is pretty much ruined for me, I don't care what kind of brown-bag lunch the teacher gives us. *opens sandwich, peels off slimy deli ham* I THOUGHT MY MOM CHOSE THE VEGETARIAN OPTION.

Keep going for a video of the gate's construction.

Thanks to Ethylene, hands down one of my favorite hydrocarbons.

  • The_Wretched

    How are they powering it?

  • Stănculescu Andrei

    ZPM

  • Jason Christopher

    This is everything. I need to go here.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Why? That game sucked. Of all the stupid shitty games I've played on Sega Game Gear that was by far the worst.

  • Jason Christopher

    Who said anything about a game? I'm just a huge fan of all three television series.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Ew... that's worse than that stupid puzzle game that used the Stargate name.

  • Jason Christopher

    Well, over 300 episodes and 16 seasons of television between them...someone must have liked it. Why post just to tell people you hate whatever it is that they like? Relax. Plus, I'm pretty sure you're the only person who thinks "Sega Game Gear" when you see the Stargate.

  • GeneralDisorder

    There's a thing called a joke and I was attempting to make one.

  • Jason Christopher

    It's really hard to tell on here sometimes. Cheers.

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