- A couple of distinctive ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ impressed ID. Buzz cars are unveiled on the mythical Megastar Wars Party tournament in Anaheim, California
- Buzz ‘Mild Aspect Version’ and ‘Darkish Aspect Version’ have been showcased at the carpet of the wonder ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ premiere on Thursday
- The only-of-a-kind showcars have been a collaboration between Volkswagen and Lucasfilm designers
Two very particular ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ impressed Volkswagen ID. Buzz cars are a part of this 12 months’s Megastar Wars Party in Anaheim, California (Might 26-29), a part of the emblem’s ongoing collaboration with the brand new sequence, coming to Disney+ on Might 27. The showcars, ID. Buzz ‘Mild Aspect Version’ and the ID. Buzz ‘Darkish Aspect Version,’ embrace the Mild and Darkish aspect with attention-grabbing seems designed to thrill and thrill Megastar Wars enthusiasts.
Each ID. Buzz showcars have been at the carpet on the premiere of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ a wonder addition to the fan tournament, the place Volkswagen emblem ambassador and famous person of the sequence, Ewan McGregor, was once additionally in attendance.
A primary-time collaboration from Volkswagen and Lucasfilm designers
The usage of particular adhesive motion pictures at the frame of the ID. Buzz cars, the designers created skins that put across the 2 aspects, drawing explicit inspiration from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, two iconic characters from the approaching sequence. Designers from Lucasfilm and Volkswagen labored in shut collaboration for the particular venture.
“The chance to discover how ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and the Volkswagen emblem may just come in combination on a automobile was once natural a laugh. The subjects of excellent and evil, gentle and darkish aren’t essentially ideas we practice to vehicles. The ID. Buzz collaboration introduced a singular alternative to have the vehicles change into graphic reflections of 2 iconic characters,” says Doug Chiang, Lucasfilm VP and Government Inventive Director.
“In shut collaboration with Lucasfilm, we mix the undying and practical design of the ID. Buzz with the fascinatingly detailed global of Obi-Wan Kenobi,” explains Volkswagen Head of Design Jozef Kabaň. This philosophy additionally forced the ID. Buzz lettering at the rear of the cars, which was once designed within the vintage Megastar Wars “Aurebesh” font – as a substitute of within the font of same old Volkswagen fashions. Different lettering impressed via the sequence, is positioned at the fenders.
Buzz ‘Mild Aspect Version’
In keeping with the passenger model of the automobile, the colour of the decrease segment of the ‘Mild Aspect Version’ is beige, taking inspiration from the hue of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s tunic. The glossy chrome at the higher segment references the design of spaceships and droids from the Megastar Wars universe. A blue line at the aspect, which continues to the entrance of the ID. Buzz into the headlights and lightweight strip, symbolizes Obi-Wan’s blue lightsaber. The glass surfaces of the electrical ID. Buzz are designed in clear blue, matching completely with the underbody lights. Emblems of the Rebellion Alliance will also be discovered at the aspect home windows in addition to at the middle caps of the edges. The custom designed 21-inch wheels elevate during the distinctive design of all of the automobile.
Buzz ‘Darkish Aspect Version’
The ID. Buzz Shipment serves because the platform for this version. Via ominous sunglasses of black and pink, the ID. Buzz ‘Darkish Aspect Version’ embodies the Darkish Aspect. The movie is glossy black at the decrease house of the frame, whilst the higher segment of the ID. Buzz is draped in matte black. Aspect strains, headlights, gentle strips and window surfaces are in a pink hue, impressed via Darth Vader’s lightsaber. The distinction of pink and black is sustained via the pink underbody lights. The facilities of the uniquely designed 21-inch rims and the frame of the ID. Buzz endure the brand of the Empire.
The collaboration between Volkswagen and ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
The disclosing of those one-of-a-kind showcars is your next step within the emblem’s party of the brand new sequence, following the release closing week. “It’s about bringing in combination two icons,” says Jozef Kabaň. “’Obi-Wan Kenobi’ sees the go back of iconic characters from Megastar Wars and is certain to glue generations international – as will the VW Bus, whose mythology will input the brand new generation of electromobility with the ID. Buzz.”
As well as, with the brand new partnership, Volkswagen is specializing in an much more emotional method when positioning the emblem, giving its international electrification technique an extra spice up. The wide-ranging “Obi-Wan Kenobi” marketing campaign begins with its personal spot, which was once created in cooperation with Lucasfilm and Business Mild & Magic. That is the place the ID. Buzz starred along the well known Megastar Wars characters.