IKEA Manuals Demonstrate How to Build Sci-Fi Staples

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IKEA Manuals Demonstrate How to Build Sci-Fi Staples

Thanks to IKEA, it's never been easier to build your very own Tardis or DeLorean time machine.

Have you ever wondered exactly what it took to build Doctor Who's Tardis? What about the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future or the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park? IKEA has broken these objects down to their base ingredients and instruction sets to make building them a breeze.

Well, College Humor actually did it, but the result is basically the same. For those unaware of IKEA, it's a furniture store with ready-to-build furniture and other items mostly given Swedish names like Bjursta and Leksvik. The instruction sets also give these sci-fi objects Swedish nomenclature.

The lightsaber is re-named Litsabbur. I'd go over how to build one, but I think everybody in the universe already knows by now. Just as a reminder, if yours comes out red you're doing it wrong.

The Dindasür is a much tougher build. Even completing all of the steps correctly requires the builder to be killed. On the other hand, the hard part about making a Tjardis is the ingredients. You not only need a chameleon integrated with a circuit board, but a wibbly wobbly and an infinite number of those little cylindrical wooden pieces that hold boards together. Now where am I supposed to get an infinite number of those in this dimension?

The easiest build is probably the Djiloriann. Once you've got the plutonium and smashed your head on the bathroom sink, everything just comes together. The instruction set is for the flying version too, not the boring land-only version (yuck).

Try all of these builds at your own risk. Don't come crying to us if you destroy the space-time continuum or get your leg eaten by a Dindasür.

Source: College Humor

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I hope these work better than the rest of IKEA's products

I'm liking the 0 x Jar Jar bit on the starwars one.

The Doctor has a Fez! Fez's are cool!

I didn't know Ü was a Swedish letter. And I live in Sweden.

Show's what I know

I found these damn funny, can't decide which one's the funniest, though...
But well done, indeed.

Love the Tardis. Wud buy one from IKEA if it was possible..

The Tardis one is pretty damned amazing.

I like how you need infinite dowels.

Cherry Cola:
I didn't know Ü was a Swedish letter. And I live in Sweden.

Show's what I know

We have ü:s?

I thought only Germans and possibly dutch people had those.

OP: Well.. they were pretty.. humouristic..

Now I finally now how to make a TARDIS!
Good thing I saved the infinite amount of cylindrical wooden pieces!

I have to go to the nearest IKEA store for a totally unrelated reason.

OT: Funny stuff. Made me chuckle.

That is cool I like that :)

There's nothing wrong with a red lightsaber. Adi Gallia used to use one.

I dont need a lesson on synthetics and corruption of crystals and all that stuff, I know it, just saying

Well... Beats their shoddy coffee tables anyday.

Please tell me I wasn't the only one who saw the title and thought IKEA where selling replica models sci-fi stuff.

*sad face*

Flat pack TARDIS! My dream has come true!
Now if only they were real...

Cherry Cola:
I didn't know Ü was a Swedish letter. And I live in Sweden.

Show's what I know

Indeed. Also, I have to say that, to me, the names like "litsabbur" and "tjardiis" have more of an Icelandic ring to it than Swedish. Not that I now Icelandic, I probably just insulted the whole Icelandic language. At any rate, they do not look like Swedish names at all.

SomeBritishDude:
Please tell me I wasn't the only one who saw the title and thought IKEA where selling replica models sci-fi stuff.

*sad face*

I did as well but still this was pretty entertaining.

Hooray for bad Swedish and the comedic values of language!

BehattedWanderer:
Hooray for bad Swedish and the comedic values of language!

I really wouldnt call that swedish :P Unless you think The chef in the muppets speaks bad swedish ^^

Tubez:

BehattedWanderer:
Hooray for bad Swedish and the comedic values of language!

I really wouldnt call that swedish :P Unless you think The chef in the muppets speaks bad swedish ^^

Of course not! ;) He speaks perfect Swedish!

I love the frog thing

Wish these were available as posters or something.

Epic, just epic.

But you grow a TARDIS, you don't build them.
\geek cred

Wieke:
I'm liking the 0 x Jar Jar bit on the starwars one.

That was actually the only part that i thought was funny.
It was like IKEA saying "DO NOT WANT."

Nerf Ninja:
Wish these were available as posters or something.

I second this. You never know when you may need instructions on how to create a time machine.

I must make my very own Tardis now :D

SomeBritishDude:
Please tell me I wasn't the only one who saw the title and thought IKEA where selling replica models sci-fi stuff.

*sad face*

This is exactly what I thought. I would've bought one for myself and my brother in law(had he not already bought one).

I would honestly see how far I could get with following the instructions. Would have to get creative at some rough fabrication, but the result would be worth the effort if just for a paperweight. I do like the poster idea mentioned, though.

Tom Goldman:
The lightsaber is re-named Litsabbur. I'd go over how to build one, but I think everybody in the universe already knows by now. Just as a reminder, if yours comes out red you're doing it wrong.

If it comes out purple then you are doing it Awesome!

BehattedWanderer:

Tubez:

BehattedWanderer:
Hooray for bad Swedish and the comedic values of language!

I really wouldnt call that swedish :P Unless you think The chef in the muppets speaks bad swedish ^^

Of course not! ;) He speaks perfect Swedish!

To repeat what you just said in Swedish: Sköde möde skwiddel skwiddel!

As everyone knows, to correctly construct a dinosaur, you have to die.

Since noone else is doing it, allow me to present the REAL translation for lightsaber: ljussabel. (the others are spelled the same as in english).

Am I killing the fun? Probably, but I felt like someone had to translate it properly.

What's wrong with a rainbow lightsaber? It's 20% cooler than other lightsabers.

samsonguy920:
I would honestly see how far I could get with following the instructions. Would have to get creative at some rough fabrication, but the result would be worth the effort if just for a paperweight. I do like the poster idea mentioned, though.

Tom Goldman:
The lightsaber is re-named Litsabbur. I'd go over how to build one, but I think everybody in the universe already knows by now. Just as a reminder, if yours comes out red you're doing it wrong.

If it comes out purple then you are doing it Awesome!

I want the swirly rainbow one!

Oh gods, I loved the Tardis one so much. Wibbly wobbly indeed. :D

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