Check Out One Man's Incredible Costume of TARS from 'Interstellar'
Even if you didn't particularly like Interstellar, you can't deny that the artificially intelligent astronaut helper TARS was one of the coolest robots we've seen on the big screen in recent memory. Obviously having a robot like that of our own isn't all the viable of a prospect right now, but it would be nice if Warner Bros. commissioned an action figure of TARS for us to put on our shelves. However, one man decided that he didn't just want a TARS of his own but he wanted to become TARS. So he created this functional costume that allows him to walk around like the boxy robot did in Interstellar, and the result is pretty astounding.
Here's Iain Heath's costume of TARS from Interstellar (via Uproxx) in action:
Though it seems TARS still has some trouble with escalators (via Gizmodo):
Heath is usually a LEGO builder over at The Brothers Brick (we've featured some of their creations before), but this time he applied his skills to make this incredible costume. On the YouTube page showing off the TARS costume, Heath says it took him about 100 hours of works spread out over three months in order to build the costume for last month's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, and it landed him the "One to Watch" award. The costume weighs about 40 pounds, and yes, those screens are real, with iPads used for the displays. There's even an audio system to play sound effects and be about 90% honest with you. Cool?