Adam Savage Nerds Out Over a 1/6th-Scale Space Suit from 2001: A Space Odyssey

We sci-fi and space nerds get to live vicariously as we watch Adam Savage unbox expensive toys and props. In his latest drool-fest, Adam unboxes a 1/6th-scale replica of the Clavius suit from Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This little baby will set you back $415. But it sure does look cool, from the box itself, down to the last minute detail.

During the video, in talking about building his full-size Clavius suit, Adam reveals something really amazing. He says that when you meet a fellow cosplayer, in the same costume as you, regardless of how elaborate, or whose costume is better made, or whatever, you feel an instant affinity with them because you know they’ve gone through the same discovery process as you have in figuring out the details of the costume. And having made one of these suits himself, Adam feels a similar affinity with the designers of the 1/6th model, as he pores over every detail in their version of the suit.

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