On Aug. 23, The Dented Helmet and the 501st Legion kick off the ''As You Wish Project'' auction to benefit Make-A-Wish®. Film pros took headgear from that Galaxy Far, Far Away, mixed in elements from faves like ''Game of Thrones'' and ''Iron Man,'' and put the results on sale for a good cause. Preview here!
We. Are. Mandalore! Er...Sparta! Special effects artist Max Cervantes, who's contributed miniature models for Beetlejuice, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Starship Troopers, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction in Orlando, recognized the inherent similarity between Mandalorian helmets and the ancient Spartan headgear displayed in Zack Snyder's 300: part head-protector, part visor, with strikingly jagged angles to strike fear in the heart of Jedi and Persians alike. Does this mean Boba Fett's abs are as insanely ripped as those of Gerard Butler's King Leonidas?
All proceeds of the ''As You Wish Project'' go to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. All 10 helmets featured here and 30 more are for sale starting Aug. 23 on the auction's official eBay page.
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