This 'Fifth Element' Gun Replica Was 10 Years in the Making

All hail the Zorg ZF-1

By Kirk Miller

 
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27 October 2016

The best thing about Luc Besson’s 1998 sci-fi classic The Fifth Element — besides the costuming of Jean Paul Gaultier, obvs  — was the gun.

You know, the Zorg ZF-1. The best gun ever.

Now, Adam Savage has made one.

On a new video for Tested, the former MythBusters host — who is also an accomplished industrial/special effects designer — detailed his ten-plus-year quest to create a replica of the Zorg.

According to the The Fifth Element Wiki, the ZF-1 is an “ambidextrous assault weapon incapable of being detected by X-Rays, featuring a titanium recharger, 3000 round clip with a burst of 3 or 300. It is also designed so that the first round fired will send the following shots to the same location. It also features a variety of other fire modes as well.” Those include rockets, arrows, nets, flame and ice.

So while Savage's model doesn’t work, it certainly looks threatening.

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