Batman needs to be the ultimate boy scout. He has to be prepared. As the resident skeptic in the Justice League, Batman has to know how to take down any and every member in case they go rogue, which is what he thought happened to Superman in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) didn't trust this alien threat, and he needed weapons to take him down. He built himself a kryptonite spear. And if you want to go ahead and make yourself one, this guy teaches you how.
Chaos Core Tech makes videos for YouTube showing off things that they design and create with 3D printers. They range from action figures for pop culture franchises to larger-sized props, such as Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, and this spear from Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman. Visit their official YouTube channel here. The video above is extremely specific in its creative detail, but the user spells out some of the technical aspects that he used in constructing the spear. It apparently was built with Da Vinci Pro 1.0 and Creality CR-10 printers, and took "a few months" to complete. The end result is a full-size movie prop. After it was printed, his wife sanded it, coated it with filler primer, and finally used spray paint to achieve the final color. When it's lit up and glowing, it looks like this:
These efforts never cease to amaze me. Whenever CinemaBlend descends on WonderCon or San Diego Comic-Con, the level of detail in the cosplay costumes astounds, and seeing how Chaos Core Tech completed the construction of a prop -- while important -- was still not top of mind following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, yet they still dedicated months of time and effort to it.
The spear, naturally, was used to eliminate Doomsday -- Lex Luthor's creation -- in Dawn of Justice. And in the process, it took out Superman (Henry Cavill), as well. This is why Superman is, ahem, "dead" by the time we roll around into Justice League later this year. But we know that's temporary, and the Man of Steel will be back in action before too long.
Have you ever used a 3D Printer to create a beloved prop from a blockbuster feature? If so, how much time and effort did you put into making the prop? Did you bring it to a fest to cosplay? Or is it part of a personal collection that you hold in esteem, showing to friends and family members? Share your story with us in the comments.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.
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