Check out this amazing behind-the-scenes prop shop photo from 1987. Just a designer at Industrial Light and Magic putting the finishing touches on the Eagle 5 prop for Mel Brooks’ classic comedy “Spaceballs.” Ain’t she a beaut?
The Eagle 5 is a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33 piloted by Lone Starr and Barf. The ship is a parody of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, of course, and strictly speaking not really even a ship at all, but simply a flying motor home.
Now get this: in 2017, the original 1/12th scale model as seen in this photo was put up for auction. It reportedly sold for $28,000, but was later relisted as part of a later auction of Hollywood props. The current owner of the prop is unknown.
The best part? You can get in on the Eagle 5 action for about 0.1% of the price. Literally just days before coming across this awesome photo, Metaflix dropped a new design called “Raspberry Jammin.” Want to rock this awesome design? Simply click HERE or on the photo below.