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Published on May 27th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Doctor Has Shrunk!

Zachary Smith is the luckiest five year old on the planet.

As a  birthday treat for the Time Lord mad tyke, Zachary’s father Lee constructed him his very own life size replica of the TARDIS which has been generating playground buzz ever since it materialised on the patio.

If that wasn’t cool enough the birthday boy also got his own authentic Eleventh Doctor costume.

Mother Anne told the Daily Mail of the moment Zachary discovered his very own TARDIS:

“Zachary was absolutely gobsmacked when he saw it. He’s been thrilled ever since.”

Father Lee constructed the Type 40 Vessel much like the Doctor, using readily available material,  in just two weeks with a little help from Zachary’s Grandad- and he’s quite liking being the coolest dad:

“All his friends compete to see who is going to be the Doctor when they visit now. I have had the idea to do this for a long time as Zachary’s such a big fan.

“But there’s not many people who can say they have a TARDIS  in their back garden so I quite like the kudos.”

And as you can see, it’s well deserved.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to The Doctor Has Shrunk!

  1. avatar Rick says:

    He built that using “readily available material”???

    Please come to my house and build me one!! That is unbelievably excellent. That boy is indeed lucky.

  2. avatar 23skidoo says:

    Making this story even better is young Zachary shares his name with Dr. Zachary Smith of Lost in Space infamy! And, yeah, I think his dad just found himself a lucrative sideline.

  3. avatar edwardlynch says:

    good luck the box looks amazing.

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