When Bethesda held their first E3 presentation showcasing Fallout 4, fans probably thought things couldn’t get any better. Bethesda then blew everyone away by announcing the limited Pip-Boy edition of Fallout 4, available for pre-order immediately.
Unfortunately, as is the nature of limited editions, there aren’t enough Pip-Boys to make everyone happy, and Bethesda has already announced that they can’t make more Pip-Boys. Thankfully, one fan has stepped up with their own homemade Pip-Boy that anyone with a 3D printer can create.
The official Fallout 4 Pip-Boy isn’t just a prop; Bethesda excited many fans by explaining that the Pip-Boy is designed to hold almost any smart phone, and can be used to interact with the game. YTecInventions has set out to not only reproduce the Pip-Boy’s appearance, but the mobile phone usability aspect as well, with their 3D-printed Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV. The 3D-printed Pip-Boy is capable of holding almost any smart phone, and can be easily secured to the wearer’s wrist. The creator has even included an opening tape deck for authenticity, although it isn’t actually capable of playing back cassette tapes.
The only downside to this homemade version of the Pip-Boy is that fans who print this Pip-Boy for themselves probably won’t be able to interact with the game, as the app will likely only be available for gamers who pre-ordered the official Pip-Boy Edition. However, that can’t stop fans from using the Pip-Boy while they play Fallout Shelter or peruse the mobile version of the Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide. The video also notably claims that it can hold most smart phones; since the official Fallout 4 Pip-Boy can’t hold an iPhone 6 Plus, there’s a chance that this version can. Whether fans are looking for a realistic replica to keep on a shelf, or a prop to perfect a Fallout 4 cosplay, this homemade version of the Pip-Boy should fit the bill.
This homemade version of the iconic Pip-Boy looks absolutely perfect and should help to satiate fans who couldn’t get ahold of a limited Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition. The fact that it can simply be programmed into a 3D printer, painted, and assembled rather than having to spend countless hours molding and fabricating a hand-made prop is pretty amazing, too.
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Fallout 4 will be released on November 10, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.