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QMx got serious about making an insanely detailed and beautiful replica of Serenity, and they’ve delivered with a screen accurate model. We saw the debut of the giant Serenity at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, and now it’s available for pre-order.

They spared no expense in making this limited edition, artisan 1:124 scale model. Their Cinema Arts model shop made the 3D files and 3D printed the replica. It has over 250 parts, 100 LEDs, multiple layers and shades of paint, and more:

Incredible complexity. More than 250 parts — cast and laser cut.
Extra strength. Steel skeletal structure and internal brass structure for main engine rotation.
Interior bling. More than 100 LEDs controlled by a 12-volt system.
Multi-layered colors. A total of 25 different colors of high-quality studio paints.
No decals. All graphics on Serenity are painted on by hand, even Serenity’s logo.
Exquisite details. Miniature bridge with crew members, galley with furniture and cargo bay with cargo.
Movable parts. Manually operable cargo bay door and hinged reactor vent covers.
Wireless remote. Custom electronics created by QMx FX Cinema Arts with a four-channel remote control. Effects include:
Interior lighting for the bridge, galley and cargo bay, and illuminates docked shuttles.
Active formation lights
Rotating gravity rotor lights
Reactor housing illumination with a hard burn and twinkling firefly effect.
Cool display. Serenity’s lighted display base is a box stand with a Translight inset of a nebula. It features a 12-inch steel stand that adjusts at a variety of angles for optimal display.
Pro prop crate. Each Serenity is shipped in custom-cut foam and stored in a hand-built wooden apple crate, just like what the pros use to safeguard their props

The edition is capped at 500 pieces. Honestly, I’ve never seen a replica taken to this level before.

See all the beautiful details in photos after the break.

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QMx started making Firefly merchandise because the owner, Andy Gore, is a bonafide Browncoat. They keep making it because they love the show and because we need our Firefly goodies.

I know I needed this Serenity Plush, so I’m just pleased as punch that they went and made it. I’ve seen her up close and this 18-inch Firefly Serenity Plush is quite shiny, with awesome detail (it even has little plush shuttles!).

You can sign up for the mailing list now to be notified when it’s available to order.

Check out more pictures of her after the break.

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This duct tape version of Serenity from Firefly is shiny because there’s nothing but silver duct tape as far as the eye can see. It’s the creation of Jacob LaRocca who is a member of Artisan’s Asylum, a Massachusetts-based maker community. The ship was on display at World Maker Faire and if you want your own shiny Serenity, check out LaRocca’s imgur page to see just how it was built.

See another picture after the break.

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LEGO Bender Is A Browncoat

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LEGO builder Adrian Drake may have proven that there is no such thing as “too much gray” with this picture.

Drake posted this image over on Reddit of his two LEGO Serenity ships and his six foot Bender just sort of chilling together.

Still, I want to test this “too much gray” theory. Adrian, can you maybe build a Millennium Falcon or a Star Destroyer and then take a picture? Y’know, for research purposes.

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Aside from their awesome Firefly collectibles, QMx has a history of creating fan friendly goodies that can make their way into packages. They’re up to those awesome shenanigans again with these adorable Firefly papercraft figures of Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Serenity.

The figures were created by Argentine artist Gus Santome and are printed on 100-lb satin-finish paper. I saw them at SDCC and they were really cute!

Just spend $25 or more on Firefly products at qmxonline.com through September 30, 2014 while supplies last. Some limitations apply, so read up if you have questions.

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Get ready to roll dice Browncoats, because a Firefly Collector’s Edition of Yahtzee is coming your way. It’s a bizarre combination that I didn’t see coming, but it is pretty shiny. The set comes with a cool Serenity ship cup (I want to buy the game just for that) and custom dice. Pre-order now to play Yahtzee with Serenity in September.

Product Page ($49.99 via Geek Alerts)

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Preview night at SDCC was insane. Busy busy busy and a sea of humanity. But I did find a very shiny girl within that insanity over at the QMx booth.

Meet the newest QMx Serenity.

She’s 1:124 scale and based on the filming miniature with a length of 26.5 inches, width of 17 inches, and height 7.5 inches.

She also has an aluminum and steel internal armature with over 100 led lights and she’s handcrafted by the artisans at QMx.

Oh and, her engines turn in case of a need for a Crazy Ivan.

No word yet on release date or price, but she’s lovely to look at.

Head after the break to see more.

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It looks like Redditor daandruff’s wife is quite the Browncoat. He posted the above pic of his wife’s painting of everybody’s favorite Firefly-class transporter, Serenity (look closely: does it look like the primary bumper panel fell off? No? Good. Mal will be happy), and I have to say that she did an awesome job.

However, as commenters pointed out, the only problem is that the stars are visible in front of the planets. The good news is that fellow Redditor jaxspider saved the day with Photoshop. See the corrected version after the break…

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The first time we saw Adrian Drake’s 7-foot long LEGO Serenity from Firefly, we wanted to see how it was built.

Now we get our wish. Apparently, Adrian rebuilt his masterpiece and decided to make a time-lapse video of it. He notes: “This was filmed over the course of about 14 months and encompasses 4166 individual images, taken at 60 second intervals, plus detail images from the first build.”

She’s a beautiful thing to behold and the video is very, very shiny.

It is also after the break.

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These Firefly action figures might not be quite what you were hoping for, but when you realize they’re part of Funko’s ReAction line that’s a throwback to classic Kenner action figures, they make perfect sense. There’s Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Wash and Kaylee, each with matching accessories. Kaylee has a wrench, Jayne has two big guns, and Wash has a little blue dinosaur.

If these figures aren’t your thing, don’t despair. Funko is also releasing a realistic 6-inch Firefly figure line in the near future.

See more pictures after the break…

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