JJ Abrams makes a final plea for donations for _Force for Change_ while standing beside an X-Wing from Episode VII.
This X-Wing design is freaking awesome. I love how beat up it looks for one, but I also really like the semi-circular engines and the low, sleek, _fast_ look of it.
And before you ask, it’s been confirmed as being an X-Wing:
@CDCanimation It is in fact an Episode VII X-wing, not a Z-95.
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 21, 2014
I, for one, am just happy that they seem to be doing as much practical work as possible on the new Star Wars. Practical props and effects hold up much better long-term than CGI and when the actors have something tangible to work with it pretty much always results in a better performance.
What do you guys think of the new X-Wing?
The donation drive he’s talking about is the one originally [announced from the set of Episode VII](https://awesomefriday.ca/2014/05/awesome-jj-abrams-message-from-the-set-of-star-wars/) back in May in which they revealed a practical alien.