Belgian Museum 3-D Prints Life-Size Model of the Stargate Device

Monday, 29 August 2016 - 4:26PM
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Monday, 29 August 2016 - 4:26PM
Belgian Museum 3-D Prints Life-Size Model of the Stargate Device
If you've ever wanted to walk through a real-life Stargate device, now's your chance, because Belgium's Royal Museum of Mariemont has just installed a life-size replica of the portal, made entirely through 3-D printing.



The Stargate was made by 3-D printing house Vigo Universal, and it was no easy feat. It took them 1,000 hours to print 2,000 separate parts and then assemble them. The model was made for the museum's new exhibit, "Egyptian Gods in Geek Culture," which has been running since May 21 and will continue until November 20.



Here's the description of the exhibition, via their website and a rough Google Translate:

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While many exhibitions have explored the reasons for the fascination with ancient Egypt on the general public, few are those related to the geek universe. They stop frequently to the 1960s with the movie Cleopatra Joseph L. Mankiewicz starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Yet Egyptian gods and science fiction have been regularly involved in the last forty years.

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 (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 ( retrogaming) / board games and role playing games (Age of Mythology, Pathfinder, Deus ...).
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