- YouTube stars Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens film an incredible stunt every Halloween.
- This year was no different — and involved Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and a Stormtrooper speeding through New York City on “Star Wars” speeder bikes.
Every Halloween, the YouTube stars Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens team up to film a raucous stunt in New York City.
In 2015, they kitted out an electric skateboard to look like a magic carpet and unleashed a real-life Aladdin in the city:
Last year, they weaved through traffic in full Silver Surfer body paint:
This year was no different, and it featured their most elaborate stunt yet.
Wellens and the model Carmella Rose dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and got on a bike while Neistat zipped after them dressed as a Stormtrooper.
The most impressive part of the group’s props, though, were the speeder bikes, which you may remember from “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi:”
The speeders in the viral video were formed from Super 73 electric motorbikes, according to a behind-the-scenes explainer the pair posted later.
Over three weeks, the electric bikes were fitted with a fibreglass shell and made to look exactly like the hovering, laser-shooting speeders from “Star Wars.”
The result was a Halloween-winning stunt and countless open-mouthed, flabbergasted expressions from passers-by in the Big Apple.