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Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It's full of incredible vistas, strange aliens and wonderful locales — and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we have an exclusive glimpse at some of that amazing work.

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Japanese artist Thumb Tani may have negotiated some deal with how gravity works on Earth for his coin sculptures. Or maybe he is somehow channelling Magneto's superpowers. No way could he just be carefully placing these coins on top of each other, because I struggle with making a a coin stand up straight.

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Video: Evil Mad Scientist's new AxiDraw V3 personal drawing machine can use any pen or marker to print or write on your behalf if your penmanship is awful. But simply watching the machine draw ultra-precise doodles and complex patterns is so satisfying you might be able to justify its $US475 ($637) price tag as just a relaxation tool.

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When a 5m tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI's Miami field office in 2015, the US government thought it was getting a great deal. The General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the work and estimated that it was "likely worth more than the $750,000 the government paid." But it's currently sitting in storage in Maryland. Why? The sculpture got over a dozen FBI agents seriously sick.

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Video: Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most famous paintings in history. The centre panel of the triptych showcases a bunch of naked people enjoying themselves in the most hedonistic ways possible at the time (or I guess, any time). Studio Smack updated the painting a bit with a modern spin and added a whole lot of other kind of weirdness — cloud cows, tentacle towers, undulating sacs of human faces, a spider made of human legs doing the can-can and giant headless chickens showing signs of leprosy.