SYes, that's a real landspeeder, just like Luke Skywalker's X-34 in Star Wars. No computer-generated Hollywood movie magic here. Well, except that it doesn't exactly hover. The fiberglass body is mounted on a custom aluminum electric car chassis. With a top speed of only about 25 MPH, it's going to take awhile to get across the Tatooine desert, seeing as the three thrusters are non-functional. But it sure does make the neighbor kid's Power Wheels truck look lame.
SBuilder Daniel Deutsch, a Lucasfilm employee, has also made a custom R2-D2 complete with a built-in video projector. Fans of his work apparently include Joey Fatone (if you don't know who that is, consider yourself lucky). We're fans too, but Daniel says he doesn't have any interest in selling off his creations. Too bad, because this would be the perfect way to out-pose the DeLoreans at the Woodward Dream Cruise. [Daniel Deutsch via Gizmodo]