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November 19, 2010 9:37 AM   Subscribe

Order your 1:1 scale replica Space Shuttle model today! (Shipping not included. Replica will not fly)
posted by empath (39 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
2.2 million seems pretty expensive for a large piece of cardboard.
posted by graventy at 9:40 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would like to complain that the inflatable Mars and inflatable Earth globes on the Full Scale page are a long way from 1:1

Which is not to say it wouldn't be cool to have one or the other in the backyard.
posted by chavenet at 9:42 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of John Linnell's (of They Might Be Giants fame) song Arkansas, about a ship built that is an exact 1-to-1 replica of that state. A lovely, absurd song.
posted by meandthebean at 9:43 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Replica will not fly

Not true. Given enough specific impulse, anything will fly. Controlling it, on the other hand...
posted by Old'n'Busted at 9:47 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would totally live in that.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:50 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


2.2 million seems pretty expensive for a large piece of cardboard.

Reminds me of this -- and it turns out to be
pretty cool!
posted by mazola at 9:50 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I do have to admit that it would be pretty awesome to have this sitting in your back yard.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:52 AM on November 19, 2010


Not true. Given enough specific impulse, anything will fly.

Yeah, I was going to say, the real one can't really "fly," either. It can just land.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 9:56 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Replica will not fly

Judging by the shuttle's recent performance, I'd say these replicas are pretty realistic!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:57 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't see an option to include space babes or laser guns.
posted by nomadicink at 9:58 AM on November 19, 2010


I do have to admit that it would be pretty awesome to have this sitting in your back yard.

If only I had a 1:1 scale model of the Moon to put it on.
posted by theodolite at 9:58 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Price: $2200000.00

Yeah, no. If I had $2,200,000 burning a hole in my pocket for a space prop, I would have someone fab me an Eagle.
posted by everichon at 10:03 AM on November 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


more here.

heh, get it gift wrapped for only $7
posted by HuronBob at 10:08 AM on November 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


They're only charging seven dollars for gift wrapping! Suckers!
posted by Sibrax at 10:10 AM on November 19, 2010


Augh, curse you!
posted by Sibrax at 10:10 AM on November 19, 2010


I'm offering a 1:1 Saturn V replica for sale (will not fly). You can tell by the photo of my exact duplicate.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 10:11 AM on November 19, 2010




Incredible replicas are incredible.
posted by Hydrophage at 10:15 AM on November 19, 2010


You can get up close and personal with a real one at the Udvar-Hazy Center museum outside Washington.
posted by exogenous at 10:21 AM on November 19, 2010


It says, "Free shipping on orders over $200" so the shipping is taken care of for this one.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:28 AM on November 19, 2010


So, how do you get it home? I'm guessing trailering it on the interstate is out, right?
posted by tommasz at 10:29 AM on November 19, 2010


Replica will not fly

I guess they never saw the "Wild Horses" episode of Cowboy Bebop.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:45 AM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd rather buy 22 jet packs.
posted by jabberjaw at 10:50 AM on November 19, 2010


I'd rather buy 22 jet packs

Disclaimer: Not a jet, not a pack.
posted by Fleebnork at 10:55 AM on November 19, 2010


Neat!
This will go great with the full-scale model of the Earth I have out in my back yard.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:04 AM on November 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


I want one too. Anyone else? If we order more than 20 we get a bulk discount.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:12 AM on November 19, 2010


If only I had a 1:1 scale model of the Moon to put it on.

Sir, do not be convinced by these fraudulent hucksters attempting the sell you a mere scale model of Luna, our most beautiful satellite. I will sell you the genuine article -- plus a year's supply of Moon Wax, a $100 value -- for a very, very reasonable price that I do not want to disclose in this public medium. Unfortunately, due to the incredible demand, I am not able to offer credit, but given a generous primary deposit, I can offer layaway.

I already have a couple in Duluth interested in this offer; I suggest you make up your mind quickly! There's only one left!
posted by griphus at 11:14 AM on November 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


So, how do you get it home?

The real one is transported at one mile per hour.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 11:20 AM on November 19, 2010


Trailering the space shuttle (actually around 4 MPH, it seems, if you're just moving the Shuttle proper and not the whole stack)
posted by hattifattener at 11:33 AM on November 19, 2010


I wonder if people in the 19th century had full-size replicas of their favorite locomotives?
posted by mmrtnt at 11:51 AM on November 19, 2010


I wonder if people in the 19th century had full-size replicas of their favorite locomotives?

Um, actually, the robber barons often had their own trains much like the wealthy now have their own jets.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:09 PM on November 19, 2010


You can get up close and personal with a real one at the Udvar-Hazy Center museum outside Washington.

I want to get two miniature wiener dogs, just so I can name them "Udvar" and "Hazy."

That is all.
posted by JoanArkham at 12:09 PM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


just so I can name them "Udvar" and "Hazy."

I met a woman once who had a couple of Great Danes named "Seiko" and "Rolex".

ta-dump!

But true!
posted by mmrtnt at 12:31 PM on November 19, 2010


Has anyone tracked down a coupon code? No luck at SlickDeals.net.
posted by prinado at 1:23 PM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Call me when they have a 1:1 replica of the Millenium Falcon.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 1:49 PM on November 19, 2010


The sad thing is, even if I saved up enough scratch to buy one, my wife would make me return it.
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking at 2:04 PM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


That reminds me of the rocket ship that was once given away as a prize on the box of a cereal box. Imagine how the kids in *your* neighborhood would react!

Oh! Oh! Thanks for reminding me to check into how my square inch of land in Alaska is doing! (Now, where did I put my certificate?)
posted by Twang at 2:30 PM on November 19, 2010


Don't be bothered by the fact that this couldn't go into space - neither could the first space shuttle either.*

(okay, it could glide, but it had no main engines and and inadequate heat shield for a 'real' re-entry)
posted by chambers at 4:45 PM on November 19, 2010


But wait! There's More!

Order now and we'll throw in a replica space suit absolutely free!

Space suit does not actually work in space.
posted by bwg at 3:57 PM on November 20, 2010


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