We have never had a double fetaure, but the following two projects below belong together like twins. Red thread here is the construction of a brand new Commodore 64 in 2023.
That this is feasible (with certain restrictions) is surely clear to most. But it gets interesting when you go into detail and take a closer look at the different paths to hope.
Celso Martinho - @celso on Twitter - treads more the path of tradition. For his build he uses new parts, that are known to work properly, the rest he takes from old stock. His article C64 from scratch can be used as a guide if you want to solder a robust and compatible box. Nicely done.
Jimmy B. Christensen aka @DusteDdk does something similar, but not the same. In the end, he also builds the little Commodore, but his shopping list replaces everything from the board to CPU, VIC-II, SID, PLA and ROM chips - pretty much everything that can be replaced somehow. The resulting machine can definitely be called a success and besides being a refreshing experiment, it definitely is remarkable.
If you don't feel like soldering now ...