Laser Gadgets owner Patrick Priebe is a master of turning fiction into fact. The German sci-fi enthusiast has created real-life versions of Batman’s gauntlet and Spider-Man’s web shooters, but now he’s set himself on a much bigger task: Iron Man’s chest plate.
In the video below, Priebe demonstrates his fully functional piece of Iron Man lore, which uses lasers to the same effect as Tony Stark’s unibeam. His chest plate burns through cardboard, wood, pork and — yes — even steel. When inactive, the chest plate lights up blue like Stark’s arc reactor technology, which powers the suit in the films.
“The lasers are really dangerous, had to test them before the ‘Is it wearable,’” Priebe explained to TheWrap. “They melt steel sheet. So very close to a real Iron Man unibeam.”
This isn’t the first time Priebe has assembled a piece of Iron Man’s suit. He has also created a functional Iron Man gauntlet from Avengers: Age of Ultron, which shoots a laser just like Tony Stark’s does. He has been creating his own versions of technology from sci-fi films and video games for roughly seven years and even sells some pieces on his website.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Iron Man appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is now in theaters.
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