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17th Jun '16 2:09:17 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' very much have this in the form of Thimbletack the brownie who lives in the walls and steals human items for his home. In the illustrations he is even shown to where a cobbled together outfit that includes a hat made out of sewing equipment.

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* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' very much have this in the form of Thimbletack the brownie who lives in the walls and steals human items for his home. In the illustrations he is even shown to where wear a cobbled together cobbled-together outfit that includes a hat made out of sewing equipment.



* In Creator/EdwardEager's book ''The Knight's Castle'', a magic world made entirely out of toys and fictional characters comes to life at night. This fantasy world contains cities built out of soup cans and generally formed (albeit not scavenged) out of everyday objects.

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* In Creator/EdwardEager's book ''The Knight's ''Knight's Castle'', a magic world made entirely out of toys and fictional characters comes to life at night. This fantasy world contains cities built out of soup cans and generally formed (albeit not scavenged) out of everyday objects.objects.
** In this respect, ''Knight's Castle'' is a homage to Creator/ENesbit's ''The Magic City''.
27th Apr '16 11:10:36 AM TobuIshi
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* The elves' village in ''Literature/AfternoonOfTheElves'' runs on this, with a touch of BambooTechnology. Most impressively, they build a magic-powered([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane ???]]) working Ferris wheel out of bicycle wheels, wire, and popsicle sticks!
13th Apr '16 5:32:02 AM shadowbeast
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13th Apr '16 5:30:48 AM shadowbeast
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* ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.

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* ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/StarWars:AttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.
13th Apr '16 5:30:06 AM shadowbeast
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* Junker devices in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands:HellOnEarth}}'' are liable to be made from any old thing found lying about, similar to the ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' example, [[spoiler:as it mostly works by magic]].

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* Junker devices in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands:HellOnEarth}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Hell On Earth'' are liable to be made from any old thing found lying about, similar to the ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' example, [[spoiler:as it mostly works by magic]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{LittleRobots}}'' follows the adventures of a group of small robots who live in a cave in a scrapyard, and have built their whole world - including the sky - from junk, as is said in the opening credits.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{LittleRobots}}'' ''WesternAnimation/LittleRobots'' follows the adventures of a group of small robots who live in a cave in a scrapyard, and have built their whole world - including the sky - from junk, as is said in the opening credits.
13th Apr '16 5:27:00 AM shadowbeast
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* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the copurse in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognisable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.

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* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the copurse course in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognisable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.



* Junker devices in ''TabletopGame/{{DeadlandsHellOnEarth}}'' are liable to be made from any old thing found lying about, similar to the ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' example, [[spoiler:as it mostly works by magic]].

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* Junker devices in ''TabletopGame/{{DeadlandsHellOnEarth}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands:HellOnEarth}}'' are liable to be made from any old thing found lying about, similar to the ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' example, [[spoiler:as it mostly works by magic]].



This has become a fashion in vintage decor for homes. Starting with framed pictures from vintage magazines, through furniture made from recycled timber

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* This has become a fashion in vintage decor for homes. Starting with framed pictures from vintage magazines, through furniture made from recycled timber and doors, trolleys/carts and even tramway wagons used as various tables and work surfaces, to old medicine chests being used to store art and craft supplies.
* Tight-arsed landlords are known for this, especially when it comes to old quad-unit structures made froma high-set house. Each of this tropers' front window awnings is made from a different bit of old driftwood; one appears to be a piece of cladding.
* Rat rodders who have missed the point of a rat rod do this incessantly, as well as those who simply treat the car as an artwork inspired by [[Film/{{MadMax}} a certain movie]]. Not only do we have the minor exaple of the car being made up of bits the builders found, but they often dodgy some not-even-car-part components in there, including various gearsticks made out of prybars and even rifles. Some even have sight glasses instead of fuel gauges.
* Rat bikers do this as they are actually improvising the bike back together; while survival bikers do the same thing as post-apocalyptic art, again in honour of [[Film/{{MadMax}} a certain movie]].
* This is sometimes done purely for decoration with bits of packaging and rotten wooden objects like railway sleepers and pallets, with mixed results. Sometimes known as upcycling. Sometiimes the items actually do end up with a practical purpose.
* More than one man has decided to use some old car seats as furniture for his man cave, shed or garage space that is used for entertainment and not for keeping a car (though it do that too if it's big enough.)
* Bottleship builders make models in as many different types of glassware as they can find, bottles, light bulbs, etc. One notable exception is jars; anyone can build a boat in a jam jar, what's the point?
13th Apr '16 5:07:33 AM shadowbeast
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* ''Series/{{Stormworld}}'' features the protagonists improvising a means of producing fuel for their boat, and a submersible made out of part of an aircraft.
* ''Series/{{Dad}}'' features some of the protagonists' fathers' improvisations, including jumper leads linked to the phone jack in the shed hidden behind an old sign which swung up on a hinge, allowing him to carry a large old phone around with him in the garden. The son freaks out when he reads the sign (Danger: High Voltage.)



