Moment a life-sized replica of the Mandalorian starship built by Russian cosplayers crashes in Siberia after being blown over by strong winds
- The one-tonne model was torn apart by a hurricane-like gust in Yakutsk, Russia
- The massive replica cost £7,300 to build was unveiled atop a snowy hill in March
- The Razor Crest ship is flown by bounty hunter Din Djarin in the Star Wars spinoff
This is the moment the Razor Crest spaceship crashes in strong winds in Siberia, footage shows.
The Russian climate was too much for a life-size replica of the iconic starship from The Mandalorian, the Star Wars spinoff series.
The one-tonne model – 46ft (14m) in length – came a cropper in Yakutsk, the world’s coldest city, in a sudden hurricane-like gust as the Empire Struck Back.
This is the moment the Razor Crest spaceship is knocked off its pedestal and crashes in strong winds in the Siberian city of Yakutsk, Russia
The Russian climate was too much for a life-size replica of the iconic starship from The Mandalorian, the Star Wars spinoff series
The one-tonne model – 46ft (14m) in length – came a cropper in Yakutsk, the world’s coldest city, in a sudden hurricane-like gust as the Empire Struck Back
Cosplayers built the life-size replica over several months, using homemade metal, at a total cost of £7,300 ($10,000)
The massive weights over a tonne and stands at 46ft (14m) long, 32ft (10m) wide, and 13ft (4m) in height
The copy was built by local enthusiasts who have vowed to rebuild the smashed spaceship which had been installed on a permafrost hill in a park.
There were no casualties when the 13ft (4m) high gunship – used by bounty hunter Din Djarin to roam the galaxy – was destroyed in a temperature of minus 15C.
Cosplayer Ayaal Fedorov and his co-creators had unveiled the homemade model costing £7,300 ($10,000) in March.
Fortunately, there were no casualties when the massive replica was toppled by a strong gust of wind on Sunday
The popular Star Wars spinoff features the travels of a lone bounty hunter – the Mandalorian, or Din Djarin – to the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic
Fedorov said the intense wind had almost upended his car before laying waste to the starship.
‘Of course, we will not give up, and I think that many people will support us,’ he said.
‘Everything will be fine,’
At the time, he said: ‘At the beginning of 2020, the pandemic hit.
‘We, as Star Wars fans, and in particular, The Mandalorian fans, decided to create Razor Crest, knowing that no-one had done it before.
‘Doing the impossible, this was our inspiration.’
The Siberian replica had a Baby Yoda-sized car seat, ensuring a safe and comfortable passage through space for the beloved miniature alien, aka The Child.
The Siberian replica had a Baby Yoda-sized car seat, ensuring a safe and comfortable passage through space for the beloved miniature alien, aka The Child
Cosplayer Ayaal Fedorov and his co-creators decided to build the life-size replica of the ship when the pandemic struck last year
This is believed to be the first life-size replica of the Razor Crest gunship to ever be built, and Fedorov said doing the impossible was one of the reasons he started the project
The second season of the hit Star Wars spinoff aired on Disney Plus on October 30, both seasons are available on the streaming service
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