I hope to be able to help you with your next project interest, with the information saved and catalogued here!
For a long period of time, fans of Myst were stumped as to what the original props used for the infamous "Linking Books" in the series were.
However, thanks to a mix of my own efforts, the efforts of countless fans around the world, and Cyan themselves, (almost) all has been revealed!
Yes, "the vision to see the treasured past" CAN be made (from existing parts), and it doesn't cost any more than $150!
Be on the look-out for more prop information!
I produced this for use in multiple Comic-Con events, and now I'd like to show you how to make your own!