A Kickstarter project aims to raise $4200 to build a Millenium Falcon golf cart, the ship from the Star Wars films, so that Peter Mayhew (the actor who played the Chewbacca character) can ride in the 2013 Chewbacchus parade.
Kickstarter.com is website that is traditionally used by techies and geeks to generate start-up investment from the public for many different types of hardware, software, video, film and website projects. However, for Star Wars fans, this project is the most important in the history of The Empire.
The "A Ride for THE Wookiee (Millenium Falcon Golfcart)" project has already generated over $3,000 of investment from fans and is closing in on the $4,200 required for this custom golf cart project. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus puts together an amazing Carnival parade each year that rolls through the streets of New Orleans, and for 2013 they plan to treat their guest of honor with a ride in a Millenium Falcon custom golf cart. The Millenium Falcon was the ship that Chewbacca co-piloted along with Han Solo that helped defeat the evil Empire and their Death Star.
There are several challenges in this golf cart project, not least of which is the fact that Peter Mayhew, the English actor who played Chewbacca, is over 7ft tall. The golf cart will be fitted with an oversized double loveseat, interactive LED lighting system, a cooler, and plenty of leg room for Mr Mayhew.
Check out the video below to learn more about this project and head on over to Kickstarter if you are a Star Wars fan that wants to help.