I've been working on & off on this for the last couple of months & wanted something a little different than a static prop. I incorporated my center chanel speaker & A/V components to mimic the Volvo dash & greeblies. Looks pretty cool lit up in the dark with a movie playing!
The cast is a Kingjawa & I custom made the enclosure from cabinet grade birch ply for strength & rigidity. The ply is lighter than MDF but requires more work for a smooth finish. The cabinet is open on the bottom & back so there is plenty of air movement so the components won't get damaged from overheating. The center column that suspends the carbonite block also houses a Velodyne subwoofer.
Now I just have to get to work finishing the rest of the room!