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a thread for fan-made Star Wars projects and endeavours

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There are some pretty ingenious and cool Star Wars fans undertaking various intriguing fan-made projects out there - so thought it may be worth having a thread for such labours of love that catch the eye of us lot on here.

Not just the superb Preservation, Fan Edit and other various audio/video projects & fan art/covers that are undertaken on here in many threads in the other sections of the site (and similar other sites) - but a thread here for stuff like droid-building, models, lightsabers, hacks or mods, curiosities, knickknacks, pieces of art, gadgets, and the like…

 

 

Came across this pretty cool video earlier - someone built a pretty sweet mouse droid:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtk_i17hqKA&

with videos on how he built his, here - Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3


 

as well as the ever-useful https://forum.mousedroidbuilders.club/ forum
 

and for the hard-core / serious enthusiast; the official R2 Builders club - http://astromech.net & https://twitter.com/r2builders

 

I wonder if there is an EV-9D9 builders club, or one for Imperial Probe Droids…? 😃

 


 

A useful-ish lightsaber thread - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Most-Realistic-Replica-Lightsaber-Recommendations/id/15042 (from the ‘Toys & Memorabilia’ section)
 


 

GIANT Star Wars AT-ACT, built by Colin Furze - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE1mr8iCvA8

Project info - Building a HUGE Star Wars AT-AT

 


 

(from in the Star Wars games thread)

DVD-BOY said:

Stumbled upon this today on YouTube, looks very promising:

https://www.moddb.com/mods/xwvm

“XWVM is a mod to the original Star Wars: X-Wing game from Lucas Arts and Totally Games by Larry Holland and Edward Kilham. Our goal is to rebuild the game engine with newer technologies that allow it to run and make use of the latest hardware and improvements in gaming hardware. The mod will require the player to own and have installation of the original Star Wars: X-Wing game, or have the GOG or Steam versions of X-Wing Special Edition (either the 1993 floppy, the 1994 CD, and/or 1998 Windows edition). XWVM neither contains nor distributes any copyrighted material. All game resource files (missions, voiceovers, SFX, iMUSE automaton, etc) are loaded from the player’s copy of the original game, or are original creations of our team, where the original resources are considered inadequate for today’s standards.”

 


 

Star Wars VHS night light / lamp - https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/538907391/retro-vhs-lamp-star-wars-the-empire

How to build your own - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCi0oUvdads (there are a fair few other videos out there on how to do this too)

 


 

http://www.rebellegion.com/ : https://twitter.com/rebellegion : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebel_Legion

‘Celebrating the Good Guys: History of the Rebel Legion’ - https://www.starwars.com/news/history-of-the-rebel-legion-part-1

‘Rebel Legion is an international fan-based volunteer organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate Star Wars Rebel Alliance costumes. Founded in 2000, the group was formed in response to the decision of sister organization the 501st Legion to remain dedicated to Galactic Empire costumes. The Rebel Legion makes appearances at private and public events, including charitable events and official Star Wars promotional events. The organization does not charge a fee for appearances, instead encouraging a donation to a charity. It is divided into “bases” located throughout the world, and as of January 2018, the Rebel Legion membership is over 4300 members.’ - wikipedia
 

 

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Posted more about it in the collectibles sub forum a few weeks ago, but I built a Bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper model recently.





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^ you make them rather than buy them - a bit like the old airfix models etc? Very nice work - and they look great 😃

 


 

‘Star Wars TIE silencer wheelchair costume conquers Halloween’:-

‘A young boy has turned to the Dark Side as his wheelchair is transformed into Kylo Ren’s deadly spaceship’

https://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-tie-silencer-wheelchair-costume-conquers-halloween/

(^ with video and pics)
 


 

some sweet detailed art 😃
 


 

‘A Star Wars Fan in Columbus, Ohio Builds a 17 Foot AT-AT Imperial Walker in His Front Yard For Halloween’…

https://laughingsquid.com/at-at-imperial-walker-front-yard-halloween-decoration/

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oojason said:

^ you make them rather than buy them - a bit like the old airfix models etc? Very nice work - and they look great 😃

 


Well, only the Stormtrooper was a model kit. The rest are regular action figures.


 

some sweet detailed art 😃
 


That’s amazing, I’ve always wondered how people do that kind of detailed pumpkin art. And they used one of the X-wing novel covers as the template. I’ve always thought the mid-nineties novel and comic covers were some of the best EU art ever produced!

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^ That’s a sweet collection you got there, really good detail on the model stormtrooper.

Know what you mean re the pumpkin - I struggle with putting in two eyes and a mouth 😃

 

A great (and patient!) dad built his lad a Star Destroyer for his bike:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfaCPcYHAAQ

 

and for adults (big kids)

‘STAR WARS SPEEDERS IN NYC making of!!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8s_T4NpBPs

& https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf_58IML46Q
 

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A YouTube channel called Star Wars Theory who is making a high budget Vader fanfilm that is supported by Lucasfilm. He’s currently in post production on the first episode which will release in December.

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Tie Fighter coffee table…

More pics - and how it was built - https://imgur.com/gallery/vI10YYW
 

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‘Two-legged robot gets its very own Star Wars AT-ST costume…’

https://nerdist.com/robot-star-wars-costume-at-st-cassie/ (with video)

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‘Building a Star Wars X-Wing…Playset Swing!’:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPxrSRssk1w - from the ‘Make or Break Shop’ YouTube channel
 

^ I think it’s meant for kids…
 

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