Warhammer 40K is basically a tabletop miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop, set in a dystopian science-fantasy universe. This geek used Pepakura Designer, software that builds papercraft models with three dimensional data, to create the frame and then spent over 300 hours building the Blood Angels Space Marine suit, which weighs in at 55-pounds and stands 7-feet-tall. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Getting dressed takes a wearer around 15 minutes, and requires someone helping out. The second build of the costume, seen in the video above, added another 100 hours of build-time to the overall project, reaching beyond 400 total hours. The glowing eyes are made with Glospex, which are cheap, glowing glasses. The rig also comes with audio that simulates stomping around a floor in a heavy suit, a dream made reality thanks to ThinkGeek’s Mega Stomp Panic sound effects device.

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