BY: Denuo Novo Design Studio - Thu, Oct 26, 23

STAR WARS™ X-wing™ Pilots & Their Helmets

STAR WARS™ X-wing™ Pilots & Their Helmets

The Star Wars™ X-wing™ Helmet is one of the most recognizable helmet in all of space fantasy. From its build to its unique paint for each individual character, we have been infatuated with this prop's ongoing story. From Luke Skywalker to General Merrick to Rey, we've seen X-wing helmets across the Star Wars saga.

Each helmet has a unique paint job and color palette. Believe it or not, the weathering patterns are very distinct to the prop-making era in which the helmet was made, from the deep browns/grays of the '70s to the lighter patterns of the 2000s. Every helmet is its own challenge, and we strive to step up to it in replicating the art each time.

We are proud to stock several X-wing helmets in the Denuo Novo collection. Each one is character-specific and features a design unique to its wearer. Each helmet's design tells the story of a heroic pilot who took on the cause of the Rebel Alliance.

General Merrick

General Merrick (left) and Denuo Novo Blue Leader Helmet (right)

Antoc Merrick commands Yavin 4's starfighters before the Battle of the Death Star, flying as Blue Leader. He joined the Rebellion from the Rarefied Air Cavalry of Virujansi, where he served alongside his friend Garven Dreis, later Red Leader. Merrick knows unit cohesion and cooperation are vital for the Starfighter Corps, and cares deeply for the pilots under his command.


Rey (left) and Denuo Novo Rey Salvaged X-Wing Helmet

Seemingly abandoned by her parents on Jakku, Rey grew up a scavenger amid the wreckage of war. Her life changed when she agreed to help a droid on an urgent mission for the Resistance. Rey discovered she was powerful in the Force, and sought out the vanished Jedi Master Luke Skywalker to train her. That ended in disappointment, as did her attempt to bring Kylo Ren back to the light. Still, the resilient Rey continued her training and learned the truth about her parentage and her mysterious connection with Kylo. She then faced her greatest test: a confrontation with fear and evil that would determine the galaxy's fate.

Jon "Dutch" Vander

Jon Dutch Vander (left) and Denuo Novo Gold Leader X-wing Helmet (right)

Jon Vander, nicknamed "Dutch," is a former Imperial pilot who defected when he was ordered to bomb rebel-friendly areas of his home planet. As Gold Leader in the rebellion, Vander flies a Y-wing and commands a squadron of gifted pilots.

Jon "Dutch" Vander quickly earned a name for himself within the rebellion and rose to become Gold Leader. Vander led his squadron of Y-wings in many integral missions and battles, including a team-up of sorts with the Ghost crew, escorting Mon Mothma to a pivotal meeting. Later, Vander would take part in the Battle of Yavin and the assault on the first Death Star, perishing in the conflict.

Garven Dreis

Garven Dreis (left) and Denuo Novo Red Leader X-wing Helmet

A native of the planet Virujansi, Garven "Dave" Dreis flew in the Battle of Yavin as Red Leader. After witnessing the death of his friend Pops Krail and the pilots of the Gold Squadron at the hands of Darth Vader, Dreis began his own run at the Death Star's thermal exhaust port, with Luke Skywalker keeping another group of Red Squadron pilots back in case the attempt failed. Dreis survived long enough to fire his proton torpedoes at the battle station's exhaust port, but his shot impacted on the surface instead of entering the port. Vader then gunned Red Leader down.

And finally, the unforgettable one in a million shot...

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker (left) and Denuo Novo Luke Skywalker Red-5 X-wing Helmet (right)

Making one final assault run on the massive Death Star, Luke Skywalker trusts in the Force and fires two proton torpedoes into the reactor core, causing a chain reaction that destroys the giant battle station.

Explore the entire collection of Denuo Novo Star Wars™ X-wing Helmets online now.