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DIY 'Star Wars' X-wing rocker rocks the younglings

Wooden X-wing, standing by! New Zealand crafter Steve Coupe builds a "Star Wars" rocker that would impress even the likes of Yoda.

Pretend you're blowing up the Death Star in this wooden X-wing rocker. Steve Coupe

We've seen fans build X-wing fighter bunk beds and AT-AT beds for their younglings, so why not an X-wing fighter rocker?

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."

Rebels know how to rock on this wooden X-wing. Steve Coupe