My Jurassic Park Cryogenics Embryo Container **Finished 5/27**

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  1. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    Here we go,

    For the longest time I've wanted to tackle this project, and after putting it off for a couple of years, I figured since I don't know of anyone else who attempted this, and there aren't many props that have NOT been replicated, it was about time....

    Other than screen caps, there isn't much reference that I found, so I decided to take the design into my own hands.. I used the basic design, and scaled it down a bit for more of a "desk top" display..

    I also wanted to slightly update the look as well, so I don't want to hear any nit pickers saying "Thats not what it looked like in the movie" or "You should have misspelled Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus to make it Screen Accurate" :)

    It took me quite awhile of going to many stores to get ideas of what to use that would fit together..Purchased some, returned others, etc, etc, you all know how it goes

    I'm not going to give the FULL reveal just yet, as it's still not finished, but I figured I would just post a few pics until it's actually ready to be shown off :)

    Embryo vials from my Cryo Can, Not the permanent vials I will be using
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    Happy Memorial Day guys!!

    This is just an update on the finished project... It may not be perfect, but I like it and thats all that matters!!! I apologize in advance for the crappy cell phone pics..Its hard to get pics of it lit up in a well lit room without my camera trying to adjust to the brightness of the center tube

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    and a few outdoors pics
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    Last edited: May 27, 2012
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  2. Rylo

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    Very cool! I was just starting to get materials together for a very similar project.

    Good for you, man. It's looking excellent! :thumbsup

    -Rylo
     
  3. howlingwind13

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    :thumbsupAWESOME. Would make a great night light! Love me some JP stuff... nice work.


    mike
     
  4. Adam C.

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    What an awesome idea! Looks great man.
     
  5. leetninja

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    I never even thought to make this, it's fantastic. Well done.
     
  6. Apollo

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    Awesome!

    I was wondering if anybody was ever going to tackle this1
     
  7. Jedifyfe

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    That is all sorts of awesome! If I had room for one I would like to try to build one.
     
  8. MooMooEgg

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    Oooh, great idea. You should find a way to add some dry ice for the cryo effect. :lol
     
  9. Trilogy

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  10. Rymo

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    Very cool. Great job! I've been waiting for someone to tackle this prop for a while now. BTW, what did you use for the metal brackets that hold the vials in place? Are they specifically made to hold vials?
     
  11. Onkelpsycho

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    Very cool....... means sometimes very jealous... :lol
     
  12. cpltony

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    Most of those images look like screen caps....I wondered if you'd posted some to compare.

    Very nice indeed, but.....ahhh no buts....looks REALLY awesome indeed.
     
  13. davidJurassic

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    Great work!! Incredible
     
  14. AMP

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    That is awesome!
     
  15. DrewSmith007

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    Amazing!

    EDIT: Should have read the whole post!
     
  16. allosaur176

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    Thanks for the compliemts everyone! It makes me feel even better about it :)

    soo, while waiting for the caps to the vials, I am kinda toying around with adding possible "embryo's" to the vials..I always felt like it might show better than just a yellow fluid

    I am going to try these silica gel beads
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    I added 1 to a vial and added the fluid and gonna let it sit for a few days and see if it stays the same
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    If it doesn't look turn out good, I will just keep the fluid by itself
     
  17. Jedifyfe

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    HAH! Great idea! If you ever want to use something perfect for the liquid, try using liquid hand soap. Some of the soaps out there are the perfect color and you never have to worry about it spilling or getting dirty.
     
  18. allosaur176

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    I've tried a couple of them, even baby shampoo, but when I added it to the vial, it becomes too transparent and the color fades.. I know a few people have used food coloring to water, but I don't want to risk the dye soaking into the plastic of the vial and changing the color....

    What I used in the test vial about was Auto Fuel Line cleaner, and it seems to look perfect, but I want to see how it reacts to the silica gel bead before I commit...
     
  19. Prop-Builder

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    Very nice work! What lighting system did you use for the cylinder? I'm guessing the complete unit would stand 5ft tall?
     
  20. CaptainEO

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    Looks amazing!! I second the dry ice idea!

    Can you open and close it? When you open it, it should trigger the music cue from the movie ;)
     
  21. allosaur176

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    When I have more room, It can easily be converted to a Dry Ice system, and no, it does not open or close at this time

    I have a 2ft long Flourecent bulb going through the tube.. And if I were to make the base, fully opened I would guess to be slightly taller than 5ft...


    Well I got around to making the labels for the vials today, But I don't plan on putting them on until I have the caps ready.. So no progress pics tonight, BUT, I am working on a new Egg for the collection...First layer of paint added, and tomorrow I should have it finished

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  22. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    a bump for the finished pics :)
     
  23. MooCriket

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    Freaking amazing!!!
     
  24. Merles

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    Really nice.
     
  25. JunkPunk

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    this is probably the coolest lamp ever! haha. but seriously, it turned out amazing! i love it!
     
  26. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    and that's exactly what it doubles for!!! Thanks guys!
     
  27. FiremanSpock

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    Beautiful work. Just wondering, where did you get the DNA version numbers for the vials? Did you get them from screen caps, or from the charts that were in the novel?
     
  28. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    Thanks!

    I actually just made them up, as I wasn't going for 100% screen accuracy
     
  29. mydigitalvoid

    mydigitalvoid Active Member

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    Wow! This is such a cool project! Nice execution!
     
  30. Malphas

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    Next to a stasis tube this is the best night light. Great, now it's something else I have floating in my head.
     
  31. gogoyubari

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    Really well done!
     
  32. seatreader

    seatreader Active Member

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    That looks incredible, not gonna lie
     
  33. JavaMoose

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    Re: My Jurassic Park Cryogenics Embryo Container

    Not the OP, but those are made specifically to hold cryo vials. They are called 'Cryo Cane' and they can be purchased through any scientific/lab supply house (like Fisher Scientific). Source: Use to work for a genetic engineering firm and we used them in our cryo storage tanks.
     
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