It's Bigger On the Inside

Can anyone really explain why Doctor Who‘s TARDIS time machine is a humble police box on the outside, but a sprawling scifi loft on the inside? I’m an avid fan of the BBC revival, and I do remember mention of some mumbo jumbo about the TARDIS‘ interior being in a different dimension. But on the whole, it seems to be one of those “just go with it” concepts that we viewers are better off not pondering too hard.

Here in the real world, it’s impossible to make something bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Which is why crafty LEGO builder “Mr. Xenomurphy” fashioned the interior of the Doctor’s magic box to Minifigure scale in the shape of a huge dome. His intricately-constructed TARDIS is based on the version used by Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, complete with working lights and customized Minifigs for both Doctors and companion Rose Tyler.

Fortunately, Mr. Xenomurphy left off a few panels of the dome, allowing us a peak inside. His clean, no-unnecessary-bricks design includes lots of nifty details that only true fans of the show will appreciate, such as the Doctor’s coat rack, a ladder to the second floor, the plush bench, and even a phone on the inside of the door. He also made a faithful recreation of the blue-box exterior, and placed it on a LEGO street corner with its own shrubs and lamp post. The whole thing took him a year and a half to complete, and is comprised of roughly 8,000 pieces.

Check out these shots, or see tons more pics over at MOCpages.

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Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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