Fans of "Halo" love making replicas of Halo-related things. Master Chief's armor is pretty common, and we've definitely seen some homemade guns over the years. But a life-sized Elite soldier? Now this is impressive! Pete Mander and his small crew at PeteManderFX created a 7-foot tall animatronic Elite soldier with the sort of detail you would only expect from a massive special effects house in New Zealand. Seriously, it's remarkable.
You can watch the creation of the beast in the making-of video. It definitely puts your paper mache plasma sword to shame.