'DOOM' Latest News & Update: Bethesda Created Life-Size Replica Of The Iconic BFG And It's Huge!

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Jul 11, 2016 09:55 AM EDT
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The "DOOM" game series featured many types of weaponry but the most recognizable among all of them is the BFG which is the abbreviated form of "Big F'ing Gun." Due to its popularity, Bethesda, the game's publisher, created a life-size version of the weapon and the outcome was awesome as the weapon really live up to its name. It is huge indeed!

The replica came to life when Bethesda contracted MyMiniFactory to produce the gun using the 3D printing technology. When it was completed, John Allen was able to keep the BFG after winning the painting job contest launched by the "DOOM" creator. The winner was announced on Bethesda website, and the team expressed surprised with the designs and large number of entries.

Incidentally, MyMiniFactory do not have 3D printers that can instantly produce big chunks of the gun so the lead designer, Kirby Downey, had to break down the design and it resulted to having about 70 pieces of parts to be assembled based on the scale of 1:1. Tech Times notes that Downey spent 35 hours in designing the model alone, then he and his team spent another 1,000 hours in printing the whole BFG weapon.

The iconic item of "DOOM" was finally printed in 3D and what was left was to put the pieces together and paint it. The end result was admired even by the Bethesda team because it looks so real and the size was something out of the ordinary which is 3 feet in length, 18 inches tall and weighs about 36 pounds.

The "DOOM" was released worldwide on PC, Xbox and PS4 in May. The single-player game earned lots of positive feedback while the multi-player mode was criticized for some flaws.

Nevertheless, the game was listed as one of the best games today. It sold over 500,000 copies in just two weeks from release date, ranking second in the video games best-seller chart in both Unites States and United Kingdom.

Watch the detailed steps of how the "DOOM" life-sized BFG was printed and assembled: 

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