This "Star Wars" Fan Just Built The Ultimate Gift For His Daughter's First Birthday
by N/A, 8 years ago |
1 min read
In a baby room far far away...
Father, craftsman avid and Star Wars fanatic Tez Gelmer decided to build the ultimate toy for his daughterâ€™s first birthday: A rocking speeder bike from Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi.
He wanted to make it as close to actual thing as possible, so Gelmer analyzed the actual prop specs from the film.
He explains on hisÂ instructables page, â€œThe facade of the speeder is based on the original concept drawing for the movie prop I found on theÂ net, while using photos of ultra high quality scale models to fill in the gaps.â€
To simplify things, he broke the whole project into three parts: the bike itself, the rocking frame, and the electronics and wiring.
So yeah, he definitely did his due diligence. And it was most certainlyÂ a labor of love.
After making sure the beauteous creation was completely safe, he considered the â€œbikeâ€ finished and ready to present to his daughter.
And boy, if anyone's ever rocked the Princess Leia garb/speeder combo before...
Tez Gelmer has since been nominated for 2015 "Dad of the Year." To cast your vote, visit hisÂ instructables pageÂ and blow it up with props!