Cool Stuff: District 9 Full Scale Prop Replicas

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When I first laid my eyes on the alien weaponry in Neill Blomkamp‘s District 9, I thought to myself… I hope Sidehsow, Weta, or someone produces some nice prop replicas, because those things are cool. Today WETA announced that they will be releasing prop replicas of two of the alien weapons from District 9 – the Arc Generator and the Gas Projector. And these weapons are the first in a range of District 9 items from Weta.  Details and photos after the jump.

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The Arc Generator
Edition Size: 200
Dimensions: 15.7″ x 39.4″ x 3.9″ (H x W x D)
Weight: 10.8lbs

Wikus van der Merwe finds out the hard way that a measure of Alien DNA makes powering up and firing one of these babies a real doddle.
Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

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Gas Projector
Edition Size: 200
Dimensions: 23.6″ x 39.4″ x 3.9″ (H x W x D)
Weight: 11.9lbs

The Nigerian crime lord of the District 9 ghetto, Obesandjo, has amassed a significant cache of prawn hardware through terror and pushing tinned cat food.
The Gas Projector is a powerful weapon. If only it could be fired by humans…

Details on the replicas:

An EXACT replica of the guns used in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, designed by Dr Grordbort’s designer Greg Broadmore and modelled on the actual props created by the artists and craftspeople at Weta Workshop.

This gun comes battle worn, alien gunk oozing out of its couplings and all the scratches and markings you’d expect from tough action in District 9 and by handling by Nigerian gun runners. It’s made mainly from glass fibre, with some details made from other materials. It comes with a wall mounting bracket for display.

“PLEASE NOTE: Unless your genetic makeup is part prawn, you cannot power up or fire this gun.”

Both guns are on preorder for around $500 U.S.

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