Young ‘Star Wars’ fans gets own 3D printed trooper arm


On Saturday afternoon, 7-year-old Liam Porter went to the movies with his friends in Augusta, Georgia.

Shortly after he left the theatre, he spotted Imperial Stormtroopers marching toward him.

A huge fan of the Clone Troopers from Star Wars, Liam was thrilled. 

What he and his family didn’t know was that the troopers were there to surprise Liam with a new 3D-printed prosthetic arm that resembled a Clone Trooper’s arm. Paired with the new arm was a Clone Trooper helmet — and an invitation to join the 501st Legion, a fan organization dedication to wearing accurate Imperial costumes.

“I was just as surprised as he was,” Liam’s mother, Ryan Porter, told WFXG. “I knew it was going to happen, but i didn’t know exactly what was planned.”