Today I'd like to present nine airspeeders to you which can be spottet in the traffic of Coruscant. These vehicles are quite small and unfortunately less popular, but I'd like to share them with you nevertheless. The most prominent ones are probably Zam Wesell's and Anakins "borrowed" airspeeder from the speeder chase scene in Attack of the Clones. We'll start with a small summary image of what we will see in this thread. Tow of them have been completely rebuilt, that means they have nothing in common with the older version and are new models.
Let's begin our little journey through the skies of Coruscant with "The Phantom Menace". A popular passenger transport is the EasyRide Passenger Airspeeder, or simply knonw as Coruscant Taxi. The construction features much SNOT, and a nice detail are the passenger benches realized by hinge pieces.
A second passenger shuttle introduced in Episode 1 is Chancellor Valorum's Shuttle. The full name of this speeder is Eddicus Planetary Shuttle. There appear a blue and a red version in the movie, whereas the blue one is displayed below.
Let's continue with "Attack of the Clones" where we'll find three more airspeeder types. First we see Zam Wesell's personal airspeeder, a Koro-2 Exodrive airspeeder.
She is the chased by Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi in a XJ-6 airspeeder which Anakin "borrowed" from the parking deck of the apartment building republica 500.
After the failed attempt to kill the senator, Padme and Anakin are sent back to Naboo. For their travel to Coruscant's starport they use a Magnaline 3000 Airbus. This is a rather tricky craft with its rounded design and large panorma windows. It has been completely redesigned and features modified 1x2 bricks withstuds on four sides. One of them connects to the 2x1 rounded brick and also holds the side windows. It features many SNOT techniques.
When Chancellor Palpatine is kidnapped by General Grievous in the first "Clone Wars TV series", they're chased through Coruscant by the Jedi. During this chase we see a still unnamed air bus. It looks like one of the many variants of passenger shuttles. Maybe someone can remember this minor vehicle. Other than that, there's not much of new airpseeder types besides the ones already mentionend.
In the opening scene of "Revenge of the Sith", General Grievous' flagship - the Invisible Hand - is heavily damaged and has to crash land on Coruscant. While still burning and about to explode, it is intercepted by several Emergency Firespeeders which water the wreck and safe it from explosion.
When the story moves on and the Jedi try to arrest the Chancellor, Anakin quickly flies to to senate in his DC0052 airspeeder to assist the Chancellor and finally fall to the Dark Side. This speeder has also been completely rebuilt. The older version had 3x3 rounded corner plates because the better 4x4 rounded corner plates had not been available yet when the first version was built earlier.
As Anakin follows the dark path and attack the Jedi Temple, senator Bail Organa comes to see what was happening and barely escaped in his XJ-2 airspeeder. I like this littel speeder much because it uses many new unconventional pieces like that strange modified plate with "Racers car grill" or the curved brick for the front and neck brackets with tooth plates. Considering its very small scale, this is one of the most detailed speeders for its size.
With that I am done for today. As usually the images are links and lead to the complete image gallery with instructions. Thank you for your time and interest!
Have a great week, and see you soon!