I would like to present you my version of the Starspeeder 3000 from the Star Tours ride at the Disney parks. I made this vehicl for the Lowlug Star wars MOC competition.
Star Tours is a ride at virtually all Disneyland parks and is based on Star Wars, where you make a flight through the universe in a flight simulator similar to the ones' professional pilots use.
A prototype from Lucasarts:
When you walk towards the ride you pass a lifesize model of a Starspeeder 3000, with on it's side quite some damage.
I based my MOC on this version:
Naturally the side doors open. The speeder has room for 16 travellers:
When you take a good look, you can see the driver of the vehicle, RX-24 (aka Rex):
What a lot of people do not know, however, is that the vehicle is actually piloted by someone else! Let's take a look...
It's George Lucas himself!
I also made the background setting of the model in the parks:
In the front you can see all the figures included in this MOC: George Lucas, two Star Tours employees, DL-X2 (security), RX-24 ('pilot'), G2-9T (repair droid), C-3PO (coordinator) and R2-D2 (navigation)
I made the sticker of the control panel myself. You can see a blueprint of the Starspeeder 3000:
A few more images of the background setting:
Well, everyone is ready to receive new passengers for the next flight!
From left to right: Vilmarh Grahrk (aka 'Villie'), Astraal Vao, Wall-E, EVE, Chewbacca (what a Wookie!), Boba Fett (Just escaped from the Sarlacc pit and now looking for a new ride) and a skieer who seems to be on his way to Hoth :wink: More / all photo's are to be found here
Feedback is always welcome!