An incredibly dedicated one Star Wars fan has built a life-size version of Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) X-Wing. Debuting in 1977, the franchise created by George Lucas has become a mainstay of pop culture for the past 40 years. Thanks to its unique characters and rich tradition, Star Wars has continued to expand its loyal fan base through generations, with many often devoting time, effort, and resources to reliving their favorite moments from the film.
At the end of the original Star Wars Luke officially joined the Rebel Alliance immediately after the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness). With the Death Star’s plans secured, the freedom fighters knew the space weapon had to be destroyed, and it all came down to young Skywalker. As part of the Red Squad, he was assigned his own X-Wing, which Luke continued to use throughout the original trilogy in Episode V and Episode VI, until he went into self-imposed exile in Ahch-To. It was later blown up by Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when Luke pulled it up from the bottom of the ocean.
Now cosplayer ONLY AYAAL has decided to build its own life-size version of the X-Wing. the Star Wars fan documented much of the process on her Instagram account, beginning construction inside her workshop with separate parts and then assembling the impressive final product outside. Overall, he says it took him and his team three months to finish the project, without assembly. In the end, their effort proved extremely worthwhile, as the team created an incredibly detailed, life-size X-Wing starfighter. Check out some clips of the process below:
Star Wars It has long been a popular inspiration for cosplayers as it has so many fascinating elements and characters. From the looks of it, JUST AYAAL started out with a simple cosplay of Luke in his Red Five outfit, but he and his group decided to build it up by building a complete X-Wing to match. Aside from the amount of time and effort put into creating this project, it was likely also quite expensive, judging from the size and scale of the starfighter. The team hasn’t skipped the smallest details either, as the plane includes a droid slot for R2-D2.
It’s unclear if they have any plans for this life-size X-Wing, aside from sharing their build process on Instagram and getting some impressive visuals. For now, the creator is at least trying to get the attention of Hamill himself, to see what the star thinks of the work they have done. It’s unclear if the actor has already seen him, but considering how active he is on social media, especially when it comes to interacting with Star Wars fans, it’s safe to assume that you will eventually find this amazing fan build and give it the praise it deserves.
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