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This official Star Wars Millennium Falcon drone has got it where it counts

Stop the press: There’ll soon be officially-licensed Star Wars drones that you can actually buy.

Built by specialist manufacturer Propel and revealed at the ongoing Star Wars Celebration event in London, they might be the most desirable pieces of SW memorabilia we’ve seen since Sphero’s BB-8 replica.

And you bet can they fly.

The models are available to reserve now ahead of a late 2016 release and include the Millennium Falcon, Luke’s X-Wing Rebel ship, Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter and a 74-Z Speeder Bike as seen in Return of the Jedi.

TIE Fighter

They’ll soar at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and even fire freaking lasers, enabling Force fans to engage in battles within their own airspace.

Damn, you’ll even be able to recreate the Battle of Yavin, which saw Luke upset the bookies’ odds to destroy the Death Star with a little help from a certain scoundrel.

Naturally, the Millennium Falcon is the fastest ship in the range. We’re not sure if it could make the Kessel Run in less than 12 Parsecs, but it’s still got it where it counts.

X Wing

“You have the combination of something that’s really detailed and collectible, which really appeals to the true Star Wars fan, but it also performs,” says Propel CEO Darren Matloff (via Wired). “That’s never happened before.”

The range will cost between $200 and $300 when they arrive and you can reserve one now without feeling obligated to buy. Take our republic credits now please, before we stupidly spend them on food, water and shelter.


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