Star Trek fan Rob Wixey cycled to the world premiere of Into Darkness on May 2nd, 2013, in his homemade soapbox Starship. He spent two months building the craft with a team of three friends for the Red Bull Soapbox race which takes place at Alexandra Palace on Sunday 14 July.
Rob, 29, from Ealing, arrived at the world premiere event in a three metre long by two-metre wide soapbox Starship made from fibreglass. He was dressed as Spock in full uniform. The team at Red Bull were so impressed with Rob’s entry that they gave him tickets to the world premiere.
Rob Wixey, said “Only yesterday I entered into a sci-fi short film contest judged by Benedict Cumberbatch and now I will be watching the Star Trek premiere with him – the whole experience is overwhelming. Now I can’t wait for the Red Bull Soapbox event, maybe some of the Star Trek cast will come down and cheer me on!”
“People’s reactions to the Starship today have been brilliant – they loved it.” “I have such an admiration for JJ Abrams and it’s great to be part of the premiere – though I do feel slightly overdressed.