I did a quick prop make while i was waiting for supplies to arrive for another prop i was making so i decided to make the data cube from the film Prometheus.
here is how i did it.
Step 1: Materials and tools
1mm styrene or something similar.
2mm or 3mm clear plastics. i used acrylic. if you can find frost plastic it would be great.
glass frost spray paint. if you can find frosted plastic you dont need this.
spray paint in general, plastic primer, under coat and a silver grey for the finish.
3mm warm orange LEDs the correct resistors for the LED
wires and battery clips.
small press on press off switch.
cutting tools. ie hacksaw, knife etc.
i had access to a laser cutter but if you dont you can use many online services that will cut your files then post them to you.
files and sand paper.
plastic glues. (solvents are dangerous please take care and follow all instructions on the glue)
epoxies, super glue any thing you like. personal preference, what you feel most comfortable with is best.
soldering iron and flux.