If there’s one thing that can be said about the Storm Trooper armor in the original Star Wars trilogy is that it kind of sucked from an actual armor perspective. Let’s face it, that armor couldn’t block anything. You could probably punch someone to death through it. It didn’t stand a chance against bullets or blaster fire. Too bad the Empire didn’t have this guy…
His name is Nils Rassmusson and he’s a computer engineer from Saratoga Springs, UT.
“I’m just a Star Wars fan,” said Nils Rasmusson. “I love the outfits, and the characters on the dark side guys in particular. (It’s) just a nerdy, fun idea we came up with and decided to give it a try. This is outside of my usual stuff. I have a 3-D printing channel and a DIY channel.”
You can watch Nils’ journey to make and then test out his bullet-proof armor below.