FORT COLLINS, Colo- It’s that time of year, with an extra special meaning for fans of “Doctor Who.”
With the 50th anniversary of the British sci-fi show “Doctor Who” on November 23, why not celebrate it throughout the Christmas season? The BBC is doing their official celebrations on all their television and radio channels (some of the TV specials mentioned here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-50th-anniversary-special-2791862) , but you can do one in your home, in the form of a Dalek Christmas tree.
For those who don’t know, the Daleks are the most iconic of the “Doctor Who” villain monsters, and are as old as the show itself, having appeared in the second serial in 1964. With a distinct design, they are always recognizable, even with the upgrades and design changes over time.
Here are a couple different tutorials: The first is more elaborate, while the second is more simple.
Basically, you’re going to need a lot of cardboard for the base and armor of the creature. You will also use various other materials and household items. Using tree lights to help with creating the shape and lighting effects will add to the coolness of this creation. Those who are tech-savvy could even hook up an audio device to shout “Exterminate!” when the lights are turned on.
If you’ve got time and want to show off your fan status as a Whovian, give this a try.