Building replicas machines and vehicles from the Star Wars universe is not new. But what we have seen were mostly projects by folks who had, you know, financial muscle (read: sponsors) to flex. That was not the case with these Star Wars fans in Russia, though.
While not able to fly (obviously), this 14 meters (46 feet) long, 4 meters (13 feet) tall and over a tonne (2,200+ lbs) Star Wars gunship’s engines and lights can light up. However, due to the extreme cold the location is experiencing, the Earth-based Razor Crest crew were unable to install the battery that would enable the light up function.
The project was started by one Ayaal Fedorov, but when his money dried up, his friends came in and help. As words get out, sponsors came onboard too (pun not intended!) which enabled Fedorov and his mates to finish the gunship. We heard, over 10K was pumped into building this replica.
The finished product is quite a sight to behold. But we will have to content with just images and video of this brilliant build because, it is located in a place far, far away from most of us, in a park in Yakutsk City, in Siberia.
Source and images: YouTube (South China Morning Post).