How This Recluse Went from Bullied Kid to Internet Art Sensation

Elgin Park is miniature city created and photographed by artist Michael Paul Smith. In a short documentary directed by Danny Yourd, Smith explains how his miniature street scenes went from a nostalgic personal project, to a viral hit online. » 2/02/15 6:40pm 2/02/15 6:40pm

15 Faked Miniature Photographs

Tilt-shift photography wasn't invented to transform real world scenes into small scale models, but who's complaining? Here are 15 faked miniatures, by you. » 3/18/14 2:10pm 3/18/14 2:10pm

The First 3D Printing Photobooth Is Like a Walk-In Shrink Ray

If you've ever thought it would be cool to have a miniature figurine of yourself—or maybe a loved one—just hanging out on your desk and doing it's thing, your day has come. The first 3D printing photobooth is due to open in Japan later this month. » 11/09/12 4:40pm 11/09/12 4:40pm

Giant Quarter or Tiny Deli?

At first glance, we couldn't tell if someone rolled a giant quarter in front of NYC's Katz' Deli, or if artist Alan Wolfson painstakingly crafted a miniature of the deli that was so good, it was borderline indistinguishable from the real thing. Turns out it's the latter. Color us impressed. [Alan Wolfson via Andy Baio]
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Honey I Shrunk No Country For Old Men

Sometimes you happen upon something on the web and try to divine its greater meaning. Sometimes you just say "OK why the hell not." These meticulous 1:87 scale dioramas inspired by No Country For Old Men? Sure, yes, absolutely! » 1/10/11 6:00pm 1/10/11 6:00pm

The Deadly Mini-Cannon Returns!

My wish that future wars be fought adorably with tiny cannons came a bit closer to reality today thanks to a resurgence of the mini-cannon, now in version 2.0. It is still as deadly as ever. » 8/08/10 3:00pm 8/08/10 3:00pm

The Tiny Cannon Is Back and Destroying Bigger Stuff Than Ever

The first tiny cannon video was just an appetizer. This, the second in the series, is the main course of destruction: glass bottles, fluorescent lights, computer monitors, and another balloon—but this time it's filled with gas. [LaughingSquid] » 8/06/10 6:00pm 8/06/10 6:00pm

Tiny Cannon Packs Glass-Busting Punch

When people make wishes, many ask for world peace. I, on the other hand, would wish for something far more realistic—that all conflicts be resolved with tiny cannons, like this one. Wars would be so adorable! [Reddit via CrunchGear] » 5/09/10 2:00pm 5/09/10 2:00pm

Life On Paprika Mars

This looks so much like Mars I can almost see the Rover in the background. But it's not another planet—it's one of a series of incredible small-scale models by artist Matthew Albanese. Wait until you see the volcano. » 1/26/10 10:00pm 1/26/10 10:00pm

Tiny Adorable Oil Tanker Makes Pilots Better Trained, Slightly Awkward

The Warsash Maritime Academy in the UK uses these $245,000 miniature oil tankers to train its pilots—they're incredibly difficult to drive, and simulate all kinds of different emergency situations, all while looking like a coin-operated children's ride. » 6/10/09 11:00am 6/10/09 11:00am

Puny Humans Return In Tilt-Shift Video

Keith Loutit's tilt shift video returns with two more clips: another relaxing one of the beach and one of Mardi Gras. The beach one (Bathtub IV) is very soothing in an innocent way. [Neatorama] » 4/28/09 11:00pm 4/28/09 11:00pm

Important Chairs From the World of Design, Shrunken For Six Bucks

Out of all the miniatures at Toy Fair, these famous chairs by Eames and many other bigtime designers are the ones I want most. [Toy Fair 2009] » 2/17/09 1:00pm 2/17/09 1:00pm

Tiniest Vintage Arcade/Pinball Machine Models For Your Desk

You can use these shrunken game machines to decorate a quasi game lounge to entertain your non-existent train set ghostmen while they're waiting for the 12:10 to Rochester. Or you can decorate your desk. » 1/26/09 10:10am 1/26/09 10:10am

Tiny Chairs Let Your Gadgets Have a Meeting

Looking for a place to park that new Zune? Brando suggests pulling up The Chair, a $6 gadget stand that looks like those stackable chairs you lugged outside to the church picnic back in olden times. Now when you play Bag Lady Barbie with those mini shopping carts Jason introduced you to last week, at least Barbie will… » 10/03/07 9:03am 10/03/07 9:03am

SwissMiniGun Not Intimidating, But Could Still Kill You

The SwissMiniGun is a 2.16-inch replica of a Colt Python, and it's a real gun that shoots tiny bullets that are just .35 inches long. This miniature Swiss-made revolver and its ammunition are painstakingly crafted using watchmaking technology. » 8/15/06 10:16am 8/15/06 10:16am

World's Smallest Sega Dreamcast

Our drunk brother-in-law, Kotaku, picked up this wee Sega Dreamcast. No, it doesn't work, but it's so cute. It's actually a little collector's thing that comes in a little bag and you can PRETEND you own a very small obsolete console. » 1/11/06 9:59am 1/11/06 9:59am