Gabriel Dishaw is an artist that uses discarded parts from typewriters, machines, and old computers to create some truly beautiful pieces of art — including takes on several iconic characters from Star Wars. Dishaw has created a number of unique permutations on Darth Vader by adding found parts to the familiar helmet, including a capacitor-encrusted model and a Sith Lord / tank hybrid made from adding machines and airplane parts.


C-3PO also gets the "upcycled" treatment, with a retro-futuristic piece dubbed "C-3PO Woody" striking an aesthetic balance somewhere between Blade Runner and Brazil. While many of the pieces have been sold, several are available for purchase — but they don't come cheap, running between $800 and $1,000. If you love Star Wars and fascinating new takes on familiar characters, you'l want to give Dishaw's work a look.