WiiModels


WiiModels were pretty much dead on. :)
December 2, 2006, 11:09 pm
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:
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/1589/dscn2001qa1.jpg

Vertical Wii Front w/ Vertical WiiModel Front (height comparison):
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2010/dscn2002ga1.jpg

Top of WiiModel w/ Top of Wii (length comparison):
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/2756/dscn2005bo2.jpg

Horizontal Wii Front w/ Horizontal WiiModel Front (thickness comparison, no flash):
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/8877/dscn2007pk3.jpg

Horizontal Wii Front w/ Horizontal WiiModel Front (thickness comparison, camera flash):
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3765/dscn2008pg9.jpg

Wii Stand w/ WiiModel Stand:
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9011/dscn2009ee6.jpg

If any of the links are broken, please let me know via the comments page, and I’ll get a new copy up ASAP. ūüôā

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Hyrule sees same constellations as Earth!
November 20, 2006, 11:23 pm
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!

Normal Picture:

Marked Picture:



Join my “Nintendo Wii” Facebook Group!
September 10, 2006, 11:11 pm
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! ūüôā

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204549034



Updates on my remaining models, eBay auctions, etc.
September 8, 2006, 9:43 pm
Filed under: eBay Auctions, General

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).



FINAL TWO Wii models listed on eBay!
August 8, 2006, 12:43 am
Filed under: eBay Auctions, General

The last two Wii models are now listed on eBay!

              
White Model
                                      Black Model

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 ūüôā Happy bidding!



Wii models photographed with PS3 model, real 360, and more
August 5, 2006, 5:57 am
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.

Aeropause’s/Joystiq’s “Revised” Size Comparison Chart:

MY more accurately Revised Size Comparison Chart:

Vertical Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (front):
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6964/dscn1607pz4.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5605/dscn1606mz7.jpg

Vertical Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (above):
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1955/dscn1608jj1.jpg

Horizontal Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (front):
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/838/dscn1611de9.jpg
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8695/dscn1610xn0.jpg

Horizontal Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (above):
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3183/dscn1609hp3.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1283/dscn1612gx5.jpg

Vertical Wii w/ Xbox 360:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/4949/dscn1635sm8.jpg
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3264/dscn1639uh0.jpg

Vertical White Wii (without stand) w/ Xbox 360:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/5650/dscn1640bm4.jpg

Vertical Wii, Xbox 360 (side, without stand):
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/4552/dscn1642bk4.jpg

Horizontal Wii w/ Xbox 360:
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/1351/dscn1637wy2.jpg
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9567/dscn1638md8.jpg

Vertical White Wii w/ PS3:
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/7575/dscn1674ir5.jpg

Horizontal White Wii w/ PS3:
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/8386/dscn1672pw0.jpg

Vertical PS3, Xbox 360 (front):
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3562/dscn1630jy7.jpg
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/5882/dscn1631pz3.jpg

Xbox 360, PS3 (horizontal side):
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9428/dscn1633wa6.jpg
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/7326/dscn1634rg7.jpg

Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 (vertical side, raised):
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1422/dscn1632lo6.jpg

Wii w/ Xbox 360, PS3 (horizontal front, stacked tower):
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1257/dscn1641ke6.jpg

Wii w/ Xbox 360 Controller:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2451/dscn1659wg6.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3298/dscn1660ls5.jpg

Wii Remote w/ Dual Shock 2, Xbox 360 Controller:
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/4636/dscn1646lm9.jpg
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/4176/dscn1647ge4.jpg

Wii Remote w/ Xbox 360 Controller:
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/848/dscn1657ya0.jpg
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1152/dscn1658nn7.jpg

Wii w/ Xbox 360 Power Brick:
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/7253/dscn1643ah6.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8451/dscn1644fg9.jpg
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/14/dscn1645uz7.jpg

PS3 w/ Xbox 360 Power Brick:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/5488/dscn1656fb5.jpg

Wii w/ Xbox:
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/7508/dscn1649qm0.jpg
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2811/dscn1650qg3.jpg
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/1355/dscn1651fb4.jpg

PS3, Xbox:
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/4368/dscn1652zp7.jpg
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3605/dscn1653yw3.jpg
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3097/dscn1654kt2.jpg

Wii w/ PS3, Xbox (back):
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3584/dscn1655zg0.jpg

Wii w/ Xbox Controller:
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/9214/dscn1667ec9.jpg
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/2214/dscn1668vk3.jpg
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/7417/dscn1669md6.jpg

Wii Remote w/ Xbox Controller:
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/3773/dscn1665gv4.jpg
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/7602/dscn1666gm3.jpg

Wii w/ PS2 Slim:
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/464/dscn1584ds8.jpg
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6787/dscn1585bv8.jpg
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3880/dscn1586rk0.jpg

Wii w/ PS2 Slim & PS3, longest sides:
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2125/dscn1587yh4.jpg
*note, PS3 is considerably closer to the camera, so it appears slightly larger than it should be.

Wii w/ PS2 Slim & PS3, fronts:
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4371/dscn1590el9.jpg
*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:
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/1461/dscn13616aeal5.jpg

If any links are broken (due to ImageShack’s bandwidth policy), let me know and I’ll get a new link up ASAP.



Wii model sold for $30.
July 22, 2006, 10:28 am
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.