ruthless to your average Boba Fett , fans love dressing up as their favorite . is a pretty big part of the fandom. From to the
However, some fans take things to the next level. Christina Smith is one of these fans. She didn’t just make a inspired , but rather a full-sized ridable creature from the far reaches of the , namely the ice planet .
Full-sized Tauntaun from
Smith and her boyfriend are members of the 501st Legion, a group dedicated to screen accurate from the .
It’s no surprise then that this superfan went the extra mile to make her own Tauntaun using a steel frame and 200 pounds of poly-fil, and foam! She even used ram horns and meticulously crafted the creature’s eyes to get them just right.
You’ll recognize this iconic creature from The . Tauntauns are used on the planet : by the Rebel Alliance to get around the snowy terrain without drawing the attention of the Galactic Empire. Luke famously rides one just before the of , before he is incapacitated by a Wampa. then uses to cut open his Tauntaun in a pretty grisly way so that Luke can sleep inside it and stay warm.
They have also featured in other and The Old Republic. media like the
We personally wouldn’t recommend cutting open Christina’s Tauntaun with your unless you’re particularly into poly-fil!
Creature looks like something from a
Christina really did an excellent job of making a Tauntaun that looks like an official prop from the movies. She explained why she does what she does;
‘When I was little, I was so in love with everything that had to do with the original… I want to make the next one fully animatronic so it will snort on people; it will move and react to people. That’s what I want.’
‘My dad was like, ‘Why is this in my garage? Why are you building this?’ I said, ‘Because I love it, I want to do it and I know I can do it.’
We can definitely imagine Christina’s creation as a central feature of at
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Source: Journal Pioneer