The Fifth Element ZORG Industries ZF1 replica - Fully lit, moving bays, full metal and fibreglass construction.

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JakeySnakey630

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Hello everyone!

I am looking to build a couple more of these..

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I'd like to ask if there are any collectors or hardcore enthusiasts out there who would be interested in adding this awesome item to their collections.


The build thread can be found here:

ZORG Industries ZF1 Build Thread


As you can see I have already made one and I would be using the same drawings and methods to make the next replicas. Ideally I'd like to create a batch of 5. They would all feature;

  1. Aluminium frame and substructure.
  2. Turned/machined aluminium components (ZF1 barrel, flamer nozzle, freezer nozzle, side arms, rocket body plus more...)
  3. Cast resin scope, rocket tip, trigger grip and other detail components.
  4. Fibreglass outer shell.
  5. Full compliment of movie used 'kit bashed' parts including: torches, Star Trek model kits, steel conduit, sourced buttons and other hardware.
  6. Full LED and lighting effects (using custom designed printed circuit boards + movie-matched movement speeds and lighting sequencing).
  7. Moving top bay and scope bay performed by trigger button presses.
  8. Movie standard finishing including spray finishing effects and anodised parts.
  9. Battery powered allowing movement around conventions or mains powered with authentically modelled RF remote to allow prop activation behind glass display cabinet doors.

Each prop will be delivered in a flight case, with delivery paid by the customer. I'm projecting the turnaround time to be 3-4 weeks. Delivery soon after that.

I am asking for £4000 + shipping for each ZF1 replica.

This is clearly an expensive prop and is not designed to be used as a toy. It does not fire (yet!). However it is a beautiful object and one that would be the perfect addition to any prop collectors collection.

If anyone is interested, or has any questions please feel free to message me!

Thank you for looking,

Jake
 
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Ljaat

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Good lord that is awesome. Good luck on it. If I had the extra funds I would have definitely been in. Too close to the holidays.
 

ConFuSays

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Do I want one, yes. Do I have the funds, yes. Can I justify spending that kind of money on an item sight un-seen in person...........
 

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JakeySnakey630

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I completely understand. I am more than happy to provide Zoom/Skype walk arounds of the original prop and display it’s functioning and inner workings, not a problem at all.
 

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JakeySnakey630

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Hi James,

Regarding the side dart launchers, I'm developing a mechanism to make these actuate like the film too. This is a small video of the prototype, 3D printed version. If this project were to go ahead, these would be machined from metal components and have a much smoother motion.


The initial quote of £4000 + shipping is still for the initial proposal (articulated top bay and scope, fully lighted)



Regarding a static version, the main cost is in the machining, casting and finishing of the parts (not to mention the materials) but there would be a small saving in removing the motor, servos and associated electronics. In your specific case, that saving would be offset by the creation of the side dart launcher bodies and darts themselves but I'd imagine the final cost to be about £3750 + delivery.

I'm very happy to take onboard peoples varying needs and what they would like added (or subtracted) within reason.

Please also bare in mind the original has the option to be powered from mains electricity and actuated via remote (the same used in the film of course!). This is included in the original quote.
 

peterquill

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wow, truely amazing, i can drool over this as well, but sadly unobtainable for me,
im also waiting to see the net launcher and the ice cube system, ;)
 

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JakeySnakey630

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I'm interested. What is the time frame for delivery once you have enough takers?

Hi TC,

I will be running this job through the company I work for and I have estimated the job at 3-4 weeks production. Shipping will be another couple of days and each replica ZF1 will be sent with its own flight case. My plan is to keep each buyer (and potentially TheRPF) updated with daily pictures and videos. My day job is focused on meeting tough deadlines and having thorough production schedules so I am confident in this time frame once everyone has signed up to the project.

Chances of making a kit which would be more in my $ range?

Hello Yaan,

Yes I have spent most of 2020 (after finishing my original) developing a cheaper alternative to manufacturing this prop. Please check out page 5+ of this thread (ZF1 build thread) to see progress on it. It's already fully animated with movement and lighting and consists of 3D printed plastic components (with aluminium frame) as opposed to hand machined metal parts and will be sold as an unassembled, unpainted kit. I'll be starting a new thread when this project reaches V1.0 and is available for sale. The price will be £500 (£750 for assembled prop and painted shell) + shipping.
 
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EmmaInCandyland

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Hi TC,

I will be running this job through the company I work for and I have estimated the job at 3-4 weeks production. Shipping will be another couple of days and each replica ZF1 will be sent with its own flight case. My plan is to keep each buyer (and potentially TheRPF) updated with daily pictures and videos. My day job is focused on meeting tough deadlines and having thorough production schedules so I am confident in this time frame once everyone has signed up to the project.



Hello Yaan,

Yes I have spent most of 2020 (after finishing my original) developing a cheaper alternative to manufacturing this prop. Please check out page 5+ of this thread (ZF1 build thread) to see progress on it. It's already fully animated with movement and lighting and consists of 3D printed plastic components (with aluminium frame) as opposed to hand machined metal parts and will be sold as an unassembled, unpainted kit. I'll be starting a new thread when this project reaches V1.0 and is available for sale. The price will be £500 (£750 for assembled prop and painted shell) + shipping.

Definitely interested if this is in this price range!
 

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