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.