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Your very own Viking ship

"Pillaging and plundering in your Ford Focus just never seems to work out right, does it?" said Sam Jordan at HiConsumption. To be as fierce as a Viking, you need the right ride, and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, now stands ready to build an authentic Viking ship based on artifacts in its stellar collection. Prices vary widely (from $25,000 to $540,000) because the reproductions range in size from 21 to 39 feet, and purchasers can stipulate that no tools be used that the Vikings didn't have — which rules out even hand saws.