Movies, Nerdery

Your Life-Size TIE Fighter, Herr Vader

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Using a plastic model kit for reference and blowing the parts up to life-sized scale, a German fan group called Project X-1 has built Darth’s combat fighter. Considering the difficulty I have in finding space for all my toy-sized versions, the fact that they have anywhere to put the thing is almost as impressive to me as the fact that they built it.

There’s a video about how they did it, but it’s all in German and slightly kills the illusion when Vader walks in and takes off his helmet to reveal a dorky looking guy in glasses. Probably goes without saying that he could still take Hayden Christensen out. Watch after the jump.

via Obvious Winner, which calls it half-scale but I don’t quite think so. It may be on the small side, but no way should it be twice that size.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist