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Tested takes you inside Adam Savage’s man cave where he keeps amazing movie props and collectibles, as well as works on his own projects. Today, Adam tells the story of his Zorg Industries ZF-1 replica from The Fifth Element, which he’s been working on for over 13 years.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal



  1. Honus says:

    Awesome ZF-1 Adam. Can’t wait to see the Mecha Glove finished.

    Go RPF! :)

  2. Bee says:

    Hey DSC if you are looking for a new show…Adams Projects. Seriously I would watch.
    You can send my check

  3. [...] My only problem with this particular build? I can’t think of The Fifth Element without thinking of Chris Tucker’s annoying high-pitched character. Although I suppose if I had a really big gun… [Youtube via MAKE] [...]

  4. ekfud says:

    Harrison from Volpin props has done some EPIC game creations… ranging from a replica portal gun (albeit not working) to N7 armour… Fallout 3 laser rifle.. Daft Punk helmets…

  5. [...] Re: ZK's ZF-1 reasearch/build thread Just caught a video of Adam Savage talking about his (13 yr) build of a ZF-1… MAKE | Check out Adam Savage’s ZF-1 [...]