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We all change. When you think about it, we’re all different people, all through our lives.

We’ve seen plenty of great LEGO TARDIS models over the years, including the rather excellent LEGO Ideas 21304 Doctor Who set released at the end of 2015. Prior to the official set, most builders focused on creating great police boxes, rather than the detailed interiors that generally vary from Doctor to Doctor. Inthert corrects this oversight with the main console room of the 11th Doctor’s TARDIS, including the white interior of the front door and the sloped walls with circular openings.

11th Doctor's TARDIS Interior (1)

The console itself is lovely, with various controls that only the Doctor and a few experienced companions understand how to operate. The floor is built from trans-clear plates, and various walkways lead off to other parts of the vessel’s enormous interior.

11th Doctor's TARDIS Interior (4)

My only complaint is that the scene feels a bit quiet, so I’ll just assume that the Doctor is off on an adventure with Amy and Rory.

The wheels of time turn beneath the Crystal of Harmony

It doesn’t take a hardcore Whovian to appreciate this awesome LEGO TARDIS interior by AdNorrel. The builder says he was inspired after watching the episode Journey to the Center of the TARDIS. This build isn’t based on any specific room inside the TARDIS — it’s the builder’s own design — and it captures the Doctor Who aesthetic perfectly.

The Crystal of Harmony

I love the use of the gold wings and crystal pieces on the detailing of the crystal holder, and the Hero Factory drums as crystals. However, the real star of the show is the floor. It seems simple at first glance, but close inspection reveals an intricate design of gears and Technic parts, giving the impression that the gears of time are turning beneath the mythical crystal.

The Crystal of Harmony – detail

The photography is wonderful as well, be sure to click through to the builder’s photostream to see more beautiful shots!

Life-size LEGO TARDIS materializes in Sydney, ready to transport the Twelfth Doctor [News]

Australian LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught and his workshop team have built a life-sized replica of the TARDIS from Doctor Who. Images of the LEGO TARDIS on Bondi Beach in Sydney started circulating on the web yesterday, but you can see it in person at the Zing Pop Culture Store in Macquarie Park through the 18th this month, and then at the Doctor Who Festival in Sydney on the 21st and 22nd of November.

LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS (1)

We reached out to Ryan and the BBC to uncover some details and exclusive photos not shared elsewhere. Ryan tells us that his team of 5 builders spent 45 hours just to design the LEGO TARDIS, and then 206 man hours to build it. Everyone is sworn to secrecy on the part count, since the BBC will be holding a contest to guess the number of LEGO pieces used to build it — suffice to say it’s a fairly insane number of dark blue LEGO all in one place! Built to exacting specifications provided by the BBC archives, it stands 316 bricks high (303 cm or nearly 10 feet tall).

LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS (2)

The front of the TARDIS features a brick-built notice and fully functional door, which will enable Peter Capaldi himself to emerge from the LEGO TARDIS at the Doctor Who Festival later this month.

LEGO Doctor Who TARDIS (3)

The light on top works, and Ryan’s team even built a matching Sonic Screwdriver.

LEGO Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver

To enable the BBC to transport the LEGO TARDIS to various events, it incorporates an internal steel frame. As to other secret details, Ryan tells us, “It may in fact be bigger on the inside, it certainly felt like it when we were building it!

UPDATE: Ryan has added some more photos to his Flickr photostream, including this great photo of the team behind this epic build.

Life Size LEGO Tardis - Build Team