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Boffin builds Star Wars AT-ACT in his garden

By T.K. Randall
December 12, 2016 · Comment icon 9 comments



The 20ft behemoth is filled with toys and games. Image Credit: YouTube / Colin Furze
Madcap inventor Colin Furze has created a replica of the giant Imperial war machine outside his house.
It's the ultimate answer to what you get a young Star Wars fan for Christmas - a 20ft tall playhouse modelled after an AT-ACT from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which debuts later this week.

The spectacular creation, which is a perfectly scaled up version of a smaller model, took one month to put together and even has its own retractable stairs to enable easy access.

Inside, the playhouse is a Star Wars fan's dream come true with everything from games and toys to working controls that enable the 'pilot' to move the head and front guns of the AT-ACT around.

A video showing what the replica is like both inside and out can be viewed below.



Source: Popular Mechanics | Comments (9)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by IamthemanfromNantucket 6 years ago
Impressive, most impressive.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Sundew 6 years ago
Guessing there's no homeowner's association.... Nice job!
Comment icon #3 Posted by AudioAndroid 6 years ago
Sundew, sure their is....Emperor Palpatine and Lord Vader sit on the Board. I use to live in that Neighborhood but was kicked out for playing David Bowie Rebel Rebel on my out door speakers but I see they have no problems with AT-ACT's.  
Comment icon #4 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 6 years ago
AT-ACT?  WTF is that?  It was called an AT-AT.... Is this more fanboi revisionism done by those in making Rogue One? (I know what it is, but my complaining still stands)
Comment icon #5 Posted by brlesq1 6 years ago
Crazy...but I love it!  
Comment icon #6 Posted by Noxasa 6 years ago
@Sundew: No homeowners association and no city zoning laws or ordinances apparently. As a kid I would have loved to play in that...as an adult? Not really liking the idea of having that in my skyline for the next decade. LOL. Well done build...even though they should have had a window out the front I think. I guess a webcam linked to the TV might work.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Still Waters 6 years ago
That's good! Well done that man
Comment icon #8 Posted by AmbiguousInsight 6 years ago
Very inspiring. I want to build a street legal snow speeder. I want to drive around playing the battle of hoth theme.
Comment icon #9 Posted by coolguy 6 years ago
Thats so cool, if this was my town they would report him for not haveing a permit lol, i want one


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