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    Tested in 2017: Adam Savage's Favorite Things!

    To wrap up the year, Adam shares a few of his favorite things he discovered this year, including a beautiful miniature cityscape model, a few tools, a Star Wars collectible, and a favorite jacket! Thanks for watching our videos and we'll see you in 2018. Happy new year!

    Adam Savage's LEGO Han Solo Blaster!

    Adam adds to his LEGO-themed armory with this replica of Han Solo's DL-44 blaster, built entirely of LEGO bricks. We found these fan-designed kits online, and talk through the build to show some of the clever ways the pieces are assembled to resemble the parts of the iconic Star Wars blaster.

    Making the Creature Costume for "Yoshua"

    Adam welcomes costume designer Patrick Glendening to the cave to check out a creature costume made for the short film "Yoshua". Patrick talks about how a costume like this is made, from character design collaboration with the director to the fabrication suited for on-screen performance.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: The Deep Blue Bag

    Adam's friend Marcos Mafia--co-founder of Mafia Bags--stops by the cave to show off a new hand-crafted backpack made from upcycled materials like rugged sailcloth and wetsuit/drysuits. Marcos shows Adam a few of the bag's unique features that make it ideal for taking to the beach, and how designer Yves Behar contributed to its streamlined aesthetic. Plus, proceeds from the bag support the non-profit Sustainable Surf!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foam Excalibur Sword!

    Let's flash back to a build that was part of Adam's preparation for this year's Comic-Con! For his King Arthur armor cosplay, Adam needed a foam sword that would be suitable for the convention floor. He turned to the LARP community to find a prop, and today's build is making that sword look better with different techniques for metallic finishing. To the airbrush!

    Marcus Wu's 3D-Printed Curta Calculator

    Adam walks us through his collection of analog calculators, culminating in one of his newest favorite objects: a 3D-printed Curta calculator that's a perfect scaled reproduction of the intricate mechanical computer. This incredible replica was engineered and built by Marcus Wu, who started the project two years ago.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: $30 Blade Runner Blaster

    Adam shows us his newest Blade Runner blaster replica--and one that only costs $30. This model by Elfin Knights is actually a water pistol, and an impressively modeled one at that! Replica prop builders and cosplayers have already started modifying this toy to give it some heft and realistic paint finishes. And of course, Adam has to test its water blasting capability!

    Adam Savage's New Thracian Warrior Armor!

    A massive box filled with packing peanuts and voluminous zip-lock bags just arrived at the cave! That can only mean one thing: time for the unveiling of Adam's newest costume acquisition from Prop Store. This costume has it all: armor, a helmet, shield, sword, and spear--and it's all gorgeously made for a big budget film.

    Adam Savage and Vsauce's Michael Stevens Build a Kendama!

    Adam is joined by Vsauce's Michael Stevens for a special One Day Build in the cave. Michael has recently taken up playing the Kendama, a Japanese cup and ball toy, and Adam helps make one from scratch that helps optimize his play. This build engrosses both into topics of machining, knot tying, and geometric conundrums. See Adam and Michael this fall on their Brain Candy tour!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Excalibur Sword!

    Using the skills he learned from Weta Workshop's master swordsmith Peter Lyon, Adam takes on a One Day Build project he's been waiting to do his entire life: make King Arthur's sword from Excalibur! Follow along with Adam's journey to build a full suit of King Arthur armor, this fall on Tested and VRV.

    Removing a Broken Lens Filter with a Band Saw!

    Bad luck befalls Norm as his DSLR suffers another drop and broken lens filter. Adam and Norm attempt to remove the broken filter using a lens wrench tool that Adam found online, but when that fails, it's time to use the band saw. It's utterly nerve-wracking!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: A Better Tape Dispenser!

    Adam welcomes the amazing Laura Kampf to his shop for a special collaboration build! Laura has an idea for a custom tape dispenser design, and works with Adam to prototype, problem solve, and put together a set for their respective shops. (Find more of Laura's awesome build videos here!)