A dedicated Fallout fan uses a 3D printer to create a full-sized Power Armor helmet, sharing the necessary files online so anyone else can do the same.
Last year saw the long-awaited release of Fallout 4, and the series’ fandom was out in full force to demonstrate just how passionate they are about the post-apocalyptic franchise. Heading into 2016, there’s a new fan creation that demonstrates just how passionate some people are about these games.
Power armor has long been one of the most recognizable and iconic designs from the Fallout series, and it’s no surprise that the helmet traditionally associated with the gear has become a symbol for the game itself. One supremely dedicated fan has created their own personal Power Armor helmet with the help of a 3D printer.
It’s strange to think that, at one time, this would have been something of a holy grail for the game’s fandom in terms of commercially available merchandise. Now, anyone with access to a 3D printer in the home or in a nearby school or college can easily create their own helmet.
The project’s creator, Daniel Lilygreen, has shared the 3D printer files necessary to replicate the helmet. If you can get your hands on a 3D printer, it’s now easier to get a Power Armor helmet in real life than it is to find one in-game.
Of course, this is only the latest instalment in a long series of projects that have seen Fallout fans bring elements from the game into real life. Much of this activity was likely prompted by Bethesda’s decision to offer a wearable Pip-Boy as a pre-order bonus for Fallout 4.
Since then, we’ve seen detailed Lego models based on locations from the game, as well as one fan’s impressive attempt to transform their basement into a Vault. No wonder Bethesda gave players a creative outlet in-game with the base building options available in Fallout 4.
Fallout fever was palpable throughout 2015 as players anticipated a new entry in the series, and a project like this helmet demonstrates that there’s still plenty of excitement surrounding the franchise. It’s certainly as good a way as any other to pass the time before the game’s season pass comes into play.
However, with little said about DLC plans up until this point, we might have to wait a little longer before Fallout 4 is expanded upon. That means that KirbyDowney can get started on 3D printing the rest of his set of Power Armor.
Fallout 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.