Wearable Mass Effect N7 Helmet opens pre-orders

7th November is N7 Day to celebrate all things Mass Effect and, while it may be over in your time zone, the ability to pre-order the wearable N7 Helmet is still open.

Those experiencing déjà vu aren’t imagining things as this product was actually launched last year with this latest incarnation the Andromeda Variant based on the one worn by Alec Ryder.

Andromeda doesn’t have that many fans but with the original helmet now sold out this new version offers a way to get this interesting piece of memorabilia officially.

The helmet costs $130 (~R1 955) and buyers can choose one of two waves to get their orders delivered by with wave one in February 2022 and wave two in April 2022.

Pre-orders are open here but what can you get for your money? The store page has these highlights to convince you to get out the credit card –

Detailed replica of the Pathfinder Alec Ryder’s N7 Helmet

  • Based on an in-game item from Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Dark grey paint except for white N7 insignia
  • Carbon fiber-textured details
  • Light weathering and distress effects

With LED light effects

  • White lights illuminate the visor and accents on the sides and back
  • Powered by 2x AA batteries (not included)


  • 1:1 scale
  • Fits up to an XL helmet size
  • Size:  16 x 9.5 x 11 inches
  • With inner adjustable straps to keep it in place

We’ll convert those inches for those in more sane countries with that size coming in at around 40.64 X 24.13 X 27.94 centimetres.

For those who want to see more than the images on this page BioWare released a feature story last year showing off the process of making the helmets.

For those who live outside of big territories we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the BioWare Store officially sells and ships to most countries on Earth with an official list available here. South Africa is included so local fans are being supported here.

The bad news is the rather insane pricing for shipping. We understand that this is a larger item which incurs higher shipping costs and other fees, but the cost of delivery here rivals the cost of the helmet itself.

We used a local address to test out the price of shipping to a relatively large area in Johannesburg, South Africa. The cheapest shipping option we were quoted was $121.90 (~R1 833) and the most expensive option an eye-watering $156.73 (~R2 357).

Unlike other wearable helmets brought in as part of collector’s editions for games this one is so expensive to have delivered due to the fact that orders are done individually and not brought in with a large consignment.


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