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Most comic book nerds waited with anticipation for the Jon Favreau directed Iron Man 2 and it was met with a lukewarm response. It had its faults, clunky story and overabundance of unexplored characters, but the toys in Tony Stark’s arsenal more than made up for it. Having a backup suit in a briefcase ready to kick ass was a pretty sweet part of the film.

Sooner or later fanboys start trying to build what they see, the proverbial ‘monkey see, monkey do’. The real thing is never as good as the fictional property the first time around.

Goggles up people

This fan-made version of the Mark V suit is pretty much a craft project on steroids, and not powered by Scotch like the real suit. It has the briefcase shape to it and takes 2 people to piece together (that doesn’t work too well in a battle situation). It consists of 384 individual pieces of armor, over 4,000 LEGO Technix pieces and took more than 1,200 man-hours (50 days!) to construct. This will more than help you pass your art class. Besides not stopping a pellet let alone a bullet, it doesn’t fly and the arc light is just a bunch of LEDs. It looks like a mirrored twin to the real thing; a much slower and expendable twin.

Via: Geekologie

Category: Cosplay, Film, Nerd Culture

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