SoroSuub X-34 Landspeeder

Ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren’t in demand.

―Luke Skywalker upon selling his X-34 Landspeeder.

The X-34 Landspeeder is a fictional anti-gravity craft that was driven by Luke Skywalker in the movie Star Wars.  The original was built by John Stears, who fitted the body around the chassis of a 3 wheeled Bond Bug automobile.  One of the greatest challenges for the production crew was to disguise the wheels to create the illusion that it was floating.  This was before CGI and they literally used “smoke and mirrors” to achieve their goal. George Lucas subsequently used CGI in his re-release of the “Special Edition” of Star Wars.

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