Former Mythbuster Adam Savage Builds a Working Iron Man Suit

The (Iron) Man. The Myth (Buster). The Legend.

If Tony Stark was not fictional and he was making an Iron Man suit right now, this is precisely how he would do it and this is the exact technology he would be using.

Adam Savage, former co-host of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel, has suited up and brought our comic book dreams a little closer to reality. Using a 3D printer (and a Hot Toys Iron Man figure for reference!) he and his team built a full wearable set of Iron Man armor made out of titanium inspired by the Mark II. The suit is functionally bulletproof and most importantly is capable of flight. Yes, seriously!

Pairing with the jet pack company Gravity, Savage bolted five jets to the suit, giving him enough horsepower to hover above the ground. The rest? Well, you’ll just have to check out the video below to see hisĀ marvelous results.

11 years ago, Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, Adam Savage has turned imagination to reality- even though we’re still a little ways off from having a full team of real-life Avengers. What’s next? A gamma radiation experiment that turns him into the Hulk? Maybe he’ll stick to perfecting an entire hall of flying Iron Man armors.

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