11 majestic handmade Dune sandworms
By Fleur Clarke
Posted on May 13, 2015 in Books, Craft Corner with tags Frank Herbert
This year is the 50th anniversary of Frank Herbert’s Dune, the world’s bestselling science fiction novel. Behind every great work of science fiction is a legion of fans who want to cosplay as it, bake it, knit it and recreate with LEGO. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the ways fans have paid tribute to the most recognisable occupant of the Dune universe, the Sandworm.
Known to native Fremen as Shai Hulud, the giant sandworms of Dune dwell deep in the desert of the planet Arakis. Over 400m long and possessing a serious set of gnashers, the sandworms are the sole source of the spice melange, a drug that does everything from increasing a person’s life-span to making intersteller travel possible. Suffice to say, melange is in pretty high demand. The worms create the spice, and he who controls the spice controls the universe.
Now, these sandworms aren’t made out of sand, they’re made from bread, LEGO, wool and, uh, gummy worms. Take a look at these awesome sandworm crafts…
Spice-filled sandworm bread
I highly recommend you check out all the geeky recipes on the Kitchen Overlord’s website (and then bake them and send them to our address). This sandworm is made of all the good things: sugar, cinnamon, butter, sugar etc. Now, if only someone could make a 400 metre long one…
Sandworm magnetic wall hanging
Plumb new depths of professionalism with a Dune magnetic business card holder. Or just give up all pretence and cover it with geeky postcards.
DIY worm cosplay
Origami Leto Atreides II, God Emperor of Dune
I can only just about manage a crane, so I’m seriously impressed with this origami.
Sandworm cucumber and hummus dip tray
This is not only a recipe for a sandworm cucumber and hummus dip tray, this is a recipe for awe and respect from all your party guests. Or you could just eat it alone while watching David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation, whatever floats your boat.
Who ever said knitting was boring?
Makes this for wedding, make this for a birthday, make this for sitting down and traw
An soft and cuddly Shai Hulud to cuddle up with at night.
Dune giant gummy worm
Just one of many reasons why you need a two foot long gummy worm in your life.
Crocheted Muad’Dib and sandworm
Have you seen (or made!) anything inspired by Dune? Tell us about it in the comments!