Star Wars Origami
Boba Fett

Boba Fett is the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy. While his armor may look battered and worn, it holds many surprises for his prey. Among His many hidden weapons are rocket darts, a flamethrower, and a whipcord launcher. He even has a rocket pack with a guided missile. But his most effective weapon is his cunning. He prefers to outwit and trap his quarry.

When the Millennium Falcon escaped the Imperial Starfleet, Fett anticipated Captain Solo's ploy. He lead Darth Vader to Bespin, beating the Falcon to Cloud City. After Vader captured the Falcon's crew, Fett was given "a substantial reward". He was also allowed to take Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt for a second bounty. Two bounties for one capture, and he never needed to fire a shot.

Just about all origami figures start with edge-to-edge or point-to-point folds for the first few steps. I was experimenting with ways to make models that didn't start this way. One day I made three folds more or less at random and was happy to discover I had made the distinctive visor in Boba Fett's helmet. It took about 15 minutes to reshape the helmet and add the range finder. This is one of those cases where the figure pretty much made itself. When I was asked to do origami classes during Celebration III I chose to teach this figure. It is one of the easier projects in my book and Kids have a choice of making Boba or Jango Fett using the same diagrams.

The young man on the left is Daniel Logan. He played the 10 year old Boba Fett. On the right is Temuera Morrison who starred as Jango Fett. As you can see, both the elder and younger Fett appreciated the replacement helmets I made. Their old ones were dented and could use a fresh coat of paint.

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*** See the video created by TogrutaJedi showing how to make this model. ***