Now, as far as ridiculously iconic helmets go, there's really no beating the Star Wars franchise for sheer pop-cultural oomph. Between Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and a whole horde of variant stormtrooper-themed options — to say nothing of Episode VII: The Force Awakens's Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren — the saga has done more to make science-fiction headgear intensely memorable than any other movie series out there.
Which, of course, has consequences.
Now, thankfully, those consequences aren't of the 'galacto-apocalyptic, Padawan-slaughtering, Empire-rising' sort — but rather of the 'creatively inspired fans conjuring their own takes on the basic designs' kind, which means we get to discover that...
Star Wars Helmets Are Just As Awesome When Made From Recycled Parts
As Stephen Schwark over at Schwark Metal has so ably proven, with his series of Star Wars-inspired helmets, all constructed from recycled metal. Which, along with Darth Vader (above), features a certain Mandalorian-armored mercenary...
...and, of course, the new kid on the block:
All of which, while almost unutterably awesome, are simply the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the remarkable metal sculptures Schwark Metal has created — and which you can take a closer look at right here.
What do you think, though?
Which Star Wars-themed mask would you most want to own in shiny recycled metal?