Over the years, British inventor and YouTube vlogger Colin Furze has built a variety of madcap inventions, ranging from a microwave you can play a video game on, a working hoverbike, and a fireworks-proof Iron Man suit. A couple of weeks ago, he unveiled his biggest build yet: a life-sized replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer from the upcoming Star Wars film The Last Jedi. This week, he unveiled a new video detailing how the project came together, and it’s really impressive.
Furze did a similar project last year to tie in with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, building a life-sized AT-ATC Walker in a yard, using only materials that he purchased from eBay. He partnered once again with eBay this year to construct the fighter. At 46 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 14 feet high, this year’s project is massive, and took six weeks to build.
Furze started with a toy version of the spacecraft, and scaled up his measurements to the proper size. From there, he and his team constructed the main body out of steel beams and floor grating, and added on the wings and cockpit. From there, he and his team added lighting and paint to finish it up. The final product is an impressive replica, and he was joined by another YouTube builder, James Bruton, who constructed a replica of a droid from the film, BB-9E, which he constructed with a 3D printer.