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Adam Savage Examines the Mother Ship Model from Close Encounters of the Third Kind!

Via Adam Savage’s Tested

While Adam Savage was visiting the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, this familiar object caught his eye. Made by many of his old friends at Industrial Light and Magic, the Mother Ship from Close Encounters hosts a number of in-jokes, including an R2-D2 and a U.S. mailbox. See why Adam calls this model one of the “masterpieces of practical special effects.”

 

More about this model:

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection…

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