There’s a chance you’ve seen a movie car or two if you’ve visited a convention, but the Petersen Automotive Museum’s offering should be more… elaborate. It’s opening a “Hollywood Dream Machines” exhibit that will showcase 40 vehicles from sci-fi games and movies. Some of them are practically expected, like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Deckard’s sedan from Blade Runner and a lightcycle from Tron: Legacy. Others, however, are harder-to-see items like the GM Ultralight from Demolition Man as well as Lexuses from Black Panther and Minority Report. And how many times are you going to see life-size recreations of a Warthog from Halo or a Sparrow from Destiny?
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