Launched just a week before the new Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 drops, this adorably functional build from LEGO also doubles up as a stationery holder and pen stand for your desk. The iconic headgear sits on a platform with a label underneath, measuring 7 inches in height and comprising 602 pieces. Even with as few bricks as that, the helmet looks impressively similar to the original, with everything from those red-tinted eyepieces to the valves on the face mask that helps Peter Quill breathe in outer space.
The Star Lord Helmet is suitable for all ages above 18, keeping somewhat in line with the movie’s adult rating too. The helmet forms a part of LEGO’s existing Infinity Saga series, which also includes Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet, among other Marvel Cinematic Universe objects and characters. The building process is quick and incredibly satisfying, and at the end, you’re left with a finished product that not only serves as a collectible, but also as a functional device, helping you store things inside the helmet’s hollow space, including stationery, cables, or even EDC like your AirPods.
Aside from building the Star Lord Helmet in real life, you can build it in 3D on the LEGO builder app too, helping you visually understand which pieces go where, and track your progress as you follow the virtual building instructions. Once over, you can even rotate the 3D build to examine it from every angle, comparing it to your own DIY LEGO construction.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 hits theaters on May 5th, 2023.