If you need to invade Hoth, you may want to bring an AT-AT walker. Built rather like a trunk-less elephant, this massive attack vehicle just may intimidate enemies into submission without firing a shot. Warning: Your walker may be susceptible to tripping.
Few ships are more recognizable than the uniquely-featured TIE Fighter. Powered by twin ion engines (thus the TIE), this solo-piloted vehicle emits an otherworldly roar that sends chills down the spines of eleven-year-old boys. The twin hexagonal wings must serve another purpose other than looking funky, but I don’t really care. The entire ship is just cool. Vader’s version sports slicker wings, as does the interceptor version, but this is the look science fiction fans will always remember. Screaming through a galaxy far, far away.
Vehicle: Lambda-Class T-4a Shuttle
Film/s: Star Wars films
The Star Wars universe could provide twenty lists of cool vehicles, but one of my all-time favorites is the unassuming T-4a shuttle. It’s sleek, and has a great tri-wing design, the top one resembling a shark’s dorsal fin. As the ship lands, the side wings fold up, and in 1977, little Eric thought it was one of the coolest things ever.
Duh! They’re only the two most famous robots in film history. I do love them, even if 3PO chatters enough to drive a guy nuts. I like how the prequel films added gizmos and abilities to R2-D2 which somehow the little guy forgot to use in the original trilogy. Personal favorite? Spraying oil. It’s like something out of Speed Racer. You have to love that. These are the droids we’re looking for.