District 9 is one of those rare movies that knocked the world on its
butt. It’s also a shining example of independent film succeeding on its
own terms. If we’re not mistaken, a lot of people actually wished a
full-fledged Halo movie were made with the same production values as
District 9. Aside from these distinctions, it finally proved that South
Africa is a viable location for movie shoots. If we’re not mistaken, the
new Judge Dredd movie is wrapping up over there.
Seen above is the diehard who actually built the rifle. Not content
to have a replica weapon, he completed his MNU gear and even wrapped his
one arm in bandages as it faux-mutated into a prawn claw.
The rifle itself is based on a dart gun and its awesome size is a
result of its maker’s dedication to accuracy. Of course, we’re not sure
if brandishing this replica in public is sensible, considering current
laws on weapons carrying.
The rifle is now available in that ultimate source for DIY wonders
and independent craftmanship, Etsy. It’s selling for $250 plus shipping.
Time for some video evidence: