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    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: LEGO Lunar Lander!

    Just in time for the 50th annivesary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Adam speed builds the beautiful LEGO lunar lander set that was developed in cooperation with NASA! From moon craters to laser reflector panels, Adam is super impressed by the detail infused in this model. Now a question which shelf does it belong on: with space stuff or LEGO builds?

    Ask Adam: Those Awesome Leather Gloves

    In this Ask Adam Anything, Adam is delighted to address Wolfin Sylvermane's question, "I've been enjoying Savage Builds very much and I've noticed you've been wearing a beautiful pair of brown gloves. I'd really like to know which they are." Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Cave Museum Display!

    Adam has a fondness for musem displays--the thoughtful and often meticulous ways in which objects are mounted and presented for view in custom cases, bell jars, and boxes. This week's build is a new shadow box display for a piece of memorabilia Adam received from his recent visit to the historic Radio City Music Hall.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: New Spacesuit Hardware!

    Adam gets more space stuff in the cave! With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing later this month, Adam shares a few new props made by fellow space enthusiast Ryan Nagata. First is a unique camera+propulsion system made for Gemini, followed by an Apollo-era bubble helmet of unsurpassed fidelity!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Hero Prop for TV Show!

    Adam's latest build is a special treat: he's been tasked with making the hero prop for the new TV show Year of the Rabbit! For this Victorian-era procedural comedy, Adam is making the police truncheon for Matt Berry's Detective Inspector Rabbit character. It's also a build that has Adam experimenting with new processes like acid etching!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Star Wars Tauntaun Statue!

    Adam is ecstatic to show off his newest acquisition: a Tauntaun statue based off of Phil Tippett's original design sculpture for the creature from The Empire Strikes Back. We take a close look at the gorgeous sculptural details of this 1:1 piece, which is produced by our friends at Regal Robot. Adam can't wait to paint it!

    Ask Adam: What is Savage Builds?

    Adam Savage explains what his new show, Savage Builds, is all about and what fans of Mythbusters and Tested can expect. Watch Savage Builds when it premieres Friday June 14th on Discovery Channel!

    Adam Savage's Very First Shop Project

    Adam shares the story of the very first object he made in a shop, when he was twelve years old in his school's shop class. This project was inspired by one of his favorite gags in The Little Rascals! More stories like this one are in Adam's new book, Every Tool's a Hammer, available now!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Scratch-Built Spaceship!

    One Day Builds are back! Adam takes us through another spaceship model build, this time utilizing his trusty vacuum former, sheet styrene, and years of experience from his special effects modelmaking days. As the spaceship takes shape, Adam introduces several new tools and tips for this kind of modelmaking, and shows the versatility of this kind of build.

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Concept Art Reimagining Star Wars!

    Adam examines the art of Nilo Rodis-Jamero, the designer and concept artist who worked on the original Star Wars films and helped develop the visual language of that universe. In this new collection up for auction, Nilo reimagines familiar vehicles, creatures, and characters with alternate designs and ideas that he had while working on Empire and Jedi. Adam and Brandon from Prop Store geek out over these pieces and discuss the significance of concept art to the creative process of world building.

    Adam Savage's Computer History Collection!

    We're back in Adam's cave to check out some of Adam's computer history collection, including recent acquisitions from the early days of digital computing. Adam shares the significance of each piece and why these he loves collecting these artifacts that together tell the story of human ingenuity.

    Adam Savage's Blade Runner Blimp Replica!

    It's now 2019, the year in which Blade Runner takes place. And while there are no Nexus 6 replicants running around, here's one thing from the film brought to life. Adam and modelmaker Kayte Sabicer reveal the Blade Runner blimp prop replica they've been working on for months!

    Tested in 2018: Adam Savage's Favorite Things!

    Adam shares his favorite things from 2018! From garage resin kits to aerospace replicas, Adam celebrates objects and gear from makers that he's admired and worked with this year. Plus, a piece of tech he uses every day that radically improves his life. What have been your favorite things of 2018? Share with us in the comments below!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: NASA ACES Spacesuit Helmet!

    Adam puts together the very complex and intricate assembly of 3D printed and machined parts for his NASA ACES spacesuit helmet replica. This helmet includes contributions from multiple makers, including The Broken Nerd, Punished Props, and Shawn Thorsson. And as is sometimes the case with a One Day Build, this build isn't without its complications.

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Mortal Engines Hand Cannon!

    Adam has just returned from New Zealand, where he met with some of the prop makers for the upcoming film Mortal Engines. Using their designs, Adam makes a replica of the character Anna Fang's striking sidearm, showing paint and weathering techniques to make this piece look at home in the movie's striking world!

    Adam Savage's Spacesuit Sketch Poster!

    Adam reveals this year's thank you gift for the Tested Premium member community! It's your support that directly allows us to make our build videos and share the stories of makers. The posters are shipping in early November, and anyone who signs up now or has signed up since May 31st will get one! Get yours here!

    Ask Adam: Working with Other Makers

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about working with other makers in his shop, who may have varied skillsets.