Volkswagen unveils Star Wars-themed minivans

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To commemorate this year's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, designers at Volkswagen have unveiled two exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired vehicles.

The vans come in both a 'Light Side Edition' and 'Dark Side Edition' for motorist fans of the franchise.

In order to come up with the special look, designers from the automaker and Lucasfilm created adhesive films on the body of the ID Buzz vans, resulting in skins that represent both the light and dark forces - evoking Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader - who both feature in the new Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

"The opportunity to explore how Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Volkswagen brand could come together on a vehicle was pure fun," said Doug Chiang, Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm. "The themes of good and evil, light and dark aren't necessarily concepts we apply to cars. The ID Buzz collaboration offered a unique opportunity to have the cars become graphic reflections of two iconic characters.”

The Light Side Edition microbus features a beige reminiscent of Obi-Wan Kenobi's tunic, with the shiny chrome on its upper section added as a nod to the spaceships and droids in the Star Wars universe.

No detail was spared, with even the blue line on the side of the vehicle bearing meaning, referencing the character's iconic lightsaber. Logos of the Rebel Alliance adorn the side windows and rim caps, with customised 21-inch wheels completing the look.

On the Dark Side Edition cargo vehicle, the designers made use of black and red to create an "ominous" look. Shiny black film coats the lower body of the car, while its upper section dons a matte black.

The car's sidelines, headlights, light strips, and window surfaces are bathed in a red hue, inspired by Darth Vader's lightsaber, while its body and wheel rims bear the logo of the Empire.

Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted on Disney+ on Friday.

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