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Hi.

Im curious, which Grand Illusion is the most expensive ever built?
I can guess, but Im not sure.
If you have the answer let us know.

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Criss Angel's career?

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On 2013-08-07 17:29, EsnRedshirt wrote:
Criss Angel's career?

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This is very difficult to say...high end custom illusions can be very pricey. I am sure there have been some that are more expensive..but I would throw out Death Drill at 85,000.00
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On 2013-08-07 19:32, DavidThomas wrote:
This is very difficult to say...high end custom illusions can be very pricey. I am sure there have been some that are more expensive..but I would throw out Death Drill at 85,000.00


Is that the big drill that Melinda use to perform?
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Good lord 85,000.....

By the way believe it or not, the method and if I shall say "props" or "prop" rather that David Copperfield used to vanish an airplane is available on a website, I talked to the magicians behind it, and they claimed it is over 1 million dollars, and that the magician would have to actually travel there and stay for a while to have the illusion custom built for his design/specialty...
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Not sure what Melinda spent on hers, but that is the price Mendoza charged for the second one.
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And I thought my 5-way wand was expensive.
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Copperfield's Flying was in the 100k range

Some of Siegfried and Roy's props cost 100k


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Most expensive pre-owned illusion http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paris-Hilton-Mag......b0962e21

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On 2013-08-08 00:45, Magic Man 997 wrote:
Most expensive pre-owned illusion http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paris-Hilton-Mag......b0962e21

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Err, wow. I hope they realize Paris herself isn't included.
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The most expensive illusion is the one that you don't use.

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Floatin lightbulb - Blackstone : 100,000.00
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Melinda's Drill was more than $85,000.
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I'll bet Copperfield's Statue of Liberty cost a living fortune, as well.
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On 2013-08-09 10:44, Mike Maturen wrote:
I'll bet Copperfield's Statue of Liberty cost a living fortune, as well.


I believe reading that it was in $500,000 range at the time. Adjusted for inflation that would be $217987.68 in 2012.

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I reckon, if you take into account all of the costs involved, even though the magician himself probably didn't spend that much on it, James Randi's Card trick in Space is probably the most expensive trick ever performed (bearing in mind the cost of a space shuttle... definitely tops the $1 million mark easily, probably more into the $5-10 million range or more) however it is in nowhere near as captivating as most of the aforementioned effects, and I'm not sure if it technically counts as an illusion :-/
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Criss Angel's Claw Illusion is the most expensive stage illusion being performed live. It comes in just under $500,000.00 and was built by ShowFx.
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More $ isn't always better. Today I went on a limo ride with 2 young recovering cancer patients. They asked to see some magic. Deck of cards...$3, Sharpie Marker...99 cents, the look on their faces....priceless. Wouldn't trade that for all the $85,000 drills in Vegas.....which is probably only 1.
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