Designs for soapbox derby cars have been known to turn some heads, but none have caught and held our attention longer than this X-Wing Fighter. “The Papier Boy’s” X-Wing doesn’t just look amazing, but it also has a rotatable R2-D2 that’s controlled by a re-wired NES controller. The Force is definitely strong with this fighter. Built for the 2011 Nazareth Adult Soapbox Derby, this X-Wing Fighter is definitely one of a kind. For added geekiness, Papier Boy modded an NES controller to a styrofoam R2-D2 head. When the controller’s A and B buttons are pressed at the same time, the little droid rotates for 15 seconds. What’s even more impressive is how cheap this beautiful derby car is. The whole entire thing only cost about $75 in parts (iPod not included)!

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via: instructables