Size matters. Especially when it comes to starships, giant monsters, buildings, and . . . well, pretty much anything else that you can obsessively categorize using common measurement systems. Here are some of the most outrageously detailed size comparison charts you'll ever see.

Spaceship Comparison Chart by Dirk Loechel

Check the chart in full size here.

(via DeviantArt)

Star Trek ship charts, by Tim 'Suricata' Davies

(One at the top of the post, and this one, via Modelclub)

Monster Movie Sizes

(via imgur and lord-phillock)

Sandworms by Dan Meth

(via Dan Meth)

Dinosaurs and a Pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Europe by Hyrotrioskjan

From left to right:

Blasisaurus, Lirainosaueus, Hadrosaur from Bavaria, Arenysaurus, Ampelosaurus, Atsinganosaurus, Balaur, Struthiosaurus, Paludititan, Pyroraptor, Elopteryx, Magyarosaurus, Gargantuavis, Hungarosaurus, Hatzegopteryx, Ajkaceratops, Zalmoxes, Rhabdodon, Tethyshadros, Telmatosaurus

(via Hyrotrioskjan)

The Biggest Mouths in Science Fiction and Fantasy

(via io9)

Stargate Ships by Mallacore

(via Mallacore)

Notable High Buildings of the World, from McNally & Co.'s Universal Atlas of The World, 1896

(via Wikimedia Commons)

Tallest Buildings in the World Now


The world’s tallest buildings by 2020, from a study released by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

These will be the tallest ones:

Kingdom Tower, Jeddah: 1,000+ meters (3,280+ feet)
Burj Khalifa, Dubai: 828 meters (2,717 feet)
Ping An Finance Center, Shenzen: 660 meters (2,165 feet)
Seoul Light DMC Tower: 640 meters (2,101 feet)
Signature Tower, Jakarta: 638 meters (2,093 feet)
Shanghai Tower, Shanghai: 632 meters (2,073 feet)
Wuhan Greenland Center, Wuhan: 606 meters (1,988 feet)
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Makkah: 601 meters (1,972 feet)
Goldin Finance 117, Tian Jin: 597 meters (1,957 feet)
Lotte World Tower, Seoul: 555 meters (1,819 feet)
Doha Convention Center and Tower, Doha: 551 meters (1,808 feet)
One World Trade Center, New York City: 541 meters (1,776 feet)
Chow Tai Fook Guangzhou, Guangzhou: 530 meters (1,739 feet)
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center, Tian Jin: 530 meters (1,739 feet)
Dalian Greenland Center, Dalian: 518 meters (1,699 feet)
Pentominium, Dubai: 516 meters (1,693 feet)
Busan Lotte Town Tower, Busan: 510 meters (1,674 feet)
Taipei 101, Taipei: 508 meters (1,667 feet)
Kaisa Feng Long Centre, Kaisa: 500 meters (1,640 feet)
Shanghai WFC, Shanghai: 492 meters (1,614 feet)

Watch the chart in full size here (PDF).

(via Blog Construmática)

Average Floor Area per family between 1950 and 2000

(via Treehugger)

Relative Sizes of American Amphibious Ships and Craft built since WWII

(via LSM-275)

Space Launch Vehicles Compared to Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty

(via Spaceanswers)

Helicopter size comparison

(via reddit/__atomlib__)

A size comparison of four of the largest aircraft

(via Clem Tillier/Wikimedia Commons)

Solar system planet size comparison

(via Wikimedia Commons)

Star size comparison

(via Quantrek)