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The process of creating a creature or an object, be it mechanically or magically.

Forging Scene, for when it is the creation of a weapon, and A-Team Montage are Sub Tropes. This is one of the primary ways of demonstrating just how Construction Is Awesome. Creation Myth may involve the sequence of the world's creation.

See also Transformation Sequence, Technology Porn, Robotic Assembly Lines.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Ghost in the Shell starts with the sequence of Kusanagi's cyborg body being assembled and covered with synthetic skin.

    Comic Books 
  • Usagi Yojimbo:
    • A kite festival story that begins with a description of traditional Japanese kite-making.
    • Another story begins with a detailed description of the steps needed to hammer and forge a katana.
  • Walt Simonson's famous run of Marvel's Thor included an arc where several issues in a row would begin with scenes of Surtur forging his Twilight Sword, before he and the sword actually appeared in the storyline proper.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little begins with a sequence showing the bomb being created and planted inside the Russian nesting doll.
  • The Lord of the Rings:
    • The movie opens with the forging of the One Ring.
    • Also the scene where the Narsil is being reforged.
    • The creation of the Uruk-Hai by Saruman from the earth of Orthanc also counts.
  • The Iron Man films have countless forging and manufacturing scenes.
  • Small Soldiers opens with the making of the military AI chips due to be installed in the toys.
  • The chocolate bars in the opening sequence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Lord of War comes to mind — it starts out following the construction and packaging of a bullet, and then moves on to follow the bullet as it's bought and sold, loaded and readied, and finally fired into the head of some poor African kid.
  • Short Circuit: The opening credits show the creation of one of the SAINT model robots. The music gets also more elaborate while more and more parts of the robot come together.
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey: Station assembles the Good Robot Usses in the back of a moving van.
  • The original Nightmare on Elm Street movie opens with Freddy constructing his iconic razor glove.
  • Child's Play 2 opens with Chucky's horrifically burned head from the previous film being spruced up and fitted onto his soon-to-be new doll body.
  • Star Trek Beyond ends with a sped up construction of the U.S.S. Enterprise-A.
  • A viral ad for Alien: Covenant shows the assembly of a Walter model synthetic.
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    Literature 
  • The Wheel of Time: Perrin forges several simple tools in The Dragon Reborn, when he comes across a smithy. He is invited to stay on.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Danger: UXB begins with an intro whose video is entirely Stock Footage, ostensibly from the Second World War. The first few seconds depict the manufacturing of German bombs.

    Myths & Religion 

    Theater 
  • The 2013 West End musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory initially opened with an animated prologue designed by frequent Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake, "Creation Overture", that tongue-in-cheekily explained the making of chocolate from cacao bean to wrapped bar. It became a Deleted Scene with the first major cast turnover in 2014.
  • The opening number of the Stephen Schwartz musical Children of Eden depicts God creating the heavens and the Earth.

    Toys 
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    Western Animation 
  • Samurai Jack:
    • In "Jack's Sandals", after going through many different types of shoes, Jack finds a Japanese mechanic who makes him new wooden sandals, starting with some measurements, a block of wood, and such.
    • The episode that focuses on his dad's battle with Aku has the creation of the sword by the gods.
  • The Simpsons have done this many times. Playing it straight and for laughs simultaneously, whether Homer is helping Bart build a soapbox racer or making Lisa's costume for a school function.
  • The construction of the Dinobots in The Transformers.
  • Happens on almost every episode of Phineas and Ferb. Lampshaded in an early episode without one.
    Phineas: I can't believe how fast we put this together.
    Ferb: Yes, it usually takes us at least a montage.
  • In WordWorld, a PBS Edutainment Show that specializes in spelling, the premise is that letters can be assembled into words, and the word then becomes the thing it represents. The resolution of every episode has the characters sing the "Build a Word" song, creating whatever they need to solve the problem.
    • This also extends to the characters, who are all designed to look like their names. In the opening theme, Dog (somehow already formed), assembles the letters of the other characters and creating them. Spell Dog backwards and you get...

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