Are You Wearing the First Order Stormtrooper Helmet for the Premiere?

Star Wars-themed garments are not a new thing, but each time we stumble upon certain items we cannot help feeling a bit thrilled. That is, you either love or hate Star Wars, and this goes for the movie-themed apparel.
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This helmet is and official one and was derived from the actual digital files used for the production of the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Unlike back in the day, when film producers had to make sure they had plenty of stormtrooper helmets around, CGI makes everything much easier now.

Still, this means that fewer physical lids are needed for the production of a movie, with the rest being most likely computer-generated animation. On the other hand, with the technological advances and 3D printing becoming increasingly popular, Star Wars fans have more chances to collect more items, so we're maybe even in this matter.

Unfortunately, this is not a DOT-approved helmet

Too bad that this First Order Stormtrooper helmet is not approved for street use with a motorcycle and is more of a cosplay thing. Diehard fans could wear it on their bikes anyway and take risks if pulled over in states with helmet laws.

The lid has a lightweight injection-molded plastic construction and a liner, but will not stay in place on a rider's head if luck runs out, and a crash occurs, so choosing to wear it may be a risky business.

The best we can do is hope that a helmet manufacturer, or, more likely, a helmet modder picks up the design and delivers DOT/EC-approved helmet.

We've seen this happening with the Predator helmet designs, initially not complying with safety regulations, and subsequently making changes to their design to become street-legal.

Getting to this point is fairly easy, as it means designing and crafting add-on parts that are them installed over a compliant helmet, exactly like NLO did with their Predator 3 and 4 lids. They used Nolan helmets as the base of their creations and solved the legal issues, so who's picking this new lid idea?

The lid can be preodered for $250 (€223), and shipping starts in January 2016.
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