Finally, one man will be able to rock a "My Other Car is A Landspeeder" bumper sticker and mean it. Daniel Deutsch spent six weeks building a replica of Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder featured in Star Wars: A New Hope, and it looks so good he could have fooled us saying he just bought the movie prop. All the damage and dents are where they should be, the paint job is perfect and, it really drives. Sure, it doesn't hover like it does in the movie, but, when that technology finally rolls out, we're betting we'll be writing about Deutsch's updated Landspeeder.
Deutsch wrote Neatorama detailing the construction process:
"The speeder was a collaborative effort. The body mold and windshield were produced in California, and then shipped here to Orlando. We then did the bodywork, chassis, and electronics. The side grills were waterjet cut from PVC, then spaced and stacked... It has lighting effects in the engine pods that change with the sound during acceleration... The entire speeder was built in six weeks, and was first revealed in Los Angeles at the Star Wars Celebration IV event (30th anniv.) in May 2007."