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Nintendo construct Poltergust 5000 replica

In celebrating the release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Luigi’s Mansion 2 in Europe), Nintendo of America have collaborated with production company iam8bit to create a replica Poltergust 5000.

“This was a highly custom job, requiring some fancy engineering to pull off,” explains iam8bit’s Jon within the video below. “The process began by gutting an everyday household vacuum cleaner. Everything had to be built around the motor and other internal parts, so the process worked in reverse.

“Exactly twenty stylised rings were added to the hose, giving it a sleek futuristic look. Then backpack straps were added with cleverly hidden to the ephermeal storage unit.

“Lots of details were added from there including a working light, wheels for added mobility, and perhaps the most important feature of all – a specifically created mouthpiece, wide enough to accept even the most punchy spirit.”

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