Star Wars enthusiasts build X-wing starfighter replica

This is a life-size replica of an X-wing starfighter

built by a group of Star Wars enthusiasts

Location: Yakutsk, Russia

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) STARFIGHTER MODEL MAKER, ILYA BURNASHOV, SAYING:

"I think the main task here was to make our dreams come true, because all of our team are great Star Wars fans. It means a lot to see your dream come into real life. Also, to bring joy to people, now everybody can come here to the park, take pictures, touch it, see what it's made of, and get some positive energy."

Courtesy: Instagram / @just.ayaal

It took the team three months to build it

at a cost of about $5,500

They also recently built a model of the Razor Crest ship

from the Disney+ series 'The Mandalorian'

Date: March 10, 2021

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) STARFIGHTER MODEL MAKER, AYAAL FYODOROV, SAYING:

"Our next project? Of course, our dream is to build the Millennium Falcon. We haven't found sponsors yet, but if we do, we'll make it. A life-size copy."

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