Fans of the Star Wars spinoff series “The Mandalorian” now have the chance to visit a life-size copy of the spaceship featured in the show. All it takes is traveling to…the remote Far East Russian city of Yakutsk.
Cosplayer Ayaal Fyodorov and his friends built the replica of the Razor Crest, the gunship used by the show’s titular bounty hunter, during the coronavirus lockdown. It now sits at a local park where fans can take photos with it — costumes optional.
The futuristic military spacecraft’s replica is 14 meters long and weighs just over 1,000 kilograms. The impressive structure was designed and built using pictures found online and was mostly funded by the creators themselves.
“When we decided to add more precise details to the cockpit, we realized that we didn’t have enough money but also didn’t want to abandon everything halfway in,” Fyodorov told the state-run TASS news agency.
“Our Instagram followers helped us. When we called for assistance, they helped us raise the needed funds. The Yakutsk IT park, a [local] private company, helped us rent a hangar, the only place where the structure could fit.”
According to Fyodorov, the Yakutsk replica is the first of its kind and was built to show that even the seemingly impossible can become reality.
The series’ title character Din Djarin was already spotted inside the Yakutian spaceship alongside his companion, The Child (better known as Baby Yoda).
The Siberian replica of the spacecraft also has a Baby Yoda-sized car seat, ensuring a safe and comfortable passage through space for the beloved miniature alien.