A key part of the film The Da Vinci Code involves a biblical-era secret hidden inside a cryptex: A locked cylinder that is opened by aligning a series of rotating tumblers to the correct code word.

 

I exhaustively researched the exact dimensions from auction photos of the film-used cryptex then built the entire thing in a 3D modeling program. Then each piece was printed on my resin 3D printer. Everything was then painted to match the look of the screen-used piece. Oh, and if you know the code, you can open it up to find a vial of vinegar wrapped with the screen-accurate papyrus note revealing the clue.

Cryptex

The Da Vinci Code