Filed under: Model Pics
So of course, the person crazy enough to attempt actual sized models of the Wii shortly after E3 would get a Wii at launch, and then I thought to see how my models compared.
I had not seen any accurate Wii dimension measurements at the time I built these models, so I said “OK, the disc is 12cm, I’ll use that to figure out the size of the front of the system, and then rescale the patent drawings to match what I find, and use those measurements to make my models.
A lot of people thought my models wouldn’t be accurate, and I got the typical, “It’s not right because Nintendo hasn’t released official measurements!” or something along those lines. Well, here are some pics of my new Wii and my WiiModels made several months ago:
Real White Wii w/ Gloss Black WiiModel:
Vertical Wii Front w/ Vertical WiiModel Front (height comparison):
Top of WiiModel w/ Top of Wii (length comparison):
Horizontal Wii Front w/ Horizontal WiiModel Front (thickness comparison, no flash):
Horizontal Wii Front w/ Horizontal WiiModel Front (thickness comparison, camera flash):
Wii Stand w/ WiiModel Stand:
If any of the links are broken, please let me know via the comments page, and I’ll get a new copy up ASAP. 🙂
Filed under: General
In addition, apparently Twilight Princess takes place during the northern hemisphere’s winter.
How so? Check out this picture I took from the game’s night sky. You can clearly see that Nintendo tried adding Orion into the sky (not perfect, but it’s obvious that’s what they were going for. In the northern hemisphere, Orion is considered a winter constellation (because that’s when it’s visible to us). Click the pictures to view a larger version!
Filed under: General
From what I can tell, this Wii Facebook group is by far the largest Facebook group dedicated to anything Nintendo, and by far the largest group dedicated to any Next-Gen console.
Remember, you have to be logged into Facebook to see the group and join! 🙂
I’ve made 5 Wii models in total. The first one was “sold” for $68 after 7 days, but the buyer didn’t pay. It was relisted and sold for $30 after 3 days. Then, we put up much more extremely accurate models (gloss black and white), which sold for $40 and $46, respectively. I said these would be the last models I would sell on eBay. However, the highest bidder on the gloss black model hasn’t paid, and my friend Matt (who lists the models on eBay for me) should be getting the black one on eBay again soon. I’ll post a link here when that happens.
Many of the people in my dorm this year have come into our quad and toured through to see my remaining black and white Wii models as well as the PS3 model, which I’m keeping for now. I keep the black Wii on my desk, and the white Wii and the PS3 by all our other systems in the room (360, GC, N64). Interesting note, I keep the PS3 sitting horizontally, and because of the way it’s designed, the right side is collapsing under its own weight…
I’ll probably keep these 2 remaining Wii models (once the unpaid for model is relisted and sold) and PS3 model, but if anyone’s in the UIUC campus area and wants to make an offer on these remaining models, let me know. You can either leave a comment here, or on Facebook where I run the largest next-gen system Facebook group (Nintendo Wii – 860 members and counting).
I say last because it seems the diminishing returns aren’t worth the time, effort, and materials put into these models. After these two, I’ll have a black and white Wii that I’ll be keeping for my own dorm room, so these auctions will be pretty much your last chance to get one (unless the auction skyrockets).
PLEASE BID early and often! It helps to know my work is worth something 🙂 Happy bidding!
Filed under: General
Thanks to Chris, my Xbox fan friend who I’ve known for about a decade and will be rooming with this coming school year, I’ve been able to photograph my Wii models and PS3 model with his Xbox and Xbox 360. Also, my friend Matt, who has generously listed my now-sold and soon-to-be-listed Wii models on eBay, had provided the PS2 Slim.
MY more accurately Revised Size Comparison Chart:
Vertical Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (front):
Vertical Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (above):
Horizontal Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (front):
Horizontal Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (above):
Vertical White Wii (without stand) w/ Xbox 360:
Vertical Wii, Xbox 360 (side, without stand):
Horizontal Wii w/ Xbox 360:
Vertical White Wii w/ PS3:
Horizontal White Wii w/ PS3:
Vertical PS3, Xbox 360 (front):
Xbox 360, PS3 (horizontal side):
Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 (vertical side, raised):
Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (horizontal front, stacked tower):
Wii w/ Xbox 360 Controller:
Wii Remote w/ Dual Shock 2, Xbox 360 Controller:
Wii Remote w/ Xbox 360 Controller:
PS3 w/ Xbox 360 Power Brick:
Wii w/ PS3, Xbox (back):
Wii Remote w/ Xbox Controller:
Wii w/ PS2 Slim & PS3, longest sides:
*note, PS3 is considerably closer to the camera, so it appears slightly larger than it should be.
Wii w/ PS2 Slim & PS3, fronts:
*note, PS3 is considerably closer to the camera, as is the Wii to a lesser extent, so both appear slightly larger than they should be.
My favorite pic one last time, just for kicks:
If any links are broken (due to ImageShack’s bandwidth policy), let me know and I’ll get a new link up ASAP.
Filed under: eBay Auctions
Well, the original Wii model, the one that became the most famous, sold for $30.
Of course, I’ve made more than one, but considering the significant increase in the amount of time that went into the newer ones than the old ones, $30 for the new ones would be a disappointment. That’d be roughly $3.50 an hour of work. Actually, less, considering I had to buy new materials for these which got quite expensive (the original model was the last of the Kohl’s gift boxes that we had).
So if you’d be interested in purchasing one of the newer models, please leave a comment on my blog. There HAS to be demand, and I have to be fairly confident that it’ll be worth selling after all the bidding is done.