In the 1960 movie based on the H.G. Wells book The Time Machine, Rod Taylor climbs into this contraption and travels far into the future. This build of The Time Machine, by Carl Merriam, is a glorious rendition of that machine with a bunch of little details and some extremely creative element usage.

The first thing I noticed was the feet of the machine, which are actually Chima crocodile heads. The clever use of swords, sai, crowbars and keys that make up the ornate brass exoskeleton is really impressive. My favorite bit has to be the controls and the jeweled lever that activates the device.

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