Luke Skywalker famously had his own X-34 Landspeeder, a hovering civilian transport vehicle that could scoot across the land at a fair clip. Now, a boy in Detroit has a Landspeeder of his very own, thanks to the efforts of an extremely geeky and extremely handy "Star Wars"-fan dad. The Landspeeder was built as a sixth-birthday present for his son.
The dad, going by the name "Blogsdo" on Instructables, posted up the instructions for creating the sci-fi machine using a pedal-powered Kettcar as the base. He built the body around it using plenty of pine boards and paneling. The engine pods are fashioned from wood scraps and flower pots.… Read more