Post about the lamp inside our Reality Checkpoint lamp post door

In a somewhat low-key release, we’ve updated (replaced) our Reality Checkpoint door. Because, well, it was looking *really* very scruffy.

It was one of the first three doors that we released and wasn’t built to the modern international standard for Dinky Doors. Both the weather and some enthusiastic interaction had left it looking pretty sad, and we really felt it was impairing the magnificence of the Reality Checkpoint lamp post.

Here’s how it was looking before

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And here’s the repla…. wait… does this new one light up?

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Yup. To those in the know, if you try to move the needle to Feisty, then… er… DEFCON panic station 94 is initiated inside the post… and it all goes a bit crazy. Crikey.

We’ve hopefully made it so that you can’t leave it on Feisty permanently - partly in an effort to save batteries, but mostly because it would imperil the reality of reality itself.

Here it is in-situ:

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We’ve also added a poop porch over the top of the dial, to hopefully fend off the worst of the avian attacks from above!

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This time around, the door has a lot more metal and shouldn’t be quite so brittle. We hope it’ll be able to serve as a lasting mechanism to indicate the realness of reality. Yup.

Did you know, Hilda (the resident reality checker who lives inside Reality Checkpoint) can send you a personal message, lovingly scribbled on a delicious postcard? You do now. We know you’d love to get your own postcard. You’ll love it, and you’ll be helping keep our mission alive.

If you like what we do, and want to help support our dinky mission to *SAVE THE WORLD*, take a peek at our Patreon page. Public street art is hard because you don’t have customers. And to reach the most people it’s put into a public space for free.

BUT… for the cost of a cup of tea, you can effectively buy a bit of public art. Instead of it being just for you home though, it’s in public where EVERYONE, including you, gets to see and hopefully enjoy it. You can be directly responsible for making the world more joyful and delighting young, old, rich and poor.

We’d be enormously grateful for your support - helping to cover the costs of making these Dinky Doors.

Or maybe you’d prefer to use PayPal…?

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