If you weren’t able to attend Comic-Con in San Diego this year and love Iron Man, here’s an up-close look at the incredible creation Marvel debuted there. Simply put, it’s a life-sized, 188-pound Iron Man statue that stands 6.5-feet tall and is comprised of 35,119 individual LEGO pieces. This project took Lead Model Designers Greg Omartian and Senior Model Builder Jeff Rusby over 255 hours to finish, and a fascinating video was released showing the entire build and how they planned everything perfectly.
Terence Tee, a 38-year-old real estate agent, unofficially has the biggest Iron Man collection in Singapore, or at least until he gets it certified by Guinness World Records. What does he specialize in collecting? Limited edition figures made by Hot Toys. To date, he’s estimated to have already spent over $45,000 USD on various pieces, which are all on display in his office or man cave as some would like to call it.
Hot Toys has revealed the “Proof That Tony Stark Has a Heart” Arc Reactor, the very first one he created to keep himself alive and to also power his first suit of armor in ‘Iron Man’. It supplies energy to an electromagnet, which prevents embedded shrapnel from reaching his heart. This “Life-Size Masterpiece Series” Arc Reactor was apparently given by Tony’s personal assistant Pepper as a desktop ornament.
If you’re not familiar with Iron Patriot, it’s basically a powered exoskeleton combat suit used by several characters, an amalgam of Iron Man’s armor and Captain America’s patriotism. This armor gives its wearer superhuman strength, enhanced durability, flight, magnetic impact blasts, heat seeking missiles, miniaturized lasers, flamethrowers, and even a communications system housed in the helmet which allowed the suit to interface with any U.S.-controlled satellite or computer network.