Latest StoriesInside Adam Savage's Cave
    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!)

    Adam Savage Builds the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V!

    Join us for a special LEGO with Friends! Adam, Norm, and Will work together to build the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V, a massive model that's beautifully designed and structurally impressive. We've been eagerly waiting to build this new LEGO Ideas set since we first heard about it!

    Adam Savage's New Moon Model Globe

    Adam and Norm check out this beautiful model of the moon, which just arrived at the cave! We take a close look at its detailed topography, and Adam brings its craters into sharp relief with his new high-powered flashlight!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Chewbacca and C-3PO!

    It's no secret that Adam's a big fan of Chewbacca. So for his newest cosplay build, Adam revamps his Chewie costume to carry an animatronic threepio, as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back. It's going to require a bit of disassembly, engineering, and problem-solving to turn two costumes into one that's still wearable!

    Adam Savage Incognito as Chewbacca with C-3PO!

    For this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam goes incognito in one of his favorite cosplays--Chewbacca! This upgraded Chewie is a bit different than the Wookiee costume he wore a few years back, with a new bandolier, bowcaster, and mask. Plus, Adam rigs up an animitronic C-3PO to wear on his back, complete with custom dialogue!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Chewbacca's Bandolier!

    Time for some Star Wars prop building--Adam Savage makes an upgrade to one of his favorite costumes! Adam's never been satisfied with the original bandolier strap and satchel he made for his Chewbacca cosplay, so today he fabricates new ones from scratch with metal and leather. And of course Adam hides an easter egg into this Wookiee prop!