Officially Licensed Star Wars Drones Have Landed
Fans of the Star Wars films have been crafting homemade drones for years, but now they can buy ones that have the Lucasfilm stamp of approval. At this year's Star Wars Celebration event in London, manufacturer Propel unveiled a set of quadcopter drones modeled after iconic vehicles from the popular franchise.
According to WIRED, the highly detailed models—which include the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing, TIE fighter, and a speeder bike—can reach speeds of up 40 to 50 miles per hour. The drones also feature a built-in laser system that causes players' controllers to vibrate when their vessel is hit by another ship. (A max of 24 drones can go to war with one another at one time.)
But the fan experience isn't limited to what's inside the box. The Verge reports that lifting the lid off of the box that the drones are packaged in prompts John Williams' iconic theme music and quotes from the characters to play.
The drones—each numbered for collectors—will sell for between $200 and $300 and ship this fall. Unfortunately, they are not currently available in North America but they are expected to be available soon.
Images via Propel on Facebook
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