Bigger on the Inside!

Published | Apr 2, 2023

So, I’m thinking: Why not build a Time Machine?

As a fan of Doctor Who, I’ve always been fascinated by the TARDIS – the iconic time machine that takes the Doctor on his adventures through time and space. So when I wanted to create a unique project for my grandkids, building a TARDIS seemed like the perfect idea. Here is how it turned out:

 Building the TARDIS:
The TARDIS was built roughly 1/2 scale from a large cardboard box. It stands 48 inches high. To create the windows and interior, I used recycled materials like plastic election signs. To create the exterior panels, I glued balsa wood strips. After priming the TARDIS, I painted it dark blue, and added “Public Call Box” decals purchased from ETSY.

Making it Feel Bigger on the Inside:
One of the challenges I faced was how to make it feel bigger on the inside. To achieve this, I used acrylic mirror tiles to create a reflection that makes the TARDIS interior seem much larger than it actually is. Additionally, I built a partial console inside the TARDIS and added LED lighting to bring it to life.

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who and looking for a fun and creative way to add some sci-fi flair to your home, consider a TARDIS art project. With some cardboard, recycled materials, and a little bit of creativity, you can create a unique piece of hands-on art that will impress your Whovian friends. And if you have kids or grandkids who are fans of the show, they’ll love having their very own TARDIS to play with and imagine all sorts of adventures in time and space.

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