NOTE: THIS KIT IS ONLY FOR 2020 AND BEFORE BUILDS OF IRON MAIDEN. CHECK THE DATE ON THE BACK OF YOUR MACHINE BEFORE ORDERING. STERN CHANGED SOMETHING WITH THE 2021 RUN SO THIS CANNOT FIT ON THEM PROPERLY AND IT IS BLOCKED FROM RISING ON THE PREMIUM. DO NOT ORDER THIS IF YOUR MACHINE WAS MADE IN 2021 OR AFTER, IT WILL NOT FIT OR WORK PROPERLY.
There's a proverb I've heard since I was young that goes something like, "If you want happiness for a lifetime; help someone else." I always took it at face value to put others before yourself, but looking at the dull plastics on Iron Maiden, it took on a new meaning for me. I realized that due to budget or exhaustion, Stern was not able to deliver a fully-realized experience for the trim on the back of the machine, using boring flat plastics to express the majesty of the Egyptian theme. And so I decided to help more fully realize the look they had only partially finished and set about making an Anubis statuette that was three dimensional.
After some amount of trial and error, mostly due to the extremely limited clearance on the Premium and LE machines that move up and down, I arrived at a design that worked for all versions of the machine. It's especially stunning on the Premium and LE where it moves, but looks great on the more minimal Pro machine where it stoically stands motionless, guarding the tomb.
The 3D Anubis kit includes everything you need to install it on a Pro or Premium/LE machine, including the hex wrench that makes the hidden mounting possible. Full installation instructions are also included. NOTE: This is a finely-detailed 3D printed product, printed individually, so there are small variations between them. The detail on the chest gems varies slightly, and the color of gold may be slightly lighter or darker than pictured.