A man from Syracuse, N.Y., created a TIE fighter by using colorful Christmas lights with the help of his fellow "Star Wars" fanatics, as shared by a user from Imgur. The full size TIE fighter shines brightly on the front lawn of Maxwell DeLorm, who works as an ER nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse and Faxton St. Luke's Hospital in Utica.
DeLorm revealed that it took eight of his buddies, who are also nurses, to convince him to finish the Christmas TIE fighter in time before the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 18.
"We're all die-hard 'Star Wars' fans," 25-year-old DeLorm said, according to Syracuse.com. "Yes, we're dorks. Most of us have 'Star Wars' tattoos. I've got a Stormtrooper on my left kneecap."
The Christmas starfighter was assembled for at least two weeks using only chicken and metal wire and PVC pipes for the hexagonal panel wings, and chicken wire was shaped into a ball for the center cockpit.
Inside the "Star Wars" universe, the TIE-fighters are fast-moving starfighters that have twin ionic engines and are used by the Galactic Empire. They appeared in the original trilogy films, namely "Star Wars" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983).