Adam Savage has become a household name as a cohort of Down with the mythsand now, he's returned to Discovery Channel with a new show: Wild constructions. In each episode of the series, Savage goes out and builds something, consulting other experts and builders. The series has just been released on Discovery and the first episode in which he creates an Iron Man flying suit is available for free online (at least in the US) for the next two weeks.
Think of it as a builder version of Down with the myths: Take something from pop culture or history and create a version as faithful as possible to the version displayed on the screen. In the first episode of the series, Savage proposes to create a real flying Iron Man costume, also bullet-proof.
To do this, he printed in 3D a complete suit of Iron Man Mark II armor of titanium Marvel films. Once assembled, he takes some pictures to see how he is holding up. To make it fly, he called on Richard Browning of Gravity Industries, known for having designed and piloted his own jetpack.
"It's a construction show," says Savage in a video for tested, "The trials, the process, the tribulations, the collaborations, the failures". The series will last eight episodes and will include such constructions as Great Panjandrum of the British Army, Mad Maxstyle cars, and more.