The annual Halloween partnership between Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens has become must-see entertainment, and their latest work does not disappoint. For their 2017 costumes, they designed real-life versions of the speeder bikes from Star Wars and recreated the Endor chase scene from Return of the Jedi in Manhattan.
After fabricating an Aladdin-style flying carpet in 2015 and remaking the Silver Surfer’s board last year, Wellens and Neistat decided to celebrate Halloween 2017 by zipping through New York City on their sci-fi cruisers. The actual video of the chase (as well as Wellens and Neistat’s eventual encounter with the police) can be seen on Wellens’ channel. If that clip leaves you hungry for more real-life Star Wars action, you can head over to Neistat’s channel, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of the speeders. Both videos hit YouTube’s trending tab shortly after they were uploaded to the video site.
Neistat and Welles are frequent collaborators. In 2016, they snagged an eight-digit view count for a video that featured them snowboarding through snowy streets. Later that year, they teamed up to make a branded Christmas movie sponsored by Neistat’s pals at Samsung.
Wellens has more than ten million subscribers on his YouTube channel, while Neistat counts more than eight million on his.