ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

We're all very, very excited for the eventual release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and have laid in bed, dreaming up crazy schemes for getting our hands on a free pass to the premiere, 'cause we can dream, right?

But, over in the UK, two super fans of the legendary franchise have gone one better by sending a model X-Wing into the stratosphere, in attempt to rouse J.J. Abrams' attention. if there's ever a way of getting it, this is it!

The stunt, beautifully executed by Project Helium Tears, a two-man group from Essex, attached the model and a GoPro camera to a high altitude weather balloon that drifted 36,190m (118,000 ft) to the stars, before bursting and making the short trip back to terra firma.

They then went on to Tweet the stunt and a message to Abrams, saying "we know you like practical effects and shooting in real locations, and we really love that there are X-wings in the new film." So do I, boys, so do I.

Check the footage out below:

The project cost the pair around £1,200, and took over 6 months to complete. That, my friends, is pure dedication!

Good work, boys and good luck. I'd say that they definitely deserve some tickets after this.

What do you think?

(Source: Project Helium Tears, BBC)


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