Giant Star Wars TIE fighter for sale on Craigslist

Maybe the Museum of Flight could buy this thing and put it next to that replica Space Shuttle when it arrives?

This replica TIE fighter has been generating a ton of buzz online today after it was put up for sale on Craigslist by someone in Olympia, Wash. The plywood replica, about a third the size of the “real” thing, features laser cannons set to fire standard party poppers, according to the listing.

The price: $150 or best offer, assuming it isn’t gone yet.

I called to find out the back story, but haven’t yet heard back. No doubt it was created by one very cool dad.

(Thanks to Isaac Alexander for the tip.)

  • http://www.spiralyne.co.uk/ Spirulina

    Very cool. Can’t put a price on those things

  • http://facebook.com/danputnam SurfSwitch

    This was actually created by my older brother, David. He hasn’t sold it yet, and is currently being bombarded by offers. Thanks for featuring it! He is a great Dad and also a foster parent. 

  • Shoreline

    He has a lot more than $150.00 into that thing.  Really cool for a Star Wars fan.

  • Anonymous

    Todd, the guy who built this has updated his listing to acknowledge the “hundreds” of responses he received and also to provide some background.  Apparently he built an X-Wing fighter last year and has plans…  My son’s ready to put on his Darth Vader costume again.