Snap Together Star Wars Vans


Fellow Retroist Iseerobotsrecently posted a great magazine scan featuring Star Wars. The highlight for me was the Star Wars Snap Together Vans and I immediately set to work to find out more.


Thanks to the Star Wars Model Kit Gallery site, I now know a lot more about the vans and have a better idea of what they looked like. Generally made of around 25 pieces and released in 1978, the kits looked fairly easy to assemble for the 8+ age group.


Of the three that were made, my favourite is the Luke model with “Artoo-Detoo” a close second. I’m not too keen on the artwork for the Vadar van but I’d still like to own the full set!


Be sure to check out the Star Wars Model Kit Gallery site for more great models and to see the instructions and more images for the van kits.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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9 thoughts on “Snap Together Star Wars Vans

  1. Hayden. It was actually me, your boy IseeRobots that posted the article you are referring to. I do like the follow up to this a lot though. Those vans are stupid awesome! Thanks for going a little more in depth about my earlier post. that R2D2 kit is one of the best things I’ve seen this week!

  2. hobgoblin238 says:

    You are actually missing one van. There is another with all the characters together on it.

  3. Hobgoblin is thinking of the SSP pull cord racing vans; a white one with a decal showing all the good guys and a black van with a decal showing Darth Vader and Tie Fighters.
    These were toy vehicles you’d pull the zip cord through to make its geared motor spin then you’d let them go to race off.
    I have them in my vintage SW collection; I’ll see if I can post pics of them here.

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