* Often happens in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}''. ''Australia'' describes the uses for old CRT monitors mostly being limited to a bin for spare bolts. [[MagiTek Techno-wizards]] make amazing devices out of anything they find; bespoke parts may be professionally made, if the Techno-wizard decides to spend that much, but need not, as it works by magic anyway. In the novel ''Sonic Boom'', a Techno-wizard uses a device made from a saltshaker to heal a cut on a young mystic's foot.

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* Often happens in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}''. ''Australia'' describes the uses for old CRT monitors mostly being limited to a bin for spare bolts. [[MagiTek Techno-wizards]] make amazing devices out of anything they find; bespoke parts may be professionally made, if the Techno-wizard decides to spend that much, but need not, as it works by magic anyway. In This is only beginning when an internal combustion engine is converted to magic without becoming a telekinetic engine, and is converted to steam because petrol and diesel engines cannot be simply converted to run on magic, and have to be converted into something else; in the novel ''Sonic Boom'', a Techno-wizard uses a device made from a saltshaker to heal a cut on a young mystic's foot.foot.
* Junker devices in ''TabletopGame/{{DeadlandsHellOnEarth}}'' are liable to be made from any old thing found lying about, similar to the ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' example, [[spoiler:as it mostly works by magic]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{LittleRobots}}'' follows the adventures of a group of small robots who live in a cave in a scrapyard, and have built their whole world - including the sky - from junk, as is said in the opening credits.


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* Handy people do this all the time, ranging from workbenches whose top is made from the side of an old ply crate, to windshields for barbecues made from an old railway Limit of Shunt sign.
* Some parks have their picnic and barbecue shelters made from locomotive cabs in areas with significant railway history.
This has become a fashion in vintage decor for homes. Starting with framed pictures from vintage magazines, through furniture made from recycled timber
13th Apr '16 4:49:10 AM shadowbeast
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* ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' has some of this in the freelance engineers hanging around low-rent spaceport docks on Coruscant, as well as, presumably, other worlds like Tattooine. The Visual Dictionary even has a picture of such an engineer, wearing his equipment, including one device which is stated to have had its casing made from part of a toilet.


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* ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' features things like foot coverings made of bits of tyre, brake shoes made from pieces of old boomerang, windscreen wipers made of rags wrapped around the wiper arms, and a soup can made into an improvised billy to hold the coil inside with some water when the coil overheats. Minor example when the gang use the car's battery and some jumper leads to start a fire.


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* [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]] and ImprovisedArmor are all par for the copurse in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}''. Most equipment is made from sources unrecognisable as haing been vehicle parts. Of particular note is the Engine Cannon, made from the head and part of the block of an engine, using the fuel/air mix detonating to propel the projectile.
* Often happens in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}''. ''Australia'' describes the uses for old CRT monitors mostly being limited to a bin for spare bolts. [[MagiTek Techno-wizards]] make amazing devices out of anything they find; bespoke parts may be professionally made, if the Techno-wizard decides to spend that much, but need not, as it works by magic anyway. In the novel ''Sonic Boom'', a Techno-wizard uses a device made from a saltshaker to heal a cut on a young mystic's foot.
1st Mar '16 3:50:34 AM Mildegard
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* In ''Webcomic/GiftsOfWanderingIce'' people gather things that melting icebergs bring and use them as they see fit. Most of the time they don't know what these things were originally used for.

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* In ''Webcomic/GiftsOfWanderingIce'' people gather ancient things that melting icebergs bring and use them as they see fit. Most of the time they don't know what these things were originally used for.
1st Mar '16 3:49:51 AM Mildegard
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