If you’re a Star Wars fan then you should know that May 4th is Star Wars Day. It’s Star Wars Day because “May the Fourth” sounds like saying “May the Force Be With You,” a famous phase from Star Wars.

So in honour of Star Wars Day today I’ve put together this post with some of my all-time favourite Star Wars origami. We’ve got everything from spaceships to characters and all kinds of fun awesome designs.

First up is this Hailfire Droid from the prequel movies designed by Martin Hunt, a Jedi Master of Star Wars origami. The colour changes in this design look amazing, especially with black and brown paper.

Hailfire Droid
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Hailfire Droid, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

I love the Super Star Destroyer design and there’s a fantastic origami version. This model also has some fantastic colour changes in it.

Super Star Destroyer
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Super Star Destroyer, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

I have no idea how someone can design or fold something like an X-Wing using just one square of paper. This is definitely one of the best folded X-Wings I’ve seen. This is the Resistance version from the new movies.

Resistance X-Wing
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Resistance X-Wing, Designed by Karol Kafarski and Folded by Michael Novio

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Martin Hunt designed this fantastic TIE Advanced fighter. This is the fighter Darth Vader is flying in Episode IV a New Hope. I love how this design is 3 dimensional.

TIE Advanced
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TIE Advanced, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

This paper AT-AT Walker is another design that blows my mind. I love all the details like the circles on the joints of the legs.

AT-AT Walker
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AT-AT Walker, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a beautiful looking Naboo Starfighter. I’m really loving that silver and yellow paper.

Naboo Starfighter
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Naboo Starfighter, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

I’ve definitely got to include a regular TIE Fighter in this post and this is one of the best ones I’ve seen. I especially love the details on those wings and the glass on the front of the cockpit.

TIE Fighter
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TIE Fighter, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Karol Kafarski

A photo of the crease pattern is available from origami tourist’s Flickr

 

Fumiaki Kawahata’s Yoda design is one of my all time favourite origami models so I had to include one in this post. I haven’t tried folding this yet but it doesn’t look too difficult so I think I can do it. I’ll have to try folding it soon.

A lot of people have folded this model but this photo by Gonzalo is probably the best one I’ve ever seen of this origami Yoda.

Jedi Master Yoda
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Jedi Master Yoda, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Gonzalo

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

 

Shu Sugamata is another Jedi Master of Star Wars origami. It took him a lot of time and work but he finally managed to design a paper Star Destroyer that has all of the engines on the back. I have no idea how he managed that.

Star Destroyer
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Star Destroyer, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

Martin Hunt also designed this fantastic land speeder.

Landspeeder
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Landspeeder, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here’s another beautiful rendition of Karol Kafarski’s Resistance X-Wing.

Resistance X-Wing
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Resistance X-Wing, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Diagrams available in Origami Star Wars

 

Another somewhat famous Star Wars model is Ángel Morollón’s Darth Vader. It looks quite imposing, especially with black paper.

Darth Vader
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Darth Vader, Designed by Ángel Morollón and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Pajarita Magazine #134

 

This is one of the Vulture Droids from Star Wars Episode I. Another absolutely fantastic and detailed design from Martin Hunt.

Vulture Droid
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Vulture Droid, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

This next photo is absolutely beautiful. It’s one of the clone troopers from the prequel movies photographed out in the snow. The model is already amazing but the photo here is beautiful.

Clone Trooper
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Clone Trooper, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Никита Васильев

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer from Star Wars Episode VIII. Another excellent design from Karol Kafarski and it’s folded from a single square of paper too!

TIE Silencer
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TIE Silencer, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

The A-Wing is one of my favourite fighter designs and Martin Hunt has captured here fantastically. Especially with the colour changes in the design. This is folded from one sheet of paper.

A-Wing
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A-Wing, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Crease pattern available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

BB-8, the droid from the new movies is super popular and a few artists have designed paper versions. Here’s a really great 2D version of BB-8. This is folded from a single 30cm x 30cm square of paper. You need to use paper that’s orange on one side and white on the other and then it looks fantastic.

BB-8 2D
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BB-8, Designed and Folded by Karol Kafarski

Instructions not available

 

This Jawa is one of the cutest Star Wars designs I’ve seen. I love how inside the hood is black if you use black and brown paper.

Jawa
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Jawa, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Shu Sugamata designed this fantastic Y-Wing which believe it or not is folded from a Crane Base!

Y-Wing
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Y-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Diagrams available from Shu Sugamata’s Flickr

 

The Lambda class imperial shuttle is another one of my favourite Star Wars ships. Here’s a fantastic paper folded one and since it’s made out of paper you can fold the wings up or down like in the movies.

Imperial Shuttle
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Imperial Shuttle, Designed by Konstantin Levit and Folded by Rainer Berg

Diagrams available from Konstantin Levit’s Flickr

 

We looked at a great little 2 dimensional BB-8 design earlier, now take a look at this amazing 3-dimensional BB-8 design! This is a modular model that’s folded from 16 squares of paper.

BB-8 3D
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BB-8, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Diagrams available from starwarigami.co.uk

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Martin Hunt also designed this awesome speeder bike.

Speeder Bike
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Speeder Bike, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here’s a very complicated looking TIE Bomber from Shu Sugamata.

TIE Bomber
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TIE Bomber, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

 

This is the ship flown by Boba Fett in the Empire Strikes back. It’s another excellent 3D design.

Slave I
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Slave I, Designed and Folded by Martin Hunt

Instructions not available

Check out Martin Hunt’s website at www.starwarigami.co.uk

 

Here’s an awesome U-Wing which first appeared in the movie Rogue One.  The cool thing about this design is that the wings can fold forward or back just like in the movie. It’s folded from a Fish base surrounded by 4 smaller Fish Bases.

U-Wing Wings Forward
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U-Wing Wings Back
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U-Wing, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Diagrams available from Shu Sugamata’s Flickr

 

Our final model is this amazing X-Wing that was photographed at a convention. The details here are amazing!

X-Wing
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X-Wing, Designed by Jonathan Hirschberg Photo by origami-M-H-G 🙂

Diagrams available in Korea Origami Convention 2014

 

That’s it for this post. Have an excellent Star Wars day everyone and may the force be with you!