A bedroom fit for a Time Lord: Dr Who fan spends 980 building a TARDIS in his parents' garden
13:08 GMT, 29 November 2012
A massive Doctor Who fan has turned his bedroom into a TARDIS.
Australian JP Fox, 20, is so dedicated to the BBC television series that he replicated the inside of the Tardis in his room.
He built the structure, which cost $1,500 (980), in the garden of his family's home.
The TARDIS, or Time and Relative Dimension in Space, is the Doctor's vehicle and home that can take him to any place and any time.
Ultimate fan: Australian JP Fox, 20, is so dedicated to the BBC television series that he replicated the inside of the Tardis in his room
Labour of love: Built in the garden it cost about $1,500 (980) but 'I got all the wood, screws, and vintage controls for free' explained Mr Fox
Happy at home: JP Fox inside the TARDIS bedroom
Mr Fox, from Queensland, said: 'I've always
been creative and enjoyed making things, so that was the drive.
started when I wanted to make some parody videos of Doctor Who and was
just going to make the Tardis console out of cardboard until my project
companions got excited and my plans got a lot bigger.
'I then thought,
heck I may as well go all out.
'I was uncertain at first but then found that I had all the structural materials and tools because my dad is a builder.
'I also had the skills I needed because I had done carpentry for a year when I was 18, an array of vintage parts free for my taking from the factory I worked at, and then time, of all things.
'It was so uncanny how everything fell into place and before I knew it, a masterpiece was coming together before me.
He said a great deal of his time was spent rummaging through
thrift shops, garbage tips and hardware stores.
Mr Fox said the innovative project took lots of 'drawings and
math and many long nights involving mad laughter.'
Hard graft: 'It was so uncanny how everything fell into place and before I knew it, a masterpiece was coming together before me,' said Mr Fox
Determined: The fractal floor took three weeks to paint and for the last run, Mr Fox painted for 16 hours straight
Inspiration: Doctor Who, starring Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and and the Doctor (Matt Smith) inside the TARDIS
Mr Fox said the fractal floor took three weeks to paint and as it neared completion he painted for 16 hours straight.
'Altogether, the cost for me was about $1,500 but I got all the wood, screws, and vintage controls for free.
'My family love it and often brag about having a Tardis in the house.
Although the outside of Mr Fox's TARDIS, right, does not look quite as good as the one featured in the series, it is still impressive inside
Transformation: The super fan built the structure in a small building in the garden of his family's home