Wine building and cosplay » Star Wars» is popular entertainment, thanks to forty years of movies and spin-offs. But how did you get started making droids, blasters, lightsabers, helmets and other items?
The best place for inspiration is YouTube, where you can find builds based on cardboard, foam, and even industrial pipes. Basically, there is something for all DIY abilities. Basically, not only can you build props to get superhero powers, you can also become a Jedi! (Disclaimer: not actually true).
Here are eight props Star Wars, which you can build houses this weekend.
1. Create your own X-Wing helmet
“Red Five standing nearby…” “Almost there…almost there…” “Negative, it just affected the surface!”
«Luke, you turned off your target computer, what’s wrong?»
Every line evokes the greatest scene in any movie. star wars : Attack on the Death Star. And over half of the characters on screen during this sequence (Battle of Yavin) are wearing helmets as they pilot their X-Wings and Y-Wings into seemingly insurmountable danger.
Making your own X-Wing helmet is not as hard as you might think. As shows Dustin McLean above, it can be done relatively cheaply with the tools you already have.
2. Assault Heavy Blaster Rifle
Can you imagine your chances of working for the Empire? Crush the little rebel scum beneath your feet with this heavy DLT-19 blaster rifle as seen in the original movie star Wars «, as well as in several films, games and cartoons since then. Carried by specific stormtroopers, these heavy blasters look great and you can build your own!
All of these components are available for $10 or less, but as you can see, this build is a bit tricky. Interestingly, this build is partly based on the German MG34, a semi-automatic rifle first released in 1936 and seen in many war films.
Not for beginners, the end results will cause a lot of gasp at the next convention you attend.
3 Han Solo Blaster
One of the most iconic pistols in movie history, Han Solo’s blaster was the pistol used to kill Greedo in the first film, and subsequently went up against stormtroopers on the Death Star, Hoth, Bespin, and Endor.
Build your own? If you need detailed assembly then this video Odin Abbot shows exactly how he did it. This requires some prior knowledge of propeller design, as well as a range of heavy tools. The end product, however, is amazing.
If this all seems too big, you could just set up a child’s toy instead. No, really. In this video Bill Doran demonstrates how you can recolor an inexpensive toy from » Star Wars, to make it look more like a movie prop.
4. Create your own BB8
Want your own BB8 droid? You don’t have to buy one for $250 or so — you can build one for less than $100 using magnets, a beach ball, an Arduino (see our Arduino guide for help, it’s really worth learning) and a few other things. and pieces.
We won’t lie: this is a complex, time-consuming build. But the results really speak for themselves. Best of all, this BB8 can be controlled via a mobile app via your phone’s Bluetooth connection!