🛸 Why does it have to be an X-Wing from Rise of Skywalker?!?
The Smithsonian Museum is getting a new exhibit, an X-Wing from Star Wars. Normally, this would be a cause for celebration, except they’re taking a prop from Rise of Skywalker. I had a problem with this model of X-Wing since The Force Awakens, and it has to do with the engines.
In the original series, the X-Wings had four circular engines, and when the wings opened in to the X formation, each engine went with the wing. Makes perfect mechanical sense. In the models from Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, there are two circular engines, which split when the wings open. This does not make sense.