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New Zealand-based Steve Coupe has been making wooden toys for 25 years, and he decided to build a special tribute to "Star Wars" to help raise money for his local children's hospital.
To make his impressive wooden X-wing fighter, complete with its own R2-D2, Coupe used recycled or renewable timbers.
"The lighter and larger panels of the X-wing are Radiata pine, the golden parts are native Macrocarpa, with the darker parts made from native Rimu," Coupe told Crave.
It took a few hours each night for a couple of months to complete the X-wing rocker. "It was about 40 hours of filling my nostrils with galactic sawdust," Coupe said.
For fans who want to make their own X-wing rockers, Coupe has a few suggestions.
"The X-wing became very large -- and very heavy, so plan to make parts that can be dismantled for better storage and transportation," Coupe said. "With my version -- the wings bolt on and so do the rockers."
The most challenging part of the project was "resisting the urge to build an entire fleet," Coupe told Crave. "It's a lot of fun and very rewarding."