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Desc:17 months, 749 steps!
Category:Arts, Educational
Tags:awesome, daft punk, helmet, props, follow through
Submitted:Ursa_minor
Date:07/23/10
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Comment count is 33
fluffy - 2010-07-23
I wonder how long it took the originals to be built.
SolRo - 2010-07-23
the electronics are 100x more complex in the original.

on the other hand, they probably threw some good cash at the guy making it, so faster I bet.

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2010-07-23
Probably stronger and better, too. Anywho, the original was made from a motorcycle helmet and not some ridiculous mold. With the technical labor involved the price was like k if I remember correctly.

cognitivedissonance - 2010-07-24
They were undoubtedly better, faster, stronger.

Ursa_minor - 2010-07-24
I read on this guy's blog that the originals cost 65,000 dollars.

takewithfood - 2010-07-23
That is awesome.
takewithfood - 2010-07-23
Though, in retrospect, I imagine that most conversations with most girls go like this:

"Oh my god, is that the Daft Punk helmet?"
"Yep."
"That is fuckin' rad. Where did you get it?"
"Actually, I made it."
"What! No way! That's amazing! It must have taken forever."
"About 17 months, yeah. First I made like a clay mould that was about the right size and shaped it so that it-"
"- Wait, woah, hold on. 17 months? You spent 17 months making a helmet?"
"Yeah, pretty cool, right?"
"Jesus, get a life."

But I guess this sort of thing is a magnet for the kind of girl that actually thinks 17 months is worth it, and that's clearly the right kind of girl for this guy.

augias - 2010-07-23
The right kind of girl in general, IMHO!

RocketBlender - 2010-07-23
17 months isn't that long if you think about it. I mean, this probably did this as a side project to his social lie and whatever else was going on.

Friend of mine makes fun of me for having not beaten a video game I've been playing on and off for 4 months now when I don't have better stuff to do, so 17 for a project of actual value doesn't seem so bad.

ashtar. - 2010-07-23
social is lie, helmet is truth

MrBuddy - 2010-07-23
He also built more than one of both helmet versions.

Hooker - 2010-07-23
Hobbies are retarded!

MrBuddy - 2010-07-27
You mean like... I dunno... watching evil videos on the Internet and commenting on them or something?

oddeye - 2014-03-09
Took me a lot longer than 17 months to paint my bretonnian army cause all my knights had to have their own colours and shit.

Cube - 2010-07-23
That's sad.
Squeamish - 2010-07-23
No. No it's not.

Cube - 2010-07-23
It's sad you think it isn't.

Ursa_minor - 2010-07-23
You do know he was commissioned to make it, right?

oswaldtheluckyrabbit - 2010-07-23
EVERYONE MUST BE FUCKING AND DRINKING BEER ALL THE TIME

Squeamish - 2010-07-23
Yes, Cube, it's sad that he has talent and both the energy and willpower to finish a complicated and interesting project that takes more than a single weekend to complete.

SolRo - 2010-07-23
cube, you're on the internet instead of waterskiing with a naked model on your back, thus -you- are sad.

memedumpster - 2010-07-23
The skills alone required to make this helmet would vastly improve us all as people if we had them.

Cube - 2010-07-23
I think it's sad what the other people said above.

Urburos - 2010-07-23
I think its sad you need the last word.

Ursa_minor - 2010-07-24
I posted this mostly because the skill involved. Like daft punk or not, if you've ever tried molding/casting/sculpting, you'd recognize the quality of work this guy has done. I'm most impressed with the symmetry he managed to get without halving the entire model first.
I have no idea why that's sad.

RockBolt - 2010-07-24
You're right, an hour or two a day of video games or TV would have been a far better use of time

Hooper_X - 2010-07-24
If by sad you mean FUCKING RAD then yeah.

Udderdude - 2010-07-24
Hi my name is Cube and my hobbies are WAIT NO HOBBIES ARE FOR FAGS OH GOD WHAT AM I DOING MOM WARNED ME ABOUT THIS

Cube - 2010-07-28
I think it's sad you think you can only make a helmet for 17 months or have no hobbies at all.

Billie_Joe_Buttfuck - 2011-01-12
you suck

takewithfood - 2010-07-23
I especially like the step that involves a corgi. Looks like an important step.
zerobackup - 2010-07-24
Yes it's awesome. Yes it's kind of weird. Truth be told I like the other guy's helmet better....but still this is absolutely kickass.
Caminante Nocturno - 2010-07-30
He should've put a fedora on top of it.
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