If you have a stupid amount of money – and I mean a STUPID amount of money – then you may be interested in a full-scale R2-D2 that has been assembled from original components used in the Star Wars movies.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 arriving soon, there is going to be a huge uptick in GotG merchandise. When it comes to wearable, or life-sized prop replicas, there are a couple of ways to approach acquiring exactly what you want – you can build it, 3D print it, or find a company that is selling quality replicas. EFX Collectibles. certainly falls into the third option with a very limited edition Star-Lord Helmet.
Build your own lightsaber!
I haven’t 3D-printed anything in while, but this new video from Tested, really has me itching to get back in to it. Take the jump to see how Sean Charlesworth uses a Formlabs printer to create a unique Sith lightsaber.
I don’t know how many models, LEGO sets, and other kits that are sitting in the Nerd Room of Doom that are unbuilt. Apparently Adam Savage has the same problem, and he’s doing something about it in this One Day Build of the Iron Giant Bolt.
Chinbeard, aka Bill Doran, has a new video that walks you through the process he went through to make his latest prop weapon – Rey’s blaster from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While he won’t be selling this replica, he does offer up plans so you can make your own.
A few years ago, 3D printing was a quaint thing for those on the bleeding edge to play around with. Now, cosplayers, comic book, and movie fans are using 3D printers to develop props and costume pieces that really wow. There is a lot of work going into these prints, including electronics and more. Check out this breakdown of how a Halo energy sword was created to include NeoPixel LED lights.
EFX Inc. will be at the New York Comic Con this weekend, and it is bringing all sorts of cool things to its booth. The company has announced it has opened pre-orders on one item that will surely attract a crowd – the Iron Man Mark VII Helmet.
Frank Ippolito recently built several space marine armor suits for the LawBreakers video game trailer. Tested visited his shop to get a rundown of the process.
I love making things with my 3D printer, but I haven’t had the time to really design something uber cool. For several years, Hector N Gama has been designing a 3D rendition of the 1989 Batmobile, and now that he has access to a printer, he’s printed a wonderful piece of geek memorabilia.