I know that when you here what I'm about to ask you will most likely lol, scoff, and possibly troll this thread.... but I have to ask.
I am making the Congreve Cube from Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. And no I am not having trouble MAKING it. I am trying to be as precise as possible in making it as accurate as possible, and if nothing else this site has a reputation for attention to detail.
I'm starting w/ a 6"x6"x8' post from a local lumbar yard. I've cut it down to 16 cubes (I have no idea how many of them I am going to go through before I get the color, etc., just right) and sanding from there. I should end up with a 5.5"^3 cube. I don't know how big Natalie Portman's hands are, but that seems to be my best reference point in the movie. Also color matching to a finished movie can be a pain in the butt (or maybe it's just me) due to the varied lighting in addition to all of the editing and rendering that is done after the fact to make a movie like that seem brighter and more "magical"
I don't know if anyone out there has already tried this. Perhaps some of you think this is "beneath you", but whatever. I'm making this for my wife because that movie means a lot to her, and hopefully it will be my first of many props. I appreciate any advice, info or tips that anyone has. Otherwise I will post pictures and my finished product, dimensions, stains, etc. when I am done.