Electric Star Wars Landspeeder is DIY Nerd-Dream

by Benjamin Jones on August 30, 2008

Not only is it electric, but it’s a DIY Landspeeder! Does it get any better than that? Daniel Deutsch used to work for Lucasfilm has been a long-time model-making enthusiast, and now he’s spending his time putting together perfect R2D2 replicas and building electric Landspeeders. With a top speed of 25 mph it’s definitely no weekday commuter, but it’s perfect for driving around town with the top down and confusing the neighbors.

I wish we had more information about the electric drive system, but according to Daniel it can go several miles on a single battery charge. Because the frame is made of aluminum and the body fiber glass, we can safely assume it’s fairly light, so it’s possible that it could be operated using a beefy golf cart set up or something to that effect. The fact that this is an electric vehicle is not only sweet, but goes well with those fond memories of Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi buzzing across the sand on Tatooine.

Either way, I think nothing says it better than the “White and Nerdy” music overlay in the video on his homepage. Click on over to see more pictures of the Landspeer and Daniel’s other projects.

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1 texting master Yoda February 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm

This is simply amazing replica of landspeeder ! I wish I could drive it through my neighborhood, what would all those the neighbors say!? I would like to see this guy build a death star as well and put it in his back yard…

2 jamesskaar March 2, 2011 at 7:37 am

does it come in pristine, fresh from the factory condition? what colour options are there? is there a sedan model?

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