The blaster was custom built for the third instalment of Star Wars, Return of the Jedi. The original model was based on a Mauser C96 Broomhandle, then altered with additional parts and cast resin components and was one of the few items that was designed not to fire.
At the end of film production, the BlasTech DL-44 was presented to Art Director James L. Schoppe and placed in his memorabilia collection where it has been kept for the last 35 years.
After over three decades, the original prop will be auctioned off at Hollywood Legends event held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on June 23.
The prop is expected to go for over $400,000 AUD – how big a fan are you?
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