If you’re as big a Star Wars fan as I am, you’ve probably recognized quite a few mods on the Internet of objects that are transformed into Star Wars memorabilia. Craig Smith, who has come up with a few brilliant projects which have been featured on MAKE and MAKE Online, has submitted another piece known as an X-Wing Fighter mailbox.
The mailbox has a wingspan of 5 feet, and is about that long as well. It’s been painted and detailed really well, although recently, Smith said that it has suffered a lot of damage and needs weather repairing and repainting. Having suffered from vandalism and theft, it still looks like it has survived a lot of damage. Even so, I would certainly still compliment him on it’s authentic design.
I can’t tell what the material he used for it, but it looks like a mix of wood and plastics. The mailbox door is on the back where the cargo compartment is so it really looks like an actual X-Wing. In his statement to MAKE, Craig says “everybody from letter carriers to pizza delivery go out of their way to say how much they like it. There is a street about 10 miles away where older guys have a mailbox rivalry with custom car, firetruck and airplane mailboxes. I should mail them a photo.”
I actually understand his claim and agree with it. What isn’t to like? You may have seen creative mailboxes, but a lot of them can be so generic. On the other hand, having a really nerdy reference like a Star Wars memorabilia for a mailbox is probably on the top of my list of creative ideas.
We’ve also featured plenty of other cool Star Wars mods, such as the Viking Stormtrooper Helmet, or the R2D2 Hat.