The iconic shots and vistas of Star Wars are already burned into the minds of fans the world over—but when they’re burned into paper, etched out and turned into spectacular 3D paper models, they look a lot prettier than the images seared into your head.
If the thought of spending hours with a hobby knife, glue, and more patience than a saint doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend an evening, you’ll probably want to move along. Because it’s completely up to you to turn the six pages in this papercraft kit into a robot that actually transforms into a paper car.
Lobulo Design is a team that specializes in making awesome designs and illustrations with paper. This video gives you a glimpse of what they do on a daily basis and it basically looks like an awesome arts and craft class for professional artists. Imagine never having to grow up and just playing with scissors all…
Don't have room to build yourself a massive five-foot long model of the Millennium Falcon from cardboard? How about a papercraft Falcon made from cardstock that's no bigger than a business card instead? That's what Caleb Kraft managed to pull off using impressive hobby knife skills comparable to a neurosurgeon.
ZURI is a DIY, programmable "Paperbot" system, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: The parts are built with paper and cardboard. Plus, the design is modular. By combining leg- and body-types, users can create a range of robotic bauplans.
Alex Manfredi's paper model of the NCC-1701 is hands down the neatest starship made out of processed wood pulp you'll see today.
This digital animation of The Hobbit's Smaug is styled to look like a series of animated papercraft sculptures. It feels like it popped right out of a storybook.
In this lovely new animation from TED-Ed, educator Michael Molina uses a pop-up book to explore the science of tectonic plates, the manner by which their shifting led to the breakup of the supercontinent of Pangea, and how their movement continues to affect the drift of Earth's continents.
"Revolution" is a lovely depiction of a water droplet's life cycle combining a custom-made popup book with stop-motion animation.
CGI may be the wave of the future, capable of crossing the uncanny valley and generating photo-real imagery, but it's a cold visual medium. For as closely as digital drawing tablets dutifully replicate the action of drawing, it cannot match the effect of physically crafting—it's an inherent technological disconnect…
As part of their 2012 retrospective, French newspaper Le Monde commissioned design studio Zim & Zou to create a series of papercraft illustrations as part of an article on CERN's advancements in seeking the Higgs Boson. The cover illustration gives us a lovely interpretation of particle collision based on the Large…
It's probably not a good idea to secure your valuables in a safe that could be easily circumvented by a toddler. Even if it does have a working combination lock. So we'll just file this papercraft safe under educational novelty.
Star Wars fans are famous for their fervent adoration of the legendary trilogy—adoration that sometimes bordering on religious zealotry. Case in point: this intricate papercraft Darth Vader iconography by Spanish designer Lobulo. Check out the finished model after the jump.
They may not actually "work" like that folded Leica but these papercraft reproductions of SLR's, Super8's, and Roliflexes are unique in that they're themselves constructed from analog technologies. Artist Jennifer Collier has stitched and bonded them together from maps, love letters, newspapers and other material…
Just when you thought you had enough, the irresistible Nyan Cat is back.