Building a Millennium Falcon Mardi Gras Golfcart for Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew

Sculpture artist Ryan S Ballard (aka Space Commander Chewbaccacabra) of New Orleans-based Mardi Gras parade organization, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to build a custom-made Millennium Falcon Golfcart for Peter Mayhew (the actor who plays the “ultimate Wookiee”, Chewbacca, in Star Wars) and his wife Angie to ride in the Chewbacchus 2013 Parade. For a $1000 pledge, one lucky backer will get to drive this “double loveseat” golfcart carrying the Peter and his wife in the parade. Peter Mayhew is the Krewe’s official “Emperor for Life” and the golfcart will be “designed to accomodate Peter’s gigantic stature, and will carry both of the Mayhews in comfort and style.”

We love the Mayhews and the Mayhews love the Krewe of Chewbacchus. It’s big warm fuzzies all around. We ran this project by them and recieved their all-mighty blessing. This contraption should seal the deal and enable them to comfortably roll in the parade.


The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is…for the most revelrous of Star Wars Freaks, Trekkies, Whovians, Mega-Geeks, Gamers, Cosplayers, Circuit Benders, Cryptozooligists, UFO Conspiracy Theorists, Mad Scientists, and all the rest of Super Nerdom.

Our formula is simple… Bacchanalian Revelry + Sci Fi = BacchanALIENS.

Peter Mayhew

Drunken Wookiee

images via The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus